A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a fat grafting procedure that removes a patient’s own fat from one or more areas of the body and relocates it to the buttocks to enhance their appearance. The process involves liposuctioning out unwanted fat from the waist, thighs, and/or flanks and transferring those fat cells to the butt, providing a natural, long-lasting boost to the bottom half of your silhouette. A shapelier butt has recently been popularized by social media personalities and celebrities and has made a lasting impact on the standards of an hourglass figure. Women wishing to have a fuller, rounder bottom naturally can do so with a BBL. Here at Las Vegas Body Sculpting, we specialize in providing patients with procedures that enhance their natural beauty. Visit our office on Flamingo Road in the glamorous city of Las Vegas. Or call us at (702) 447-1257.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About a Brazilian Butt Lift
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation with Dr. Ahmed
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
- 11 Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in Las Vegas
- 12 FAQ
- 13 References
Before and After Photos
About a Brazilian Butt Lift
The American Society of Plastic Surgery affectionately dubbed 2015 “Year of the Rear” because their statistics showed that the rate of buttock augmentation procedures was so high there was a BBL happening every 30 minutes every day!  It’s no wonder we constantly see high-profile celebrities and social media influencers who have changed the definition of beauty in American culture. There are many different avenues to obtain a new curvaceous derriere, but one procedure provides attractive long-lasting curvatures. And, that procedure is a BBL. 
A Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes autologous fat grafting to relocate the fat already stored in your body to sculpt your glutes. The procedure comes in a few simple steps. First, Dr. Ahmed makes tiny incisions around the donor areas such as the abdomen or flanks. Next, a long, slender cannula is inserted into the incisions and the fat is liposuctioned out. It is rinsed and purified, and prepared for transplantation. Finally, the fat is injected into the soft tissue of the buttocks and shaped by Dr. Ahmed to enhance the curves. A BBL is an ideal procedure for people looking to remove stubborn fat while achieving a flattering profile for the lower body.
A BBL provides a natural way to achieve a lifted aesthetic for the buttocks. Patients will also see other added benefits including:
- Enhanced lower body contours
- Better hip-to-waist ratio
- Long-lasting results
- A contoured midsection
- More wardrobe choices
- Improved self-confidence
Patients considering adding volume to their backside may benefit from the procedure. Patients seeking a BBL usually are:
- Healthy individuals at or near an ideal weight
- Have not seen results despite efforts to eat right and exercise
- Not currently pregnant or planning for pregnancy
- Have sufficient donor fat in the abdomen, flanks, belly, and thighs
- Have a practical aesthetic in mind
Dr. Ahmed is at the forefront of his field, and is well-equipped to give patients a well-contoured backside. A personal consultation with Las Vegas Body Sculpting will show you how you can benefit from a Brazilian Butt Lift. Schedule yours today or simply call (702) 447-1257.
Personal Consultation with Dr. Ahmed
Dr. Mustafa Ahmed is a triple board-certified physician passionate about aesthetic care. He created Las Vegas Body Sculpting to help men and women from all over Southern Nevada enhance their inner beauty. Your results matter and Dr. Ahmed is pleased to offer the most advanced technology available to get the desired results.
Your consultation at Las Vegas Body Sculpting will take place inside our office in the northeast portion of the Paradise area. It will be a discussion where we learn your desired look so our staff can understand your expectations and see whether a BBL or another alternative will best achieve your goals. Then, we will examine your skin elasticity and identify potential donor sites. Doing so helps us develop a treatment plan. Once the process is complete, we’ll explain how the procedure works to give you an alluring backside. Before you go, our office will give you a list of preparatory instructions to follow while you wait for your treatment. Please make sure to follow them carefully for optimal results.
See for yourself how a BBL can provide better contours to your lower body by scheduling a consultation at our Las Vegas office or call (702) 447-1257. Read our blog entries that discuss your BBL results and the recovery stage while preparing for your treatment.
Below are a few preparatory items for you to complete between now and your scheduled appointment. We advise patients to:
- Modify medication intake: Temporarily discontinue non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines like aspirin, ibuprofen, and similar drugs at least two weeks prior.
