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Restore Volume with a Brazilian Butt Lift


Brazilian Butt Lift Fast Facts

Dr. Julio Clavijo-AlvarezBrazilian butt lift performed at our practice in Pittsburgh, PA, combines the removal of undesired excess fat from other areas of the body, followed by sculpting and enhancing the deflated gluteal area.

  • Aging or weight loss may favor the loss of volume to the buttock.
  • The Brazilian butt lift is performed under general anesthesia and it is usually completed in 3 to 6 hours depending on the areas of liposuction.
  • The usual recovery time is two weeks.

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What is Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift also known as fat grafting to the buttock is the removal of excess fat from unwanted areas and injection into the gluteal area for the enhancement of its shape.

Before and after images of a Brazilian butt lift patient.
*Results can vary for each individual

How and where is the surgery done?

The Brazilian butt lift is done in a hospital. It is done under general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is about 3 to 6:00 hours. It is done as an inpatient procedure with an overnight stay.

Can I plan on doing the surgery 1 week prior to my 25th-year reunion?

Definitively NOT. It is a very well tolerated procedure. However, it will leave bruising and swelling that will be present for 1 or 2 weeks. Plan ahead if you are planning on this surgery.

Do I need to have my stitches removed?

The answer is yes and no. When doing your Brazilian butt lift, we will use absorbable stitches. Despite the use of ointments and massage, we will need to remove some of the remaining stitches that did not fall or disappear.

How is the post op recovery?

Following your Brazilian Butt Lift, you should plan for the following:

  • 1 week off from work if non-physical and up to 2 weeks if physical
  • No driving while taking narcotic medication
  • No drains
  • Swelling for 1-2 weeks
  • Bruising for 1-2 weeks
  • Exercise: resume activities at 2-3 weeks, and back to normal at 6 weeks
  • Follow up appointments after: one week, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year

What complications could occur?

When doing Brazilian butt lift, some of the complications related to the procedure are:

  • Infection (<1%)
  • Bleeding (<1%)
  • Asymmetry
  • Scarring
  • Fat necrosis

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