Brazilian Butt Lift Las Vegas (BBL)

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The shape of your buttocks is largely a matter of genetics. If you seem to store fat everywhere but your butt, your derriere may appear flat or shapeless in contrast, and even the most intense glute workouts may not make much difference. What can make a difference is strategically relocating fat with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery performed by Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

While a traditional butt lift uses butt implants, a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) uses a fat transfer to shape your curves. A BBL is a popular butt augmentation procedure in Las Vegas which involves two steps:

1. Removing excess fat with liposuction

During this step of a Brazilian buttock lift, Dr. Pancholi uses liposuction to carefully sculpt fat from your thighs, hips and midsection creating an optimal “frame” for the buttocks and better revealing what your fat is currently hiding. It’s more than a matter of simply removing excess fat where we find it, but rather sculpting in just the right areas of the midsection to achieve the look we want once the fat transfer is complete.  Learn more about liposuction here.

2. Placing fat injections to improve the shape

During the next step of a BBL, Dr. Pancholi strategically places fat injections into the buttocks to enhance shape and volume and achieve a fuller, rounder buttocks. Again, it’s not simply a matter of replacing fat, but creating a shape that enhances the entire lower body and midsection.

Video transcript

“One of the things that are still very popular is Brazilian butt lifts. It’s a matter of saying, how do we make everything look nice? There was a lot of emphasis on volume, and people were asking how much can you put in, how much should you put in? Really, what it’s all about is a beautiful backside is not necessarily about how much fat is there; it’s about the shape. Can we make it look the way it’s supposed to look? Some of that can be shaping all around it — the butt and the lower back, the upper hips, the lower hips, the saddlebags, the inside of the butt. If that’s not round, we need to make it round.

So, all of these different contours, the shape of it, is what we’re trying to get. When we have people who are missing the shape and we have to add fat, we’re not necessarily adding it to make it large; we’re trying to add fat to make it look good. So, those are a lot of misconceptions of why some people come out with this procedure and look really good, versus others who come out and look odd but really have a large butt.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

Benefits of a Brazilian butt lift

Butt enhancement is highly sought after as:

  • You’ll have rounder, fuller, more aesthetically pleasing buttocks.
  • Swimsuits and form-fitting clothes will look more flattering on your lower body.
  • Your upper and lower body proportions will be in better proportion.
  • It can achieve a more feminine, hourglass silhouette.
  • It reduces stubborn fat and sculpts the lower body in one single procedure.
  • There is no need for implants as in a butt lift procedure (gluteoplasty).
  • Enhanced Buttock Volume and Shape: The primary benefit is an increase in buttock size and improvement in shape, creating a more rounded and pronounced appearance.
  • Improved Body Proportions: By redistributing fat from other areas to the buttocks, a BBL can enhance overall body proportions and contours.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Since the procedure uses the patient’s own fat, the results tend to look and feel natural compared to synthetic implants.
  • Reduction in Fat from Donor Sites: Fat is typically harvested from areas with excess fat, like the abdomen, hips, or thighs, offering the added benefit of reducing fat in these areas.
  • Boosted Self-Confidence: Many individuals experience a significant increase in self-esteem and body confidence after undergoing a BBL.
  • Minimally Invasive Technique: Compared to traditional implant-based buttock augmentation, a BBL is less invasive, involving liposuction and fat transfer.
  • Reduced Risk of Implant-Related Complications: Since no foreign materials are introduced into the body, risks associated with implants, such as slippage or rejection, are eliminated.
  • Customizable Results: The procedure can be tailored to meet specific aesthetic goals regarding the size and shape of the buttocks.
  • Shorter Recovery Time Compared to Implants: Recovery from a BBL is often quicker and less painful than recovery from implant surgery.
  • Anesthesia: Medications used to prevent pain during surgery; can be general (inducing unconsciousness) or local (numbing a specific area).
  • Autologous Fat Transfer: A procedure used in BBL where fat is harvested from one part of the patient’s body and then injected into the buttocks.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL): A cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. It involves transferring fat from other areas of the body to the buttocks.
  • Butt Lift: A cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts and shapes the buttocks. This can be achieved through procedures like the Brazilian Butt Lift or through surgical removal of excess skin and fat.
  • Buttock Augmentation: Enhancement of the buttocks through surgery, which can include a Brazilian Butt Lift or implants.
  • Compression Garment: A specialized garment worn by patients after procedures like BBL. It helps reduce swelling, provides support to the buttocks and surrounding areas, and helps the skin conform to its new contours.
  • Fat Grafting: The process of removing fat from one part of the body (typically areas like the abdomen or thighs) and injecting it into another area, such as the buttocks in the case of BBL.
  • Flanks: The side area of the body between the rib cage and the hip, often a donor site for fat transfer in a BBL.
  • Liposuction: A surgical technique used to remove fat from specific areas of the body. In BBL, it is used to harvest fat from other areas for transfer to the buttocks.
  • Projection: In the context of a BBL, refers to the extent to which the buttocks protrude from the body.
  • Saddlebags: A colloquial term for excess fat accumulation on the outer thighs, often targeted during liposuction in BBL procedures.
  • Seroma: A collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of the skin, potentially a complication after procedures like liposuction.
  • Subcutaneous Tissue: The layer of tissue beneath the skin, where fat is stored and which is involved in fat transfer procedures.

