Brazilian Butt Lift

Offered at our convenient location in Birmingham, Alabama

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A shapelier, curvier figure is easily attainable with the Brazilian butt lift.

In a single procedure, you can sculpt stubborn pockets of fat while also enhancing the size of your backside. The Brazilian butt lift doesn’t require any implants and uses your body’s own natural stores of fat!

In Birmingham, Mountain Brook and the surrounding communities, Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon at Core Plastic Surgery, performs Brazilian butt lifts on people wanting a rounder, tighter, more contoured butt.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift creates a rounder, firmer backside for people who have fatty deposits or a flat, sagging bottom. This surgical procedure requires liposuction performed on another area(s) of the body, considered a donor area. This area is often the thighs, abdomen, flanks or back. Once fat is collected, it is cleansed of impurities. The pure fat will be placed in syringes and injected strategically along the bum. The result is a rounded, fuller butt that appears lifted.

A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a fat transfer to the butt. A popular area for patients to have fat collected from is their waist. This allows patients to achieve a slim waist and rounded bum to really accentuate their contours.

Buttock enhancement is a popular procedure today. Dr. Core is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been performing cosmetic surgery for many years. He is someone you can trust to perform your surgery safely and efficiently. For your best BBL doctor, consider Dr. Core.

Types of Liposuction

At Core Plastic Surgery, we provide our patients with cutting-edge techniques that provide their best, safest outcome. Dr. Core specializes in two liposuction techniques: Tumescent and Ultrasonic.

Tumescent Technique

This technique infuses the treatment area with a saline solution. Our tumescent fluid also includes local anesthetic and adrenaline. The local anesthetic helps to numb the treatment area and keep our patients comfortable. The adrenaline in the solution helps to constrict blood vessels, allowing for less blood loss. Altogether, this solution helps our patients have a more comfortable procedure and recovery.

Once the tumescent fluid is administered, it helps to loosen fat cells from the surrounding tissues. The fat is easier to remove and can be removed in larger quantities.

Vaser Liposuction

Vaser lipo, also known as Ultrasonic lipo, implements high-frequency sound waves to emulsify fat cells. The cells are emulsified prior to extraction. This minimally-invasive procedure allows fatty tissue to be quickly removed. An added bonus of this procedure is that it provides localized skin tightening.

Liposuction procedures are commonly performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. The fat collected from the procedure will be purified and prepared for injection into the bum. The type of liposuction used for your procedure will be determined by you and Dr. Core in your personal consultation.

Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift makes the buttocks rounder and firmer resulting in a more feminine appearance, and offers the following benefits:

  • Buttocks sit a little higher
  • Less cellulite
  • More options for stylish clothing
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Natural look and feeling

Who is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift wants a rear end that does not sag or is not flat. If you want a fitter looking figure, a Brazilian butt lift may be an excellent option for you.

How Do I Prepare for My Brazilian Butt Lift?

The preparation for a Brazilian butt lift involves first scheduling a consultation with Dr. Core to evaluate your buttocks. You may also be asked to have an overall health check-up to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. You also receive detailed instructions to prepare for your surgery.

Personal Consultation

In your personal consultation, you will have the opportunity to create a personalized procedure with Dr. Core. He will ask you about your general health, allergies, and past procedures. He will also examine your bum and potential areas along your body where excess fat can be removed. You will get to share what your ideal aesthetic is and how a Brazilian butt lift can accomplish it.

Dr. Core will listen carefully and provide his opinion on how best to achieve your body goals.

Dr. Core will educate you on the different techniques involved in a BBL and which ones are best for you. An appointment will be planned out and Dr. Core will inform you how to prepare for the surgery.

What is Involved in My Brazilian Butt Lift?

This outpatient procedure entails taking fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen or hips, via liposuction and transferring it to the buttocks to make them smoother and more contoured. When necessary, the buttocks may be lifted to make them rounder and give them a lift.

The Brazilian butt lift procedure takes three to five hours depending on whether other procedures are performed at the same time.

What to Expect After a Brazilian Butt Lift

Following the procedure, you will wear a compression garment that supports and protects the buttocks during the first week of healing. You must avoid sitting for long periods of time so that the injected fat is not displaced or absorbed by the body. When sitting, we recommend you sit on a cushion or soft seat. The healing process takes several weeks during which time you must avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise.

Most patients are able to return to work after a week or so. Although you will need to avoid strenuous activities, we encourage you to get up and move around when you can. Brief walks will improve circulation and help control swelling. Get plenty of rest during your recovery and stay hydrated. Any discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications.

We welcome you to call our office during your recovery with any questions or concerns. We want you to have a healthy, positive recovery.

When Will I See the Results of My Brazilian Butt Lift?

The full results from a Brazilian butt lift take several months before they are fully visible.

You will see a difference in your appearance following surgery. Your bum will appear more round and perky. As swelling decreases, you will notice your final outcome. These results are long-lasting! A BBL is a transformative procedure that you will be able to enjoy for years! To keep your bum looking its best, eat healthy and exercise regularly. A healthy lifestyle is key to maintaining your results.

Complementary Procedures

A Brazilian buttock lift can easily be combined with another cosmetic procedure to truly transform the way you appear. A common surgery to combine with a BBL is a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). A tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat deposits from the waist and tightens the underlying abdominal muscles. The result is a smooth, contoured tummy. This procedure is ideal for mothers who have stretched skin and muscles due to pregnancy. An abdominoplasty will repair muscles and often allows much of the stretch-marked skin along the abdomen to be removed.

Patients recovering from dramatic weight loss are also great candidates for a tummy tuck. The abdomen is one of the first places along the body to develop loose, stretched skin. An abdominoplasty will remove that skin and show off your new slim body!

Whether you are a mother, a man trying to regain his toned stomach or an individual who has lost dramatic weight, a tummy tuck is a great procedure for you! Combining a tummy tuck with a Brazilian butt lift will enhance your outcome and be truly transforming.

A tummy tuck procedure requires an incision between each hip bone above the pubic hairline. This incision is intentionally made along this area so it can be discreetly hidden beneath bikinis and underwear. Through this incision, fat and skin will be removed and the abdominal muscles will be repaired and tightened.

The outcome will be a flat toned stomach that will accentuate your Brazilian butt lift results.

A slim waist and round perky bum will enhance your curves. For a youthful, rejuvenated body contact our office today! We will start you down the path to looking and feeling your best.

How Much is a Brazilian Butt Lift in Birmingham?

Brazilian butt lifts vary in terms of cost based on whether they are performed with other cosmetic procedures. During your consultation, we can go over the costs as well as our payment and financing options.

To get a general idea of what people are paying for BBLs in your location, search “Brazilian buttock lift cost near me”. This search will help you have a better understanding of the prices involved. However, this search will not yield an accurate estimate for your personalized treatment. Give our office a call today at (205) 397-2100 to arrange a private meeting.

Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!


How long does Brazilian butt lift last?

A BBL will last you years! This treatment helps men and women achieve comprehensive improvement in their appearance that is long-lasting. Continue to exercise and eat well to keep your results looking amazing!

Is Brazilian buttock lift permanent?

Yes. A Brazilian butt lift surgery will provide long-lasting results. The fat that is relocated to your bum will last years. The best way to keep your outcome looking great is to eat healthy and remain active. A consistent weight is key to long-lasting, attractive results.

How much is a Brazilian bum lift?

The cost of your BBL surgery will be unique to your aesthetic goals and anatomical features. Dr. Core will work closely with you to ensure your ideal treatment plan is created. We take pride in helping our patients look and feel their best. Your Brazilian butt lift will reflect your goals and our customized touch.