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Brazilian Butt Lift

Ricardo L. Rodriguez, M.D.
6569 N Charles St PPW Suite 409
Baltimore, MD 21204
(410) 494-0815

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Dr. Rodriguez
What is the Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. Dr. Rodriguez removes fat from selected areas of your body, purifies the fat, and then injects selected donor fat cells into your buttocks. The process of micro fat injections involves scores or hundreds of injections. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant of your buttocks so that the butt appears lifted and perky. The resulting effect is a more attractive and sensuous body.

Correct liposuction techniques, donor fat processing, and microinjection methods are essential to achieving a permanent, natural result.

Are there different ways to augment or enlarge my buttocks?

Yes, there are two ways to enlarge your buttocks:

1.) Brazilian Butt Lift
2.) Butt Implants

Does Dr. Rodriguez prefer one method of butt augmentation over the other?

Yes, Dr. Rodriguez prefers to augment the butt using fat injections. This technique is known as the Brazilian butt lift. He believes that the combination of liposuction and fat injection results in the most natural and sensual body profile

How is the Brazilian butt lift performed?

The Brazilian butt lift involves three techniques: liposelection of two or more areas, donor fat processing, and microinjection of the donor fat into the buttocks.

The buttock is first contoured by performing liposelection, a type of liposuction, which is performed in the stomach and areas around the buttocks. Common areas to liposuction include the back- directly above the butt, the stomach, and the thighs. Note that even the liposuction alone will give your body a more attractive look.

After liposuction, Dr. Rodriguez carefully purifies the fat so that only the best donor fat cells will be injected back into your buttocks for augmentation. The fat which has been suctioned is processed to isolate viable fat cells. The fat is carefully purified such that only a fraction of the donor fat removed will qualify for re-injection to the buttocks. In order to get enough qualified fat, Dr. Rodriguez must liposuction at least two areas of your body.

The purified fat is then placed or transferred to the buttocks with special cannulas. This process is referred to as ‘microinjection’. Dr. Rodriguez’s technique of microinjection enables the fat cells to receive adequate blood supply so that they can survive once inside the buttocks tissue. This technique results in the highest permanent absorption rate of the fat and is the best way to achieve a permanent result.

Dr. Rodriguez microinjects small amounts of purified donor fat into different areas and depths of the buttocks. The procedure involves scores or hundreds of micro fat injections. Correct injection methods are key to achieving a long lasting, uniform, smooth, and natural appearance to the buttocks.

An additional benefit of the Brazilian butt lift is that you not only get a shapelier buttock, but the area to liposuction is now much leaner, giving your profile a more sensuous look

Are the liposuction techniques used in this procedure different than regular liposuction?

Yes, the fat is harvested using specialized liposuction techniques called Lipo-Selection. A low pressure aspiration system is used to minimize damage to fat cells as they are being extracted. Regular liposuction traumatizes fat cells too much. Only the correct type of liposuction will yield fat cells that will result in a permanent lifetime result.

How often does Dr. Rodriguez perform the Brazilian butt lift surgery?

Dr. Rodriguez performs the Brazilian butt lift procedure several times per month, and he has years of experience with various butt lifting, body lifting, and fat transfer techniques.

How long do the fat injections last?

If the donor fat is properly harvested and processed, a large percentage of fat cells will survive the crucial period until they receive blood supply. Once this happens these fat cells remain for the patient’s lifetime. At about a month after surgery, the improvement you see will be long term.

Is the procedure safe?

The Brazilian butt lift is a well tolerated procedure. It is no more risky than liposuction, which is the most common plastic surgical procedure.

How popular is the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

According to the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), the butt lift procedure is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure, as the number of butt lifts performed grew by 49% in 2005, compared to 2004.

If I don’t have enough donor fat are there any other surgical options to enhance my buttocks?

Some small thin women do not have enough fat on their body in order to perform the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Thus, if a woman does not have enough donor fat, the other option would be butt augmentation with silicon implants. For butt implants, a small incision is made in the crack between the buttock cheeks. The butt implants are then carefully placed in the tissues of the buttock avoiding the areas where important nerves lie. When the incision heals it is difficult to detect. The result is a round and prominent butt.

Insertion of the implants will fill out the upper and outer parts of the buttock. It is more difficult to fill out the lower part of the buttocks. The implants cannot be placed in this region because of the risk of nerve damage. To fill out the lower part of the buttocks, fat injection is used. Sometimes both techniques can be used.

Am I a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

If you desire a more curvaceous derriere with more projection and are willing to adhere to a strict postoperative protocol you may be a candidate for the Brazilian butt lift. However, you must have enough donor fat from 2-3 areas of your body in order to be a candidate. Dr. Rodriguez believes the Brazilian butt lift technique gives the patient the best result.

When can I go back to work after the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

Following the butt augmentation procedure, you must not sit directly on your buttocks for two weeks. Most people can return to work in 2 weeks, provided you do only a minimum amount of sitting. You must wear a special garment (to control swelling) for two weeks. There may be a small amount of swelling for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op.

If I live out of town, how long do I need to stay in Baltimore?

Dr. Rodriguez requires a minimum stay of 8 days. Dr. Rodriguez and his staff will make daily rounds to your hotel room for the first few days. His staff will transport you to and from the office throughout your stay. The staff is also available to provide courtesy transport to BWI airport. To read more about accommodations for out of town patients, please visit our website,

What is the cost of the Brazilian butt lift?

The average total cost of the Brazilian butt lift is $9500-$12,000. Fees quoted include the physician's fee, anesthesia, hospital costs, and all post operative office visits. Additionally patients have the option to stay overnight at GBMC hospital for a flat fee. Many patients finance all or part of their procedure. Please see our financing section at our website, for more information or call the office at 410-494-8100.

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