- Abstain from tobacco and drinking: Avoid both a few weeks before and throughout your entire recovery. They are known to constrict blood flow and hamper recovery.
- Take time off: Tell your supervisor you may need to take 1-2 weeks to recover.
- Have transportation ready: Choose a caring adult to drive you home because the effects of the anesthesia will need time to wear off.
Once settled, you’ll be administered anesthesia for your comfort. Dr. Ahmed will make temporary reference marks on the body to guide him throughout the procedure. The process starts by making discreet incisions in the donor areas. The fat from those areas is liposuctioned out using a small, thin cannula. The fat is purified and cleansed just before it’s injected into the subcutaneous fat layer of the buttocks. Graft survival will ultimately give you your ideal results.  The procedure ends by closing incisions with sutures and bandages. Depending on the desired look, the procedure can take up to four hours to complete.
Dr. Ahmed and his team make it their priority to ensure their patients have an efficient recuperation process. Following the BBL procedure, patients are given a compression garment to ensure proper healing. Please wear it until directed otherwise. Patients experience bruising, soreness, and swelling, but this is normal, and may occur for up to 7-10 days. However, the discomfort will gradually recede.  Medication will be prescribed to assist with this. BBL patients must avoid putting pressure on their bottom, so you will have to lay or sleep on your stomach for two weeks. Most patients are free to return to work in 2-3 weeks. Strenuous activities can be resumed in 6-8 weeks.
Your new results will begin to take shape in the weeks ahead. As time goes on, the swelling, discomfort, and soreness will become a distant memory. In around 6-8 months, the fat graft will have gained a new blood supply, settled in the buttocks, and projection will start to take form. When this happens, your new curvy, voluminous backside is yours to keep for years on end.
Corresponding & Complementary Procedures
Las Vegas Body Sculpting is pleased to offer plenty of body contouring procedures that highlight and accentuate the body’s natural curves. Patients looking to emphasize specific characteristics may benefit from other treatments.
For example, another buttocks enhancing treatment are butt implants. This procedure can serve as a stand-alone or can be combined with your BBL. The implants are oblong-shaped discs made of silicone and implanted in the butt cheeks through a small incision made during surgery. The implant improves projection and fullness to the area and the grafted fat is used to give a soft, natural shape and conceal the implants.
A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that revamps the mid-section of the body by contouring the abdomen. This body contouring procedure gives men and women the chance to streamline their stomachs by removing excess fat and skin and restoring muscles to produce a smoother, firmer abdominal profile. Women who recently gave birth or experienced considerable weight loss may find a tummy tuck beneficial.
Cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift in Las Vegas
The cost of a BBL is based on the patient’s body, the specific look they want, and the other corresponding treatments. Our highly trained staff will happily discuss this with you at your consultation.
How long do results last?
Results from a Brazilian Butt Lift are long-lasting. An active lifestyle without considerable weight fluctuations will help preserve your new look for years to come.
Is a BBL procedure painful?
No, during your BBL, you will not feel any pain. You will be kept comfortable throughout the process with anesthesia. You may experience some discomfort during the healing process, however.
Will my results disappear if I lose or gain weight?
Weight changes may impact the fat cells that were set in place. Fat cells naturally expand when weight is gained and shrink as weight is lost. That is why it’s essential to maintain a healthy, stable weight and lifestyle to ensure your results will last for years to come.
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2016, February 25). New Statistics Reflect the Changing Face of Plastic Surgery. American Society of Plastic Surgeons; American Society of Plastic Surgeons. https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/press-releases/new-statistics-reflect-the-changing-face-of-plastic-surgery
- Cansanção, A. L. (2016). Abstract: Brazilian Buttocks: Fat Grafting Technique Standardization. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, 4(9S), 29. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.GOX.0000511262.75725.8a
- Cansancao, A. L., Condé-Green, A., Gouvea Rosique, R., Junqueira Rosique, M., & Cervantes, A. (2019). “Brazilian Butt Lift” Performed by Board-Certified Brazilian Plastic Surgeons: Reports of an Expert Opinion Survey. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 144(3), 601–609. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000006020