Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift has been the fastest growing cosmetic procedure over the last few years, with its unique ability to give a more toned and athletic appearance to your buttocks. While buttock implants have always been able to give that dramatic fullness and shape to the buttock they have been fraught with high complication rates. With the latest advances in fat grafting techniques and liposuction technology, large volume fat grafting to the buttock has now become a safe and effective technique.

One of the many added benefit of a Brazilian Butt Lift over traditional buttock implants is the combination of liposuction to enhance the surrounding body regions such as the abdomen, flanks, lower back and thighs. Once the fat is purified, it is than carefully re-injected back into your gluteal region to reshape, enhance and create that curvy youthful buttock shape.

Your Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Your Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is performed in a fully accredited hospital. Your anaesthetist will give you a general anaesthetic and you can expect the operation to take 3 hours to perform. Most patients are able to go home the same day of surgery with no drains required. The small incisions are covered with a dressing and you are placed in a compression garment.
While there are many ways to enhance the shape of your buttock, like buttock implants and surgical butt lifts, the Brazilian Butt Lift has now become the gold standard treatment due to its improved shape and lower complication rates.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a combination of both liposuction and fat grafting to give the final result;


The fat to be used in the Brazilian butt lift is carefully removed via liposuction from multiple body areas via low pressure suction and collected into a specialized canister. Once all the fat that is required has been carefully collected, standard liposuction is continued to give the areas treated their final desired aesthetic result. The fat is then carefully washed to remove any unnecessary fluid and blood, leaving only pure fat.

Fat Transfer

Finally, the fat is transferred to numerous syringes and selectively transferred into the buttocks. This is done with careful consideration to achieve the ideal size and shape required.

Preparing For Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Once you have decided to have Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, Dr Turner and his staff will guide you in your preparation. You will be given instructions to help make your surgery and recovery go smoothly and you may be given various tests so that your medical records are as up to date as possible before proceeding to an operation.

Pre-op Evaluation

As with other types of surgery, a chest x-ray and blood tests may be necessary to assess your general health. Dr Turner may want photographs your buttock and other areas being treated by liposuction in your medical record to document your problem and to compare results.

Pre-op Instruction

Dr. Turner will ask that you to stop taking aspirin-containing products two weeks before surgery to minimize bleeding. You will also be asked to stop smoking before surgery because it restricts the blood flow and may affect healing, resulting in wound breakdown and less than optimal results.

Wearing a Garment

You will be measured for a surgical garment to wear in the recovery period. This is to be worn day and night for six weeks after surgery and is essential in the molding of the areas treated by liposuction to give the best possible result.

After Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

After your surgery, you wake up in a recovery room. Dr Turner and the nursing staff monitor you, checking your blood pressure, temperature and pulse. Once you are alert, you may be discharged. However, if Dr Turner feels it is necessary, you may remain in recovery until later that day. You may be given prescriptions to relieve pain and prophylactic antibiotics are commonly prescribed. Have someone fill the prescription, drive you home and take care of you as you recover. Follow any post-op instructions given to you.

Your First Postoperative Visit

At 1 week after your Brazilian Butt Lift surgery you return to Dr Turner’s office and your wounds and dressings are reviewed. Here, you begin to see the results of your surgery despite some initial swelling. Dr Turner will tell you how to care for your wound and dressing.The most important part of recovery from the Brazilian butt lift procedure is to minimize sitting for four weeks following the procedure. Generally, some firmness and tightness may be felt in the buttocks but will gradually soften and feel normal over six weeks.

Brazilian Butt Lift Follow-up

During your follow-up visits Dr Turner will monitor the areas treated by liposuction for any irregularities and the ultimate shape of your buttock. Healing takes several weeks or longer, depending on how long swelling lasts. Swelling normally takes up to 3 months to settle. The regime for wearing a garments and resumption of normal activities and exercise will be discussed at these visits.

Brazilian Butt Lift risks and complications

As with any surgery, abdominoplasty surgery involves risks and potential complications. You need to understand and accept these in order to make an informed consent to the operation. Some risks are more likely to occur than others. Please ask Dr Turner for as much detail as you need to fully understand the procedure, its benefits and its risks.

It is important that you carefully read and understand the potential risks and they will be discussed in further detail when you have your consultation with Dr Turner.Some risks are more likely to occur than others.

  • Postoperative infection
  • Numbness to the overlying skin
  • Bleeding or haematoma
  • Poor Scarring including keloid scars
  • Asymmetry with over or under correction
  • Skin irregularities, ripples or discolouration
  • Fat embolism which can be life threatening
  • Lumpiness or fat necrosis
  • Temporary or permanent pain
  • Damage to deeper structures / organs
  • Blood clots in legs or lungs
  • Revision surgery to correct or improve outcome

Call Dr Turner If you Experience the following

  • Excessive pain or bleeding
  • Abnormal swelling
  • Fever during the first 7 days

Your Consultation
with Dr Turner

At you consultation, Dr Turner will ask you what concerns you have regarding the appearance of your buttock and what you aim to achieve with the operation. During this consultation he will assess the quality of your skin tone, fatty deposition in the buttock and surrounding areas. It is important that patients undergoing Brazilian Butt Lift have enough fatty deposits elsewhere on the body for Dr Turner to transfer during the procedure. Not everyone is a candidate for buttock augmentation through fat grafting.

Scott Turner

Doctor Scott Turner
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