Where to Go to for Brazilian Butt Lift in Atlanta, GA?

I am interested in getting a Brazilian butt lift using my own fat through Liposuction. I live in the Atlanta, GA area and am willing to travel for a good job.

What are the possibly complications and the cost? What is the healing time as well?

Doctor Answers (6)

Finding the Best Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeon

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This really is a universal question. Let's first understand that what you are really asking is, "how do I maximize my chances of getting the outcome I want, with safety, in a comfortable and pleasant experience?".

It is important to understand that while your chosen surgeon is probably the most important factor in achieving the above, there are other important considerations as well. Here are my thoughts about how best to go about this...

Find a surgeon you really like FIRST. Too many patients search for a price they like, or for a surgeon who is willing to do a certain procedure on them (whether it is really in their best interests or not). First and foremost, you should be looking for a quality education, top-notch training in plastic surgery, with board certification BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY (there are many "boards", but only certification by The American Board of Plastic Surgery ensures you that the surgeon has undergone the years of plastic surgery specific training and examination you want). Provided the surgeon has these qualifications, it is important that you like them and feel you can get along well with them- you are, after all, entering into an important relationship. If these two criteria are satisfied, it's time to evaluate his/her work and expertise... ask to see examples of his/her work, and maybe even to talk to some former patients. They will be best able to tell you what it was like to be cared for by this surgeon. Whatever you do, remember that quality professional treatment (whether by a plastic surgeon, an architect, or any other professional) will carry a price appropriate for the surgeon's level of training and expertise. And this operation, more than many, requires a surgeon with a lot of experience in order to achieve the best outcome. Shopping for a low price will usually lead to the difficult re-learning of the lesson that "you will get what you paid for".

Once you have found a surgeon you like, it is important to know about THE FACILITY, and who will be providing your ANESTHESIA. Having a great surgeon won't matter if the facility is less than safe, or if your anesthesia provider is under-qualified or suspect. Most good surgeons make sure the facilities and anesthesia providers they use are reputable, but this is not always the case, particularly as surgeons have scrambled (like everyone else) to save money in these more difficult times. It is very important that the facility is certified by either the JCAHO or AAAASF. These regulatory bodies inspect facilities for safety and cleanliness, as well as verifying the training of the personnel involved in your care.

Your anesthesia provider can be a qualified nurse anesthetist, or an anesthesiologist (a doctor of anesthesia). My personal opinion is that the additional cost of having an anesthesiologist present and managing your care is more than worth it.

I hope this helps you!


Orlando Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

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There are several surgeons in the South Florida/Miami area that frequently perform this procedure with great results. It is important to find a surgeon that performs this procedure frequently as the results are dependent on the experience of the surgeon.

It is important to ask the right questions during your consultation:

  • 1.Is your surgeon a board certified plastic surgeon?
    • a.Be sure he or she is a plastic surgeon, there are a lot surgeons that are cosmetic surgeons or board certified in other fields other than plastic surgery. They do not do the same training as a plastic surgeon.
    • b.You can check the American Board of Plastic Surgery website for a list of plastic surgeons in your area.
  • 2.Does your surgeon commonly perform this procedure?
    • a.Ask to see before and after pictures or look online for reviews on the procedure.
  • 3.Where is the surgery performed
    • a.Is the procedure performed in an accredited surgery center or hospital?
  • 4.Who performs the anesthesia for the procedure?
    • a.Is an anesthesiologist performing the anesthesia?

I hope this helps. 

Johnny Franco, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 15 reviews

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Brazilian Butt Lift in Atlanta, GA

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The ASPS website is a good starting point for qualified board certified plastic surgeons. Dr. John Griffin and Dr. Susan Kolb are possibilities. Consult with 3 - 4 surgeons to understand your options.

Kris M. Reddy, MD, FACS
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Brazilian Butt lift in Atlanta

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In Brazilian butt lift fat cells harvested from one area of the body and transferred to the buttocks. Basically, I will remove fat from an area of excess fat and inject the fat into the buttocks for a Fuller lifted buttocks. Our current special for BBL starts st $8695 depending on the your BMI.

In terms of complications, the risk of complications is low if performed in a hospital or accredited facility by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. After Brazilian butt lift, depending on your profession, you will need to protect the buttock for about 1-2 weeks. For additional information, please schedule an appointment for a confidential consultation in our Atlanta or Marietta area office.

Stanley Okoro, MD
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Meeting the Right Doctor

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You need to go to someone with good credentials and experience with the "BBL" I've been performing this procedure in its numerous different names given (the actual technical term which i had always used was "autologous fat grafting to the gluteus region" aka Brazilian Butt Lift). There are several experienced surgeons here in florida but I would venture to say that I have been doing it longer than any of those here as I started performing this procedure since 1994. i ,however, did not attempt to associate a catchy phrase with this procedure as i had initially used this technique for purposes of correcting deformities of the buttocks. After extensive experience and dissatisfaction with the buttock implant procedure, I completely abandoned gluteal implants and have been using the Fat Transfer/Butt Lift technique as the exclusive means of enhancing the buttocks using the patient's own tissues. I have patients who have had this done over ten years ago and continue to be satisfied with the longevity and pleasant results this procedure has provided.

Mel T. Ortega, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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