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What’s The Difference Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants?

What’s The Difference Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants?

A lifted, toned, full-sized “behind” is something that few women are born with but that many women wish they had. Maybe you feel this way too? With a Brazilian butt lift (also called butt augmentation), the size, shape and fullness of your butt can be carefully sculpted and enhanced, giving you the sexy, attractive butt you’ve always wanted.

Using liposuction, a Brazilian butt lift takes fat from areas where you have too much—such as the stomach, waist, back or thighs—and transplants it into the buttocks to create a fuller, sexier, more curvaceous shape. In addition to the Brazilian butt lift, I offer a wide range of other body sculpting procedures to help you achieve a more shapely body, which you can learn about here.

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Builds up where you want more, slims down where you want less

The unique advantage of the Brazilian butt lift is that as well as adding volume to your butt, it slims down areas where you have excess fat and would like to be trimmer. For this reason, many of my patients choose to have fat taken away from their tummy and waist area at the same time that they’re having a butt lift, giving them a more shapely, hourglass profile.

A BBL uses your own fat so there’s no chance of rejection

During this procedure, I use liposuction to remove excess fat from certain parts of your body and transfer it to the buttock area that needs augmentation, commonly the higher area of the buttocks to give them a lifted, fuller appearance. Typically, I extract this fat from the lower back, “love handles” and abdomen and use it to shape the top and sides of the butt. Since this fat is from your own body, there’s no risk of rejection.

The difference between a Brazilian butt lift and butt implants

Butt implants are made of artificial material, the same way breast implants are. A butt lift removes your own fat and then transfers it into the buttocks, similar to a graft or transplant. The fat cells that are injected into the buttocks will react to weight changes in the same way that your normal fat does, so if you gain weight, they will get bigger. If you lose weight, they will get smaller.

Also, a butt lift is less invasive and ultimately less painful than butt implants. However, in order to have this procedure, you must have a good amount of excess fat in certain parts of your body—such as your thighs, flanks or abdomen—that can be extracted and then injected into your buttocks.

Why I prefer butt lifts over butt implants

As a highly experienced plastic surgeon who has performed hundreds of successful butt augmentations, I much prefer the Brazilian butt lift to butt implants. Here’s why:

  1. With a butt lift, the results are more natural and attractive.
  2. There are fewer complications with butt lifts.
  3. Liposuction can be performed at the same time as a butt lift to give more roundness, shape and curve to the buttocks.
  4. Fat shapes well and can be placed specifically in the areas that need it (to create hips, for example).
  5. A butt lift allows me to trim away fat in certain areas while building up others, creating a curvy “hourglass” figure.
  6. The fat comes from your own body so there is no risk of rejection.
  7. The incisions used in a butt lift are smaller than with implants, resulting in minimal scarring.
  8. Recovery from a butt lift is faster than with implants. Patients usually can go back to work about one week after a butt lift procedure.

How long will the results last?

With a Brazilian butt lift, I take fat from one area of your body and put it into another, where it stays permanently. This is a very long-lasting procedure. You should know, however, that about 50% of the injected fat stays in the area and about 50% will be reabsorbed by the body. This is why I always put in extra fat grafts.

How much does butt augmentation cost?

One of the first questions my patients ask me when they’re considering a Brazilian butt lift is how much it will cost. My answer is that there is no one standard price. Recognizing that every woman’s body and expectations for butt augmentation surgery are unique to her, I determine the exact cost of a Brazilian butt lift after I have met with the patient, evaluated her body type, amount of fat stores, overall physical condition and her personal goals and expectations. Then together, we will decide what type of procedure will achieve the best possible results. For further pricing details, please contact me.

What to expect during the procedure

During the procedure, thin layers of fat are vacuumed from areas with excess fat deposits and then layered on top of each other in the buttocks to produce the desired contour and fullness. Because of the meticulous way the fat has to be extracted (liposuction), processed and reinjected, butt augmentation surgery typically takes 2-4 hours. However, this depends on the amount of liposuction performed and the amount of fat to be reinjected into the buttocks.

Following the procedure, special compression garments are worn for several weeks to help reduce swelling and to help shape the butt. People usually can go back to work about one week after the procedure.

For more details, come see me

To learn more about what happens during a Brazilian butt lift, come in and see me. I’m happy to sit down with you for a consultation and we can go through things in a lot more detail.

I perform my procedures at the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester

For almost every plastic surgery procedure I perform, I use the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester. As the standard of excellence in the region, this technologically advanced, leading-edge facility was specifically designed by our group of surgeons (Cosmetic Surgery Associates) to provide our patients with the highest level of care, personal privacy and optimal surgical results.

The Surgical Specialty Center is Medicare approved, state licensed and meets all current requirements at the top level of New York State. To learn more about the Surgical Specialty Center of Westchester, watch this short video by clicking on the image below.

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Considering a Brazilian butt lift?

If you’re thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift and would like to schedule a free consultation, please contact me. I will send you additional information prior to your appointment, then when we meet, I will answer your questions, evaluate your body type and overall health, and learn what you’re hoping to achieve. Then together, we’ll decide what will bring you the best possible results. 

For more information, I recommend these 3 blogs

So that you can be fully informed before you decide to have a Brazilian butt lift, I’ve written a number of blogs explaining this procedure and its many benefits. Here are three of the most popular ones:

Learn more about the body contouring procedures I offer

There are several body procedures available to you in my plastic surgery practice. To learn more, please visit these pages on my website:

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Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS), a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS), Samuel J. Beran, MD is a highly accomplished plastic surgeon with offices in Manhattan, Harrison and Mount Kisco, NY. With more than 20 years’ experience and a thorough command of the most advanced techniques and technologies, Dr. Beran consistently provides his patients with the highest level of plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, face, skin and body. Recently, Dr. Beran was named a “Top Doctor” by RealSelf for his dedication to responding to consumer questions and patient feedback. The “Top Doctor” designation is awarded to less than 10% of the RealSelf physician community.

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"Dr. Beran is a board certified plastic surgeon, specializing in cosmetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation. He is amazing and I definitely recommend him."