Brazilian Butt Lift Procedures are continually rising in popularity and many patients can become overwhelmed with the various options available. This blog outlines some of the main types of Brazilian butt lift procedure options in Boston and some of the main considerations for patients when deciding on their butt enhancement procedure. 


What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is performed to enhance the size and shape of a patient’s buttocks and help them achieve their ideal figure. The procedure involves performing Liposuction on one or more areas of the body that a patient wishes to have excess fat deposits removed. A small incision is made in this area so a cannula can be inserted to vacuum out these fat deposits. The next stage of the procedure is grafting this fat into the buttocks. The fat is typically injected into the buttocks in a specific quantity to various areas of the buttocks to achieve the desired shape and enhancement.

Butt Implants vs BBL 

Whether a butt enhancement candidate is more suitable for butt implants or a butt lift procedure will completely depend on their surgical goals. 

Butt implants are surgically inserted into the buttocks through an incision line created between the butt cheeks. Butt implants come in various shapes and sizes so patients can achieve their ideal result. Silicone implants are those used for butt implant surgery. There is a risk of the butt implants rupturing causing the implants to lose their shape or become painful to the patient. There is also the possibility that silicone implants will move or slip out of place which will again impact the shape of the buttocks.

However, there are benefits to having butt implants rather than a fat graft. For patients who do not want to undergo liposuction or are unable to have the procedure, butt implants can be a more suitable option. Butt implants will achieve long term results as unlike fat, the implants cannot be absorbed by the body. This means that even if a patient loses weight, the size of their buttocks will still be enhanced by the implants. Additionally, some patients prefer the appearance of a buttock enhanced by implants as it can be more dramatic and because it can achieve a smoother appearance as there is no risk of fat causing dimpling. 

However, other patients opt for a type of Brazilian butt lift procedure in Boston rather than butt implants as they desire a more natural-looking enhancement and a BBL achieves more natural results since it is a more minimal enhancement. All patients should spend time considering their goals and assessing which option is right for them. It is recommended that all potential butt enhancement patients consult with at least one Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to receive expert advice on which procedure would be most suitable to achieve their desired results.

Types of Brazilian Butt Lift

The procedure has an 84% worth-it rating on RealSelf due to the benefits that the majority of patients experience. However, there are so many different types of Brazilian butt lift procedures available to our Boston patients, it is important that patients choose the best option for their specific goals. Additionally, BBL procedures have multiple customizable aspects to consider so it is important potential patients research all these aspects and spend time considering their ideal appearance as well as see a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. For more information on the procedure, you can read our blog ‘The Most FAQs About Brazilian Butt Lift In Boston’.

Mini Brazilian Butt Lift 

A mini BBL procedure is similar to a regular BBL procedure, it simply takes less fat via liposuction and a smaller amount of fat is grafted. For example, 400 or 500cc might be added with a mini BBL rather than 800-900cc which is often added for a normal BBL. This technique is therefore most suitable for patients who want a less dramatic result, a more natural or smaller enhancement or wish to alter the shape of their buttocks and enhance its symmetry. 

Lipo 360 and Brazilian Butt Lift

This procedure includes multiple areas of liposuction typically performed around the waist, the back, the thighs etc to ensure the patient’s figure is proportional. Standard liposuction for a Brazilian butt lift can be performed on multiple areas of the body but will not be performed around the circumference of the body to achieve a balanced and proportional figure. Some surgeons only perform BBL procedures with lipo 360 as it tends to achieve the best results for many patients as more of the figure is contoured.

Plus Size Brazilian Butt Lift 

A plus-size Brazilian butt lift tends to refer to BBL patients who have a high BMI. Generally, for a surgical procedure, suitable candidates are those who are a healthy weight and do not have a high BMI, as being overweight can increase the risk of complications occurring as a result of the procedure. However, there are patients who have a high BMI but are still suitable candidates to undergo the surgery. 

J Plasma Brazilian Butt Lift

A J plasma Brazilian butt lift generally works in the same way that a typical BBL procedure works as it adds fat to the buttocks. However, a J plasma BBL allows for advanced body contouring as it can achieve a greater enhancement to the buttocks than a BBL procedure. Additional liposuction of the areas above and below the buttocks are performed and then treated with J plasma tightening. J plasma tightening is a treatment performed to tighten and firm the skin and works by using radiofrequency energy.     

Non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift

There are multiple non-surgical BBL options that patients can consider. Healthline explains that both hydrogen and silicone injections can be used to enhance both the size and shape of the buttocks. These injections can be used rather than injections of fat. For some patients, this is a more suitable option as they are too thin and do not have enough excess fat deposits to undergo liposuction and so cannot have a BBL using a fat transfer. 

Non-invasive Brazilian Butt Lift 

Non-invasive treatments mean that patients don’t need to undergo surgery and will have no incisions and leave no scars. These treatments tend to try to trigger natural processes in the body to get a more desirable appearance rather than injecting anything into the buttocks. Some patients prefer this option as it is more natural and achieves more subtle results than the other treatment options. 

Sculptra Brazilian Butt Lift

Healthline explains that a Sculptra butt lift is performed to enhance a patient’s buttocks without surgery. Sculptra is a type of dermal filler which stimulates collagen production in the skin. This production of collagen can enhance the appearance of the buttocks as it helps to fill out the shape and structure and enhances the skin’s quality. However, this treatment is not FDA approved. 

Brazilian Butt Lift Appearance

In addition to deciding the ideal butt enhancement procedure, it is also important to consider the specific figure and proportions you wish to achieve. 

Shelf vs Slope Brazilian Butt Lift

Shelf or Slope Brazilian butt lifts procedures do not refer to different BBL techniques; they are different shapes of buttocks patients can choose to achieve. A shelf buttock has a dramatic projection, hence its name while a slope buttock has a more natural-looking or gradual curve.

For example, breast implants can be round or teardrop-shaped so that each patient can achieve the size they want but also the most suitable shape for their needs and figure. Similarly, patients can also achieve a specific shape with a fat graft by injecting the fat in different proportions into various areas of the buttocks to achieve the desired shape.

It is often important to patients that their result suits the rest of their proportions and figure so a slope Brazilian butt lift is often preferable. However, other patients wish to achieve a more dramatic appearance so a shelf BBL with a more drastic projection is chosen.

Hourglass Brazilian Butt Lift 

Often patients desire to achieve an hourglass figure with their Brazilian butt lift procedure. Liposuction is one of the best ways to achieve an hourglass figure as solely undergoing an augmentation procedure will not achieve the contoured figure that many patients desire.

It is often necessary for patients who wish to achieve an hourglass figure to undergo 360 lipo and BBL so that fat is evenly removed from multiple areas including around the waist to produce an hourglass figure. To fully achieve an hourglass figure there are patients who have chosen to undergo more than one set of liposuction or fat grafting procedures. Additionally, there are other patients who undergo further procedures such as a breast augmentation procedure to achieve the figure they desire. 

Patients who desire an hourglass figure should discuss this aim with a surgeon who has extensive experience and expertise in performing body procedures so they can provide the best advice on the procedures and specific contouring of the body.


This blog was designed to provide patients with information on the various types of Brazilian butt lift procedures in Boston. Additionally, all Boston patients who are considering undergoing a butt enhancement procedure should book a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Markarian is a Harvard-trained Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon who provides his patients with expert information and advice on the most suitable procedure type for achieving their results.


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