Fat Transfer/Brazilian Butt Lift

The loss of subcutaneous fat volume in various areas of the body is a major contributor to the aging process, and a leading reason many individuals seek various cosmetic procedures, such as a Brazilian butt lift.


Aging or weight loss can flatten the buttocks, make the skin sag, and create an asymmetrical appearance in the backside. A Brazilian butt lift can correct these flaws, and augment the buttocks so they look fuller, curvier, and rounder.

Another butt augmentation technique, Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that uses your own fat, instead of implants, to lift buttocks that sag. This procedure is a more natural way to augment the buttocks, and is preferred by many patients who have excess fat in some areas of the body, such as the abdomen, thighs or arms.

The appeal of Brazilian butt lift is there is no risk of allergic reaction and/or rejection, as it uses a substance that already comes from inside the body. Not only will this procedure enhance the buttocks, it also promises beautiful, natural-looking results.

Your Consultation

Not everyone is a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift. Therefore, a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon is required. A part of your private consultation will involve an evaluation of your body. You must have ample fat for transfer in order to qualify for this procedure. Our doctors provide a complimentary assessment in just 30 minutes to determine if you are a perfect candidate for this procedure. Some thin people may not have enough fat available to transfer, and may be recommended a different butt augmentation option.

The Procedure

The techniques for Brazilian butt lift may vary. However, the premise is the same. Our surgeons will extract fat from other areas of the body, usually the abdomen, flank, or the area near the buttocks to accentuate the fullest area of your backside. The fat is then processed and re-injected carefully into your buttocks where you request more volume or shape. The fat is injected at various levels so that you will receive the best long-term absorption rate.

Your surgeon will carefully select the fat to be used for the procedure before it is injected back into the target area. In most cases, no more than 25% of the fat cells extracted will be qualified for re-injection.

The result of a Brazilian butt lift is that your buttocks will become rounder, perkier and more attractive. The surgery takes approximately three to five hours, as it depends largely on the amount of targeted fat.

Your Recovery

The length of recovery for Brazilian butt lift may vary, as it depends on the extent of the area that liposuction targets. However, most patients return to work two weeks after surgery. Your surgeon will request you to wear a compression garment for two weeks, and to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for a prolonged time for two to three weeks. You may have some bruises and swelling for a few weeks.

Your surgeon will provide you with in-depth recovery instructions to ensure that you will heal properly within your recovery period.

Before and After Pictures

See real patient before and after photos to appreciate how a Brazilian butt lift can improve your backside’s appearance.

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Consultation with Vernon Hills, North Shore and Chicago Brazilian Butt Lift Doctor

If you are considering a Brazilian butt Lift or Brazilian Augmentation, give the doctors at Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa a call at 847-367-8815 to schedule a consultation.