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Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift

Is becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures on the market.

Many women feel that their flat or sagging buttock region is keeping them from having the curvy, feminine physique they desire. By using your natural fat to augment the shape and size of your buttocks, you can enhance, highlight, and lift your derrière to reveal a more youthful, defined backside. Turn the fat you don’t want into the fat you do want with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates

Women who consider a Brazilian Butt Lift experience dissatisfaction with the size and shape of their buttocks after pregnancy, weight loss, and gravity have taken their toll. Candidates should be in good general health and have good skin elasticity. Although this procedure is fat transfer, Dr. Rosen does not recommend gaining weight before your procedure. You are born with a certain amount of fat cells, and gaining weight will not increase the number of fat cells you have; instead, it will only make the existing fat cells larger. That said, as this procedure revolves around removing fat from other regions of the body to augment the buttocks, patients are required to have an adequate amount of fat in those other areas of their body to harvest.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

The Brazilian Butt Lift is an outpatient procedure performed under general or twilight anesthesia. This procedure takes about two and a half hours to complete. Dr. Rosen begins by performing liposuction on the abdomen, “love handles,” outer thighs, and “banana roll” under the buttock. These fat cells are processed and washed to remove fluid and non-viable cells, which leaves only the pure fat intact. This pure fat is then carefully injected into various areas of the buttocks to fill and shape the derrière. By varying the location of these injections, Dr. Rosen can ensure that the fat cells have the best chance for long-term survival. Two sutures are placed at each small liposuction incision as well as at the injection sites. These sutures are removed after one week.


Minimal discomfort, bruising, and swelling can be expected after the procedure in both the donor areas as well as the injection sites. Recovery takes about five days, during which time you should avoid sitting on your buttocks for extended periods of time. When you are seated, you should use cushions for comfort. Full activities can be resumed after four weeks.


Dr. Rosen believes that when it comes to fat transfer, less is more and natural-looking results are always the most ideal. The transferred fat cells have a high rate of survival, and therefore, injecting extreme amounts of fat into the buttocks is not only unnecessary but puts you at risk for increased swelling and minimized blood flow. Results from your Brazilian Butt Lift become apparent as soon as the swelling subsides; the results will continue to form over the course of the next few months. When paired with a healthy lifestyle and no significant fluctuations in weight, your shapely and curvy backside can last for years to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Brazilian Butt Lift?

How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a personalized, multi-step contouring procedure that requires knowledge and skill of many contouring techniques. Because every patient desires different results and has unique physical builds, the total cost of your Brazilian Butt Lift can not be estimated until after seeing Dr. Rosen for a consultation. During this consultation, he will evaluate your physique to determine what is needed to achieve your goals. Only then will he be able to give you an accurate price quote.

The cost of your Brazilian Butt Lift will include many factors, including the surgeon fee, facility fee, anesthesia, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical appointments.

How is the Brazilian Butt Lift different from other forms of butt augmentation?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a multi-step buttock contouring technique. First, liposuction is used to remove fat from the love handle region and beneath the buttocks. The fat removal of the surrounding areas makes the butt appear more compact. The butt cheeks are then enhanced by injecting the removed fat cells into different layers of the butt tissue to increase projection and roundness. The alternative to this technique is butt implants; however, implants have a higher revision and complication rate and are not performed by Dr. Rosen. 

It is important to remember that the Brazilian Butt Lift relies on transferred fat cells. Therefore, if you lose weight, the buttock will get smaller faster (since it has a higher number of fat cells). Alternatively, if you gain weight, the buttock will get fuller faster.   

Can I undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift if I don’t have fat to harvest?

Unfortunately, the Brazilian Butt Lift requires you to have an adequate amount of fat to harvest. This fat can come from anywhere on your body (including a combination of locations), but it has to come from you.

Should I combine my Brazilian Butt Lift with other plastic surgery procedures?

Since the Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure, it is always performed in combination with liposuction. Some patients choose to combine their Brazilian Butt Lift with additional body contouring procedures to further enhance their contours. The most common combinations include tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation surgery, or Mommy Makeover surgery.

Why can’t I sit on my butt during my recovery?

It takes a few days to a few weeks for transferred fat to heal and become a permanent part of your derrière. Because the fat is so fragile initially, you cannot risk putting too much pressure on it. This makes sitting and sleeping on your back very difficult. You will want to make sure that you remain on your stomach as much as possible to avoid placing weight on the butt cheeks while you rest. When you do have to sit, you must use cushions and pillows. Some women find boppy pillows (nursing pillows) to be very helpful during this time as they provide cushion around the butt without placing any pressure on the butt.

Are there risks associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift?

All surgical procedures come with some risk, and the Brazilian Butt Lift is no different. Besides local complications, including infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, and prolonged wound healing, the Brazilian Butt Lift also poses some more serious threats, such as a fat embolism. If the fat is not transferred to the correct layer of the butt, it can enter the bloodstream and result in further complications. This is why it is essential to only get a Brazilian Butt Lift with a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rosen. Dr. Rosen has years of experience performing this technique and has the in-depth knowledge needed to guarantee a safe and positive Brazilian Butt Lift experience.

Will my Brazilian Butt Lift Results be permanent?

Unlike some other injection-type procedures, fat transfer has a more permanent nature.The body does not readily absorb fat. Therefore, your results will be long lasting. Additional weight fluctuations will impact the overall appearance of your results as will the gradual sagging of the buttocks from the aging process. These changes will develop slowly over time and can be addressed with additional cosmetic procedures.

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