Before and after results from real Brazilian butt lift patients

If you desire a full, round natural-looking backside, this procedure may help your achieve this look. Explore our gallery of actual Pancholi Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas BBL patients to see real results.

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Choosing a Brazilian butt lift surgeon: experience, skill & artistry are key to a great result

Some surgeons tout the butt lift technologies they use as their “secret” to getting great Brazilian butt lift results. While tools and technologies can help a surgeon work more efficiently, remember that it is not the technology that is sculpting your body, but the surgeon.

Considerable surgical skills, an ability to envision the shape that’s possible for your body, and a highly developed sense of proportion and shape are essential for a safe surgery and beautiful, natural outcome with Brazilian butt lift surgery. A surgeon who possesses such abilities will be able to safely sculpt a beautiful butt lift.

Fellowship training for expert surgical results

A fellowship-trained cosmetic surgeon and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Pancholi is known for his ability to see and sculpt the beautiful shape that is waiting to be revealed. With a deep understanding of the human form gained from 10+ years of cosmetic surgery experience, Dr. Pancholi applies his knowledge and skill to make each of his Las Vegas patient’s outcome a work of art that enhances their natural assets.

Read more about Dr. Pancholi’s extensive training & credentials

Video transcript

“The best part of being a cosmetic surgeon for me is receiving all that I do from my patients. When I try my best and use all of my artistic skills to deliver what they want, it’s truly rewarding. I love what I do, and I wouldn’t do anything else even if I could. It’s just the most wonderful job I could have.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

Am I a good candidate for a Las Vegas BBL?

Dr. Pancholi’s Las Vegas Brazilian butt lift patients span a diverse range of patient sizes, shapes, ages and goals. However, there are a few boxes to check to determine if a BBL is right for you:

  • You feel your butt is too flat or small or that it lacks shape.
  • You have good skin contraction (a Brazilian butt lift does not tighten loose skin).
  • You have adequate fat stores available to harvest to achieve your desired level of enhancement. (This does not mean you need “a lot” of fat. If you are naturally leaner, you will likely need less fat injected into the buttocks to achieve a satisfactory result.)
  • You are at a stable weight and have adopted a realistic diet and exercise program. (Significant weight changes after a Brazilian butt lift will change your results.)

It is important to note that a butt lift procedure does not remove or tighten loose skin. If your body type and desired goals require removal of sagging skin around the buttocks, Dr. Pancholi can discuss other options with you during your consultation.

