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Brazilian Butt Lift


The Brazilian butt lift sculpts the buttocks and adds volume using the patient’s own fat from other areas of the body. No matter the patient’s age, genetics, or other factors, butt enhancement can lift, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the buttocks.

The procedure has recently become the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery in the nation, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


The Brazilian butt lift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under IV sedation or general anesthesia. The first step in the procedure is the extraction of fat from one or more donor areas. These areas may include the stomach, hips or thighs, and will depend on the amount of fat needed and the distribution of fat throughout the body.

Liposuction is performed through small incisions, removing excess fat from the donor areas to ensure there is enough fat for grafting.Once the fat is retrieved, it is washed, spun, and purified to isolate the most viable cells for transfer. About 25 percent of cells will be healthy enough to reuse. The prepared fat is then injected into the buttock area, carefully shaping, lifting and augmenting the area according to the patient’s wishes.


A consultation with a Mia Aesthetics surgeon is the first step in undergoing a Brazilian butt lift. During your consultation you will go over your goals for surgery, and your surgeon will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.

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Because treatment centers around a high-movement area, recovery after a Brazilian butt lift involves significant activity restrictions. Patients should plan to take up to two weeks off of work, and possibly more if their works involves a lot of sitting. Patients should wear compression garments for three to six months following the procedure.

Post-surgical pain and discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medication. Final results become apparent at about six months to a year after surgery after swelling subsides and the fat establishes itself in the buttock area.

Frequently Asked Questions

Thigh lift surgery is ideal for healthy adults who have sagging, loose skin and poor contour of the thighs that will not resolve through diet and exercise. Patients must be at a stable weight and able to maintain that weight following surgery, as the skin will still expand and retract as normal once the surgery is performed and the incisions heal.

Many people should consider another procedure instead, such as liposuction of the thighs if stubborn fat is an issue and skin elasticity is still intact.

Some potential risks may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Stretch marks
  • Excessive resorption of grafted fat
  • Asymmetry
While not all of the injected fat from a Brazilian butt lift will survive to augment the buttocks, the idea behind the Brazilian butt lift is that the majority of the fat grafts used will establish themselves permanently. At about the six-month mark, patients will be able to see how much of the fat transferred is permanent.

The fat cells that don’t survive are absorbed by the body. To compensate for the inevitable loss of some fat, surgeons sometimes overfill the area during surgery.

Results can be compromised if the patient gains or loses weight, so we advise patients to maintain a stable weight while their body is healing.
While fat transfer is the preferred method for buttock augmentation, some patients don’t have enough fat in other areas of their body to generate the necessary volume for a Brazilian butt lift. In these cases, some surgeons recommend using silicone implants instead of fat, but this is far less common and less natural-looking. Only talking to an expert will give you the customized answers you need.
Brazilian butt lift procedures should only produce small scars which fade over time and are hidden by clothing. Prospective surgeons will be able to advise you on the expected location and size of the scars.
Yes, you will have to avoid sitting after a Brazilian butt lift for three to four weeks in order to prevent fat-shifting, which compromises results. If you need advice on how to handle this recovery requirement, discuss it with your Mia Aesthetics surgeon during your consultation.
Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are healthy adults who want to improve the size, shape, contour, and lift of the buttocks. Candidates should have enough fat to use in the transfer process and have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.