Brazilian Butt Lift

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A surgery known as the Brazilian butt lift has become one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. and continues to be in widespread demand among both women and men.

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About Brazilian Butt Lift

Learn more about the Brazilian butt lift in Northern California.

This butt enhancement surgery allows individuals an effective way to achieve a rounder and shapelier buttocks without having to use an implant. Significant weight loss, aging, gravity, as well as hereditary characteristics can lead to a flat and unshapely buttocks. In today’s times, a rounder, more voluptuous rear end is desired more than ever. Using your own fat, the Brazilian butt lift adds volume to the patient’s buttocks area to create the desired look. The process is achieved through a careful and precise fat transfer process, which uses liposuction to remove unwanted fat pockets from one place of your body and then transfers it into your backside (rear end). It takes an artistic eye to perfect this body contouring surgery and with years of training, experience, and learned skill, Santa Rosa, California plastic surgeons Dr. Francisco CanalesDr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson can garner gorgeous, natural-looking results at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa.

Ideal Candidates

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Here’s A Look At Who Is A Candidate For A Brazilian Butt Lift In Northern California.

Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift will be evaluated to confirm they are able to undergo this surgery.

First is to make sure there is adequate fat in certain areas to remove for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. If you are of a low body weight or have insufficient fat to remove for the transfer, you, unfortunately, may not be a candidate for this treatment. Moreover, it is also crucial to have good skin tone. If you have sagging skin, you may benefit better from a butt lift with surgery. If you maintain a good weight, have the right amount of fat to extract and transfer, and prefer not to use an implant, this procedure can be a terrific alternative for you.

How It Works

Surgical Technique

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Our method of fat extraction is performed at the highest quality and safety.

In most cases, anesthesia is used for a fat transfer surgery of this nature. It is qualified as an outpatient treatment and generally takes around 2 – 3 hours (it depends on the quantity of fat that is being liposuctioned and reinstated). A form of liposuction will be performed first to remove fat from specific areas on the body, including the hips, abdomen, lower back, and thighs. The extracted fat is protected from the open air since it is intricately purified in a closed and sterile centrifuge system. It is during this time that healthy fat tissue is carefully harvested and placed into syringes. Next is the injection phase where the healthy fat tissue is injected in layers followed by a delicate massage to make sure the surface is even and smooth. This step is repeated numerous times until the desired shape has been attained.

What to Expect

Here’s what to expect when you receive a Brazilian butt lift in Northern California.

After the Treatment

After a Brazilian butt lift, you will be sent home to recover. Remember, there are separate sections on the body that need to be monitored — where the fat was liposuctioned and your enhanced buttocks. In both places, there will be bruising. It is important to not place a lot of weight on the buttocks for around two weeks after surgery. We will review with you special pillows and garments that will be needed.


As soon as the swelling has subsided, results are visible, but usually, the full outcome is seen in around 4 – 6 weeks. The buttocks will appear curvaceous and shapelier. In addition, the areas that had liposuction may make your result more beautiful if it was performed on the hips or lower back/flanks section.


How much does a Brazilian butt lift cost?

Your total cost for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) includes both the fat transfer and liposuction, anesthesia, facility fees, plus care before and after your surgery. When Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson has developed your treatment plan, they will be able to give you cost estimates.The range is usually $14,000-$20,000. It’s best to focus on choosing a plastic surgeon you feel comfortable with, like Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson, rather than the finding the cheapest price. Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa takes several payments, and we can give you information on low-interest financing.

Should I get implants or a fat transfer?

If you want to improve the shape and size of your buttocks, you get butt augmentation using either silicone implants or fat grafting, which is commonly called a Brazilian butt lift. In your initial consultation, we will explain both methods and help you choose which fits your physique and wants. We will also examine your body to decide which areas would get liposuction (usually the stomach, back, or thighs). You may not be a candidate for a BBL if your body fat percentage is too low.

How long will my results last?

Although a small amount of fat might be reabsorbed after your Brazilian butt lift, the majority of the fat will stay in your buttocks for many years. To keep your results, you need to maintain a steady weight because major weight loss or gain can alter the results of your Brazilian butt lift. That’s why Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson highly recommend you be at a healthy weight prior to your BBL so it’s easier for you to stay fit.

How can I recover faster after a BBL?

If you want to minimize your healing time following a BBL, we recommend that you follow all post-surgical instructions accordingly. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks for at least 14 days as the area heals. We also suggest you buy a donut-shaped or nursing pillow, which lets you sit down with pressure placed on your legs rather than your buttocks. Light stretching and short walks will improve your blood flow and reduce swelling. We may also suggest a special post-surgical massage to help your body heal.

Will a Brazilian butt lift remove loose skin?

A traditional butt lift removes excess skin from the buttocks while a Brazilian butt lift adds volume to this area. While it’s called a Brazilian butt lift, this name is confusing since it isn’t a gluteoplasty, which removes excess skin from your butt. Although the extra volume transferred to your buttocks during a Brazilian butt lift can fill out some loose skin, if you are concerned about moderate or severe excess skin in your butt, you might want a gluteoplasty with a BBL. Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson will go over your options, depending on your goals and physical exam in your initial consultation.

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Shape your rear

This procedure has become so popular due to the fact it allows people the chance to get the round and shapely buttocks they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthier, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa. If you are looking to attain an enhanced fullness to your buttocks and are seeking a natural alternative, we welcome you to contact Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA to make an appointment with Dr. CanalesDr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson.