Brazilian Butt Lift

Consultations offered at our three convenient locations in La Jolla, Coronado and Del Mar

A Brazilian Butt Lift is an extremely popular procedure that reshapes and enhances the size of the buttocks. Patients who are looking to obtain these results without synthetic materials being added into their body may benefit greatly from a Brazilian Butt Lift because it uses your own fat to provide the volume!

This customizable procedure is the natural way to obtain the shape you have anyways wanted. Contact one of our San Diego offices today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown to see if you would be a good candidate!

Dr. Daniel Brown, expert plastic surgeon in San Diego, has extensive experience providing patients with tighter, more aesthetically pleasing skin in their thigh and buttock area, along with enhanced contours that create an overall more attractive and shapely look.

What is Fat Transfer?

Fat transfer, otherwise known as fat grafting or autologous fat transfer, is the removal and transfer of excess fat from one area of the body to another that is lacking volume or shape. This procedure is designed to create better body contour, providing enhancements to the body that could not have been attained otherwise. Once the fat has been extracted from the body, it will be cleaned and repurposed to another area of the body. The cells then make a new home in the relocated area, providing long-lasting results. This innovative procedure has become very popular in the more recent years and is known very well for the natural and beautiful results it provides. It can be used for breast enlargement, hand rejuvenation, facial revitalization, and most popularly, butt enhancement.

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About the Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most well-known types of autologous fat transfers. It uses the patient’s excess fat cells from one area of the body to reshape and enhance the gluteal area. Liposuction is used to extract fat from the abdomen, flanks, and/or thighs in order to obtain enough cells to provide greater buttock projection. Liposuction extracts the fat using high-powered suction, removing the fatty cells from the body initially.

Instead of simply disposing of fat like a standard liposuction procedure, this particular procedure actually repurposes the viable fat.

Patients receive Brazilian Butt Lifts for various reasons. Some women and men look into this procedure for aesthetic reasons, while others want to correct contour issues or complete lack of volume that squats cannot provide. It may also be an appealing choice for people who wish to enhance their body image with a more feminine look. This procedure helps to correct these types of concerns in a natural way; avoiding the use of implants altogether.


A Brazilian Butt Lift has the ability to help a multitude of concerns that patients have with the shape, size, and contour of their buttocks. Regardless of the reason, all of our patients who undergo this procedure are able to experience the amazing benefits that a Brazilian Butt Lift provides.

  • Larger, fuller buttocks
  • Improves overall body contour
  • Correctly issues of asymmetry
  • Avoids the use of synthetic materials
  • Removes localized fat deposits for additional body sculpting
  • Improves confidence and self-image

Brazilian Butt Lift Candidates

Patients who are looking to enhance their buttocks in a natural way without the use of synthetic materials would benefit greatly from a Brazilian Butt Lift. Women and men who want to undergo this procedure should be in good health, nonsmokers, and maintain a good diet and exercise regime. The patient must have an adequate amount of excess fat on the body that can be safely removed. Fat transfer procedures are not a substitute for weight loss. For this reason, we ask that our patients are within 50 pounds of their goal weight and have already tried sculpting their backside through working out. If someone is looking for more extensive fat removal procedures, Dr. Brown can go into detail about your possible options during your consultation.


For the initial consultation with Dr. Brown, he will ask the patient to provide a brief summary of their medical history, any health conditions, previous surgeries, and any medications they are being currently taken. The doctor will then speak with the patient about his or her particular concerns and what their aesthetic goals are.

We ask all of our patients to come with any questions they may have about the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Dr. Brown wants his patients to be informed and feel comfortable with their decision.

For the next step of the consultation, Dr. Brown will perform an examination during which he will identify the possible donor sites and get a better understanding of the patient’s physique and natural proportions. This is necessary in order to properly determine candidacy and ensure the patient’s utmost safety for this procedure. If they are found to be a good candidate, the patient will work one on one with the doctor to build a customized treatment plan to help reach and exceed the patient’s aesthetic goals. Before leaving the office, the patient will be provided with a personalized quote for their Brazilian Butt Lift that reflects his or her specific needs and goals. During this time, the patient will have the option to schedule their surgery, only if they are ready; there is no pressure to book a date at this time.


Dr. Brown will provide a list of instructions that he recommends every one of his patients follows before undergoing their Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Patients who smoke are advised to quit at least 3 weeks prior to their surgery and to avoid any anti-inflammatory drugs for about 2 weeks before the procedure. This will help reduce the risk of excessive bleeding and/or bruising, although infrequent. We ask our patients to arrange a ride home from surgery, as they will be unable to drive themselves home. We recommend placing all necessary items such as toiletries, food, medications, etc. at counter height for convenience during the healing process. During this time, if patients have any questions we encourage them to contact our office and speak with our knowledgeable staff.


Before beginning the procedure, a certified anesthesiologist will administer general anesthetic to ensure the patient doesn’t experience any discomfort throughout the entire procedure. Once the patient is asleep, the doctor will begin by making small incisions at the donor site(s) and performing liposuction to obtain excess fat cells. Once these are harvested, they will be put through a purifying process that will remove the impurities from the fat and leave it in its perfect viable form for injection. It will then be placed into a syringe and injected into the areas of the buttock that were discussed during the consultation.

Once Dr. Brown has achieved the patient’s cosmetic goals, he will then clean the treatment areas and close the incision(s). Lastly, he will wrap both the buttock and the liposuctioned area(s) in special garments. The patient will then be taken to the recovery area to be monitored by our medical staff before being released to go home.

Additional Procedures

Women who have been through pregnancies, childbirth, breastfeeding, or even just weight fluctuations may see a decline in certain parts of their body. Some of these concerns that women experience are excess body fat, skin laxity, and a decline in size and contour of the breasts. Dr. Brown offers additional procedures to help correct these concerns.

Breast Augmentation

A breast augmentation uses either saline or silicone implants to increase the size and shape a woman’s bust. The characteristics of this procedure are very customizable, allowing women to add or restore volume that has been lost as a result of time or breastfeeding. A breast fat transfer can also be performed at the same time since the process will already be undergone for the buttocks fat transfer.


Liposuction uses high-powered suction to extract excess fat from the body. Excess fat is commonly seen throughout the abdomen, hips, and thighs. The purpose of liposuction is to slim down the body and add more contour, providing more extensive fat reduction.

Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy or weight loss, women may experience skin laxity and muscle separation throughout their abdomen. A tummy tuck corrects these issues by tightening the muscles along the abdominal wall and removing excess skin. Patients have the option to receive either the mini or the standard tummy tuck, depending on their particular needs. A tummy tuck will heighten contoured results of a slim abdomen and larger behind.


Once cleared to go home, our nurses will provide the patient with recovery instructions that should be followed during the healing process. Following these instructions are crucial in providing optimal long-lasting results. Dr. Brown advises his patients to briefly walk the night of surgery in order to improve circulation and help decrease the risks of blood clots. The garments must remain on the treated area throughout the recovery stage to help with swelling and possible bruising that may occur. It is asked that patients refrain from daily activities for about a week after the procedure and strenuous activities should be avoided for 3-4 weeks.

Brazilian Butt Lift Results

Enhanced results can be seen after the swelling has fully subsided; final results are usually seen in about 6 months. Because the patient’s own fat is being injected back into their body, these cells will then gain their own blood supply and remain in the buttocks! Patients who have undergone this form of fat transfer have been very pleased with the long-lasting and natural-looking results it provides.