The Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that has become increasingly popular as more people want a rounder, fuller butt. Through liposuction, a patient’s fat is removed from the abdomen and hips and then purified and re-injected into the buttocks, resulting in smoother, better contoured glutes. Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Manish Shah, performs this surgery on patients who desire a shapelier butt with more natural results. In order to get this surgery, a patient must have suitable skin elasticity since the skin will be stretched to accommodate fat injections. The patient must also have enough body fat to safely extract, otherwise butt augmentation with implants is recommended. Dr. Shah has a very busy buttocks enhancement practice in which he performs Brazilian butt lift surgery, butt implant surgery, and hybrid BBL/implant surgery procedures. At Shah Aesthetic Surgery, we pride ourselves on creating natural results that enhance body shape and self-esteem.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reviews
"Thank you Dr. Shah!!! - You did it Dr. Shah! You ARE a miracle worker! Hello all! I am 48 yrs old. I consulted with 3 different Doctors about having a Brazilian Butt lift, and am so very glad I chose Dr. Shah. I told him in one of my pre surgery appointments, that if he could make my derriere look good, he would be a miracle worker....lol. Not only was my butt totally flat, I also had sagging skin (butt flaps) on the..."- S. / RealSelf / Dec 20, 2017
"I had a butt augmentation performed by Dr Shah, and unfortunately my body had some complications. Dr Shah and his team were there for me every step of the way. I took slightly longer to heal but I’m recovering nicely. I couldn’t have asked for a better plastic surgeon, he never hesitated to answer my calls or texts. He checked up on me frequently and his team was so helpful. If I could give more than 5 stars I absolutely would. Plastic surgery is a life changing decision and to have confidence in your surgeon should be a main priority. I will recommend Dr Shah and his team over and over again. Thank y’all again I could not be happier with my results!"- P.K. / Google / Jul 29, 2020
"You can trust Dr. Shah - I’m 20 years old, 5 foot 2 inches, and I was pretty small before surgery, 120 pounds or so. I did a hybrid surgery- butt implants and a bbl. Prior to the procedure I was mostly scared about my safety and health during the operation however Dr. Shah, the anesthesiologist and the nurses took awesome care of me. The staff was very friendly, caring and professional, I got a vibe that they worked well together and they were each individually passionate about cosmetic surgery.The surgery center was clean and practical. It wasn’t very far from Dr. Shah’s office in Denver which is good because you don’t want to travel long distances after bbl/butt implants.I think everyone should know that immediately following surgery, you are dealing with so many different emotions. Your body is physically reacting to the trauma and while you are anxious to know how things will look and feel after you heal up, it is a slow process. At two weeks post surgery my implants were somewhat visible and their placement was more superior than I anticipated or wanted. I was scared. Now I am at 12 weeks post opp and my implants look so natural and beautiful. In just a few months my body has come a long way and developed so nicely. Dr. Shah is an incredible surgeon and I’m so grateful that he did my surgery. I wanted to achieve an hourglass shape and I didn’t have too much fat to work with so I was pleased the extent to which Dr. Shah was able to preserve the fat. After a BBL, to maximize fat transfer, it’s important to have blood circulating to the area where fat was transferred (don’t smoke, even weed), to feed the fat and to avoid compression of the fat however the surgeons technique is so so important!! Thanks to Dr. Shah, I have these wide voluptuous hips that I always dreamed of. The fat placed in my hips was done perfectly, they are round, they have great projection and everything looks very soft/natural on the surface of the skin. I didn’t ever have any hardening of the fat, lumps or any complications actually. My waist is tiny, when sit down I don’t have even a roll of fat which is pretty exceptional. Dr. Shah did a thorough job of pulling fat from so many areas that when it all comes together, it looks amazing. Ultimately, Dr. Shah exceeded my expectations, I told him the major details of what I wanted but he went in and contoured and perfected my body in ways that I never would have imagined."- J.L. / RealSelf / Nov 21, 2020
