All About the Brazilian Butt Lift

The “ideal” beauty standards come and go with each passing decade, and butt shape and size are no exception! When you spend time eating right and exercising, you may still notice that your booty isn’t quite where you want it to be. You’re certainly not alone! Thankfully, there are modern procedures that can help you achieve the look you want and the team here at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis can help. In recent years, the Brazilian butt lift has grown in popularity and it isn’t hard to see why. Keep reading to learn all about the Brazilian butt lift.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a popular way to talk about a procedure that combines liposuction and fat grafting to reshape the buttocks. By taking fat from the waist area, outer thighs, and underneath the buttocks then preparing it and injecting it into the central buttocks, the cheeks can be made rounder, perkier, and project more.

With a Brazilian butt lift, you decrease the risks that come along with implants, such as displacement or infection, because we use your body’s own fat. Successful results are very technique-dependent. You should never have foreign substances such as silicone injected since they can have catastrophic results. Always consult with a medical professional before having any type of elective procedure to ensure the substances used are up to par. Recovery from the Brazilian butt lift takes about 1-2 weeks, and you’ll see your final results in 3-6 months.

Why have a Brazilian butt lift?

The proportion and shape of your buttocks are determined by genetics; your skeletal structure and how your body stores fat influence how all parts of your body look, including your lower body. While diet and exercise can help you maintain healthy body weight and muscle tone, you might still be unhappy if your buttocks appear to be flat and lack shape. 

Brazilian butt lift surgery from Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis can help you overcome your genes by reshaping your buttocks, hips, lower back, and thighs. 

A Brazilian Butt lift can: 

  • Enhance curves
  • Reduce fat pockets
  • Add fullness and perkiness to flat buttocks
  • Improve clothing fit 
  • Create a more youthful appearance 
  • Improve the balance between your upper and lower body 


What does a Brazilian butt lift involve?

There are three basic steps involved in a Brazilian butt lift procedure. First, one of our doctors will remove fat from your hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and other areas with liposuction. Next, the extracted fat is purified and prepared to be transferred. Finally, your surgeon will inject the fat into specific points on your buttocks to improve the shape and increase volume.

This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. We use general anesthesia or a combination of sedation and local anesthesia. Not all of the injected fat will acclimate to the new location, but your cosmetic surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis will be sure to take this into account. 

What are the differences between a Brazilian butt lift and implants?

A significant advantage to the Brazilian butt lift surgery from Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis is the fact that it increases size without the use of implants. It can be risky to put anything synthetic into that part of your body, so this treatment doesn’t carry the same risks as implants. When performed by a specially trained cosmetic surgeon in an accredited facility, you’re unlikely to experience any complications and the results can look and feel incredibly natural. 

While implants can be an okay option, the risk that comes with them in the gluteal region isn’t always worth the reward. Side effects include capsular contracture (a bodily response to foreign materials inside the body) and a higher risk for infection. Buttock implants might also look and feel unnatural in comparison to a well-executed Brazilian butt lift. 

Who is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?

The primary qualification for this procedure is that you have enough fat pockets to transfer to the desired area. Whether you have lost your natural curves due to age or change in weight or just want a more youthful appearance, a Brazilian butt lift could help you reach your final goals. 

If you’re very lean, you might not have enough fat to transfer, making implants your only option to achieve the results you’re looking for. However, you should always consider the risks and consult with your doctor before making a final decision. 

What should I expect post-procedure?

After surgery, your doctor will give you specific care instructions. You will likely be instructed not to sit on your buttocks, but lay on your stomach or side or stand. You may experience very moderate pain, however, it shouldn’t last long and in most cases, patients resume normal activity in about a week. Avoid lifting heavy objects and exercising until you have approval from your doctor.

Most patients return to work in approximately 14 days, however, it will vary from case to case. It will take up to six months to reach your final results.


Schedule your Brazilian butt lift with the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis

Once you know all about the Brazilian butt lift, it’s easy to see why this procedure has gotten so popular. If you’re interested in learning more about this exciting procedure, contact our office today. We would love to meet you and help you reach your goals!