Brazilian Butt Lift

Enhancing the size or shape of your buttocks can be nearly impossible if you aren’t naturally endowed, but the good news is that there are surgical options – namely the Brazilian butt lift – which can give you a perkier, more sensuous backside using your body’s own natural fat reserves.

The best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are healthy and have realistic expectations. It may not be an ideal procedure if you are very thin because you’ll need enough excess fat for removal and redistribution. If you do not have enough fat, you may be better suited for buttock implants.

Benefits of the Brazilian butt lift

Brazilian butt lift surgery is a versatile procedure with a variety of benefits:

  • You can increase your waist-to-hip ratio without increasing your overall body weight.
  • Through a technique called fat transfer, a Brazilian butt lift offers a less invasive, more natural enhancement than traditional silicone buttock implants.
  • Excess donor fat can be removed from problem areas on your body, giving you a slimmer, more contoured silhouette.
  • Because it’s a natural form of augmentation, the risk of rejection is almost non-existent.

The Procedure

A Brazilian butt lift is a two-step process: fat harvesting from the trunk and then fat grafting to the buttocks. Once you’ve been sedated (either with general anesthesia or intravenous sedation), Dr. Mosser will use a thin tube, called a cannula, to break up and suction out unwanted fat from a donor site on your body.

Donor fat can be taken from almost anywhere on your body, but most patients benefit from trunk liposuction, which feminizes body shape by contouring  the waistline prior to augmenting the buttocks. Once the fat has been harvested, it is processed and purified. Dr. Mosser will then carefully re-inject the fat into your buttocks. Injections are administered in a fan-like pattern and the process of redistribution may involve hundreds of small injections.

To achieve natural-looking results, a Brazilian butt lift requires both technical expertise and nuanced artistry. For this reason, it’s very important to always select a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Mosser for your surgery. When performed correctly, a Brazilian butt lift offers long-lasting results without the need for touch-ups or an additional round of fat injections.

Risks of Brazilian Butt Lift

Generally speaking, Brazilian butt lift surgery offers less risk and more natural-looking results than other augmentation options. However, all surgical procedures have risks. During recovery, it’s possible (and likely) that you will experience temporary discomfort, swelling or bruising.

More serious complications may include infection, fluid build-up (seroma), bleeding or scarring. There is a 30% chance of re-absorption. If you have  questions or concerns about surgery, Dr. Mosser would be happy to discuss the procedure with you in-depth during a personal consultation.