What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure to augment the size and shape of the buttocks using fat transfer. Many patients remain unhappy with their buttocks despite a healthy diet and exercise. This is because, in some cases, exercise alone cannot achieve the buttocks size and contour that they desire. By reshaping the buttocks and surrounding areas, a Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve a more proportionate overall figure.

The Brazilian butt lift procedure offers many benefits, including:

  • Enhanced overall curves of the lower body.
  • Increased fullness in the buttocks.
  • Clothing may fit more attractively with your new curves.
  • Overall body proportions are improved and balanced.

Who is a Candidate?

Individuals who are looking to improve the size and shape of their buttocks without the use of implants can often benefit from a Brazilian butt lift. Ideal candidates will have good skin tone, have enough fat in other areas of the body to harvest for injection into the buttocks, and be overall healthy, nonsmokers. For more information regarding this procedure and to learn if it is right for you, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.


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The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

This procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis using general, local, or intravenous sedation. There are three basic steps involved in performing a Brazilian butt lift, which includes the following.

  1. Fat is collected from the abdomen, thighs, lower back, hips, or other areas using liposuction.
  2. This extracted fat is then purified and prepared for transfer into the buttocks.
  3. Dr. Willis will artfully inject the fat into specific areas of the buttocks in order to improve the overall shape and increase volume.

It is completely normal for some of the injected fat not to “take”, which is why a slighter greater amount of fat than is needed will be injected initially. This will ensure that your results line up with your desired outcome.


After your BBL procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medication. You will need to avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for two weeks following this surgery. This means that you will have to sleep on your stomach or side. Once you are ready, Dr. Willis will have you sit using a “donut” pillow, which will avoid placing pressure directly on the buttocks. After about eight weeks you will be able to sit normally again. Dr. Willis will give you special instructions regarding how to care for your surgical site during recovery. Most people can return to work within two weeks.

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At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA, we are dedicated to providing each of our patients with professional and individualized care. If you would like to learn more about the Brazilian butt lift procedure and if it is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willis.

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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

How much does butt injections cost?

Buttock injections is performed by using dilute types of various filler to augment the buttock. This typically can become very expensive as each syringe of filler for buttock augmentation can range from 800 to 1200 dollars per syringe. You would likely need many syringes for any noticeable result.

How long do butt injections last?

Buttock injections, not including fat grafting (which is permanent) typically can last a few years.

What is it called when you take fat from your stomach to buttocks?

In short, this is a Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL. Specifically, it is liposuction of the abdomen and dermal fat grafting to the buttock.

What is used for buttock injections?

Dilute Sculptra, Radiesse, Renuva

How can I get a bigger butt fast?

The fastest way to get a bigger buttock would be in office injections and/or liposuction and fat grafting.

Are buttock injections permanent?

Buttock injections typically are not permanent, unless you have your own fat injected.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

Recovery time ranges from a few weeks, depending on what activity level you are looking to return to, and when you can directly sit on your buttock.

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