Do Butt Lifts Look Real?

I'm considering a butt lift and would like to know if it feels and more importantly looks real?

Doctor Answers (14)

Thanks for the question Eddie - I would strongly...


Thanks for the question Eddie -

I would strongly encourage you to speak to a board certified plastic surgeon who performs autologous fat transfer buttock lifts (the Brazilian Butt Lift).

In my practice, we have had wonderful results with this surgery. The benefit of using your own fat is you avoid the risks of implants (inferior feel, implant shifting, infection, scar tissue). In addition you get liposuction of other typically problematic areas.

The technique does require some skill so be sure and speak with someone who has experience with the technique.

I hope this helps.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Butt lifts are real


Your question is an interesting one. The feel and look of a butt lift is somewhat dependent on the technique used to perform the procedure. Also, the question that I would ask you is, are you referring to how it feels to you as the patient or to an intimate that may be "feeling" your buttocks. Certainly the use of your own tissues (i.e. fat) probably offers a more realistic feel to the buttocks than buttock implants, as far as your intimate is concerned. Implants may cause a more firm "feel". As far as the patient is concerned, even using the implant technique, the acceptance of the implants into the body self image usually results in them feeling "real" to the individual receiving them. Both techniques do offer a very real and natural look.

Kenneth R. Francis, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian butt lift provides very natural results


I prefer augmenting the buttocks using fat injections (the brazilian butt lift) and only recommend butt implants if you are very tiny with no fat in your stomach or flank area. The fat transfer method has a lower risk of infection compared to the butt implant procedure.

And not only do you get a more shapely buttock, but the area liposuctioned is now much leaner, giving your profile a more sensuous look. I prefer the brazilian butt lift, as the combination of liposuction and fat injections produces the most attractive and natural profile.

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The “Brazilian Butt Lift,” or gluteal lift/augmentation is a procedure designed to improve the shape and appearance of the gluteal region. This surgery uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting (i.e. fat injections with the patient’s own fat) to produce a fuller, firmer, more youthful-appearing buttocks. This procedure is safer and the results are more natural compared to an implant.

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Brazillian buttock lift through fat transfer produces dramatic results


Hello Eddie, Patient inquiries for buttock augmentation and lifts have have sky-rocketed in my office attesting to the popularity of these procedures. Celebrities, including Jeniffer Lopez and the Kardashians have set a new standard for buttock aesthetics. The Brazilian Buttock Lift utilizes your own fat to augment and lift. The amount of fat transferred depends on your goals, available fat, and size of your buttocks, and in my practice ranges from 250 to 1250 cc per side. Meticulous postoperative care is essential to optimized the "take" of the fat. The buttocks feel a little firmer in the months following the procedure, but this resolves with message and ultrasound treatment. In my opinion, the results are far superior to buttock auction with buttock implants.

If you have significant skin laxity, as is common with with large with loss, then a thigh and buttock lift or lower body lift may be indicated to maximize tightening and repositioning.  I frequently add fat transfer when I am doing a thigh and buttock lift for reshaping to replace volume loss, which commonly occurs in massive weight loss.

I recommend a consultation with a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss the available treatment options.

Best regards, Andrew Lyos, MD, FACS

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Butt Lift


The answer to this question is somewhat complicated.  It depends whether you wnats an actual butt lift or buttock auugmentation.  You can have a butt lift to elevate the buttock area to remove skin laxity.  Alternatively you cna augment you butt with implants or you own fat.  The latter is called a brazilian butt lift.  It augments you butt with your own fat and that procedures a lifted look.

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Butt Lift Options


The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that can yield natural looking results.  As you receive the fat from your own body it is also safe.

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There are many great options today for butt augmentation. One of the most popular is a Brazilian Butt lift. In this procedure, the patient receives liposuction to the abdomen hips waist back thighs. This fact is then cleaned and processed in transplanted to the butt region. This will create a natural and curvy butt for the patient. The benefit of this procedure is that all the tissue is your own and there is no foreign material or chance of rejection. When planning such a surgery it is essential to discuss with your plastic surgeon your concerns and your goals for the contour shape and size of your butt.

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