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San Antonio Cosmetic SurgeryThe Brazilian Butt Lift: The Ultimate 2-in-1 Procedure

Let’s be honest- who doesn’t want the look of a svelte waist and well-rounded backside? That’s where the Brazilian Butt Lift comes in! This procedure has been on the rise in the last few years, and for good reason. Our patients are loving their new curves & silhouettes. Read on the learn more about how the Brazilian Butt Lift might just be the ultimate 2-in-1 procedure for you!

What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian butt lift procedures are a two-part process. The first step of the procedure involves liposuction on areas you may have stubborn fat deposits. This can include areas like bra rolls, arm flab, thighs, back fat, muffin top, and more!

The next portion of the procedure involves preparing the fat that’s been removed so that it can be implanted into the buttocks. The implantation will require a few small incisions. After the fat is added and the desired shape is reached, you will receive stitches to close up the liposuction and fat transfer incisions. Your recovery will include wearing a compression garment which is of utmost importance for the newly placed fat to take!

Benefits Of This Procedure

Brazilian butt lifts have significant benefits to some other options. Some reasons people choose this procedure include:

  • Uses your own fat, not a silicone implant
  • Improved body proportions

Because this procedure utilizes your own fat, you actually have less of a risk of infection or complications than buttock implants! Our patients have even noted feeling younger with a firmer backside, and being able to wear clothing with confidence that they may have avoided before.

Risks Of The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Since this is a surgical procedure, it carries some potential risks. Some possible complications from this procedure include:

  • Pain
  • Scarring
  • Lumps in the liposuction or fat transfer areas
  • Infection
  • Potential of fat embolism

These risks can be minimized by making sure by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ortegon and following all aftercare instructions given.

What Is Recovery Like?

After this procedure, there are some things you will have to do, including:

  • Sleeping on your side or stomach
  • Not sitting on your butt for at least two weeks
  • Wearing the compression garment as instructed
  • Taking medications you are prescribed

Following this advice ensures that your recovery will go as smoothly as possible so you get the best results from your procedure.

Full results can take a few months to show. Swelling needs to go down and the area needs to fully heal. If necessary, the procedure can be repeated in order to achieve the patient’s desired results.

How To Maintain Results

You can prolong results by:

  • Exercising
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Not smoking
  • Avoiding large weight fluctuations

If you are thinking the Brazilian Butt Lift is right for you, please feel free to give us a call or fill out an online form to get in touch. We can’t wait to meet you!


Contact us today to schedule your consultation with the renowned San Antonio plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Delio Ortegon. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

4910 Golden Quail Suite 140, San Antonio, TX 78240