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Brazilian Buttock Lift Newport Beach & Orange County

Sculpt and contour your buttocks with Brazilian Buttock Lift

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that sculpts and contours the buttocks by removing unwanted fat in areas throughout the body and using fat transfer to the buttocks for augmentation. Common areas that we liposuction for this procedure include the abdomen and thighs. This procedure does not use butt implants, so the results from both liposuction and butt lift procedures are permanent.

Who is a Good Candidate for Brazilian Buttock Lift?

Anyone who wants a fuller, rounder, or firmer backside may be eligible for a Brazilian butt lift. As with any plastic surgery procedure, butt lift patients in Newport Beach should be generally healthy, have no contraindications for the procedure, and be non-smokers.

Because BBL relies on a patient’s own fat for buttock enhancement, it is important that a good candidate has enough body fat to liposuction for the procedure; Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will need at least 400 ccs of fat for optimal results. Because of this, men and women with few fat cells will likely not be eligible for buttocks augmentation.

What Can Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Accomplish?

When performed by a cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Florin or Dr. Tehrani, a Brazilian butt lift can add volume to flat, ill-defined buttocks and round out your backside, in addition to removing fat from an unwanted body area through liposuction.

Unlike butt lift surgery that uses silicone implants, this treatment plan uses your own fat for augmentation, meaning the results are permanent, and you have the added bonus of contouring another part of your body at the same time of butt augmentation.

“Dr. Florin made me feel comfortable with my plastic surgery decisions. She was honest and supportive of my wants and needs. She is personable and listens to concerns. She takes her time with her customers so I never felt rushed to decide or rushed through questions or concerns. I will definitely come back!"

Liposuction Techniques and Technology

Liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that sculpts and contours your body shape by removing unwanted fat in areas that may be hard to lose, even with a healthy lifestyle. The beauty of the Brazilian butt lift is that the fat removed from a specific body area is then used to augment the buttocks for a doubly effective body contouring procedure. Plus, fat removed with liposuction is permanently gone so you will be less likely to gain weight to those areas in the future.

It’s worth mentioning that Brazilian butt lift is not a weight loss procedure, as transferred fat is used to add volume to the butt after it is removed from the liposuctioned areas.

The technology available for liposuction has changed tremendously over time. This is truly a constantly evolving field for plastic surgeons and we take pride in using the most up-to-date technology in the operating room for your Brazilian butt lift.


Vaser is ultrasonic energy that is delivered in a minimally invasive technique through tiny incisions. The energy from Vaser liquifies your fat which makes the liposuction part of your procedure smoother and less traumatic. Vaser is excellent at releasing scar tissue so it is a wonderful tool to use with individuals who have had previous procedures, such as a tummy tuck.

MicroAire® power-assisted liposuction (PAL)

Most liposuction that is performed now is power-assisted, meaning the use of a device that rotates to help remove fat more efficiently and uniformly. This means less time under anesthesia and smoother, more even skin tone.


Renuvion is an energy device that uses radiofrequency and plasma energy to target skin tightening. This device is one of the most powerful devices we have available for skin tightening. It is a great option if you already have some looseness to your skin, or if you are treating an area that is more likely to have loose skin after liposuction (such as the upper arms or inner thighs). It is beautiful to target loose skin or bra rolls on the back. It can also be paired with a tummy tuck on someone who has thin or loose skin and is looking for an additional way to improve the skin quality.


BodyTite is an energy device that uses radiofrequency to target fat cells. This minimally invasive device uses energy to remove fat and contour the body.

What to Expect from a BBL Consultation

Your consultation with cosmetic surgeons Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani includes a thorough medical history and a physical examination to confirm whether you are a good candidate for this cosmetic surgery. You will discuss your ideal outcomes and we can address any concerns and answer questions you may have about the procedure, the results, or the recovery process.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Your Brazilian butt lift will be performed under general anesthesia in a state-of-the-art facility that is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Your surgery can range from 2 to 6 hours depending on the complexity of the case and our surgical plan.

During the liposuction portion of the surgical procedure, Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will first infuse a numbing solution into the tissue called tumescent fluid. This fluid allows us to safely perform your surgery while controlling your pain and bleeding while you are asleep. The, we will gently contour your body with the chosen liposuction technique on the predetermined area of the body.

The fat removed during liposuction will then be put into a device called a centrifuge to purify the fat prior to re-injection. Once the fat has been purified, Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will make a series of microinjections throughout the buttocks area to complete your Brazilian butt lift.

