The Brazilian butt lift is known as one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men. This body contouring surgery allows individuals an effective way to achieve fuller, shapelier buttocks without having to use an implant. Weight loss, aging, as well as hereditary characteristics, can cause a deflated butt. In today’s times, a curvy, rounder rear end is considered desirable. A fat transfer to the buttocks adds volume to the area to create the right amount of shape. It is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which first uses liposuction to take unwanted fat from one section of your body and then reinstates it into your buttocks. It takes an artistic eye to perfect the Brazilian butt lift and with years of experience and training, New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Smita Ramanadham can create stunning, natural-looking results at our practice


The ideal patients for the Brazilian butt lift will be examined to make sure they are able to undergo this surgery. First, enough fat needs to be identified in certain areas to extract for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a lower body weight or have insufficient fat to harvest, you may not be a candidate for this procedure. In addition, it is also important to have good skin laxity. If your skin is loose, sagging, or wrinkled, you may be a better fit for a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a stable weight, have enough fat to remove, and prefer not to use an artificial device, such as an implant, the Brazilian butt lift can be a great option for you.


In most cases, anesthesia is used for this surgery. It is considered an outpatient treatment and usually takes about 2 – 3 hours (it depends on how much fat is being removed and transferred). A form of liposuction will be the first step to remove fat from targeted areas on the body, including the stomach, hips, and thighs. This treatment of fat extraction is performed safely. The extracted fat is never exposed to open air since it is intricately purified in a closed system. At this time, viable fat tissue is separated and placed into syringes. Next is the injection process where the harvested fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even. This process is repeated numerous times until the desired size and shape has been attained


After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to heal. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need proper healing — where the fat was removed and the buttocks. In both places, there will be some overall discomfort and swelling. It is important to not place additional weight on the backside for at least two weeks after surgery. Once the swelling has subsided, results can be seen, but in most cases, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. Your rear end will appear fuller and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had fat removal may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back.


  • How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?
    Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes the costs for both fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. As soon as Dr. Ramanadham has developed your BBL treatment plan, she will be better able to give you cost estimates. It is best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. Ramanadham, so we will help make your BBL affordable. We take several payment methods and can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
  • Should I get implants or a fat transfer?
    If you want to add volume to your buttocks, butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift, can help you achieve your desired results. In your initial complimentary cosmetic consultation, Dr. Ramanadham will talk to you about both methods and help you choose which is better based on your physique and wants. She will also assess your body to decide which areas with excess fat could be used for the fat transfer (usually the back, stomach, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.
  • How long will my results last?
    Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed by your body after your transfer, the majority of the fat cells will stay in their new location for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight since major weight loss or gain can compromise the results of the surgery. That is why Dr. Ramanadham recommends you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL procedure so it is easier for you to stay at.
  • How can I recover faster after a BBL?
    To help speed your recovery following a BBL, Dr. Ramanadham or someone on her team will go over post-surgical instructions. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. Dr. Ramanadham suggests you get a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will help to improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. Dr. Ramanadham might also suggest a special post-surgical massage to speed your healing process.
  • Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?
    While it is called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is a little confusing since it is not really a butt lift, which corrects loose and sagging skin from the buttocks. Although the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some of the loose skin, if you have moderate or severe sagging skin in your butt, you might combine a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. Ramanadham will discuss your options, depending on your goals in your initial complimentary cosmetic consultation.


This procedure has become more popular due to the fact it allows men and women the chance to attain the shape and figure they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthy, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at our welcoming facility. If you wish to achieve an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural approach, we welcome you to contact us in New Jersey to learn more from Dr. Ramanadham.