Brazilian Butt Lift

Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients don’t need to look far to see that fuller, sculpted butts are in. Squats and lunges can only do so much, which is why Dr. Bruno offers a Brazilian butt lift for patients who want to reshape their butts for a curvier appearance. A Brazilian butt lift combines liposuction from one part of the body with gluteal reshaping to enhance your buttocks using unwanted fat from other parts of your body. This dual procedure can dramatically reshape your body for a proportion that aligns with your ideal body type and goals.

How Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Work?

Unlike gluteal implants that are surgically inserted into the buttocks, Dr. Bruno will use fat taken from your own body’s problem areas through liposuction to fill in areas of your butt for a fuller, sculpted look. During an initial consultation, Dr. Bruno develops a treatment plan with Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients that:

  • Targets problem areas for liposuction.
  • Outlines the changes needed for a sculpted butt.
  • Reviews the procedure and recovery period.

During your consultation, you can ask Dr. Bruno any questions or concerns that are on your mind. Many Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients seeking a Brazilian butt lift have never undergone surgery before, so they have a lot of questions for Dr. Bruno about the procedure. That’s what he’s here for! Dr. Bruno works diligently to develop an instant rapport with his potential patient’s, so they can feel comfortable asking him any questions about their proposed Brazilian butt lift.

Where Will the Fat for My Brazilian Butt Lift Come From?

Your liposuction will involve removing fat from problem areas that have accumulated. Even if you’re slim and trim, you likely have enough excess fat on your body necessary to harvest the minimal amount of fat needed for a Brazilian butt lift injection.

The best areas from which to remove fat are:

  • The abdomen
  • The thighs
  • The flanks (love handles)

Transferring fat from these areas generally provides Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients with better results because Dr. Bruno can harvest more high-quality fat using his gentle liposuction technique.

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How Is Fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift Harvested?

Dr. Bruno will preserve the structure of fat cells to ready them for transfer to your buttocks. Once he has harvested these fat cells, they must be gently strained and prepared for injection. Dr. Bruno achieves the correct proportion by injecting fat cells precisely into the muscle and distributing them throughout the upper and lower buttocks. The entire procedure typically lasts for 2-3 hours and patients can normally return home on the same day*.


What Will My Surgery Day Be Like?

Since many of Dr. Bruno’s Beverly Hills and Hollywood Brazilian butt lift patients have never undergone surgery before, they are understandably curious, and sometimes nervous, about what their surgery day will entail. Don’t worry. Dr. Bruno wants you to be as educated as possible!

On the day of your surgery, you’ll arrive at the surgical center after having fasted since midnight the night before, or 12 hours, whichever is longest. Fasting is necessary as you’ll be receiving general anesthesia for your surgery – a strong sedative medication – which, if you have food in your stomach, may cause complications.

When it’s ready for you to get prepped for surgery, you’ll be called back to the preoperative room where a team of nurses and other medical professionals will prepare you for your procedure. This includes taking your vital signs to confirm you are healthy enough on surgery day for the procedure. When it’s time for the big surgery, you’ll walk back with the team to the operating room.

After a licensed anesthesiologist has administered you general anesthesia, you’ll quickly drift fast to sleep and be completely unaware of your procedure. Throughout the entire time that you are under anesthesia, your vital signs will be monitored to ensure your complete health and safety.

Dr. Bruno will begin the Brazilian butt lift procedure by first performing liposuction on the agreed open harvest site – the area on your body on which you both agree you have the most unwanted fatty deposits. Liposuction is performed by making small incisions in the treatment area, then inserting a thin tube called a cannula. The cannula is moved in a back and forth motion to suction out the fat. The exact amount of fat that Dr. Bruno will remove all depends on your unique treatment plan and your previously communicated desired results.

After your liposuction is performed, your harvested fat will be immediately filtered and prepared for injection in your gluteal muscles. If you aren’t already positioned on your stomach, the surgical team will reposition you, face down, so that Dr. Bruno can get to work giving you your desired, shapely rear end. He’ll take the harvested and filtered fat and inject it in your gluteal muscles to give you a more curvaceous behind.

