Procedure Frequently Asked Questions

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ


If you’ve been considering a butt lift, you probably want to know more about what to expect. Here, Dr. Joseph J. Castellano answers the most commonly asked questions our patients have about Brazilian butt lifts. You can also request a consultation with Dr. Castellano, who has helped men and women from Tampa-St. Petersburg to Orlando feel and look their best through a variety of cosmetic procedures.

What is a butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that enhances the natural curves of your bottom. During butt lift surgery, fat cells are removed from another area of your body using liposuction, and the living cells are transplanted into the buttocks to add volume for a curvier, sexier look.

Am I a candidate?

The best candidates for a Brazilian butt lift are in good physical and mental health, unhappy with the shape or profile of their butt, and who have enough extra fat in localized areas, like the belly or thighs, that can be used to enhance their figure.

Can I combine a Brazilian butt lift with other procedures?

A butt lift can deliver beautiful results alone or when combined with other procedures. While liposuction is an essential first step of the process in order to collect fat cells for additional volume in the bottom, lipo can also be incorporated through the thighs and flanks and waist to further accentuate your new curves. A thigh lift can be included, with or without a tummy tuck to dramatically enhance the contours of the entire lower body. And of course, breast augmentation can add additional curves above the waist that, when combined with a butt lift, delivers a dramatic hourglass look.

What should I expect during surgery?

Before your procedure, Dr. Castellano will discuss your appearance goals so that he has a clear understanding of your hopes following the procedure. The surgery itself will vary in technique and time, depending on which approach is used and whether additional procedures are being performed, as well as the level of enhancement preferred. Dr. Castellano will go over your surgery with you in more detail so you know exactly what to expect.

A Brazilian butt lift is a two-part single surgery. First, the fat cells are removed using liposuction, very carefully and delicately in order to preserve their integrity for a successful transfer. Next, Dr. Castellano injects the cells into the butt with a special syringe using a meticulous layering technique to create natural, flattering curves.

What should I expect during recovery?

Following your butt lift, you can expect to feel a little sore and uncomfortable at first, usually accompanied by some bruising and swelling, particularly at the liposuction site. Your bottom may look very large initially; with fat transfer, it’s important to overfill initially in order to achieve the desired results, as not all the transferred cells remain viable. A support garment is needed at first to hold your new shape in place during the initial healing process. Most butt lift patients are back to their normal daily routine within a week or two, but more vigorous activities should wait until you feel more comfortable.

Will I have scars after my butt lift?

Dramatic results can be achieved with virtually no scarring. The incisions required for liposuction are typically only about as long as the diameter of a pencil and often don’t even require stitches, while the injection process doesn’t need any incisions at all. Dr. Castellano carefully places any lipo incisions where they’ll be hidden within your natural body structure whenever possible, although most men and women can expect them to heal up to nearly invisible.

How long until I see results?

You should notice a difference right away after your surgery, with the effects becoming more apparent as post-operative swelling dissipates and the fat cells thrive in their new location. Most patients can see their final results after a few months.

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