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Brazilian Butt Lift

in Mesa, Arizona

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Mesa specializes in Brazilian butt lifts, using the patient’s own body fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. Dr. LaBarbera, a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, ensures patients are guided through each step of the procedure to meet their aesthetic goals. We pride ourselves on delivering natural-looking, beautiful results that help individuals feel more confident and comfortable in their own bodies.

Brazilian Butt Lift In Mesa, AZ

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Mesa specializes in Brazilian butt lifts, using the patient’s own body fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. Dr. LaBarbera, a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, ensures patients are guided through each step of the procedure to meet their aesthetic goals. We pride ourselves on delivering natural-looking, beautiful results that help individuals feel more confident and comfortable in their own bodies.

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What Is Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery that enhances the buttocks’ size and shape by using the patient’s own body fat. During the procedure, the surgeon performs liposuction to remove excess fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, and flanks. This extracted fat is then purified before being meticulously injected into the buttocks to create a fuller, more rounded appearance. Unlike synthetic implants, the Brazilian butt lift uses natural body fat, resulting in a more natural look and feel. This technique not only sculpts the buttocks to be curvier and better proportioned but also improves the contours of the areas where the fat was originally removed. The dual benefit of body contouring and buttock enhancement makes this procedure a popular choice for achieving balanced, aesthetically pleasing results.

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Consultation & Preparation for Brazilian Butt Lift In Mesa

The consultation for a Brazilian butt lift begins with a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s buttocks, hips, and overall health. Dr. LaBarbera carefully examines factors such as skin tone, fat distribution, and muscle structure to determine if the patient is an ideal candidate. During this consultation, he takes the time to understand the patient’s specific goals, like enhancing the fullness and projection of their buttocks. Dr. LaBarbera provides a detailed explanation of the procedure, including the fat harvesting process, purification, and reinjection into the buttocks. He also discusses the potential risks and benefits to ensure patients are fully informed.

Before the surgery, patients are required to undergo lab tests to confirm their suitability for the procedure. They are instructed to stop smoking and discontinue certain medications to reduce the risk of complications. Patients must also follow specific dietary guidelines in the lead-up to the surgery. Since the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, it is important to arrange for transportation and post-operative care. Effective preparation and open communication with Dr. LaBarbera are crucial to achieving the desired results and ensuring a smooth recovery.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure


To ensure maximum comfort and eliminate pain, a Brazilian butt lift is generally carried out under general anesthesia. This type of anesthesia induces a deep, unconscious state, ensuring that the patient does not feel any sensations or have any recollection of the surgery. This approach helps maintain patient comfort and allows the surgeon to perform the procedure with precision and care.

The fat used for a Brazilian butt lift is collected from the patient’s body using liposuction. Small incisions, approximately 0.5-1 cm wide, are made in areas with excess fat, such as the flanks, back, abdomen, inner thighs, or hips. Initially, a solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is injected into these areas to constrict blood vessels and make fat removal more efficient. A thin tube called a cannula, attached to a vacuum device, is then inserted through the incisions to break up and remove the fat deposits. The cannula is maneuvered in a controlled back-and-forth motion to suction the fat cells into a sterile container. This harvesting process usually takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the amount of fat needed for the buttock enhancement. The specific volume of fat removed is tailored to achieve the patient’s desired augmentation and overall body contouring goals.

After liposuction, the harvested fat cells undergo a purification process to prepare them for reinjection. This step involves filtering out blood, fluids, and damaged cells, ensuring that only healthy, viable fat cells remain. The purified fat is then carefully injected above the buttock muscles to ensure safety and optimal results. Dr. LaBarbera meticulously injects the fat in a strategic manner to uniformly enhance and shape the buttocks. This precise placement helps achieve a balanced and natural-looking outcome. The entire process of injecting the fat into targeted areas generally takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the extent of the augmentation.

Following the fat transfer, Dr. LaBarbera meticulously sculpts the augmented buttocks to enhance their shape and symmetry. He addresses any imperfections and ensures a harmonious blend between the newly injected fat and the patient’s existing tissue. This sculpting process requires a high level of artistry and precision, allowing Dr. LaBarbera to create a natural and aesthetically pleasing contour based on the patient’s specific desires. His careful approach ensures that the buttocks achieve the ideal form, tailored to the patient’s body and aesthetic goals.

Recovery After BBL Surgery

Proper recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift is essential for optimal healing and achieving the desired results. Patients should anticipate swelling, bruising, and some discomfort for about 14-21 days post-surgery. To manage swelling and support healing, compression garments are typically worn for around six weeks.

