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Brazilian Butt Lift


Who’s ready to get the fuller, rounder, shapelier buttocks they’ve been dreaming of? Whether you have a small butt because you were built that way, your posterior has flattened due to age or too much time sitting, or you simply want a curvier look, there’s an excellent way to add curves: a Brazilian butt lift from NJ’s Dr. Carlos Burnett at Burnett Plastic Surgery!

Dr. Burnett recommends this body surgery for patients who want to contour their buttocks and enhance the size of their backside. There are countless reasons why patients may decide to have Brazilian butt lift—also known as BBL surgery or fat transfer to the buttocks. For some, a Brazilian butt lift can help clothes to fit better and more comfortably. Others may wish to have an hourglass figure with balanced proportions. By re-shaping the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift can help to achieve these goals—and boost your confidence and self-esteem.

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If you have flat buttocks, know that any of several factors may be at fault. Genetics play a large role in determining the size and shape of a person’s buttocks. Everyone stores fat differently, and our skeletal structure will have a significant influence on our overall silhouette.

Pinchable, below-the-skin fat—called subcutaneous fat—greatly affects the size and shape of the butt. Women tend to store more fat on the lower body when they’re younger due to higher estrogen levels, giving the buttocks a curvier look. Unfortunately for many, this changes as they get older and fat storage “shifts upward” from the rear end to the abdominal area. A sedentary job or activities that require you to sit for extended lengths of time can also give your butt a flatter appearance.

Age-related skin changes also contribute to the problem, since a gradual loss of elasticity—especially coupled with volume reduction as fat storage migrates—causes the skin to grow lax. Loose skin sags, creating a flatter and “baggy” appearance.

Diet and exercise can go a long way when it comes to transforming your body, but these efforts may not give you the specific results you want—such as rounder buttocks. Lifestyle changes on their own often will not be enough to help you achieve what fat transfer to the buttocks via a Brazilian butt lift can provide.

If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat healthily, and work out regularly but still are not satisfied with your body shape, a Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve the look you want. Brazilian butt lift surgery is expected to continue to be one of the most in-demand body contouring plastic surgery procedures throughout 2023 and beyond.


Simply put, a Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that involves fat transfer to the buttocks. Excess fat can be collected from the abdomen, hips, lower back, and thighs. Liposuction is used to remove fat from these areas—and improve their overall contours and appearance at the same time.

The Brazilian butt lift technique is designed to provide a lift to the buttocks while adding volume and improving their shape. Since the patient’s own fat cells are providing the volume, a Brazilian butt lift creates a very natural look and feel.

The primary goals of fat transfer to the buttocks are to increase the size of the butt and sculpt a more intentional silhouette. With this in mind, a Brazilian butt lift from NJ’s Dr. Carlos Burnett has many benefits: It can make the proportions between the upper and lower body more balanced, it helps patients to achieve a more hourglass shape, it provides a buttock augmentation without implants, it can improve the way clothing fits, it can reduce unwanted or excess fat on other areas of the body, and it provides volume to smooth dips or cellulite on the buttocks or hip areas.

No matter the reason, augmentation via fat transfer to the buttocks is a procedure of choice for enhancing the overall curvature of the rear profile. Another advantage of Brazilian butt lift surgery at NJ’s Burnett Plastic Surgery is that it is thought to produce more natural-looking, subtle fullness when compared to silicone implants.

Some patients are interest in Sculptra® for the buttocks. Dr. Burnett does not offer this treatment and can explain why during your consultation.


How do I know if I’m a good candidate for BBL? How many pounds do I have to be for a BBL? Is it possible to be too skinny for a BBL? Do these questions sound familiar? If you’re curious about whether you would be eligible for a Brazilian butt lift, here’s what you should know:

All types of body shapes could benefit from a Brazilian butt lift—and yes, even men can get a BBL! If you are genetically predisposed to having a flatter backside, the procedure could be a great choice for you. In order for a Brazilian butt lift to be successful, patients will need to have an adequate fat store on other areas of the body to provide enough donor tissue for fat transfer to the buttocks. It may be difficult for Dr. Burnett to find adequate fat stores on patients who have a very low body fat percentage. Therefore, very thin patients may wish to consider other treatments.

However, the Brazilian butt lift isn't intended for very overweight patients, since being overweight causes an increased risk of complications. Brazilian butt lift surgery will be best for those who plan to maintain their current ideal weight and a healthy lifestyle.

Note that if you have weight fluctuations after a Brazilian butt lift—or other types of body contouring surgery—the change could result in undesirable alterations to your results. Since the cells involved in fat transfer to the buttocks are living and capable of expanding or shrinking, they can be affected by weight fluctuations.

Patients should always maintain realistic expectations for what can be accomplished with a Brazilian butt lift. As with any other type of cosmetic surgery, it’s preferable that you be as physically healthy as possible and maintain a positive outlook before fat transfer to the buttocks. Ideal “booty lift” candidates are in a good state of physical health and within 15 pounds of their optimal body weight. It’s important to note that a Brazilian butt lift may not be the best option for someone who has sagging or very thin skin. While the surgery can add volume to the lower body, it won’t lift excess skin.

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A Brazilian butt lift at Westfield, NJ's Burnett Plastic Surgery uses fat cells taken from a patient’s own lower back, hips, or belly to add curve-enhancing and skin-tightening volume. This approach, couple with Dr. Carlos Burnett’s finely honed skill and talent for fat transfer to the buttocks, results in a long-lasting and natural-looking enhancement.
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A fairly significant misconception about the Brazilian butt lift procedure is that its purpose is simply to enlarge the buttocks as much as possible. In reality, focusing only on getting the "biggest booty" via fat transfer to the buttocks could have the effect of throwing off your overall body proportions.