Before you are released from our facility, we will give you a surgical garment to wear as well as instructions for how to recover from your buttock augmentation procedure.

Recovery From Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

The healing process will vary depending on how many areas are treated with liposuction and fat grafting, your anatomy, and your goals. Generally, plan to take one to two weeks off work and a week off from driving. You will be instructed on how to avoid sitting in a way that puts harmful pressure on your butt before you are released. Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will also provide pain medication instructions to mitigate postoperative discomfort.

You can start light cardio (such as walking or using a stationary bike) at around one to two weeks if you feel up to it. You can resume more strenuous activity (such as running and weight lifting) at around four to six weeks and can typically be submerged in water at around the same time.

You will be sent home wearing a compression garment that you will wear full time (day and night) for at least six weeks. Once you are ready to wear a different garment, Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will let you know and give you recommendations for other garments to purchase. Most Brazilian butt lift patients wear compression full time for about two to three months and then as needed basis after that.

Postoperative massage (lymphatic massage) after Brazilian butt lift is very important to help with swelling and healing. We will show you how to massage yourself – however, most patients will benefit from professional postoperative massage.

When Will I See Full Results from my Brazilian Butt Lift?

Keep in mind that healing from Brazilian butt lift is a process and it takes time to see your final results. Most patients begin to appreciate their final features at about six to eight weeks after surgery, most of the surgical swelling has gone down at that point. However, keep in mind that there will still be some residual swelling for up to a year after surgery. 

A healthy lifestyle will optimize your results. It is important that you are eating healthy (high protein, low sodium) diet, drinking plenty of fluids, and exercising (when you feel up to it). Your final body shape is only as good as your habits.

The fat that was removed with liposuction is permanently gone – however, if you gain significant weight after surgery, you will not have natural-looking results. You may weigh more in the first few weeks after surgery and this is typically swelling or “water weight.”

Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani will continue to follow up with you for a year after surgery to ensure that you are healing properly and in love with your results.

Schedule a Consultation in Newport Beach, CA

If you’re ready to get the booty of your dreams while at the same time tackling stubborn fat like love handles, Dr. Florin and Dr. Tehrani at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery are here to help. You can learn more about what your Brazilian butt lift surgery will look like when you schedule a consultation with our surgeons. Please contact us by calling (949) 577-8180 or filling out our online contact form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are buttock injections permanent?

Fat transfer to the butt (called the Brazilian butt lift) can be a permanent treatment. The best way to maintain your results is by living a healthy and active lifestyle.

Can fat transfer be removed?

Fat transfer can be reversed if youre unhappy with your results.

Can I die from BBL?

BBL comes with risks like any other surgical procedure. The best way to mitigate the risks is by partnering with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.

Can you transfer fat to your breasts?

Fat transfer breast augmentation, or natural breast augmentation, is a great way to enhance the breasts without implants. It cant always achieve pronounced results like implants, however, since its dependent on the amount of fat you have available.

Does fat grafting leave scars?

Fat grafting requires tiny incisions that can be easily concealed in the natural contours of your body. Dr. Sadati can recommend the best ways to fade scarring after your procedure.

Does fat transfer last?

Fat transfer lasts as long as you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Once the fat is transferred to a new area, it will establish a new blood supply and exist there as it would anywhere else on the body.

How common are buttock implants?

Butt implants are becoming less common in favor of the Brazilian butt lift, or buttock fat transfer. Implants can be a good option if you have very little body fat.

How dangerous is liposuction?

Liposuction is not dangerous but like any surgery, there are some risks of bleeding and anesthesia complications. Other possible risks include damage to deeper tissues and the appearance of bumpy skin because of uneven fat removal. However, it is rare that any of these complications occur.

How does fat transfer work?

Fat transfer works by collecting fat from one area of the body and injecting it into another area of the body. Its an effective, long-term way to achieve more volume where you want it.

How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

The Brazilian butt lift will last for a long time if you continue leading an active lifestyle with an appropriate diet. Weight fluctuations can change your results, so make sure to take steps to prevent them.

How long does fat grafting surgery take?

Fat grafting surgery can take 2-3 hours, depending on your specific fat transfer plan.

Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?

A Brazilian buttock lift is considered permanent but the shape of your buttocks may alter over time as you age.

How long do butt injections last?

Butt injections can last up to 2-3 years.

