Frank Agullo, MDCirujano Plástico Certificado

Brazilian Butt Lift: The Real Skinny on Redistributing Fat Cells

Brazilian Butt Lift: The Real Skinny on Redistributing Fat Cells


Brazil is all the hype this summer! They are already well renowned for their shapely and curvy bodies and their Carnivals. Hosting this year’s World Cup has brought even more attention to their famous buttock contours. Yet, it’s no secret that Brazilian women are not all born that way!

Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and wished you could do some fatty tissue recycling? How about taking some of your fat cells from areas that have too many and moving them into other areas that could use a little more?


That is exactly the theory and science behind the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or buttock augmentation with fat injections, as it involves fat transfer, which is also known as fat grafting. Basically, the process involves taking fat from the hips, abdomen, thighs or lower back and transferring it to the buttocks.

A Brazilian Butt Lift redefines and enhances the size and shape of a person’s buttocks through a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Agullo will use your own fat cells, removing them through liposuction from one area, processing and preparing them for repositioning into areas where enhancement is desired. These newly transferred fat cells will develop a brand new blood supply of their own and contrary to popular belief will not disappear over time, due to the fact that this transplanted tissue is rich in stem cells.

As an added benefit to a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, additional liposuction is usually performed around and near the buttocks to better contour and improve the appearance of lifting and shaping the entire area to put more curves where you want them. This process usually results in a skinnier waistline, better-contoured thighs, and a shapely gluteal region.

While  a Brazilian Butt Lift does involve minor surgery and local anesthesia, it takes only about 2 to 4 hours and does not involve an overnight hospital stay. A weeks rest is recommended for post-operative care, and the body should return to normal, physically and comfort-wise, within two to three months.

Whether it’s done to complement breast augmentation surgery, to revitalize sagging derrieres due to the aging process, or to accommodate the tighter, lower-cut garments worn for casual or formal dress, many women are opting for BBL surgery since it is tailored for each patient.

Breast Augmentation With Fat Transfer

Sexy brunette woman who is topless and covering her breast with her handsWith nearly 300,000 individual procedures performed in the last year alone, breast augmentation has long been one of the most admired cosmetic procedures in plastic surgery. While traditional breast augmentation adds volume and shape to the breasts by inserting saline or silicone implants, there is another enhancement method that is seeing a steady rise in popularity. Known as breast augmentation using fat transfer (or fat injections), many women are electing to have their breast augmentation performed using this safe and effective procedure.

Advantages of Fat Transfer

Breast enhancement using fat transfer offers many advantages over traditional breast augmentation procedures using implants:

  • Minimally invasive (no large incisions)
  • Naturally enhances breasts with the added benefit of liposuction to other areas of concern (e.g., abdomen, “love handles,” hips, arms)
  • Eliminates risks associated with implants
  • Less downtime
  • Immediate results

Fat transfer is performed by using liposuction to remove excess fat tissue from areas of the body (e.g., abdomen, hips, thighs). After the excess fat is removed, the fat cells are purified and then evenly distributed in the breasts through a series of injections.

As the fat cells are injected into the body, they immediately begin to integrate into the surrounding tissues. In most cases, patients can expect to improve the size of their breasts by at least a whole cup size, although the results vary depending on each woman’s unique body makeup. A fat transfer is expected to produce long-lasting results, but patients who wish to increase their breast size further may need to repeat the procedure.

To find out if you are a candidate for breast augmentation using fat transfer, feel free to call our El Paso, TX office at (915) 590-7900 or our Las Cruces, NM office at (575) 520-5041. For your convenience, you may also contact us by filling out our online contact form. Dr. Frank Agullo has extensive experience in performing fat transfer treatments and is dedicated to helping you get a look about which you can feel great. We look forward to seeing you soon!