Brazilian Butt Lift in Tampa, Florida By Jaime Perez on March 31, 2013


The foundation of the Brazilian butt lift surgery is liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, iliac rolls (i.e. muffin top), lower back, and sometimes thighs with fat injections into the buttocks to increase projection, height, and fill in concavities.  This combination of liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks creates the much-desired hourglass figure with a small waist, round, firm buttocks, and slim thighs. 


Recent advances in Brazilian butt lift surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa include aggressive, body-sculpting liposuction in multiple planes, including the deep and superficial planes of subcutaneous fat.  Liposuction in the deep layer of fat removes the majority of fat and is responsible for shaping the body.  Liposuction in the superficial layer of fat adds the final touches to the body sculpting and helps to tighten skin when performed circumferentially.  This combination of liposuction in multiple layers of fat and in multiple directions provides a truly three-dimensional body sculpting affect.


Another improvement in the Brazilian butt lift procedure at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa in 2013 includes the use of drains for postoperative management of swelling and removal of excess fluid.  Older techniques in the Brazilian butt lift procedure left small incisions open so that fluid could drain out of the body freely.  This was obviously unpleasant and messy for the patient as well as potentially increasing the risk of complications such as fluid collections.  By placing drains that are usually removed five days after surgery, Dr. Perez and Dr. Temmen are able to minimize prolonged swelling, bruising, and decrease the chance of seromas and other unwanted fluid collections.


Finally, in an effort to continually perfect their Brazilian butt lift technique, Dr. Perez and Dr. Temmen pay particular and laser-like attention to the exact areas of the body that are liposuctioned and equally close attention to the areas where the fat is injected for the gluteal enhancement and augmentation.  By performing precise, linear, superficial liposuction over the abdominal wall, the outline of the abdominal muscles are delineated and highlighted.  This concept of lipo-etching or differential liposuction gives the appearance of increased muscle tone and a more natural result.  Similarly, special attention is paid to the exact areas on the buttocks where the fat is injected.  For a truly spectacular Brazilian butt lift, the transferred fat is used not only to enlarge the buttocks, but to increase the projection, give the appearance of a lift, and turn a square, boxy, flat buttocks into a firm, high, round, and youthful buttocks. 


For more information on new advances in Brazilian butt lift surgery, liposuction, and lipo-etching, please call the office for a free consultation:  813-877-3739.


To view before and after photographs of Brazilian butt lift and liposuction patients from Tampa Bay, Florida, and abroad, visit our before and after gallery at

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Dr. Jaime Perez offers state-of-the-art cosmetic procedures utilizing the most high-tech equipment available. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of several professional associations including the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

To schedule a consultation at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa or to learn more, contact us online or call (813) 877-3739 today.

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