What is it called when you take fat from your stomach to buttocks?

Taking fat from one area of the body to another is known as fat grafting, and when its specifically used to augment or enhance the buttocks, its often called a Brazilian butt lift.

What is used for buttock injections?

Some surgeons use high-resiliency dermal fillers to enhance the buttocks but usually a better, less risky procedure is the Brazilian butt lift, which uses autologous fat to add volume to the buttocks.

How can I get a bigger butt fast?

The quickest and longest-lasting way to enhance the volume of the buttocks is to add fat from excess regions of fat cells throughout the rest of your body.

Are buttock injections permanent?

Fat transfer to the buttocks is a long-lasting, essentially permanent procedure for the fat cells that survive the transfer process. If they find a healthy blood supply, the cells can last many years.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

Fat transfer to the buttocks is called a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Recovery from a BBL takes about 6-8 weeks.

Why would someone desire a buttock augmentation?

Individuals who feel that their buttocks are too small for their body and desire a more balanced look, those who have flat or square buttocks, those who have a loose, or sagging buttocks due to weight loss, or those who wish to have a shapelier overall figure often seek out buttock augmentation.

Where will my buttock augmentation scars be located?

Because Dr. Florin uses fat transfer to achieve buttock augmentation, the scarring will be minimal. Liposuction incisions are quite small, and incisions used for injecting fat into the buttock areas are also quite small.

What happens after fat transfer to buttocks?

Your doctor will provide detailed instructions for what to do and avoid while recovering from buttock enhancement. Usually this includes avoiding sitting or putting excess pressure on the treated area for up to 2 weeks.

Where is the incision for a buttock enhancement?

There are no incisions needed for buttock enhancement with fat transfer or dermal fillers.

How long does swelling last after buttock enhancement?

Some swelling will stay with you after buttock enhancement for several months but the majority of these symptoms resolve after just a few days.

Can your body reject fat transfer?

Yes, even though youre using your own fat cells, up to 50% of transferred cells will not survive the process and be removed by your body during the healing process.

Can a fat transfer help cellulite?

Rarely does a fat transfer help reduce the appearance of cellulite. We provide other procedures that are designed to address the concerns of cellulite.

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Dr. Whitney Florin

Dr. Whitney Florin is a third-generation physician specializing in maxillofacial surgery. She is dual board-certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and is lauded for her excellence in transformative mommy makeover results and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. She has published peer-reviewed works on the use of BOTOX® and managing capsular contracture after breast augmentation - she also engages in ongoing research on cosmetic, maxillofacial, and general surgery. As one of the leading breast and body plastic surgeons in the Orange County area, Dr. Florin can provide an exceptional experience at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge.

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Dr. Ali Tehrani

Dr. Ali Tehrani, a board-certified surgeon by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, combines compassion, expertise, and dedication to ensure his patients receive the remarkable outcomes they deserve. He takes the time to provide all the information his patients need to make the right decision for them. His passion for helping people also extends beyond his office. He is a board member and former President at the Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation, where he leads missions to developing countries to help children in need.

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Dr. Whitney Florin is a highly esteemed surgeon who received her medical degree from Columbia University before practicing during her full-body procedures fellowship. She specializes in the “mommy makeover” helping women feel confident and empowered after doing the miraculous work of bringing a child into the world. She is well-known for her incredible skills as a surgeon and leader, as well as for her honest and warm attitude toward patients. Dr. Florin services the Newport Beach, CA, area but is sought out by patients all over the world. Dr. Florin welcomes patients who wish to fly in for their procedure, and the team at Gallery of Cosmetic Procedure & Aesthetic Lounge is happy to help you find the best accommodation for your recovery. Interested in seeing how Dr. Whitney Florin can make you feel like the best version of you yet? Schedule a virtual consultation today.

Dr. Kevin Sadati


Dr. Whitney Florin is a top body and breast surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with experience. A maxillofacial surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery, she is particularly known for her incredible, natural-looking results. Dr. Whitney Florin is a bilingual cosmetic surgeon, speaking both English and Spanish. After years of studying under some of the cosmetic surgery worlds’ top minds, she has helped thousands of men and women love the way they look in the mirror. Dr. Whitney Florin specializes in Mommy Makeovers, Breast and Body Augmentation, Liposuction, Tummy Tucks, and Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty. She is a true artist that will help you love what you see in the mirror.



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