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Brazilian Butt Lift

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At Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, we offer Brazilian butt lifts to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks using your own body fat. Dr. Jude LaBarbera, a highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of medical experience, will guide you through every step of the process to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our procedures deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that boost your confidence and comfort in your body.

Brazilian Butt Lift In Phoenix, AZ

At Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, we offer Brazilian butt lifts to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks using your own body fat. Dr. Jude LaBarbera, a highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of medical experience, will guide you through every step of the process to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our procedures deliver beautiful, natural-looking results that boost your confidence and comfort in your body.

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What Is Brazilian Butt Lift?

In Phoenix, a Brazilian butt lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that enhances the buttocks’ shape and size. This surgery involves removing excess fat from areas like the abdomen and thighs using liposuction. After processing, the fat is injected into the buttocks to create a fuller, more rounded appearance. Unlike traditional butt implants, the results from a Brazilian butt lift feel natural because the fat used comes from your own body. This procedure not only helps achieve a curvier figure but also improves the contours of the liposuctioned areas, ensuring balanced and harmonious results without the need for implants.

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Initial Consultation and Preparation for a Brazilian Butt Lift

During the initial consultation, Dr. LaBarbera conducts a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s buttocks, hips, and overall physical health. This includes examining skin tone, fat distribution, and muscle structure to ensure the patient is a suitable candidate. Dr. LaBarbera will discuss the patient’s desired outcomes, such as enhancing the buttocks’ fullness and projection, and provide a detailed overview of the procedure. He explains the fat extraction process, how the fat will be purified, and the method of reinjection into the buttocks, along with discussing any potential risks.

Before the surgery, patients must complete lab tests to confirm they are fit for the procedure. Patients are also instructed to cease smoking and discontinue specific medications. Adhering to dietary guidelines before surgery is crucial. Furthermore, arrangements for post-surgery transportation and care should be made since the procedure is outpatient. Thorough preparation and open communication with Dr. LaBarbera are key to achieving optimal results.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure


The Brazilian butt lift is typically carried out under general anesthesia to ensure patients remain comfortable and free from pain. General anesthesia induces a deep sleep, preventing any sensation or memory of the surgical procedures during the operation.


Fat is extracted from the patient’s body through liposuction. Small incisions, about 0.5-1 cm wide, are made in areas where excess fat is present, such as the flanks, back, abdomen, inner thighs, or hips. Initially, a solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is injected into these fatty areas to constrict blood vessels and facilitate easier fat removal. A thin tube called a cannula, connected to a vacuum device, is then inserted through the incisions to break up and suction out the fat deposits. The cannula is maneuvered in a controlled back-and-forth motion to collect fat cells in a sterile container. This process typically takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the desired amount of buttock augmentation and the volume of fat needed.

The fat cells extracted during liposuction are processed to ensure only pure, usable fat is prepared for reinjection. This involves removing blood, fluid, and any damaged tissue. The purified fat is then carefully injected above the buttock muscles to ensure safety. Dr. LaBarbera strategically injects the fat to uniformly shape and enhance the buttocks, aiming for the most aesthetically pleasing results. This meticulous injection process into specific areas takes about 1-2 hours.

Once the fat transfer is complete, Dr. LaBarbera meticulously sculpts the newly enhanced buttocks to achieve the desired shape and form. He smooths out any irregularities and addresses asymmetry, ensuring the newly grafted fat blends seamlessly with the existing tissue. This contouring process requires Dr. LaBarbera’s artistic skill and keen eye for detail, as he carefully molds the buttocks to align with the patient’s aesthetic goals.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Proper recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift is vital for achieving optimal results. Post-surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for about 14-21 days. Wearing compression garments for six weeks helps in reducing swelling and promoting healing.

Patients are generally advised to take 2-4 weeks off from work and normal activities to rest. Avoiding strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for over a month is crucial. Additionally, sitting directly on the buttocks should be avoided for at least two weeks. Careful movements, such as getting in and out of bed and walking bent at the hips, are recommended.

Pain management typically involves prescribed medications for the first few days, transitioning to over-the-counter options thereafter. Gentle gluteal stretches can help alleviate muscle stiffness, and massages may begin after six weeks. Full recovery may take up to six months. Following all post-operative care instructions closely is essential to achieve the desired buttock enhancement results.

Brazilian Butt Lift: Ideal Candidates

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.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost in Phoenix

The price of a Brazilian butt lift varies between $5,000 and $25,000. This amount typically covers the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, use of the operating room, and post-surgery garments. Several factors can influence the overall cost of the procedure:

At Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery in Phoenix, we provide a precise quote for each patient during a personalized consultation. Our experts thoroughly assess the patient’s aesthetic goals, perform detailed physical examinations, and calculate the cost based on the specific treatment plan designed for them. We also offer a variety of financing options to ensure that every woman has the opportunity to enhance her body in the most convenient and accessible way.

Why Choose Us For BBL Surgery?

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. LaBarbera has received extensive training, completing two medical residencies, including one at Loyola University Medical Center. He holds board certifications in both general and plastic surgery, ensuring that our patients receive exceptional care from a highly qualified professional.

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

Dr. LaBarbera collaborates with each patient to develop a personalized plan tailored to their aesthetic goals. His patient-focused approach ensures that everyone feels supported and guided throughout their transformation. During a Brazilian butt lift consultation, Dr. LaBarbera takes the time to discuss and understand your aspirations and desired outcomes.

Our practice provides flexible financing options, including 12-month interest-free plans through CareCredit and PatientFi. These payment solutions make our procedures more accessible and affordable. We ensure that every patient has the opportunity to enhance their appearance and boost their confidence.