Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves liposuction of unwanted fat, and instead of discarding the fat, it is transferred to the buttocks to enhance their shape.


Case study:  This patient had approximately 3L of fat liposuctioned from her mid-section and arms, and 1.5L transferred to her buttocks.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that enhances your buttocks with your own fat. It aims to enhance the shape, size, and attractiveness of that area. Like breast augmentation improves one of the key sensual curves of the female body, the Brazilian Butt Lift does the same for the buttocks. Unlike traditional breast augmentation however, there are no artificial implants used in the Brazilian Butt Lift, only your own fat.

The basis of the procedure is to liposuction fat from areas that would benefit from reduction and instead of discarding the fat, re-implant it into the buttocks to enhance its size and shape. This may improve flat buttocks, or further enhance buttocks that already have a reasonable size or shape. The Brazilian Butt Lift aims to further improve your curves through fat redistribution and help achieve the most attractive body figure – the hourglass shape.


What is involved with a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift can be performed as day surgery, and requires no overnight or hospital stay.

Liposuction is the first part of the procedure. Fat is typically removed from areas such as the abdomen, back, arms or thighs for transfer into the buttocks.  It is necessary to discuss with your doctor the areas that you would like to have liposuction, as well as obtain advice from your doctor as to which areas would be best treated create the optimal shape and balance.

Liposuction is performed on these areas as it would normally be done, however, there are some differences to help keep the fat viable when re-implanted into the buttocks. Firstly, it is important to use lower than normal suction pressures and this helps to cause less trauma to the fat. The fat is harvested into a sterile container designed for the procedure. The fat is kept in a vacuum to reduce its exposure to air and oxidisation. Finally, the fat is transferred to syringes and transferred into the buttocks at the end of the procedure. This is done with careful consideration to achieve the ideal size and shape required. The patient’s personal preferences will help to determine the amount of fat re-injected. We do aim to achieve the ideal buttock shape which is an upside-down heart shape appearance from the back, and perkiness when viewed from the side. Although a size increase will be evident, it is important to understand that shaping the buttocks is of equal, if not more, importance. Removing fat from ‘around’ the buttocks is also important, for example, liposuction of the outer thighs, and above the buttocks (lower back/hips) is important to achieve the attractive smooth curves required.

For an effective procedure, there needs to be an adequate amount of fat harvested. The number of areas requiring liposuction to harvest fat for transfer to the buttocks will vary. In some cases, there may be inadequate fat present for liposuction throughout the whole body, and in these cases, weight gain may be required prior to surgery. If possible, we aim to liposuction enough fat so that there is an amount remaining. This fat is frozen for a later date, should a touch-up or additional transfer be required.

After the procedure, a compression garment needs to be worn for 3 weeks. Most people feel stiff and sore for about a week, and some analgesia may be taken during this time. It is important to minimise the amount of time you sit, to avoid any excessive pressure on the buttocks for about 3-4 weeks.

For more information on liposuction, please visit our liposuction webpage.

For a case study on the Brazilian Butt Lift, click here.

How much is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The price of this procedure will be the dependent on the number of areas that require liposuction primarily, and it is difficult to give an estimate without seeing our surgeon prior.

Why choose The Victorian Cosmetic Institute for your Brazilian Butt Lift?

Our surgeon specialises in this procedure, and has performed many with successful long-term results.

We operate from our own fully accredited day surgery, and our staff will provide you with great service to provide you with the best experience possible.


Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. You should discuss these with your surgeon.

Brazilian Butt Lift Case Study 1

This patient presented to Victorian Cosmetic Institute for liposuction and fat transfer. This was performed over two procedures.

The first procedure was liposuction to her abdomen, waist hips, back, arms and neck. The fat harvested was used in a fat transfer procedure to the buttocks for a Brazilian Butt Lift.  Approximately 1.5L of fat was transferred into her buttocks.

A second liposuction and fat transfer procedure was performed to remove further fat from her back and abdomen, and more fat was transferred to the buttocks.


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This is a patient in her twenties who presented with concerns about various stubborn areas of fat on her body, including her arms, back, waist, hips, abdomen, and thighs. She also wanted to slightly enhance the shape of her buttocks. She wanted to maintain a very classic feminine physique without looking muscular, so resistance training with weights was not an option for her. Instead she had a full body liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks. The result shown in these before and after pictures is only ten days post op. Further improvement will occur as skin further tightens and swelling further reduces.




Dr. Gavin Chan
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