Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Brazilian Butt Lift

The effects of aging, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, and weight gain leave many women and men with a flat, square, or sagging derrière.

A Brazilian butt lift by Dr. Jaime Perez in Tampa, FL, uses liposuction and fat grafting to produce fuller, firmer, sexier buttocks.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

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A More Natural Approach  to Butt Augmentation

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The Brazilian butt lift (BBL), or gluteal lift, is a procedure designed to improve the size, shape, and appearance of the backside. This advanced procedure combines the techniques of liposuction and fat transfer to create more natural-looking effects than a traditional butt lift procedure. This augmentation procedure can also address stubborn pockets of fat in the abdomen, thighs, and flanks to slim and refine your entire figure.

Before and after Brazilian butt lift

Achieve Stunning Results by Choosing a BBL Specialist

Dr. Jaime Perez has nearly 20 years of experience performing Brazilian butt lifts. He is committed to providing safe treatment and beautiful results for his patients and stays up-to-date on emerging BBL research and techniques. Using his advanced liposuction techniques, Dr. Perez can help you achieve a slim waist and a curvy rear end for a more balanced figure. 

Ready to get started? Contact our Tampa, FL, office online or call us at (813) 877-3739 today.

Dr. Perez
Dr. Jaime Perez
The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery procedures performed in the United States.

What to Expect during  the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

The entire procedure takes approximately two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient can go home the same day


First, excess fat is harvested from the patient’s thighs, sides, or abdomen using liposuction. Dr. Perez will determine the optimal site to harvest the tissue taking into consideration the patient’s stature, shape, and goals. This part of the procedure not only provides the necessary fat, but also allows Dr. Perez to sculpt and contour a complementary silhouette


The collected fat is processed using a centrifuge to ensure that only the healthiest, highest-quality tissue is selected for grafting.

Fat Grafting

Next, the processed fat is placed through two small incisions (less than 1 cm) just above the gluteal muscle. When injecting the fatty tissue into the buttocks, Dr. Perez will precisely place volume where it is needed to create a “lift” while forming sexy and well-proportioned buttocks, without the scars and extra surgery traditionally needed. 

Final Steps

Finally, the small incisions are closed. Compression garments are then placed on the patient.

Our Patient Results

before butt lift
after butt lift

Postoperative Care

For the first two weeks after surgery, patients should avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time. Putting excessive pressure on the newly grafted tissue in the buttocks can cause fat cells to die and reduce the effectiveness of the procedure.

Recovery times vary, but patients are usually back to work after one to two weeks and must wear compression garments for six weeks. Dr. Perez will schedule follow-up consultations at our Tampa office to monitor your recovery and determine when it is safe to resume exercise and other activities.

Beth Shaw

"Got a Brazilian Butt lift done.  Best thing I could have done for myself.  Actually it was so good I forget I wasn’t born with a nice round bottom.  So happy. Dr Jamie and the staff were wonderful."

Lisa King

"I researched several surgeons in the Tampa area before deciding on Dr. Perez for lipo and a BBL... He has an amazing gift of SCULPTING a woman's body to make it look natural, feminine and fabulous!  ...I have the body I've always wanted now and will be forever grateful to Dr. Perez for listening to me and giving me exactly what I asked for!"

Brazilian Butt Lift Safety

There has been a lot of recent press coverage regarding the safety of the popular cosmetic surgery known as BBL. This surgery, popularized by changing fashions and certain celebrities, like the Kardashians, is one of the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the United States.  Unfortunately, like every surgery, when not performed properly by adequately trained professionals in an accredited facility, the Brazilian butt lift can be risky and even deadly. 

With certifications in both plastic and general surgery, Dr. Perez has an advanced understanding of the risks associated with this particular buttock-enhancing treatment. He prides himself on staying up-to-date on the latest research in BBL safety and implementing only the safest techniques at our Tampa practice.

Before and after butt lift

Understanding the Risks Can Help You Make an Informed Decision

In a recent report, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported the mortality rate for the Brazilian butt lift could be as high as 1:3000. This is higher than any other commonly performed elective plastic surgery procedure.

Because of this, the ASPS, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS), and the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science, formed the Task Force for Safety in Gluteal Fat Grafting. After much research, the task force came up with a set of guidelines designed to improve the performance and safety of the Brazilian butt lift.

BBL's relatively high mortality rate makes it especially important to choose a well-trained and reputable surgeon.

We Follow All BBL Safety Guidelines

The Task Force for the Safety in Gluteal Fat Grafting, which represents board certified plastic surgeons that are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, made several recommendations and offered a set of guidelines to be followed by anyone performing a BBL. The following is a set of general and specific recommendations regarding BBL Safety:

Certification Requirement

The Brazilian butt lift should only be performed by plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Injection Area

Fat should not be injected anywhere near the deep pelvic vessels, specifically the gluteal veins and arteries. Fat should be injected only in the subcutaneous layer of the buttocks (i.e. the plane of tissues under the skin and above the gluteal maximus muscle).

Cannula Type

Fat should only be injected with blunt-tip cannulas.

Patient Position

Proper patient positioning, such as the jack-knife position, should be utilized to avoid inadvertent entry into the gluteal muscles.

Injection Quantity

A maximum of four liters of pure fat can be removed in one surgical setting.

Surgical Requirements

Strict attention should be paid to the patient’s overall health, vital signs, and temperature before, during, and after BBL surgery.

Dr. Perez Discusses the Butt Lift Procedure

Dr. Perez explains that the Brazilian butt lift procedure at our Tampa practice is essentially a liposuction and fat grafting treatment. 

Why Choose Dr. Jaime Perez for Buttock Enhancement?

The Brazilian butt lift is a safe procedure when performed on the appropriate patient, by an experienced and properly trained plastic surgeon, and in a safe facility.  Dr. Perez, at the Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with nearly 20 years of experience performing BBLs, liposuction, and fat transfer to all areas of the body.  He is committed to patient safety and stays up-to-date on BBL safety protocols, research, and guidelines. 

"An advanced liposuction is done very gently in special areas where you can improve and accentuate the curves. You end up with a small waist, then transfer fat in the hips, and essentially end up with curvy and nice, round buttocks." Dr. Perez

Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Dr. Perez

Dr. Jaime Perez has been a practicing plastic surgeon since 2000. In addition to his years of experience, Dr. Perez is board-certified by the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

To schedule a free consultation at our practice, contact us online or call (813) 877-3739 today.

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