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For those who are experiencing a flat, unshapely rear-end, Brazilian butt lift surgery may be a suitable procedure to add shape and volume. Many individuals experience flattened buttocks because of genetics, weight loss, and/or aging. This can negatively affect the way in which your clothes fit, as well as impact your self-esteem. Irvine cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Marguerite Bernett, recommends the Brazilian butt lift procedure as it harvests fat from the body using liposuction and then injects the fat into the buttocks for a rounder and fuller bottom. During surgery, the fat is injected layer by layer and is massaged until an even, smooth result has been achieved. This body contouring procedure has gained immense popularity in recent years due to its natural, gorgeous outcomes.


The best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are those who have a flat or deflated buttock, but yet have enough fat elsewhere on the body to extract for the transfer. Patients who are very thin, may not be suitable candidates for this surgery. Butt implants are usually a better option for these individuals. Candidates who undergo a fat transfer to the buttock should maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle, and avoid smoking.


Prior to the procedure, the patient’s body will be assessed to determine where on the body the liposuction will extract fat. The patient will also have the opportunity to discuss their desired look for their buttocks. Liposuction is used, and the fat is then filtered and grafted for an effective transfer. Some of the fat extracted will not be injected into the buttocks because it did not pass the filtration process. The healthy fat is then injected into designated areas of the buttocks through a syringe. Many layers of fat may be used to achieve the desired look, however, the incisions are very small and will leave very minimal scarring.


A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient surgery that typically takes about 2 hours to perform. The length and outcome of the procedure is dependent upon how many donor sites are needed to extract fat, as well as how many layers of injections are needed to achieve the desired look. After the procedure, patients can expect swelling and bruising of the rear-end and the liposuctioned area(s). Patients will have difficulty sitting and may not be able to comfortably do so until the swelling has subsided. It will take approximately 3 months to see the full aesthetic results of the procedure.


The estimated cost for a Brazilian butt lift varies based on the amount of liposuction needed during the fat extraction process. The average cost for this procedure is between $4,000-$7,000.


The Brazilian butt lift is an excellent procedure for individuals seeking a shapelier buttock, but who desire a natural way to achieve this look. Following this cosmetic enhancement, the butt appears larger, curvier, and lifted. Call our cosmetic surgery practice today and learn more about this popular treatment and get the silhouette you have always dreamed of having.

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