Once your surgery is over, you’ll be wheeled into a recovery room and cared for by a recovery team of nurses and medical technicians. It’s in this room that you’ll wake up face down (remember, you’re not allowed to put pressure on your buttocks for 2 weeks after your surgery) and recover from the effects of plastic surgery. Your vitals will also be monitored. You may experience some nausea as you come off the effects of general anesthesia, which is a completely normal side effect. For most Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients, a Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure*. Once your recovery team has deemed it is safe to do so, you’ll be released to go home for rest and relaxation. However, due to the strong general anesthesia you received for your surgery, you won’t be allowed to drive home. Instead, you’ll need a family member or friend to do that task for you.


Although you may feel ready to get back to work and resume normal activity a few days after surgery, you will need to spend about 2 weeks resting. It is imperative that you do not put any weight on your buttocks during this time because the new fat cells can be easily damaged. Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients can use a modified pillow placed under the backs of their thighs for assistance sitting, lie down on their stomach or lie down on their side for the first 2 weeks after their surgery. For the first 2-4 weeks, patients will wear a compression garment to limit swelling. After 4 weeks most of the swelling will be gone, and you will be able to remove the compression garment.


*Individual results may vary

How Long Will the Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

Dr. Bruno uses a specific technique that allows 70% of transferred fat cells to remain after your procedure. You can do a few things to get the most from your Brazilian butt lift:

  • Try not to sit normally for about 2 weeks after surgery. The longer you avoid sitting, the lower the chances that fat will be reabsorbed and negatively impact your results.
  • Keep weight constant. After your Brazilian butt lift, a stable weight will give you lasting results for your liposuction and butt lift. If you lose weight, it’s likely that your butt will also lose fat. If you gain weight, then your butt may get larger.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 8 weeks after surgery. Fat burning exercises can effectively kill the fat cells injected into your butt. Skipping exercise for a few months will ensure that essential blood supply is established to the new fat cells, improving their survival.

After six months, you will have the final results of your Brazilian butt lift. Most Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients do not experience changes after that unless they lose or gain significant amounts of weight.

How Do I Know If I am a Good Candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift?

One of the easiest and most effective ways to determine if you are a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift is to measure your BMI.

Click here to be taken to a BMI calculator and to find more information on if you’re a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift.

Additionally, Dr. Bruno has strict criteria that all his potential Beverly Hills and Hollywood Brazilian butt lift patients must meet. These criteria are in place to ensure your overall health and well-being, which, in addition to providing you with the results you desire, is Dr. Bruno’s primary concern. In order to be considered a proper candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, you must:

  • Be in good general overall health and be able to pass a pre-operative appointment with your general practitioner.
  • Listen to Dr. Bruno explain the Brazilian butt lift procedure to you in detail and communicate back to him that you understand the process.
  • Be willing to follow Dr. Bruno’s postoperative instructions – including not placing pressure on your buttocks for 2 weeks – to ensure the best possible results.
  • Be a nonsmoker, or at least promise to quit smoking 2-4 weeks before and 2-4 weeks after your surgery, as smoking can complicate both the surgery and your recovery process.
  • Have realistic expectations for your surgery’s results.
  • Be in good general psychological health.

Additional Facts And Questions About The Brazilian Butt Lift

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    Pregnancy can take a big toll on a mother’s body. Some of the changes that occur are temporary, but others can be permanent. Luckily, mothers in Hollywood can get their pre-pregnancy bodies back with a mommy makeover. The three most common ways pregnancy affects the body include:

    • Sagging breasts due to the expansion of the breasts caused by milk production
    • Stretch marks due to the belly stretching as the baby grows in the womb
    • Fat storage, commonly in the thighs and hips, as the body holds on to extra needed fat to produce rich milk for the baby

    Getting a mommy makeover in Hollywood with Dr. Bruno can get rid of the physical side effects of pregnancy on your body and restore your body to its pre-pregnancy form. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and mothers deserve to look and feel their best during and after their pregnancy. Dr. Bruno enjoys working with mothers to help give them a reason to smile about their physical appearance again.

    With Dr. Bruno on your side, you can feel better knowing his expertise and experience will help you restore your natural beauty after pregnancy. Read more.

  • Can A Mommy Makeover Get Rid Of Diastasis Recti?

