Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Achieve Incredible Curves with a
Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift, or gluteal lift, is a procedure designed to improve the size, shape, and appearance of the backside. Because of age, genetics, pregnancy, weight loss, or weight gain, many women and men are left with a flat, square, or sagging derrière. Fortunately, there is a way to correct this. The Brazilian butt lift, performed by plastic surgeon Jaime Perez in Tampa, FL, uses a combination of liposuction and fat grafting to produce fuller, firmer, and sexier buttocks.

Dr. Jaime Perez is a master at sculpting sensuous and sweeping curves with this procedure.  

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

First, excess fat is harvested from the patient’s flank lumbar region (and occasionally the upper thighs) using liposuction. This part of the procedure not only provides the fat necessary for enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks, but also allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt and contour a beautiful silhouette that will complement the refined backside. Dr. Perez will determine the optimal site from which to harvest fat, taking into consideration the patient’s stature, shape, and desires.

Next, the collected and processed fat is placed in special cannulas and injected through two small incisions (less than 1 cm) into the superior-medial buttocks, just above the gluteal muscle. Studies utilizing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate fat survival following gluteal augmentation have shown that proper handling and placement of the fat above the muscle is important to avoid cellular damage and ensure long-term, predictable graft survival.

Refining the Buttocks

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. Dr. Perez excels at this part. His artistic eye and ability to think in three-dimensional contours ensures the final result will be beautiful and well-proportioned from all angles.

Finally, the small incisions are closed. Compression garments are then placed on the patient. The entire procedure takes approximately two hours and is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning the patient can go home the same day. Dr. Jaime Perez finds the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery to be one of the most exciting and innovative procedures to offer to his patients.

Postoperative Care

For the first two weeks after surgery, patients should avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time. 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.

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Beth Shaw

January 2019

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. View On Google

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Lisa King

April 2019

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! View On Google

Brazilian Butt Lift Safety

There has been a lot of recent press coverage regarding the safety of the popular cosmetic surgery known as the Brazilian Butt Lift (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. 

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.

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:

  • The Brazilian butt lift should only be performed by plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • 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).
  • Fat should only be injected with blunt-tip cannulas
  • Proper patient positioning, such as the jack-knife position, should be utilized to avoid inadvertent entry into the gluteal muscles
  • A maximum of four liters of pure fat can be removed in one surgical setting
  • Strict attention should be paid to the patient’s overall health, vital signs, and temperature before, during, and after the BBL surgery

 Thus, 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. Jaime 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. To discuss your BBL surgery call Dr. Jaime Perez today: 813-877-3739.

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. 

"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

Contact Us Today

If you would like to learn more about how a Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve the beautiful curves you desire, please contact us directly through our website, or call us at (813) 877-3739. During a private consultation with Dr. Perez, he can help to determine if this procedure is the best way to achieve your goals.

Achieve Stunning Results by Choosing a BBL Specialist

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Dr. Jamie Perez

Dr. Jamie 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 feminine figure. 

In addition to his many years in private practice, Dr. Perez has achieved board certification from the: 

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery

For more information about enhancing your figure at Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa, call us at (813) 877-3739 or contact our practice online.

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