Wanna look like Kim Kardashian and Jlo? Get the Brazilian Butt Lift

By Dr. Kevin Light

We used to like little bitty butts in the 70’s. But just like fashion, our preferences on body types change too. Today it’s a round, curvy and shapely butt on women like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez that impress us. And to get that curvy backside, you no longer have to endure a painful and risky procedure inserting silicone implants. You can reshape the butt with your own fat. Just pull it from other areas of the body and inject it into the butt. It’s that simple.

Today, surgeons take fat from areas that you could live without (belly, waist and thighs) and transfer it directly to the butt. That procedure reshapes and enhances your deficient derriere. They call this procedure the Brazilian Butt Lift.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

The Brazilian Butt Lift is really two procedures in one. The  doctor uses liposuction to shape the area, then transfer fat from parts of your body to give that butt of yours the "lift" you desire. 

First, the doctor uses liposuction on your troublesome areas (such as the abdomen, hips or thighs). Using small, delicate instruments with a gentle technique, the doctor removes fat from undesired areas with minimal damage to the fat cells. This fat is then processed into a concentrated form to be injected. Then, they transfer this fat to the butt.

One thing not many people realize is it’s very important to have some fat. Sorry, skinny minnies don’t qualify for the surgery. With the right surgeon, the fat is then transferred artfully into the buttocks through tiny, relatively hidden incisions. The doctor uses very small micro-cannulas. The butt is sculpted (reshaped) resulting in significant enhancement as well as a trimmer abdomen, hips or thighs. The whole process takes about three hours and can be performed using either general anesthesia or tumescent anesthesia (local) with IV sedation.

Brazilian Butt Recovery

Post-operatively patients typically wear a compression garment (fancy girdle) to hold everything in place during the healing process. Patients wear this garment for about 6 weeks. One thing that is very important is that patients will need to stay off of their butt (that means no driving) for at least 7 days. This is so the transplanted fat remains to its new home. Most people can return to work in 7 – 10 days. Typically, you can start exercise in 4 weeks.

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