    When pregnancy leads to diastasis recti for mothers in Hollywood, one of the most common questions is whether a mommy makeover can fix it. Diastasis recti occurs when the rectus lower abdominal muscles tear and separate during pregnancy. The good news is a mommy makeover comprises several different procedures, which can combine to get rid of diastasis recti for good.

    When a mother in Hollywood gets a mommy makeover with Dr. Bruno, she can choose to get a tummy tuck, liposuction, a breast lift, breast augmentation and more. A common theme among mothers with diastasis recti is there are other features of their body they want to restore as well. This is why a mommy makeover with Dr. Bruno is often more popular than a single surgery since it corrects any problems and restores the mother’s natural beauty all at once.

    With Dr. Bruno’s expertise, patients can quickly and easily get rid of diastasis recti. Most of the time it’s best to get multiple procedures completed at one time, but Dr. Bruno will work with your specific needs to ensure your physical goals are met. Read more.

  • Tips For Preparing For A Mommy Makeover

    Getting the body back to pre-pregnancy form is one of the goals many mothers in Hollywood have after giving birth. A mommy makeover can consist of various procedures, all designed to help get the body back into shape. Some of the most common procedures include a combination of a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction or a breast lift.

    Some of the things mothers can do to prepare for their mommy makeover include:

    • Asking for help at home during the recovery phase
    • Staying as healthy as possible to be cleared for any procedure
    • Maintaining a stable weight
    • Ensure no more kids are planned

    Everyone’s situation is unique, and Dr. Bruno recognizes this. When patients in Hollywood visit his office, he answers all questions about getting a mommy makeover and provides additional advice to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

    There are many factors to consider when preparing for any procedure, but when you work with Dr. Bruno, you can rest easy knowing you are in great hands every step of the way. Read more.

  • How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Have A Mommy Makeover?

    Having a baby is one of the most joyous times for new mothers in Hollywood. This major life event should be celebrated, but many mothers feel the need to get a mommy makeover afterward to restore their body’s appearance to its pre-pregnancy form.

    When it comes to the timing of getting a mommy makeover, everyone’s situation is different. Some of the main factors to consider include:

    • Whether future kids are in the mother’s plans
    • The length of time it takes for the body to recover after giving birth
    • The amount of time since the mother has stopped breastfeeding
    • What types of procedures to include in the mommy makeover

    Mothers in Hollywood can get a clear idea of how soon after pregnancy they can have any procedure done by talking with Dr. Bruno. The timeline for having any procedure depends entirely on your goals and specific situation. Dr. Bruno takes the time to evaluate each of his patients’ health to ensure every procedure is performed safely and at the right time.

    Working with Dr. Bruno will help you get your body back into pre-pregnancy form at the perfect time for your personal situation. Read more.

  • Can I Have All Of My Mommy Makeover Procedures In One Day?

    Many moms in Hollywood want to restore their physical appearance back to their pre-pregnancy form for many reasons. One of the best ways to do so is by getting a mommy makeover. The procedures include, but are not limited to:

    • Tummy tuck
    • Liposuction
    • Breast lift
    • Breast augmentation
    • Butt lift
    • Various facial procedures

    Some Hollywood mothers say they want multiple procedures completed as part of their mommy makeover and want to know whether they can all be completed at once. There isn’t a standard answer since the time frame depends on how many procedures the patient wants completed and their overall health at the time of the procedure. A complete evaluation of the patient’s current health and appearance and desired appearance will determine what the safest timeline is.

    Dr. Bruno always keeps safety as his number one priority for patients. Many patients want to have all procedures in a mommy makeover completed at once, but he will make other suggestions if he is not completely confident their body can handle it. Honesty is something you can expect when talking to Dr. Bruno, and he will always keep your safety and health in the front of his mind. Read more.

  • How Soon Can I Exercise After A Mommy Makeover?

    A common theme with new mothers in Hollywood is they want to get their body back into pre-pregnancy form as soon as possible. Getting a mommy makeover is one way to do so, but the results will only be sustained with a healthy diet and exercise routine. But before mothers try to get out and do some heavy lifting immediately following their mommy makeover, there are some things to take into consideration.

