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Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that enhances the buttocks and/or hips by using fat taken from one part of the body and injecting it back into the buttocks. By transferring fat into the buttocks, patients can achieve a more natural, shapely figure without the use of implants. Only so much fat can be transferred at a time to ensure the safety of the patients. This means some patients may need multiple sessions to achieve their desired look.


  • Augments the buttocks and enhances the curves.
  • Lifts the buttocks.
  • Can bring balance to the overall physique.
  • Fat pockets on the hips, thighs, and buttocks are minimized or exaggerated, based on the patient’s wants and needs.
  • Removes unwanted fat from areas like the stomach, arms, thighs, hips, face, and many other areas of the body if desired. Traditionally, fat removal is from the abdomen, flanks, and lower back for a traditional Brazilian butt lift.


What to Expect

During a consultation, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak will evaluate the patient’s desired areas he/she would like to improve while asking a series of questions to better understand the patient’s wants and needs. After carefully listening to the patient’s goal(s), Dr. Hustak will design a personalized plan best suited to help the patient achieve his/her desired goal(s).

During Surgery

A Brazilian butt lift is a two-part procedure that uses liposuction and fat grafting. Beginning with liposuction, Dr. Hustak injects a tumescent solution into the areas where fat will be removed. The tumescent solution breaks up the fat allowing Dr. Hustak to remove unwanted excess fat from the donor sites. Once the fat is removed, it is placed in a container to be purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks. Finally, Dr. Hustak transfers the fat into the buttocks giving the patient a fuller, more shapely figure.  Fat pockets, which cause the surface of the skin to seem lumpy and uneven after the procedure, are temporary and will result in a smoother and more youthful appearance.  Although this is not a treatment of cellulite, cellulite appearance is often improved after fat transfer.


After the procedure, the patient will be placed in compression garments to help shape the newly contoured figure as well as to help keep swelling and bruising to a minimum. Patients will have little to no scarring since the access sites are small.  After a couple of months, the patient will begin to see his/her true results from the procedure.

Spa Products

Revision- BodiFrim: Helps give the skin a more sculpted appearance by tightening skin that may be thin and/or crepey while hydrating the skin’s moisture barrier.  Learn more >

Skinceuticals- Body Tightening Concentrate: Helps to tighten, lift, and firm sagging skin.  Learn more >

Alastin- TransFORM Body Treatment: Accelerates and maximizes results by assisting the body’s repair processes while enhancing the production of elastin and collagen growth.  Learn more >

Combining Surgeries

Tummy Tuck- Removes excess fat and skin around the abdomen and tightens the abdominal wall giving patients a smoother and more toned tummy. Learn more >

Breast Augmentation- Patients who want to add volume to their breast without the use of an implant can use fat grafting as a natural alternative. Learn more >

Fat grafting to the Face- Injection into the central face fat components to improve the cheeks, under-eye, and nasolabial folds. Learn more >

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

When am I allowed to sit after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Patients are asked to use a pressure release pillow for a minimum of 3 weeks. Sitting for a maximum of 2 hours initially, with one minute in between, will maximize fat viability.

Will the fat move to other areas of my body?

Fat transferred and survival will stabilize at 6 weeks. After that, a stable weight will ensure continued maximum results. Weight gain will result in a larger augmentation, weight loss will result in a decreased volume.

When can I resume exercising after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Patients may resume physical activities at 6 weeks when the fat transferred is stabilized.

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

Serving Houston, TX, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Katy, Friendswood, Pearland, League City, Richmond, Spring, Humble, Kingwood, Stafford, Cypress, Fulshear, Missouri City, River Oaks, Piney Point, Hunters Creek, Memorial Close In, Bunker Hill, Southside Place, Afton Oaks, Tanglewood, Crestwoods and all other surrounding Greater Houston, Texas communities and more.