If you were to look at projected images of the way you would like to look after fat transfer to the buttocks, you would likely notice that there would be a beautiful natural curvature of the lower back, around the hips, and down the buttocks.

Achieving these delicate contours does not have to involve the creation of overly large buttocks with a Brazilian butt lift. In fact, there is often very minimal augmentation required to enhance the transition beautifully between the back and the buttocks.

When done right, procedures like liposuction and the Brazilian butt lift, which can be performed together, have an excellent synergistic effect, leading to an improved appearance that looks like it came straight from Mother Nature herself.


What does a BBL consist of? Usually, a Brazilian butt lift is a two-step procedure. The fat is first taken from other body areas and then injected into the buttocks to boost the shape and projection of the curves. However, buttock augmentation with a Brazilian butt lift is not necessarily a single procedure performed in a uniform manner on every patient. There are several variations and techniques used to achieve beautiful, natural-looking results via fat transfer to the buttocks*.

While you can augment with the Brazilian butt lift technique, lifting involves a similar method to the tummy tuck, with a band of skin removed from the lower back area to lift up the entire buttock.

Lifting can also be performed on its own, without fat transfer to the buttocks to enhance shape. Buttock contouring may be combined with the Brazilian butt lift procedure. This enhancement involves the reduction of excess fat from one or more areas of the buttock and the transfer of fat to other parts to enhance the natural, beautiful curve.

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Dr. Carlos Burnett

Founder and Leader of Burnett Plastic Surgery in New Jersey

Dr. Carlos Burnett is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience serving Westfield, New Jersey.

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Seeking "BBL near me?” or “butt injections near me?” It's important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with specific butt augmentation experience working at an accredited facility.

Dr. Carlos Burnett is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has specific training in—and significant experience in performing—Brazilian butt lift surgeries.

At any consultation, be sure to ask as many questions as necessary to feel comfortable with the decision to choose a Brazilian butt lift, take a look at BBL before-and-after photos, and be aware of the price, recovery time, possible risks, and other details of fat transfer to the buttocks. You may be asked to avoid smoking and taking certain medications before a Brazilian butt lift.


What happens to your body when you get a BBL? Any surgery takes a bit of a toll, so you will need to take some downtime after a Brazilian butt lift. Some temporary bruising and swelling are common side effects. Depending on the individual and the exact techniques performed, most patients can expect to take one to two weeks off of work. Patients will also need to be prepared to wear supportive garments for six to eight weeks. Because of these factors, Dr. Burnett recommends scheduling a Brazilian butt lift well before any particular events or vacations to tropical locations.

While healing, wear compression garments to apply consistent, gentle pressure to promote healing, prevent swelling, and help the newly formed curves and skin to settle into place for the most appealing results. The garments can also decrease discomfort while healing. It typically takes several months for the complete results from a Brazilian butt lift to be noticeable.


Patients should be aware of the fact that like any other fat grafting procedure, not all of the fat that is transferred during a Brazilian butt lift will survive in the long-term. A certain percentage of the fat that is injected will be re-absorbed into the body when you’re healing. The tissue in the buttocks area will be particularly sensitive after a Brazilian butt lift. Sitting can inhibit blood circulation and impact results due to the pressure placed on the buttocks—and especially the grafted fat cells and surrounding areas.

In order to preserve the results from a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Burnett recommends limiting the amount of time you spend placing pressure on the transferred fat.

Dr. Burnett can guide his patients on the best way to position their body as they sleep during recovery from a Brazilian butt lift. Patients are sometimes advised to sleep on their stomach or side during this time. Strenuous exercise is another thing to avoid after fat transfer to the buttocks. Light movement—such as walking for short distances—is encouraged, because it helps patients to heal better and avoid blood clots. Don't go "all out" for some time, however, since vigorous exercise, like running or jogging, and high-impact activities can put harmful pressure on the buttocks.

It may take some time for the complete results of the Brazilian butt lift to be revealed. The buttocks area might look flattened and square at first or feel overly stiff because of the swelling—but there’s nothing to worry about. Within around six to 12 weeks, the skin expands to accommodate the added fat, and the butt will start to have softer, more rounded, and natural-looking curves with better projection. The waist also begins to appear proportionally smaller by this time, contributing to a shapely, hourglass figure. This is referred to as the "Fluff Phase of BBL." There's no definite time period for when the fluff phase should begin; it mostly depends on the patient’s individual anatomy and how elastic or inelastic their skin is.

How long does a Brazilian butt lift last? Brazilian butt lift results generally last for many years, but following Dr. Burnett's post-surgical instructions can help you to maintain the enhanced shape for as long as possible.


Brazilian butt lift surgery is only one of the cosmetic procedures available at Burnett Plastic Surgery for improving the body shape. Liposuction is available as a standalone procedure for more streamlined, slimmer body contours. For patients who want to enhance the abdominal area by tightening loose skin, reducing fat, or repairing muscles, tummy tuck surgery may be the most suitable choice. A Mommy Makeover involves a combination of breast and body surgeries to restore the patient’s pre-baby body. Patients who want a more balanced body shape may wish to consider breast augmentation, breast reduction, or breast lift surgery to re-shape the upper body. The ultimate goal of any procedure or combination of surgeries—Brazilian butt lift or otherwise—is to have a body that inspires pride and confidence.

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Get in touch with Westfield's Burnett Plastic Surgery to schedule a Brazilian butt lift in NJ. Call (908) 233-0200 or send a message online to get started with fat transfer to the buttocks.