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Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a term used to describe buttock enlargement and reshaping with the use of fat grafts. In this buttock augmentation procedure Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. David Bottger uses liposuction to remove fat from one or several areas of the body (commonly the hips and abdomen) and injected into the buttock area producing both an increase in volume and an enhancement of buttock contour. A large portion of the fat typically “takes” resulting in a permanent result, usually evident after three to four months. This procedure is best suited for patients with adequate fat reserves for transfer and not extremely thin patients.

The fee for the Brazilian Butt Lift starts at approximately $12,000, depending upon whether secondary procedures are performed (such as a tummy tuck or multiple areas of liposuction).

The procedure is predicated upon having adequate excess fat for grafting, which eliminates very thin women from being good candidates.

Ideal Candidates

  • Patients with flat buttock contour or those seeking enhanced prominence or roundness.
  • Patients with adequate fat reserves for grafting who are not excessively thin
  • Patients in good general health
  • Patients with realistic expectations


After the buttock augmentation procedure you will be placed in a pressure garment which you will wear for approximately three weeks. It is important to avoid long term sitting during this early post-operative period. The initial result will appear slightly overcorrected and it will take approximately four months to see your final results.

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Dr. Bottger and his staff are the most professional and personable staff I ever encountered. My experience with Dr. Bottger truly changed my life!! I’m more confident and energetic! I’ve never felt better!! Ty truly Dr. Bottger and your excellent staff as well.


Risks and Complications

Potential risks include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, asymmetry, contour irregularities, inadequate projection and need for repeat procedures for further augmentation.

If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, and are considering buttock augmentation, please call us today to schedule a confidential consultation.