Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

The Brazilian Butt Lift is truly one of Dr. Markarian’s favorite surgeries to perform.  He has taken an extra special interest in achieving the best outcomes possible by pursuing advanced surgical training beyond his Harvard experience and took time during his aesthetic plastic surgery fellowship to go to Miami and learn from top Brazilian Butt Lift surgeon, Dr. Constantino Mendieta.

Butt Augmentation

Butt augmentation can enhance the natural curves for patients who are unhappy with the shape or lack of fullness of their buttocks. A butt lift can add volume and roundness to a flat or small buttock for patients seeking a more balanced body profile. If you want to enlarge or enhance your buttock shape and have discovered that they do not respond to diet or exercise, a butt lift may be the solution you’ve been looking for. A butt augmentation or butt lift contours the buttocks and compensates for less volume of fat in the area. Men and women who enlarge their bottoms can enjoy a more voluptuous and shapely body silhouette.  Butt augmentation is a highly satisfying and permanent procedure that enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas for a younger, firmer, curvier, and fuller look.

The goals of a butt lift (butt augmentation) are to enhance the natural curve and fullness of the buttocks, to create a younger, firmer, curvier, and fuller look, and to provide a more voluptuous and shapely body silhouette.

Butt Augmentation with Fat Transfer

Dr. Markarian performs butt augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift”.  This involves two steps:

  • First, the patient’s own fat is collected through liposuction, of which the most popular areas for liposuction for butt augmentation are the lower back, waist, flanks (love handles), and abdominal area. This not only provides the proper amount of fat cells for butt enhancement, it also contours the areas around the buttock for a more dramatic result. Liposculpting the small of the back creates a beautiful curve that makes the lower back curve in, while the buttock projects out. The combination is dramatic and very flattering. The removed fat is then purified in a special process so that the best quality fat is ready to be reintroduced back to the body.
  • In the second step, the donor fat is added to the buttocks with tiny injections at different depths to ensure an even, attractive augmentation. This method of fat injection lends a shapely contour to the buttocks that lasts a long time. Special attention is given to each person’s body shape so the entire buttock looks youthful and naturally lifted. Each patient’s results will be customized to his/her optimal body frame. It is important to perform butt fat transfer at the time of liposuction because once the fat has been removed, the patient may never have enough fat to shape and rejuvenate the buttocks in the future.

If a patient is a candidate for this procedure, the rewards can be extremely satisfying.  Dr. Markarian offers this transformational procedure to almost all patients who need liposuction. By using the fat in shaping the hips and buttocks, the waist-line and hips become very curvaceous, the skin of the buttock becomes tighter, clothes fit better, and there can be an anti-aging effect on the buttock area. The created lift effect enhances and rejuvenates the whole body silhouette.  As buttock shape and proportion are critical to the overall beauty of the body, many times this can be combined with a full-body makeover including tummy tuck, breast shaping (breast augmentation or breast lift), and liposuction (liposculpture).

Having Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Butt lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery takes several hours and is performed as an outpatient procedure, but some patients prefer an overnight stay.

Patient Results

A woman in her 20s is shown 3 months after Gluteal Contouring with fat grafting to the buttocks, aka Brazilian Butt Lift. The goal is to enhance the natural curve and fullness of the buttocks to create a younger, firmer, curvier and fuller look, and to provide a more voluptuous and shapely body silhouette.

A woman in her 30s is shown 5 months after a 360 Lipo and a Brazilian Butt Lift.

A woman in her 30s is shown 5 months after a 360 Lipo and a Brazilian Butt Lift.

This young patient is shown 2 months following a “skinny” Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) with 360 Liposuction.  Oftentimes in patients who do not have much fat, a BBL can be more about “what you take out”, and less about what you “put in”.  With careful liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, and back in this patient, I tried to “snatch” the waist to accentuate her buttock contour and placed the harvested fat predominantly in the hip dips to optimize her hourglass figure. As always, extra time was taken in the OR to filter, purify, and concentrate the suctioned fat prior to injecting it safely into the buttocks to maximize fat graft take