    The length of time to wait to exercise following any procedure varies. For example, if a patient decides to get a breast augmentation as part of their mommy makeover, strenuous upper body exercises should be avoided for up to six weeks. But if a patient gets a butt lift, then these types of activities should be avoided for about eight weeks.

    The good news is patients in Hollywood don’t have to guess whether it’s safe for them to exercise after completing their procedure. Dr. Bruno is always available to answer any questions and provide recommendations about exercise routines.

    The more procedures patients have done, the more they will need to rely on Dr. Bruno for advice. Safety is always his number one priority for patients. Read more.

10 Tips to Prepare for a Butt Lift

Many times people in Beverly Hills prepare for their upcoming butt lift by thinking about the day of the procedure and the recovery afterward. While these are important to focus on, there are other aspects to think about in the days and weeks leading up to the procedure. The 10 most important tips to consider before a butt lift include:

  • Drinking fluids
  • Eating healthy
  • Refraining from smoking
  • Arranging assistance for the recovery period
  • Preparing the home for recovery
  • Exercising
  • Investing in comfortable clothing
  • Resting as much as possible
  • Having prescription medication accessible
  • Setting proper expectations

When patients in Beverly Hills work with Dr. Bruno, they will know exactly how to prepare for their butt lift to get the best results possible. The preparation plays a large role in the outcome success of the procedure, so being diligent when preparing is important.

With Dr. Bruno on your side, you’ll have the proper expectations and will have the best experience possible from the initial consultation through the recovery phase. All your questions and concerns about your butt lift will be answered, and you will never feel like you’re alone during any part of the process with Dr. Bruno. Read more. 

Do Buttocks Implants Last Longer than Fat Injections?

When Beverly Hills patients decide to get a butt augmentation, one of the main questions is whether implants last longer than fat injections. There are many different variables to take into consideration, so there’s no clear-cut answer across the board. Some of these variables include:

  • How skilled the surgeon performing the procedure is
  • How well the patient follows the post-operative instructions
  • Diet and exercise habits following the procedure

With implants, the volume will never be lost as it will with fat injections. However, there are other potential consequences with implants, like the possibility of having surgery to have them removed in certain situations.

Beverly Hills patients have to follow the recommendations provided by Dr. Bruno to achieve the best results from their butt augmentation. Fat injections typically provide better results than implants, since implants have many more limitations. When Dr. Bruno performs butt augmentations on his patients, he will ensure the longest lasting results through fat injections and recommend a customized recovery plan.

With Dr. Bruno on your side, you will not only be satisfied with the appearance following fat injections in your buttocks, but you’ll also enjoy long-lasting results. Read more.

Implants vs. Injections: Which Is Better for Butt Augmentation?

When patients in Beverly Hills consider getting a butt augmentation, one of the decisions they have to make is whether to get implants or injections. There are benefits to each, but the advantages of injections far exceed the advantages offered by implants.

With butt injections, the fat cells come from the patient’s own body, which can slim down areas with excess fat. These fat cells will also integrate with the body naturally, so there will be no shifting or unevenness. And from an appearance standpoint, injections look and feel more natural overall, so patients will feel more confident afterward.

Implants simply don’t provide the level of flexibility that injections do. This is one of the main reasons why Dr. Bruno suggests that his patients get injections as part of their butt augmentation. In general, patients in Beverly Hills are much more pleased with the outcome of injections, and there are virtually no complications compared to the potential complications presented with implants.

Dr. Bruno wants to understand how you wish to see yourself, so he can use his expertise and experience to transform your body to fit your ideal appearance. Read more.

How Will Pregnancy Affect My Brazilian Butt Lift Results?

Butt augmentation is a hot topic today, and many Beverly Hills patients seeking to have a better butt want the newest and latest techniques. Many young women want this procedure, but they are yet to have children and are wondering how pregnancy will affect their Brazilian butt lift results.

A Brazilian Butt Lift is an augmentation of the butt using fat taken from the areas around the abdomen, love handles, and thighs via liposuction. This is then injected into the tissue around the butt to lift the muscle and provide more volume. This can result in a more natural looking butt than can be gained after implants and adds enough mass to the butt to give a curvaceous aesthetic.

