Brazilian Butt Lift at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. (Gluteal Augmentation)

Performed at our Atlanta, Canton, and Cumming office locations

The Brazilian butt lift is the most common type of gluteal augmentation procedure available today. This specialized procedure augments the size and contours the shape of the butt using fat transfer techniques (as opposed to implants). As such, this procedure consists of removing fat from an area of the patient’s body through liposuction and re-injecting this fat into the buttocks (also known as fat grafting to the buttocks). Fat is typically harvested circumferentially from the flanks, hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs. The fat is then purified and prepared to be reinjected into the buttocks. The method of fat transfer provides a more natural and long-lasting buttock enhancement. Furthermore, it serves to reduce fat in undesirable areas and move it to where it’s more wanted.

Safety is paramount.

Patient safety is my highest priority. When improperly performed, the Brazilian butt lift can result in severe complications. Thus, the Brazilian butt lift procedure has been carefully scrutinized by various media outlets, and more importantly, within the plastic surgery medical specialty itself. This has culminated with national safety task forces led by plastic surgeons who work to ensure this procedure is performed safely. Surgeons performing Brazilian butt lift surgery must be up-to-date on relevant safety guidelines and recommendations. As with any plastic surgery procedure, but particularly with the Brazilian butt lift procedure, it is absolutely imperative to choose a properly trained and well-qualified surgeon.

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

Who is an ideal candidate for buttock enhancement?
An ideal candidate for buttock enhancement surgery is an individual who wants to reshape the contour of their buttocks and have an overall improved shape/silhouette. It’s important that the patient in good health, has sufficient fat stores to transfer fat from, and has adequate time and resources needed for a healthy recovery.

I’ve seen some Brazilian butt lift results that I find to be too big (or too small). Can the size of the augmentation be specific to my goals?
Yes. During your consultation, it is very important to discuss your desired size and shape preferences. This can help us set clear expectations based on available fat and guide the amount of fat to be grafted during surgery.

How long does it take to recover from Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
Patients who have undergone Brazilian butt lift surgery can typically return to light activities within a week of the procedure. Most people need to take 10 to 14 days off work. As you might imagine, one must make some special considerations when planning for recovery from a Brazilian butt lift (or any sort of buttock surgery). There are minor variations in postop protocols specific to the surgeon and patient; however, most protocols entail limiting pressure on the buttocks for 2-3 weeks after the surgery. During this time, you can usually continue to lay flat on your back and sleep any way you want. As I always emphasize, make sure you follow any pre and post-op instructions to ensure that your recovery period is as smooth and brief as possible.

What are the main differences between a body contouring butt lift and the routine Brazilian butt lift? How do I determine which is best for me?
For those patients who have previously undergone bariatric weight loss surgery, special additional techniques may be required in order to achieve the desired result. These additional body contouring techniques may require (in addition to fat grafting) a hip-to-hip incision in the lower back in order to address extra skin. I will customize a plan for you to incorporate body contouring if needed.

Can a buttock enhancement procedure be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures?
Yes, Brazilian butt lift procedures can be combined with other procedures. Oftentimes, however, some surgeons may not combine certain procedures with a Brazilian butt lift. This ultimately depends on the desired “other” procedure, the patient, and other factors.

Do I need to wear a special garment during my recovery?
Yes. During your consultation, I will guide you regarding appropriate compression garments. Compression garments serve to make you more comfortable and manage your swelling during recovery. These will be ordered and ready prior to your surgical date.