How to Get Rounder, Plumper Butt?

I'm totally in need of a lift or something. I have somewhat of a butt, it's wide and long. It needs to be rounder and plump. How can one go about getting this effect? Like I said I have something to work with it's just not outstanding and I want this effect, but don't need much done to get it I guess.

Doctor Answers 20

How to get a Rounder, More full looking Butt

Hi there-

The answer to your question will depend on your exact goals, your current examination, and your desired experience.

In most women, we are able to achieve their desired goals through Brazilian Butt Lifting.

This involves liposuction and fat grafting to the buttock, and provides a lovely sculpted and permanent improvement.

Please read the testimonials on my profile here at Real Self and view the photos in the gallery.

For more about this option, please read this:

In our Orlando Plastic Surgery and Skin Care Center, we LOVE the Brazilian Butt Lift. It allows a more complete, permanent, circumferential transformation of a woman's body, so that the buttock area is not only (or not necessarily) larger, but more shapely and in better proportion to the rest of her. We have seen it transform many patient's sense of self and beauty in such a positive way.

I have found, however, that there are many misconceptions and myths surrounding the procedure, so here's my best attempt to provide a basic education on the technique, what you could expect, what would be expected of you after surgery, how to maximize your chances of achieving the beautiful buttocks you desire, how to minimize the risks to your safety, the alternatives, and the risks associated with Brazilian Butt Lifting.

In the Brazilian Butt Lift technique, fat is removed from areas where it is in excess and contributing to an unfavorable contour, treated to prepare it for replacement into the body (described below), and then carefully grafted into the area to be augmented (in this case the buttock area). This is the key to understanding the enormous transformational power of the procedure- unlike other plastic surgery procedures, this technique really allows the realization of more significant change by altering not just the dimensions and appearance of the buttocks directly, but by also allowing for dramatic change in the relationship of the buttocks to the areas of the body around it, such as the waist, hip, and thighs. The CONTEXT in which the buttocks is viewed changes- which, combined with the changes in the buttock area itself, is very powerful.

Removal of the fat is done be liposuction, and there are several important considerations here.

First of all, it is very important to realize that liposuction IS a surgical procedure- the benefits of liposuction cannot be denied, and under the proper circumstances, and in the appropriate hands, it is among the safest operations performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeons.... but in the wrong hands, it can, and has been, fatal.

Within the past few months, here in my home state of Florida, a young woman died during liposuction being performed by a rehabilitation medicine doctor.

So while the best methods for choosing a safe and well trained surgeon are beyond the scope of this article (you can read more about that topic here:, please understand that it is very important to your safety and chances of achieving your goal that you choose your provider well.

Secondly, the technique used to harvest the fat needs to be different than you would use if the only goal were to remove the fat (but not replace it into the buttock)- the goal here is not simply to remove the fat, but to also have it SURVIVE, in order to give you the permanently improved shape you desire.

This highlights the importance of finding a surgeon who is not only Board Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery, but also very experienced in this technique. The fat harvested is precious- you will never be able to get it back... if poor technique is used, resulting in poor success of the procedure, you will not have a second opportunity. (Here is more to read about liposuction machines, providers, and staying safe:

Even with the best technique, approximately 20-25% of the fat will be reabsorbed over the first month after surgery, so most surgeons over-graft a bit, meaning that your buttocks may initially seem a bit too large- don't panic.

Some surgeons use drains, some do not- this is a personal preference.

The fat used may come from anywhere it is in excess, including the arms, abdomen, waist, hips, thighs, etc..

Once the fat has been treated and carefully grafted into the buttock area, the operation is completed and you are placed in a support garment for transport to the recovery area.

The average Brazilian Butt Lift takes me between 3 and 4 hours, as good technique is very labor intensive and tedious. Some surgeons may take longer, and some less time -- again, it's all about finding a well-trained, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can keep you safe and give you the outcome you want.

The volume of fat transferred can vary widely depending on your goals, your examination, and the qualities of your fatty tissue noted at surgery. We have achieved our patient's goals with as little as 300 cc, and with as much as 1000 cc (per buttock cheek).

Achieving success is most appropriately measured individually.

With regard to recovery, the procedure is typically not very painful after the first day, with most of my patients describing a muscle soreness type of pain which is easy to control with medication. We would not want you participating in exercise or heavy labor for several weeks after surgery (3-4), but you may return to your everyday home life and personal care immediately.

The most important postoperative concern is that you NOT SIT ON YOUR BEHIND for at least a month. This is very important to avoid losing the fat or altering the shape of the buttocks achieved by your surgeon in the operation. Your surgeon will teach you ways of sitting that allow avoidance of this pressure (in other words, you can still sit- just not on your butt).

You will look better and notice the improvement immediately, but of course the improvement should be expected to evolve over time. Once the first month to 6 weeks have passed, your buttock volume and shape should have stabilized and your final result evident in this area- but the areas treated by liposuction will continue to improve and evolve for an additional 2 months on average, so your final result in all areas will take between 3 and 4 months.

For most patients with administrative positions, return to work is possible after 1-2 weeks. More significant physical job requirements may necessitate another week off before returning.

