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Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat Transfer to Buttocks) – Northern Virginia

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About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Our skilled team of plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA performs countless Brazilian butt lifts every year. The term 'Brazilian Butt Lift' usually means doing liposuction of one area of the body and transferring this liposuctioned fat to the buttocks. The most common area of liposuction for a Brazilian Butt Lift is the flank area, but fat can be harvested from other areas of the body as well. Contrast this procedure to a surgical butt lift, which is when a scar is placed along the top of the buttocks to remove extra skin and lift the buttocks.

A Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes a patient's own fat to augment the buttocks instead of using silicone implants for a more natural look. It is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to maximize the curves of the buttocks and bring in the waistline at the same time for a fuller profile. The results can be as subtle or  impressive as the patient wants, and the surgeons at Austin-Weston pride themselves as listeners who do their best to make patients happy.

Ideal Candidates

Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift get the best of both worlds with this butt augmentation surgery since it slims other areas and adds sensual volume to the buttocks. Best candidates will have the following:

  • Excellent skin elasticity in the buttocks area
  • Enough fatty tissue available for liposuction
  • Overall good health
  • Realistic expectations of the fat transfer

What to Expect

The Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure performed in an accredited surgical facility (under general anesthesia). The procedure may last for several hours or longer if there are multiple areas of fat to be liposuctioned. The incisions made for the Brazilian butt lift are small and dependent on the areas having liposuction. The fat is injected in the different layers of the buttocks with a syringe. Once the procedure is done and the patient is in the recovery room, we recommend no prolonged sitting for several weeks to allow the fat to 'take' properly and begin to live in its new location. The amount of 'take' of the grafts is evident by 6 – 8 weeks and final post operative photographs are taken around 3 months.

Anticipated Results

Many patients choose a Brazilian butt lift because they want their new curves to look and feel natural, plus they do not want an implant. While the buttocks will at first appear large and swollen, the swelling resides over the first few weeks and some of the grafted fat is also reabsorbed by the body. For this reason, patients wanting maximum buttocks volume sometimes choose to undergo more than one fat grafting session. Patients should keep in mind that any major fluctuations in weight (gain or loss) will affect the aesthetics of the surgery. Limitations of the Brazilian Butt Lift are with patients who do not have enough fat for grafting, and for patients who have a very tight buttocks skin envelope as it may not fit as much fat as they desire in a single session. 

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Average Cost  
$8,400 - $16,000
Recovery Time  
2-4 Weeks
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Ideal Proportions with BBL

Don’t feel defeated by a deflated backside. The Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the United States right now. It is a safe and effective way to add volume to your bottom by using your own body fat. If you want to learn more, call and schedule an appointment for a consultation today.

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