"Dr. Shah is the Master! - Dr. Shah is simply a master of his craft. Even though perfection should never be expected with cosmetic surgery, his goal is always to come very close and he truly delivers. He always has his patient's best interest in mind. He does not mince words and is very straight and to the point and I like that about him. He is very focused and determined to produce the best result that a patient is more than thrilled with in the end, like me. His staff is fantastic and I trust them with my every part of my body! I can't add them all to this feed, but he has performed several procedures on me - thigh lift with no incisions on the inside of my thighs (amazing!), butt implants (WOW!), butt lift, BBL, lipo 360, scar revision, laser skin treatment, to name a few. I have several more procedures that I will be seeing Dr. Shah about and can't wait for him to continue transforming my body into what I have dreamed of since before I had my first child 29 years ago. Do I recommend Dr. Shah? Heck yes, all day, everyday! He is the man! Thank you Dr. Shah and staff!!!"- M. / RealSelf / May 12, 2021
"Dr. Shah is simply a master of his craft. Even though perfection should never be expected with cosmetic surgery, his goal is always to come very close and he truly delivers. He always has his patient's best interest in mind. He does not mince words and is very straight and to the point and I like that about him. He is very focused and determined to produce the best result that a patient is more than thrilled with in the end, like me. His staff is fantastic and I trust them with my every part of my body! I can't add them all to this feed, but he has performed several procedures on me - thigh lift with no incisions on the inside of my thighs (amazing!), butt implants (WOW!), butt lift, BBL, lipo 360, scar revision, laser skin treatment, to name a few. I have several more procedures that I will be seeing Dr. Shah about and can't wait for him to continue transforming my body into what I have dreamed of since before I had my first child 29 years ago. Do I recommend Dr. Shah? Heck yes, all day, everyday! He is the man! Thank you Dr. Shah and staff!!!"- M. / RealSelf / May 19, 2021
The body will first be evaluated to make sure that the patient is a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift procedure. You will also be assessed as to which areas will have their extra fat removed by liposuction. Depending on the amount of fat necessary to fill the buttocks area, multiple donor sites on the body may be considered. After liposuction has been performed, a closed sterile system is used which ensures the fat tissue is never exposed to the air. This keeps it safe and purified for re-injection into the buttocks. Dr. Shah uses antibiotic wash that sterilizes the tissue and separates the healthy fat from any tissue that may not survive the transfer process. We then re-inject the fat little by little to make sure that the layering is done properly, effectively, and that the results are smooth and shapely.
This surgery is considered an outpatient procedure and general anesthesia is usually used. In some cases, IV sedation will be used. This depends on how extensive the liposuction and fat transfer process is deemed to be. The surgery lasts an average of 4 hours depending on the number of donor sites and fat layering needed. After surgery, a compression garment is worn to help with the swelling and also assist in the contouring of the buttocks. We also prescribe a Fat Graft Diet regime to help enhance the fat transfer results. Patients are advised not to put weight on the butt area for 6 weeks following surgery. Sitting or laying down must be done with the weight mostly on the thighs. Final results, after the swelling and bruising has subsided, usually can be seen within 6-8 weeks.
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Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs
Will I have Lumpy Butt Cheeks?
When done correctly, the result of a Brazilian butt lift should look and feel natural. It is very important for those who are considering this procedure to find a plastic surgeon with a good background and extensive experience with this type of surgery. The results will be affected by the quality of the fat to be re-injected, and the procedure by which it is injected.
Natural or Synthetic?
Many patients opt for fat transfer to the buttocks because they feel it is more safe and natural. For some, they are simply not comfortable with implants or a foreign device placed in their buttocks. When choosing whether to go natural or with implants, it’s important to understand the pros and cons to each. The one disadvantage of fat transfers is that the injected fat maybe naturally be reabsorbed into the body over time, which means that a secondary surgery could become necessary later on in order to maintain maximum results. Implants are a permanent solution so patients will need to consider the long-term effects of surgery carefully.
Multiple Donor Sites?
Multiple donor sites for the fat grafting may include the lower back, abdomen, love handles, arms, and the thighs. Liposuction done in these areas usually also helps contour the surrounding areas of the buttocks, which results in a gorgeous silhouette.
What If I Gain Weight?
The ideal candidates for this procedure are those who are at or very close to their goal weight. Both significant weight gain or loss will compromise the results of the surgery. Patients who have had this procedure should stick to a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise. Dr. Shah recommends a Fat Graft Diet to maximize the results of BBL surgery.