The risks of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery include those of any operation, those particular to liposuction, and the risks of fat grafting in volume.

General risks of surgery would include bleeding, infection, unfavorable scarring, changes or loss of sensation, asymmetry (where the two sides of your body don't look the same), hematoma or seroma (fluid collecting under the skin), the risks of anesthesia, and the risk that you don't get exactly what you wanted- in other words, just as with any other aesthetic procedure, no guarantee of the outcome can be responsibly given.

Risks of liposuction include the risk of injury to nerves, blood vessels, and organs, as well as contour irregularities that may or may not need additional treatment.

The risks of fat grafting include the risk that more of the fat than anticipated is absorbed or dies (fat necrosis), becomes infected, or causes other problems. The risk of fat embolism (where some of the fat gets into your blood vessels and travels to your lungs/heart/brain/other organs causing problems) should be understood, but should be extremely rare with good technique (I am not aware of this ever actually happening with a Brazilian Butt Lift).

All of these risks can be minimized and managed quite effectively by choosing a surgeon, facility, and anesthesiologist properly, as outlined above and in the accompanying article, "Choosing a Plastic Surgeon, Part 2".

With a healthy understanding of your goals, the procedure, its recovery, its risks, and most importantly how to choose the right situation for you, the Brazilian Butt Lift technique can safely and permanently improve the way you feel about your body.

Buttock implants are the only safe alternative to Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. They are not ideal, as they are not permanent and can be prone to infection, as well as the fact that they may not ever look or feel as natural as a buttocks created using your own fat- but for women who don't have enough fat for BBL and who don't want to (or cannot) gain weight, they are a reasonable option.

There are many unscrupulous providers out there making promises that cannot be kept safely- one of injuries I see most often in Central Florida results from the injection of liquid silicone or "hydrogel" into the buttock tissues for "safe, permanent" buttock augmentation "without surgery". There have been numerous cases of organ failure and death from this practice, and even those patients who do not experience these devastating problems still have a lifelong problem with pain and disfigurement- as once injected it is almost always impossible to remove the liquid polymer.

So there it is -- hopefully this answers most questions about Brazilian Butt Lifting for you-.

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Wanting Rounder Fuller Looking Butt

If you want a rounder, fuller looking butt, there are two options.  The first is a Brazilian Butt Lift.  This involves taking fat from other parts of your body and transferring it into the buttocks to give you the shape and fullness that you are looking for.  If you do not have any extra fat, then butt implants is a great alternative.  Good luck in your journey.

Sacha Obaid, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Lift

Hi There!

You may need a combination of liposuction to sculpt your bottocks in addition to fat transfer. A photo would really be helpful to give you a better answer and a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon would be the best way to find out for sure what is best suited for you.

Mansour Bendago, FRCSC
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Everyone wants Kim's butt!

The Kardashian fanny is what everyone wants!  Why not?  A Brazilian Butt lift transfers fat from one area of the body to the buttocks.  A more rounded, plump fanny is the result.  Please see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs this procedure frequently for an evaluation.

Good Luck!

David Finkle, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

How to get a rounder, plumper butt questions

Judging by your description A Brazilian Butt Lift would very likely be your best option. In the performance of a Brazilian Butt Lift fat is liposuctioned from available areas and then reinjected into the buttock area in order to resculpt and reshape the buttocks. The usual recovery time for this procedure is 2 weeks. After that you can normally resume most day-to-day activities.

John J. Edney, MD
Omaha Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 117 reviews

Rounder and fuller butt?

To create a rounder and fuller butt you will most likely benefit from liposuction and fat grafting to the buttocks, otherwise known as a Brazilian butt lift.  

David Stoker, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Rounder butt...

The best way to get a rounder butt is with a fat transfer/BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) This is when a surgeon takes fat from the areas you don't want and puts it in the areas you do. (eg- butt).

Michael Salzhauer, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 983 reviews

How to Get Rounder, Plumper Butt?

Based on your question and the description, I think the answer to you question is to get a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

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Garrett A. Wirth, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

How to Get Rounder, Plumper Butt?

Thank you for your question. First understand that we have a genetic map which determines much of what we have. To change that a bit will require exercise to improve gluteal tone and mass. You could see a personal trainer and see how far exercise will take you. Then after 6 months or a year, you can evaluate your progress, and if you want more, consider a fat transfer, if you have quality fat to transfer. I hope this helps.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Rounder Fuller Butt - Brazilian Butt Lift - Best Technique in many cases

Impossible to tell for sure without photos or an exam. However, from your description, if you have enough fat for transfer you sound like you are a good candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift.  Fat transferred to the Buttocks is generally called a Brazilian Butt Lift. Some surgeons, including myself harvest fat in particular from the lower back to give it an S shaped contour that defines and sculpts the top of the buttocks giving it the illusion that it is bigger and definitely more shapely before the fat transfer is actually done. Similarly, sometimes fat is taken from the upper back of the thighs to also define the edge of the buttocks while taking care of what many women call the "banana rolls" as well as the "diamond" shape space that is attractive at the highest point of the inside of the thighs when viewed behind. Also the amount of fat that takes is highly technique dependent and experience dependent.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 157 reviews

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