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Temecula, CA 92592

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Brazilian Butt Lift

If you want a fuller, shapelier backside, our surgeons can use your unwanted body fat and give you the curves you want with a Brazilian butt lift in Newport Beach and Temecula. At United Plastic Surgery, Dr. John Larson and Dr. Phuong Pham are board-certified plastic surgeons who use specialized safety protocols and refined aesthetic talents to produce results that look natural and proportional.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery makes the buttocks fuller and rounder using fat grafting. This procedure is very different from the traditional buttock lift that tightens lax skin and is often combined with a thigh lift.

Meet Our Plastic Surgeons

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham are experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeons united in their dedication to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. They are committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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John V. Larson, M.D. John V. Larson, M.D.

John V. Larson, M.D.


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Phuong M. Pham, M.D. Phuong M. Pham, M.D.

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.


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What’s involved in a Brazilian butt lift?

Dr. Larson and Dr. Pham perform Brazilian butt lift surgery as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. They use liposuction to collect fat from areas like the abdomen, waist, hips, and thighs. Using a specialized centrifuge, the surgeon purifies the harvested fat cells to remove damaged cells and other impurities. The surgeon then injects the purified fat into the buttocks in small, carefully placed threads above the muscle and fascia. The surgeon overfills the buttocks because not all of the fat will establish a blood supply in the new location. Fat that does not survive will be eliminated by the body within about four months.

What can I expect after having a BBL?

You will need to avoid putting any pressure on your buttocks for about two weeks to optimize the amount of fat that survives in the area. You must wear compression garments on your buttocks and liposuctioned areas to minimize swelling and pain and achieve optimal results.

Recovery Timeline

Recovery varies between patients and the specifics of each surgery. In general, expect the following typical milestones and timeline:

  • Soreness and bruising fade: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Swelling dissipates: 2 to 8 weeks
  • Return to work and nonstrenuous activities: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Wear compression garment: 6+ weeks
  • Sleep on your side or face down: 2+ weeks
  • Avoid sitting on your buttocks: 2 weeks
  • Resume strenuous activities: 6 weeks
  • Stop wearing compression garments: 4 to 6 weeks
  • Final results: improvement noticeable right away, final shape visible within 6 to 12 months as swelling fades

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call to meet with Dr. John Larson in Newport Beach or call to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham in Temecula.