Patients are usually advised to take 2-4 weeks off from work and regular activities to rest and recover. Strenuous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for at least a month. Additionally, it is important to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for a minimum of two weeks to protect the newly transferred fat. During this period, patients should be cautious when getting in and out of bed and should walk with bent hips to minimize pressure on the buttocks.

Pain relief is managed with prescribed medications initially, followed by over-the-counter painkillers as needed. Gentle stretching exercises for the gluteal muscles can help reduce stiffness, and massage therapy can typically begin after six weeks to enhance circulation and healing. Full recovery may take up to six months, and closely following post-operative care instructions is crucial for achieving the best possible augmentation results.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate For BBL?

Skin Elasticity
Women who have elastic skin are often good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. Their skin can adapt more easily 
to the increased volume of the buttocks region without sagging or stretching too much. People in their 20s to 40s tend to have better elasticity compared to older individuals.
Enough Donor Fat
Since Brazilian butt lift involves transferring the patient’s own fat 
to augment the buttocks, having enough adipose tissue in areas like the thighs, hips, or abdomen is necessary. Women within 30 lbs of their ideal body mass usually have adequate fat for transfer. Those who are planning significant weight gain or loss may not be suitable candidates.
Realistic Expectations
Patients considering Brazilian butt lifts should understand the limitations of this procedure and its results. It cannot achieve extreme increases in buttock size or completely alter body contours. Therefore, candidates must have modest goals for subtle improvements in shape and proportion. They should also know that there will be some scarring and challenges associated with recovery.
Good Health
Candidates for butt augmentation must be in good overall health 
and follow a healthy lifestyle. Those with diabetes, heart disease, poor circulation, or clotting disorders may not be eligible for this surgery. Patients should disclose any health conditions and medications they take to Dr. LaBarbera before considering the operation.
Nicotine intake severely impairs healing after any surgery. Therefore, patients must commit to not smoking for at least 4 weeks before and after their Brazilian butt lifts for optimal safety and outcomes. Following this recommendation decreases the risks of complications during recovery.

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Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift

Natural-Looking Results
Dr. LaBarbera uses the patient’s own material to enhance the buttocks, which results in a very natural appearance and feel. The transferred fat integrates seamlessly with existing tissue without the risk of rejection.
Improves Body Contours
Besides augmenting the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift performed by Dr. LaBarbera improves the figure by reducing fat via liposuction from the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or other areas. This surgery creates better proportion and accentuates the backside.
Treatment of Multiple Areas
With both liposuction to harvest adipose tissue and injections to transfer it, the Brazilian butt lift makes it possible to treat the buttocks and areas with unwanted fat. Patients have the dual benefit of addressing two aesthetic issues simultaneously.
Minimally Invasive
Unlike a butt implant surgery, a Brazilian butt lift is minimally invasive and requires tiny incisions that heal well. The fat transfer is done through small injection points. This means that patients have a faster recovery and less scarring recovery compared to the butt implant procedure.
Long Lasting Results
The results are permanent as long as the patient maintains a steady weight and avoids weight fluctuations.

Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift in Mesa, AZ

The price for a Brazilian butt lift generally ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. This cost encompasses the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room charges, and post-surgery garments. Several other factors can also impact the total expense, including the complexity of the procedure, the amount of fat to be harvested and transferred, and the geographic location of the practice:

During a personalized consultation at Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery, we provide each patient with a detailed cost estimate. Our team assesses individual goals, performs thorough physical evaluations, and determines the price based on the specific procedure tailored to the patient. Additionally, we offer flexible financing solutions to make body enhancements more affordable and accessible, ensuring every woman can achieve her desired look with ease and convenience.

Why Choose Us For Brazilian Butt Lift in Mesa?

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. LaBarbera has an impressive background, having completed extensive training that includes two medical residencies, one at Loyola University Medical Center. He is board-certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. This comprehensive training and certification ensure that our patients benefit from the expertise and care of a highly skilled professional.

Dr. LaBarbera’s years of training have refined his skill and expertise, enabling him to consistently achieve natural-looking results with Brazilian butt lifts. His keen aesthetic sense and meticulous attention to detail distinguish him as a leading specialist in the field.

Dr. LaBarbera tailors a customized plan for each patient, aiming to achieve their specific aesthetic goals. His patient-centric approach ensures that every individual feels valued and supported throughout their journey. In a Brazilian butt lift consultation, Dr. LaBarbera takes the time to thoroughly understand your aspirations and what you hope to achieve, providing detailed insights and guidance.

We understand that financing can be a concern, so our practice offers a variety of flexible payment plans, including 12-month interest-free options through CareCredit and PatientFi. These financing solutions make it easier for patients to afford the procedures they desire. Our goal is to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to enhance their appearance and feel more confident in their body.