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Brazilian Butt Lift

in Scottsdale, Arizona

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery offers Brazilian butt lifts to enhance the size and shape 
of the buttocks using the patient’s own body fat. Dr. LaBarbera is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of medical experience. He guides patients through every step of the process to help them reach their aesthetic goals. We achieve beautiful, natural-looking results that make people feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies.

Brazilian Butt Lift In Scottsdale, AZ

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery offers Brazilian butt lifts to enhance the size and shape 
of the buttocks using the patient’s own body fat. Dr. LaBarbera is a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of medical experience. He guides patients through every step of the process to help them reach their aesthetic goals. We achieve beautiful, natural-looking results that make people feel more confident and comfortable in their bodies.
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What Is Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the shape and size of the buttocks. The surgeon removes body fat from certain areas (like the abdomen and thighs) through liposuction. This unwanted fat is processed and then injected into the buttocks, which becomes more projected and round. Unlike butt implants, the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift look and feel natural because the transferred fat is the patient’s own tissue and not a foreign object. Brazilian butt lift makes it possible to sculpt curvier buttocks and achieve better proportions without implants. 
In addition, it helps to contour the areas where liposuction is performed.

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Consultation & Preparation for Brazilian Butt Lift

The consultation starts with an evaluation of the patient’s buttocks and hips, as well as their overall health and anatomy. Dr. LaBarbera assesses the skin tone, fat distribution, and muscle structure to determine if a person is a good candidate. He discusses the patient’s goals and expectations, such as increasing fullness and projection of the buttocks. Dr. LaBarbera also explains the procedure in detail – where fat cells will be taken from and how they will be processed and then reinjected into the buttocks. Potential risks are reviewed as well. 

Next, the patient undergoes lab tests to ensure safety for surgery. They are asked to stop smoking and discontinue certain medications. Dietary restrictions are also necessary prior to operation. In addition, arrangements should be made for transportation and aftercare following this outpatient procedure. Thus, good preparation and communication with Dr. LaBarbera are vital for the best results.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure


Brazilian butt lift is usually performed under general anesthesia to keep patients comfortable and pain-free. General anesthesia puts the patient into a deep sleep during the operation so no surgical procedures can be felt or remembered.
Fat is gathered from the patient’s body using a technique called liposuction. Small incisions (approximately 0.5-1 cm wide) are made in places where excess fat can be removed. These areas typically include the flanks, back, abdomen, inner thighs, or hips. A solution of saline, lidocaine, and epinephrine is first infiltrated into the fatty areas, which constricts blood vessels and allows the excess fat to be removed more easily. Next, a cannula (very thin tube) attached to a vacuum device is inserted through the incisions to break up, loosen, and remove the fat deposits. The cannula is moved in a controlled back-and-forth motion through different fat pockets to collect fat cells in a sterile canister. It takes roughly 1-2 hours to gather enough fat cells for the fat transfer to the buttocks. The amount of harvested tissue depends on how much butt augmentation the patient desires.
The fat cells collected via liposuction are processed to purify it for reinjection. Blood, fluid, and damaged tissue are removed, leaving only usable fat cells. This purified fat is then meticulously injected above the buttock muscles for safety reasons. Dr. LaBarbera strategically places injected fat collected to shape and augment the backside uniformly, achieving the most aesthetically pleasing results. The process of meticulously injecting the harvested fat into precise areas takes approximately 1-2 hours.
After the transfer is complete, Dr. LaBarbera carefully sculpts the newly augmented buttocks to create a better shape and form. Problem spots are smoothed out, and asymmetry is addressed. The contouring process blends the newly grafted fat with the patient’s existing tissue shape. It requires Dr. LaBarbera’s artistry and an eye for detail to map out and mold the buttocks into an ideal form based on the patient’s wishes.

Recovery After Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

The recovery period after a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is important for proper healing and optimal results. Patients can expect swelling, bruising, and discomfort for 14-21 days following the Brazilian butt lift surgery. Compression garments are typically worn for 6 weeks to help reduce swelling.

Most patients take 2-4 weeks off work and normal activities to rest. Any strenuous exercise and lifting should be avoided for more than a month. In addition, patients should not sit directly on their buttocks for at least 2 weeks. It is recommended to get in and out of bed carefully and walk bent at the hips.

Pain medication is prescribed for the first few days, but over-the-counter drugs may be used after. Gentle glute stretches can alleviate muscle stiffness, and massage may be started after 6 weeks. Complete healing can take up to 6 months. Patients should follow post-operative instructions closely to achieve the best possible buttock augmentation.

Candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift

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 Scottsdale, AZ

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift ranges from $5,000 to $25,000, including 
the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room use, and post-surgery garments. Many additional factors contribute to the total Brazilian butt lift cost:

At Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery, we give an exact price for every candidate during 
a personal consultation. Our specialists evaluate the patient’s goals, perform complete physical examinations, and determine the cost based on the specific procedure planned for them. 
We also offer a wide range of financing options to make sure that all women can improve 
their bodies in the most convenient conditions.

What Makes Our Brazilian Butt Lift Different From Others?

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Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. LaBarbera has undergone extensive training, including two medical residencies (one of them at Loyola University Medical Center). He is board-certified in both general and plastic surgery. Thus, our patients receive excellent care from a highly qualified professional.
With skill, expertise, and talents honed over years of training, Dr. LaBarbera consistently delivers natural-looking Brazilian butt lift results. His eye for aesthetics and attention to detail set him apart as an established specialist.
Dr. LaBarbera works with each person to create an individual plan and help them reach their aesthetic goals. His patient-centered approach helps all patients feel cared for and guided on their transformative journeys. During a Brazilian butt lift consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will make sure to discuss and understand your goals and what you are looking to achieve.
Our practice offers flexible financing, such as 12-month interest-free plans through CareCredit and PatientFi. These payment options make procedures more accessible and affordable. We make sure that each patient has an opportunity to improve their appearance and feel more confident in their body.