A flat or unshapely butt may be the result of genetics, significant weight loss, aging, or a combination of these factors. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto at Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery in Orlando offers Brazilian butt lift surgery to create a more shapely, fuller, rounder looking butt using your own fatty tissue. With years of experience in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, Dr. Soto can help you achieve the backside you desire. The Brazilian Butt Lift involves 3 basic steps: liposuction of fat from the hips, abdomen and back, purification and selection of fat for grafting, and finally, the grafting of the purified fat to contour the buttocks to a shapelier form. This surgery is a great option for patients who desire a natural approach, as opposed to receiving synthetic implants. Patients must also have good skin elasticity and enough body fat to undergo the procedure.
The body will first be initially evaluated to ensure the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift method, and the areas from which fat will be harvested are planned. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area and achieve the patient's goals, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air, and that the living fat cells are separated from fluid and connective tissue. This protects from contamination and purifies the fat for re-injection into the buttocks. Dr. Soto then injects the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done safely, properly, effectively and that the results are smooth and shapely.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"Incredible Brazilian Butt Lift - What a Transformation - Wow- what an artistic surgeon! An incredible lipo that was done that totally amazed me. I have an hour glass figure. I went in for a lipo consultation for my belly and lovehandles. I ended up with a brazilian butt lift which is removing fat from the belly and love handles and put that same fat back to my butt area.He created a well rounded butt which I never had before. What an amazing transformation! My doctor was no doubt a professional in his field. After my consultation he highly recommended the brazilian butt lift for me and I am so glad I listened to him and did it. First day after surgery was difficult, but after that every day is better. I can't sit on the butt for 4 weeks, very challenging but well worth it. "- 1. / RealSelf / Nov 16, 2009
"Brazillian Butt Lift - Amazing Job - Orlando, FL - I am so glad that I had this procedure done. I was looking for a quick way to change my body and get rid of all the fat that I so much disliked. I definitely hate working out and Dr. S had the perfect solution for me, a Brazilian Butt Lift. I got rid of the the love handles that made me look square. Not to mention that my butt has a fuller look and I now have a tiny waste line, the perfect hourglass shape. My confidence has been boosted and I feel great about myself. Thank you Dr. S for such an amazing job! "- R. / RealSelf / Jan 20, 2010
"Exactly the Change in Body Shape I Was Looking For! - Orlando, FL - Although I have always had a small waist, I have always carried a bulk of fat around my hips, thighs and lower abdomen. In the hopes of having a more attractive silhouette, I got liposuction by another surgeon on my hips, inner and outer thighs but the results were not as dramatic as I would have hoped. I then went to consult with Dr. S about what my options were. I explained to him what I was hoping to achieve - I wanted a flat stomach and I wanted my butt to look curvy and round. He explained to me that with a Brazilian Butt Lift, the fat would be taken out of the areas on my body with excess fat and then transfered to my butt. On the day of my surgery, as Dr. S outlined the areas of my body where fat would be drawn. I received liposuction on my hips, outer thighs, knees, lower and mid back, my waist and my entire stomach. I remember him saying while he was drawing on me that that his goal was "to make me look as good as possible from every angle".....and he wasn't kidding! I am now 4 weeks post-op and I can honestly say that this surgery has completely changed my silhouette for the better and I am extremely pleased with the results. It should be said however that this was not an easy surgery. I have undergone surgeries in the past (breast lift, breast augmentation and liposuction) and this was definitely the most painful. If you are considering undergoing this type of surgery, plan to do it during a time where you will not have any major obligations for the first 1-2 weeks post op. Also bear in mind that you cannot sit, lay or put any pressure on your butt. I was in a lot of pain for the first week but I stopped taking pain medication after only 3 days. After that, the pain was bearable but I was still uncomfortable, swollen and relatively incapacitated for a little while. You must also wear a garment 24 hours a day for 4 weeks. While this surgery definitely requires some planning and some sacrifice, it is well worth it if you are seriously looking for a change in your overall shape. I have no regrets and having this surgery was one of the best things I could have done for myself! My waist is tiny, my stomach is flat, my back is arched and my butt is big, round and smooth. Also, all of the incisions are virtually gone after only four weeks. I would be happy to answer any questions regarding this procedure that anyone has and I highly recommend consulting with Dr. S to anyone who has been thinking about having this done! "- J. / RealSelf / Jan 26, 2011
"Dr. Soto is such a pleasant person to get to know. He answered all of my questions. He was very hoest with every answer. I am so pleased and happy with my Brazilian Butt Lift. I would definitely refer him to friends and family!"- K. / Healthgrades / Jan 30, 2016
"Editorial review from Citysearch - Dr Soto was recommended to me by a former patient of his. Since being referred, I've undergone two surgeries with him: a Brazilian butt lift and a revision of my breast lift (done by another surgeon years ago). Having been treated by 2 different plastic surgeons prior to my surgeries with Dr Soto left me wary and unsure of ever achieving my aesthetic goals. After my 1st consult, I decided to take the plunge - I could not be happier with my results. Dr Soto's work truly speaks for itself, I look and feel great. Not only does he listen and take time to understand - he ensures that the outcome is nothing short of the patient's goals. He knows how to create an environment of comfort and trust, and is a true visionary in his field. I would highly recommend him to anyone! I have the utmost confidence that he will go above and beyond what is expected. I have a newfound confidence and love for my body!! Dana T., Orlando, FL"- D. / Judy's Book / Jul 08, 2012
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is used. The surgery lasts an average of 2 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also to assist in the contouring of the buttocks. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for the first few weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $8,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3-4 Days
- Procedure Recovery Location
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with good background and experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of how the fat to be reinstated is selected and purified, and the technique for grating of the purified fat.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients opt for fat transfers because they feel it is more safe and natural. Some are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing between fat grafting or buttock implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat may be naturally reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain results. Implants are a longer-lasting solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower back, abdomen, love handles, and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a more attractive silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise.