Edward F. Guarino, MD
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift in Allentown, PA

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A Brazilian butt lift is a special fat transfer/graft procedure that transforms a flat, deflated buttocks to round and shapely. The butt may lack volume naturally or it can be the result of factors like aging, weight loss, and gravity. No matter the cause, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Edward Guarino can add curves by removing excess fat from another area of the body and then carefully grafting the purified fat to the butt until the desired shape and volume is achieved. The best patients for a Brazilian butt lift will have good skin tone with healthy elasticity, but patients in the Allentown area who have loose skin may consider combining a Brazilian butt lift with a surgical butt lift for their best results.

Surgical Technique

During the initial consultation, the body will be assessed so that it can be determined where to perform liposuction in order to extract the necessary amount of fat needed to perform the transfer. Multiple donor sites may be considered. The fat will be removed and grafted for a healthy, effective transfer. It will then be injected through a syringe into the buttocks. This process will take place over several steps, and many layers may be used until the desired result is achieved. The incisions from a Brazilian butt lift are very small and thus scarring after the procedure is minimal.

During/After Surgery

A Brazilian butt lift is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours to complete depending on how many donor sites are used and how many layers it takes to achieve the desired fullness. Following surgery, patients will experience swelling and bruising in both the fat removal areas as well as on the buttocks. Patients will find it difficult to sit, but are encouraged to do so once the swelling has subsided. It will take about 3 full months for the body to recover and adjust to the new contour and shape.

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Average Cost  
$6,500 - $8,000
Recovery Time  
3 - 4 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
2 - 3 Hours
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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

Bumpy Appearance?

If the injections are done correctly, the result will look and feel natural. During the procedure, additional liposuction may be used to help smooth out uneven skin, as well as ensure that the surface has a correct and even contour. It is important to find a reputable and highly-skilled surgeon with a special expertise in performing the Brazilian butt lift surgery.

Fat Transfer or Implants?

Both techniques are commonly used by cosmetic surgeons and can achieve good results. Some patients simply do not want a foreign device in their body and feel that the fat transfer method is safe and natural. A disadvantage of fat transfers, however, is that they may not last as long as an implant. Some of the injected fat will absorb naturally into the body. It is important to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique during the consultation so the right decision can be made.

Weight Gain?

Weight gain could compromise the results of the surgery. For the best long-term results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.