Brazilian Butt Lift | Fat Transfer

Price Range: $15,000+

A fat grafting procedure transfers fat from areas in which you have excess fat, such as the outer thighs, and injects it into areas that may be lacking in volume, such as your face, hands, breasts, or buttocks. This safe, long-lasting, well-tolerated procedure produces natural-looking results. Every year, thousands of people undergo successful Brazilian butt lifts and are pleased with the results.


With more women preferring curves and a well-shaped hourglass figure, it’s natural to look for cosmetic surgery options that don’t require extensive surgery or downtime. Rather than a surgical butt lift with butt implants, fat transfer techniques are now a natural alternative that is becoming a preferred option for many patients. One procedure that uses this technique best is the Brazilian butt lift, also known as BBL surgery.


Brazilian butt lift surgery uses autologous fat grafting to enhance and augment the buttocks for a fuller, rounder figure. Although traditional buttock enhancement procedures use butt implants, many patients prefer the non-surgical butt lift for its reduced downtime and natural-feeling results. It also comes with the benefit of fat reduction in the chosen donor areas. This means the Brazilian butt lift can produce a sculpted and contoured figure in one simple, minimally-invasive procedure.


One of the most important considerations for this buttocks enhancement surgery is that you have enough fat in your donor area for your goals. Often, you’ll experience some loss of volume after the procedure, so Dr. DiFrancesco can assess whether you have enough fatty tissue to achieve your intended results. It’s important to be in good overall health and able to undergo minimally invasive surgery, so Dr. DiFrancesco will discuss your health history during a consultation.


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An Atlanta Brazilian butt lift can be performed with a local anesthetic and you can return home afterward. It’s performed in a few different steps, and Dr. DiFrancesco will go over each one during your consultation so you know what to expect.


The first step is a liposuction procedure on your donor area (commonly the abdomen, flanks, hips, or thighs). This process collects excess body fat with a small incision and a surgical cannula. Dr. DiFrancesco uses a gentle back-and-forth motion to help break up the fat for easier removal with a surgical vacuum. After enough fat is collected, the incisions are closed with special sutures.


After the fatty tissue is collected, it’s purified and made ready for the injection process. Usually, this includes separating the fat cells from the liquid to ensure pure fat cells can be placed in specialized syringes to be injected.


This step includes careful planning and an artistic eye. Dr. DiFrancesco will use multiple syringes of injected fat to ensure your results are well-shaped, evenly distributed, and natural-looking. It’s common practice to inject more fat than is needed for your results during this step since not all of the fat cells survive the transfer process. After this step is complete, you’ll be made ready for your recovery and trip home.


Although the Brazilian butt lift comes with a shorter recovery than implant augmentation, you’ll need to take certain important steps to make sure your recovery is successful. This includes avoiding sitting directly on your transferred fat until it can establish a new blood supply and settle into its new location. This means you may need to use a specialized pillow during this time. Additionally, you’ll need to wear a compression garment at your incision sites to aid blood flow and help the skin adhere to the new contours.

You’ll be prescribed medications to manage swelling and discomfort, so take these according to instructions. Most patients can return to their regular light activities within a week or so. Over the following weeks and months, your results will emerge with some loss of volume over time. With the right aftercare and healthy lifestyle, fat transfer results are often permanent.


The Brazilian butt lift is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure due to its excellent, natural-looking results and short recovery period. It’s important to discuss your questions, such as Brazilian butt lift cost, and goals for the procedure with an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon. To meet with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. DiFrancesco at our Atlanta office, contact us by calling or filling out our online form.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a BBL cost?

This procedure can cost around $15,000+.

How can I get a bigger butt fast?

The best way to get a dramatic change to your buttock is with fat transfer to the buttock.

Are buttock injections permanent?

Fat transfer to the buttock is permanent. If you don’t have enough of your own fat we can use sculptra. Sculptra is an off label use to enhance your buttock. It typically lasts 2 years.

How much does butt injections cost?

Sculptra injections run on average $6,000.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

Most patients are back to everyday activities in a week or two. You can return to working out and full activity