Brazilian Butt Lift (Buttock Augmentation)

Although it seems like a newer cosmetic surgery procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Wally Zollman, M.D. has been performing buttock augmentation procedures at his practice for more than 20 years. If you are considering buttock augmentation with the Brazilian butt lift procedure, you can place your trust in Dr. Zollman’s experience and expertise to deliver high-quality results. Whether you are interested in slightly more projecting buttocks that are more noticeable in your jeans, or if you want to significantly add to your posterior curves, Dr. Zollman can develop a treatment plan to create the look you desire.

If you are considering a brazilian butt lift to enhance your curves and want to learn more about the procedure, we encourage you to explore the informational sections provided below or contact our office:

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift (also abbreviated as BBL) is a procedure that uses the patient’s own fat —which is harvested from the abdomen, flanks, and/or thighs with liposuction—to add volume (size), curves, and projection to the buttocks. Typically the ultimate goal of gluteal fat augmentation is to achieve a more balanced/proportionate figure, curvier lower body contours, and accentuated buttocks. Since the patient’s own, purified fat is used to accomplish the enhancement of the buttocks, the results can be both long-lasting and natural-looking. For patients who have experienced fat depletion from the buttocks caused by aging, the BBL procedure can restore youthful shape and lift, diminishing the appearance of sagging.

Brazilian Butt Lift Before-and-After Photos

Curious about the results that are possible with a customized Brazilian butt lift performed by Dr. Zollman? We invite you to browse through before-and-after BBL photos in our digital gallery. Dr. Zollman has been perfecting his technique for more than two decades and is known for creating outstanding results for his patients—see for yourself!
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Am I a Good Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Candidates for the Brazilian butt lift procedure must be in good overall health and have areas with adequate surplus fat to achieve the desired degree of buttocks enhancement. Patients must also have reasonable expectations about the outcome of the procedure. During a personal consultation with Dr. Zollman, he will review your medical history, perform a physical examination, listen to your concerns, and determine whether Brazilian butt lift is the appropriate procedure for achieving your aesthetic goals. He can walk you through the process he would use to accomplish your custom BBL so that you are fully informed about the details of your unique surgical treatment plan. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zollman to discuss Brazilian butt lift surgery, please contact Zollman Plastic Surgery.

What Does the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Entail?

Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure that is performed using local anesthesia combined with sedation. To begin the procedure, Dr. Zollman makes small incisions in the designated fat harvesting areas (which could be the abdomen, love handles, lower back, and/or thighs) through which he can perform liposuction to contour the area and collect fat. He may also utilize liposuction to sculpt the buttocks prior to augmentation to help achieve a more optimized final result. Once all of the fat has been collected, Dr. Zollman will use advanced fat purification techniques to ensure that only healthy, thriving fat cells are injected into the buttocks to accomplish the augmentation. When all the fat has been prepared, Dr. Zollman carefully injects the fat into the buttocks to create the desired shape, size, and projection.

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Dr. Zollman and his team was absolutely amazing. They understood me the minute I walked through the door. They answered all my questions, and even prepared me for certain things down the road. I had a breast augmentation, liposuction to my entire abdominal area, and the Brazilian Butt Lift. It’s been 6 weeks since my surgery, and I absolutely love what I am seeing. I am still a little swollen in my back and lower abdominal. Amy said that after the full 10 weeks after the surgery, all the swelling will be gone.
What really made me happy, was when I came out of the surgery and the nurse told me that Dr. Zollman had worked extra hard on my back. When I went in for my consultation, I had mentioned if Dr. Zollman to work on my “back fat” because God blessed me with a thick back…..
Anyways…he said that it would be hard to get the back fat, but he would try. Come to find out that during the surgery, he worked so hard to take out the back fat and succeeded! I was absolutely so happy hearing that!
I have already sent 3 of my friends to Zollman, and they haven’t regretted their decisions. I now have all the confidence in the world, and let me just add that my fiancé has a little eye candy roaming around the house now. 😉

Go to Zollman…you won’t regret it. I promise.

Courtney Clem

November 05, 2014


What is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Like?

Following your Brazilian butt lift procedure, you will wear a specialized compression garment to assist in the healing process. During recovery you will be instructed not to place pressure on the buttocks for a period of time, usually about three weeks, to support optimal results. It is important to be somewhat active through walking and light exercise to sustain good blood flow following BBL. After the initial swelling and discomfort of the BBL procedure subsides, patients can return to their everyday activities. The exact length of your recovery period will depend on the unique details of your procedure and the rate at which you heal. Dr. Zollman will provide you with post-operative instructions so that you do not forget the proper steps and instructions you must take to properly care for yourself. He will also keep a close eye on your progress over the course of your follow-up appointments to ensure that you are healing properly. He may recommend adjustments to your recovery regimen as needed. If you experience any complications or have any questions/concerns during recovery, you are encouraged to contact the practice as soon as possible.

Since the incisions made during liposuction and the BBL procedure are very small, there is minimal, if any, visible scarring once the incisions have healed and scar tissue has fully matured.

How Much Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The total price for a Brazilian butt lift depends on a variety of factors, and can vary from patient to patient. At Zollman Plastic Surgery, the average cost for BBL procedures can range between $10,000 and $14,000. When determining a cost estimate for BBL, Dr. Zollman must consider the following factors:

  • Anesthesia fees
  • Complexity of the procedure
  • Number and location of liposuction sites
  • Quality of fat to be harvested and transferred to achieve the desired result
  • Post-surgical medication and garments

At the end of your personal consultation, you will be provided with a price for your custom BBL procedure. If you are interested in learning about financing options we offer through third-party lenders, including Federal Credit Union and CareCredit®, a knowledgeable member of our office team can explain the application and approval process, as well as the different loan options that are available to qualified applicants. You may also pay for your treatment using a major credit card.

Learn More About Brazilian Butt Lift

If you are interested in buttock augmentation with a Brazilian butt lift, contact our practice today. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Zollman, you can discover whether BBL is the best option for enhancing your curves. A member of the Zollman Plastic Surgery staff can also discuss options for financing your cosmetic surgery costs.

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