Dr. Leo Lapuerta
Dr. Leo Lapuerta

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Brazilian Butt Lift (Fat Transfer) Butt Augmentation Houston Houston, TX*

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Weight loss, aging, pregnancy and gravity can cause an individuals butt to become deflated and flat. A cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance the buttock using the patients own body fat is known as a Brazilian butt lift. Houston, TX plastic surgeon, Dr. Leo Lapuerta, offers the Brazilian Butt Lift, which results in a rounder looking butt. This procedure is ideal for candidates who want a natural method to fill out their buttock. They must have enough fat to extra from somewhere else on the body and their skin elasticity should be in good shape. During this surgery, fat is liposuctioned from the hips or abdomen and is carefully grafted, refined and injected into the buttock. This cosmetic procedure has outstanding results and high satisfaction rates among our Houston area patients.

Surgical Technique

During the initial consultation, the body will be assessed so that it can be determined where to perform liposuction in order to extract the necessary amount of fat needed to perform the transfer. Multiple donor sites may be considered. The fat will be removed and grafted for a healthy, effective transfer. It will then be injected through a syringe into the buttocks. This process will take place over several steps, and many layers may be used until the desired result is achieved. The incisions from a Brazilian butt lift are very small and thus scarring after the procedure is minimal.

During/After Surgery

A Brazilian butt lift is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. The entire surgery typically takes about 2 hours to complete depending on how many donor sites are used and how many layers it takes to achieve the desired fullness. Following surgery, patients will experience swelling and bruising in both the fat removal areas as well as on the buttocks. Patients will find it difficult to sit, but are encouraged to do so once the swelling has subsided. It will take about 3 full months for the body to recover and adjust to the new contour and shape.

Expected Costs

The cost for a Brazilian butt lift will vary depending on how many donor sites are used for liposuction to retrieve the necessary amount of fat. On average, this surgery will cost between $5,000-$10,000. 

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

Bumpy Appearance?

If the injections are done correctly, the result will look and feel natural. During the procedure, additional liposuction may be used to help smooth out uneven skin, as well as ensure that the surface has a correct and even contour. It is important to find a reputable and highly-skilled surgeon with a special expertise in performing the Brazilian butt lift surgery.

Fat Transfer or Implants?

Both techniques are commonly used by cosmetic surgeons and can achieve good results. Some patients simply do not want a foreign device in their body and feel that the fat transfer method is safe and natural. A disadvantage of fat transfers, however, is that they may not last as long as an implant. Some of the injected fat will absorb naturally into the body. It is important to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique during the consultation so the right decision can be made.

Weight Gain?

Weight gain could compromise the results of the surgery. For the best long-term results, patients should maintain a healthy diet and exercise routine.

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Average Cost  
$5,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
2-3 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4-6 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
Procedure Recovery Location  
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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.