However, Brazilian Butt Lifts can be affected by dramatic weight loss or weight gain. This does not necessarily mean that pregnancy is entirely out of the question, only that women who undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift need to take extra care to ensure that they do not put on an extreme amount of fat during pregnancy so that they can maintain their look post-childbirth.

In the end, it’s entirely safe for Beverly Hills women to get a Brazilian Butt Lift, even before having children. Most of the weight gained during pregnancy is the baby, and once the child is born, that weight is gone. With a modicum of work, a Brazilian Butt Lift is possible at any time.

How Does Massive Weight Loss Affect My Buttocks?

Right now, the Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the hottest procedures in Beverly Hills and around the world. People who have struggled to build up a shapely bottom through targeted workouts, who have experienced tissue changes and sagging after weight loss, or who are just genetically predisposed to small, flat buttocks are often great candidates for BBL plastic surgery. The benefits include results that look and feel natural along with nearly invisible scars.

One of the great things about a Brazilian Butt Lift is that the cells transferred are grafted fat cells from the patient’s body. They behave like normal fat cells. Which, unfortunately, means that they will shrink when weight is lost. Fat cells shrink across the body, not just in targeted areas. So, if a patient were to lose a significant amount of fat over her entire body, the butt would shrink as well.

It is still absolutely encouraged to exercise after a Brazilian Butt Lift. However, dramatic weight shifts may affect the aesthetics of the butt for the worse. Muscle gain in the butt can help build a or maintain a shapely butt without having to affect the fat cells, and exercise to lose weight is perfectly ok when in small amounts.

Overall, it is recommended that if a Beverly Hills patient wishes to get a Brazilian Butt Lift, they should get all massive weight loss out of the way before the procedure so they can keep their shapely behind for years to come.

Can I Use Fat from a Donor for my Brazilian Butt Lift?

Many Beverly Hills women who may be lacking in butt volume may begin to think about a Brazilian Butt Lift. A procedure that can transfer fat from one part of the body to the butt to add volume and shape. However, some patients are so fit and toned that they may not have much fat on their body at all. For these patients, where can that fat be taken from? Can it be taken from another person? A donor?

The answer is no. It cannot, unfortunately. Fat cells are a living organism within your body; they have an intelligence to them. The body is smart, and it can figure out when something is foreign. Donor cells will be identified as foreign, the same as any bacteria or disease-causing virus, and attacked. If patients were to receive donor cells, the blood supply would not form around the cells, and the immune system would simply kill the transplanted cells, all the while causing feels of sickness in the patient. Overall, not a good time.

When cells are taken from a patient’s body, the cells are immediately accepted, and a new blood supply will form around them. Luckily, not a lot of cells are needed to get the results necessary. Even people with a low body fat percentage will most likely have enough fat somewhere to complete the procedure. Dr. Bruno will work with any Beverly Hills patient seeking a Brazilian Butt Lift to find where those cells can be taken from, and what the effects will look like.

How Do I Know if I Have Enough Fat Available for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Butt augmentation is a Brazilian Butt Lift is a common procedure in Beverly Hills today, but there is an issue that some patients may not think about. How much fat is needed? Some patients who seek the treatment may not have enough fat to perform the entire procedure. Very thin and petite patients who try to maintain a very slim and lithe physique with little fat percentage on their body may find that they simply are not fatty enough to actually have this procedure done. What then?

Well first, how does one know if they have enough body fat to have the procedure? Generally, any patient with a BMI around 22 or higher is a good candidate for a butt lift. There are patients, however, who sit lower than that and they may still have enough fat to have the procedure.

If a Beverly Hills patient doesn’t have enough; however, then there are still options. Often, gaining around 5-10 lbs. of fat will give the necessary amounts for a butt lift. In addition, silicone butt implants can provide amazing results for women with extremely low body fat. Or, perhaps, a combination of these techniques can be used to utilize as much fat as possible while still achieving the desired look. Dr. Bruno can help his Beverly Hills patients figure out their individual needs and treatments with a comprehensive consultation, so book one today.

Call Dr. Bruno To Schedule an Initial Consultation

If you’re interested in reshaping your body and achieving a rounder, fuller contour in your buttocks, contact William Bruno Plastic Surgery for a consultation. Call our office in the Beverly Hills and Hollywood area at (310) 461-3855.