Brazilian Butt Lift

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Brazilian Butt Lift Los Angeles, CA

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure that removes fat from the back, love handles, flanks, or abdomen and relocates it to the buttocks. The result is a narrower waist and a lifted more voluptuous bottom. With the latest emphasis on the backside, a curvier figure, and proportions, the Brazilian butt lift has become the procedure of choice. This procedure provides sculpted and contoured results that are natural to your body and long-lasting.

Dr. Michael Zarrabi is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon that specializes in Brazilian butt lift surgery. One of the premiere body sculpting experts in the country, he is pleased to offer patients comprehensive and professional medical services. To schedule a private consultation in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, fill out our contact form or contact us at (310) 584-9990 today.

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About Brazilian Butt Lifts

A Brazilian butt lift is performed in three steps: liposuction, fat purification, and fat transplantation.

Step One: Liposuction

Liposuction removes unwanted fat from the donor area. Dr. Zarrabi utilizes power-assisted liposuction (PAL) and practices with the most advanced, proven methods to ensure quick, comfortable fat removal. The donor areas are effectively sculpted and slimmed down. In many cases, the most profound changes in a patient’s figure are achieved through the sculpting and fat reduction achieved by liposuction rather than relying solely on large volumes of fat injected into the buttocks. (1)

Step Two: Fat Purification

Once the excess fat is suctioned out, it is purified and processed for its careful transfer into syringes. This step takes just under an hour.

Step Three: Fat Transplantation

During the final step, the fat is carefully injected around the top and sides of the buttocks in a precise pattern for optimal enhancement. The increased volume created by the newly injected fat will fill out any concave areas and help your bottom appear lifted and round. The fat transfer process requires no additional incisions and results in no scarring. You can achieve a natural-looking, fuller derriere and show off your new figure in a matter of weeks!

A Note About BBL From Dr. Zarrabi

“When it comes to the Brazilian Butt Lift, I always emphasize shape over size. Of course, we want to enhance the size of the buttocks, but a shapely butt is more beautiful than just a large rear end. How we contour the areas above and below the buttocks is also as important as how we shape the butt. It’s about subtraction and addition. Fifty percent of the result comes from how and where we remove fat, the subtraction phase. Most importantly, removing fat from the upper back, bra roll, and love handles changes the proportions and will have a dramatic effect on the buttocks. The second part of the surgery is the addition of fat. Again, it is more important to add fat in all the right areas not just make the buttocks look bigger”

Benefits of Receiving Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

This procedure is ideal for providing the following benefits:

  • Increased roundness, fullness, and volume in the buttocks
  • Reduction of fat from donor areas such as the thighs, flank, or abdomen
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Long-lasting results
  • No requirement for implants or surgery for implants
  • Use of one’s natural stores of fat

Am I a Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Women who are healthy and looking for a lifted, fuller butt are ideal candidates. Patients should currently live an active, healthy lifestyle and have realistic expectations for what this surgery can accomplish. Patients with existing health conditions that hinder healing may not be suitable for a BBL.

Dr. Zarrabi will take the time to learn about you and if a BBL is a good option during your private consultation. If not, he will create an alternative plan that still helps you achieve a lifted, toned butt. Our goal is to help our patients look and feel their best.

Consultation With One of LA’s Top-Ranked BBL Specialists

Your consultation will be a personal meeting with Dr. Zarrabi and his highly-trained staff. Together, you will develop the right treatment plan for your goals and your body. Drawing on his extensive experience, Dr. Zarrabi will walk you through each phase of the Brazilian butt lift and discuss every option available to you. We will ask questions about your recent medical history and any current medications you are taking. Dr. Zarrabi’s aim is for each patient to feel completely confident and comfortable with their treatment choices, focused on the excitement of the beautiful results that lie ahead!

