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Butt Augmentation

Having a “flat butt,” a “saggy butt,” or an “uneven butt” are all common complaints people have about their derrières. Many people wish they had a fuller figure with more defined and shapely curves. Sculpting your body is not just about trimming and toning those areas with excess fat; it is also about enhancing fullness where you may lack it. Butt augmentation can be achieved through either the Brazilian Butt Lift or the use of implants to create the shapely and larger behind you desire.

Do You Desire...

  • A fuller lower body
  • More shapely buttocks
  • Lovely curves
  • Natural results

Preparing for Surgery

Men and women considering butt augmentation should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. During your consultation, the surgeon will determine which butt augmentation technique will best meet your needs. You shouldn’t smoke for six weeks prior to your surgery, and do not take blood-thinning medications for two weeks before surgery. Do not shave your treatment area right before your procedure because open pores are more likely to become infected. You can not eat or drink anything for 12 hours before your procedure.

Fat Transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift)

A Brazilian Buttock Lift can completely transform the contour of your butt and allow it to sit higher with a more pleasing appearance. BBL surgically removes surplus fat from other areas of your body and injects it into your buttocks. The process improves your body contour in multiple areas and leaves you with a more rounded and shapely posterior.

Butt Implants

Butt implants may be the ideal alternative for patients who don’t have the excess fat deposits for BBL to increase the size and shape of their booty. Silicone implants are inserted through incisions placed along the natural buttock crease. A pocket below the gluteal muscle and above the pelvic bone holds your implants in place.

Butt Lift

Butt lift surgery can be combined with butt augmentation to treat ptosis (sagging) in some patients. Excess skin may be removed from just above the buttocks. Augmentation helps shape and contour the buttocks so you can achieve a firmer, more attractively positioned behind. A butt lift may be performed with BBL or implants.


Depending on the procedure, a butt augmentation can be performed with the patient under either general anesthesia or IV conscious sedation. The method used will depend on patient preference as well as the patient’s medical history. Your surgeon will ultimately decide which method is best for you.

You will experience bruising, swelling, and redness following your procedure. Direct pressure cannot be applied to the buttocks for eight weeks. You should rest on your stomach, drink plenty of water, and take your prescribed medication. After two weeks, you may begin to sit using a pillow to relieve pressure from your buttocks. You should be able to return to work at this time but should be aware of your time sitting; do not apply full pressure for several more weeks. Patients can resume their regular workout routine with permission from the surgeon. You may initially be required to modify some workouts.

Patients must have enough surplus fat available for harvesting to qualify for a Brazilian Buttock Lift. If you are not certain whether you have enough excess fat, schedule your consultation, and you will be advised on whether the Brazilian Butt Lift is the right procedure for you.

The success rate of fat transfer varies from patient to patient as the body will reabsorb some of the fat cells. In general, 20 to 40 percent of the injected fat will be reabsorbed by the body, while the rest will remain to augment the buttocks. This is accounted for during the fat harvesting process to ensure that enough fat is transferred to achieve your desired results.

You may develop some minimal scarring around your liposuction area if you choose a Brazilian Butt Lift. Patients who choose implants can develop scars around the buttocks. Incisions are generally placed in natural creases to hide their appearance. Any scarring that does develop is likely to fade over time.

Yes. Patients often choose to combine their butt augmentation with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or body lift. Liposuction can enhance the shape of your hips, and breast augmentation surgery can restore more prominent curves to your body.

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