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

Are the Results of a Fat Transfer to Buttocks Immediate?

People in Beverly Hills who want to have a more sculpted and fuller-looking butt will often opt for a butt augmentation. One of the main things people want to know is whether they will see immediate results following the procedure. The answer is yes, but how long the results remain the same will largely depend on the patient’s habits and how well the doctor performed the butt augmentation.

While the results will be immediate when patients walk out of Dr. Bruno’s office, the fullness will subside over the first several months as fat naturally burns off. After about six months, the results patients see will typically be stabilized.

Dr. Bruno tells patients in Beverly Hills to expect to lose up to 30% of the fat transferred to their buttocks following a butt augmentation. Maintaining a healthy diet and weight will help ensure patients will keep long-lasting results.

Dr. Bruno uses innovative techniques to give his patients the best results possible. Once you meet with him to discuss your needs, he will set up a comprehensive plan to give you the results you desire. Read more.

What Size Buttocks Is Right for Me?

Society today is trending to people wanting perfectly shaped and sized buttocks. Many people in Beverly Hills want to have the ideal buttocks like their favorite celebrities, so they visit Dr. Bruno when considering a butt lift. While there is no single size that’s perfect for everyone, there is a perfect size for every specific body type in order to look proportional.

A few things to consider regarding the size of a patient’s buttocks include:

  • Whether the patient has enough fat to perform a butt lift
  • How much fat the butt can handle, depending on the body frame or size of the hips
  • How the size of the buttocks will affect the overall shape of the body

The great thing about working with Dr. Bruno is he has the unique ability to help patients in Beverly Hills set realistic expectations before getting a butt lift. During a consultation with Dr. Bruno, he will provide visuals to help each patient see how they will look with certain sizes of buttocks and provide recommendations accordingly.

Having a perfectly-sized buttocks can be a huge confidence booster, and Dr. Bruno can help you achieve both with a butt lift. Read more. 

What Are the Chances I Will Need a Touch Up After My Initial Brazilian Butt Lift?

When people in Beverly Hills have procedures done to enhance their body, they want to know how quickly the results will be evident and how long they will last. The same is true when patients get a Brazilian Butt Lift.

This is one of the most common procedures to form a person’s butt into a well-rounded and healthy-looking shape. The main concern people have is whether they will need a touch up after getting a butt lift, which is not much of a concern when working with Dr. Bruno.

With a Brazilian Butt Lift, it can take several months for the body to completely recover and settle into its final shape. At that point, patients can assess the results on their own and discuss them with Dr. Bruno. If there is any reason why Dr. Bruno believes a touch up is necessary; then he will recommend doing so. Some patients may also feel like a certain area could be enhanced so they can ask Dr. Bruno to do that for them.

Most patients in Beverly Hills are pleased with their results the first time, but Dr. Bruno is always willing to make adjustments to fulfill your needs. 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.

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.