Our office aims to provide you with a relaxed and comfortable treatment experience. From the first phone call and beyond your recovery period, our staff will be happy to answer any questions and offer any assistance. At the end of your consultation, if a BBL is determined as the best treatment for your goals, Dr. Zarrabi’s staff will plan your appointments.


Below are a few guidelines you can follow to help you prepare for your treatment and recovery:

  • Designate a recovery area at home. Choose a space in your home where you can rest without being bothered. Patients often choose a bedroom but it helps if the area also has an entertainment source. You will need a couple of days to rest and relax so having a TV or books nearby will be helpful.
  • Pick-up necessities. Before your surgery, fill prescriptions and pick up any last-minute things you may need. This may include snacks, pillows, or bottled water.
  • Arrange rides. Because you cannot sit on your bottom for the first two weeks after surgery, you will need to arrange for rides wherever you go. This includes to and from your appointment.
  • The morning of surgery. Take a shower and dress in comfy clothes that will not apply pressure to your treatment areas or be difficult to remove.

For your best butt lift experience, follow Dr. Zarrabi’s instructions. You are welcome to call our office anytime if you have last-minute questions or concerns.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Zarrabi performs the Brazilian butt lift with general anesthesia, meaning patients will be asleep and comfortable during the liposuction phase. Before the procedure begins, the liposuction entry points will be cleaned and marked for surgery. Small incisions, which will be about 1 cm in size, will then be placed near the designated donor area. He will insert a thin suction device called a cannula into the incisions. This cannula is attached to an aspirator that will remove fat tissue from the body. He will move the cannula back and forth gently to dislodge fat cells. (2)

The fat cells for transfer will be collected and purified. The purification process takes under an hour, after which it is placed in syringes. The fat will be injected strategically around the buttocks, filling out the top and sides to make it rounded. This procedure from start to finish will take between four to six hours. Everyone’s appointment will differ in time depending on the specifics of their treatment such as the amount of fat to be removed and relocated.

Recovery After a BBL

Following treatment, we recommend that you avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for up to six weeks. Your body will be adjusting to its new shape and staying off of it will allow it ample time for the transferred fat to settle into place. Some patients can experience soreness of the treated areas during the first few days.

You will need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and bruising and help your skin shrink to its new contours. Be sure to remain in your compression garment, but avoid any other pressure on your buttocks. Take your recovery one day at a time. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated. Most patients can return to work after 7 to 10 days.


Your results will be immediately noticeable and will only get better with time. These results of your Brazilian butt lift will last years. As with all cosmetic procedures, we encourage our patients to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. Consistent weight is your key to long-lasting results. Combined with workouts that will keep you fit and toned, you will be able to enjoy your backside and slender waist for years to come!

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost in Los Angeles?

The cost of each butt lift will vary. Because of our customized approach, our patients get the best results for their body and each has a unique cost. Dr. Zarrabi will work with you to create your best outcome and will discuss the price breakdown of your surgery during your personal consultation. 

Call our office today at (310) 584-9990 to schedule your private meeting.


Is a Brazilian butt lift permanent?

A BBL will give you a round, perky booty for many years, but the results can beimpacted by future weight gain and aging. Staying active and healthy will help you keep your results around for a long time.

How much is a BBL?

The cost of each BBL surgery varies based on how much fat is to be removed and relocated. Not two treatments are the same because each individual has a unique body and cosmetic goal that will dictate the customization of the surgery. 

What is bum lift surgery?

A bum lift surgery is a more casual term some patients use for buttock augmentation and refers to treatments such as the Brazilian butt lift. Liposuction is used to remove fat from your waist. The fat is purified and injected into your butt. The outcome is a slim, contoured waist and voluptuous butt. This surgery will have you showing off your results in no time!

How long does BBL recovery take?

Recovery timelines vary from person to person. Most patients are back to a sedentary job after two weeks. This surgery requires you to avoid sitting or putting any pressure on your backside for at least six weeks. A cushion will be used for sitting to give your backside time to settle into its new shape. 


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