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What to expect during your Brazilian butt lift surgery in Las Vegas

During a BBL procedure, Dr. Pancholi conducts a fat transfer. He first uses liposuction to carefully remove fat from surrounding areas of the belly, hips and thighs to help reveal the most attractive buttock shape possible. Dr. Pancholi then places some of this fat into the buttocks with careful, strategical injection placement to enhance their shape and size. He has great control over the volume and pattern of fat placement to ensure an optimal look after surgery, as well as ensure injections only reach the subcutaneous fat layer—an essential detail for your safety.

Patient safety comes first

Dr. Pancholi performs Brazilian butt lift surgery in an accredited operating facility for your safety, comfort and privacy. This in-office surgical suite meets the highest standards for patient safety to minimize risks and ensure your comfort. Anesthesia is provided by highly trained board certified MD anesthesiologists. You can virtually tour our surgical center near Spring Valley and Southwest Las Vegas areas here. »

Procedure videos

Below you can watch excerpts of a live Brazilian butt lift procedure with Dr. Pancholi. Videos contain graphic images of live BBL procedures. Viewer discretion is advised.

Butt augmentation surgery – Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Sculpting with VASER liposuction

In this live butt lift surgery video, Dr. Pancholi uses VASER technology during the liposuction phase of a butt lift. VASER uses ultrasonic energy to “melt” the fat, allowing Dr. Pancholi to sculpt in greater detail while minimizing impact on surrounding tissues. In turn, the patient enjoys beautifully shaped results with an enhanced recovery.

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Butt augmentation – Brazilian Butt Lift with lower back liposuction before fat transfer

Watch as Dr. Pancholi shows his body contouring expertise while completing liposuction of the lower back to enhance the curvature of the buttocks. Attention to detail is key to providing beautiful definition. Next, he will inject fat into the outer aspect of each buttock to achieve the “coke bottle figure” this patient desires.

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Butt augmentation – Transferring fat to enhance the shape of the buttocks

In this buttock augmentation video, you can see Dr. Pancholi meticulously add fat to the outer aspect of each buttock. By adding fat to this area, he adds fullness to the buttocks while also achieving a beautiful, curvy shape that will enhance the patient’s overall silhouette.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Brazilian butt lift recovery like?

Like any surgical procedure, you’ll need to take special care during your Brazilian butt lift recovery. You will not be allowed to sit directly on your buttocks, except to use the bathroom, for the first 4 weeks, no exceptions. This is crucial to ensure the transferred fat “takes” and that your results heal as desired. You will have to modify your sitting position for several more weeks after this initial healing period. Many patients return to sedentary work within 1 to 2 weeks after a Brazilian butt lift, using a “donut” pillow to keep direct pressure off of their butt. Your BBL results are considered final after about 6 months and your results will become more noticeable once any surgical swelling has subsided.

How long do Brazilian butt lift results last?

One major benefit of butt augmentation using a fat transfer of your own natural fat to enhance the buttocks is that results are meant to last for many years. Maintaining a stable weight is key to ensuring your BBL results last, as significant weight fluctuations will affect your size and shape.

Enhancing your butt augmentation: Combining procedures

Some patients may desire results that would be best addressed by combining a BBL with other procedures. During a personal consultation, Dr. Pancholi can discuss your aesthetic goals and the options available to you. For example, if you’ve experienced extensive weight loss, you may choose a body lift that combines multiple procedures, including a BBL. For a more dramatic hourglass figure, or to achieve natural-looking proportions with an enhanced buttocks, you could combine your BBL procedure with a breast augmentation or breast lift, or even a tummy tuck for a more sculpted abdomen.

How much does a BBL cost in Las Vegas?

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) prices with Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi begin at $15,980. Your exact Brazilian butt lift cost will depend on the extent of surgery needed to achieve your goals, and whether or not you are having additional procedures. You’ll receive an individualized fee quote at your consultation, and we offer several convenient cosmetic surgery financing options to help you budget for the cost of your procedure.

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The best way to find out if a Las Vegas Brazilian butt lift is a right option for you is to meet with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. Contact us today to schedule your BBL consultation at our office with Dr. Samir Pancholi at Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas. He can also help you understand other options for improving your shape, such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction in Las Vegas.

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