brazilian butt lift

Brazilian Butt Lift

Butt lifts encompass the following procedures:

  • Liposuction & Fat Transfer “Brazilian butt lift”
  • Renuva® + Sculptra® (non-surgical fat & permanent volume regeneration)

Buttock aesthetics have recently become the focus of significant media attention, greatly increasing the popularity for this procedure. Buttock augmentation with fat transfer adds volume to shape the buttocks region, improving projection and contour in patients with flat, sagging and small buttocks. The fat is removed from areas of excess throughout the body using advanced liposuction techniques. The fat is then purified and carefully injected into the buttocks in a way that ensures a resilient result.

The liposuction portion of the procedure serves two purposes. The vitality of the fat cells and their survival following transfer to the buttocks depends on careful removal and processing techniques. Most importantly, however, the gluteal augmentation must be properly complemented by a sculpted physique. This is part of the total body transformation that this procedure can offer.

Renuva® (MTF Biologics) is an off-the-shelf fat alternative to liposuction and fat grating/transfer. It is an injectable fat matrix that is re-populated by your own fat cells to create lasting volume enhancement. This product is combined with Sculptra® Aesthetic (injectable poly-L-lactic acid) to create a superior result by synergistically stimulating your body to produce collagen. This procedure is completed painlessly in the office to safely augment and contour the buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure


Advanced liposuction techniques are used to precisely remove fat, creating a defined and contoured physique. The fat is then injected into the buttocks to create an aesthetically pleasing projection, width and shape. The combination of liposuction and fat transfer results in a powerful rebalancing of the overall body contour.

What to Expect

All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.


During the consultation we will focus on creating a treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. We will discuss your current exercise regimen, diet and history of weight fluctuation. In this way, I can properly counsel you on the expected long-term results. For instance, if you have recently lost weight on a crash diet, then the liposculpture result we achieve will be short-lived as you return to your regular diet and exercise habits.

Liposculpture is not an efficient weight-loss tool and when used as such will yield disappointing results. Rather, liposculpture is intended to highlight your natural contours by removing fat from stubborn areas, giving you the figure you always imagined. On the other hand, if you gained weight in anticipation of having a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, you will be disappointed by the amount of volume enhancement that remains after you return to your regular diet and exercise habits. The transferred fat retains its native capacity to increase or decrease with changes in weight.

After you describe and demonstrate your ideal waist, hip and buttock contour, we will discuss how your existing body shape will be transformed to achieve the desired result. With the knowledge that each individual is unique, non-surgical as well as surgical options will be discussed. Incision locations will be demonstrated so that you can leave the consultation with a clear idea of the expected outcome. Liposuction and fat transfer are truly amazing procedures as they combine artistry with technology, which is constantly improving to give patients incredible life-changing results.


Surgical liposuction with fat transfer is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California, USA. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety. The procedure typically lasts 4-5 hours depending on the degree of shaping required.

Care is taken to hide the tiny access and grafting incisions in natural body creases, minimizing perceptibility upon complete healing.


The recovery is arguably the most important part of this procedure, as it needs to support the survival of the newly grafted fat. Patients are discharged home the same day and generally experience very minimal discomfort, often returning to light activity within a week following surgery. It is extremely important that direct pressure to the buttocks is avoided during the initial healing process. As such, patients are instructed to avoid sitting or lying on their back for two weeks. During this time, a compression garment is worn to control swelling and mold the final contour.


Liposuction and fat transfer is intended to provide long lasting transformation to the overall physique provided a healthy and active lifestyle is maintained.


Approximately 40-60% of the transferred fat will survive with the remainder absorbed harmlessly by your body. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle that avoids weight fluctuations, the results will be long lasting. As with any lipocontouring procedure, the robustness of the result is compromised by weight gain. The transferred fat has memory and despite relocation to your gluteal region, it maintains its native behavior pattern. Intuitively, if you lose weight following the procedure, the transferred fat will also be lost. This is why it is important to achieve a stable weight and lifestyle prior to a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

Yes. I have a detailed sleeping and sitting protocol that is crucial to obtaining optimal results. Patients wear a specific post-operative compression garment to provide support to the buttock shape as well as compression to the liposuction areas. This will help limit the post-operative swelling and contour the treated regions. I have patients wear this for a minimum of 6 weeks. Most patients find wearing the garment to be comforting and supportive.

Exercise is restricted during the 6 weeks following surgery. This is intended to provide your body ample time to appropriately heal before being subjected to the strain of exercise.

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Receive an in-depth consultation where we will thoroughly review your goals to personalize a plan focused on a natural and aesthetic result. Dr. Donald S. Mowlds, MD is located in beautiful Newport Beach, CA but is also available via a virtual consultation for out-of-town patients.

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