Brazilian Butt Lift at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery | BBL

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift in Ann Arbor, MI

If you’ve ever wished for a shapelier silhouette, we have the perfect procedure for you. Our Brazilian butt lift moves fat from the abdomen, waist, thighs, or anything other bothersome areas of fat and transfers it to the buttocks and/or hips, creating a fuller, rounder backside. 

This straightforward surgery is one of our most popular body contouring options. Patients love that they can simultaneously enhance multiple areas of their body, volumizing and shaping without the need for implants.

If your backside feels flat or square, let the aesthetic experts at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery transform your shape with a Brazilian butt lift. Call our office at (734) 436-2186 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

Why Should I Consider a Brazilian Butt Lift at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery?

While you can tone the muscles in your buttocks and thighs with exercises like squats, these moves will do little to influence the shape of your backside. That’s because your genetics play a much larger role in your butt’s appearance. If you have a flat, underwhelming derriere, it’s not because you didn’t work out enough.

If you don’t have the genes for a full and rounded backside, a BBL with Dr. Malhotra or Dr. Ballard may be able to create your desired curves.

You may choose a BBL if you want to:

  • Enhance your lower body
  • Remove fat from a trouble zone like your belly and transfer it to your butt
  • Create contours and add shape to flat buttocks
  • Improve the fit of your clothing
  • Balance the proportions of your upper and lower body
  • Create an hourglass figure

Consider a BBL if you’re disappointed in your backside and want to enhance your lower body through surgery. Ideal candidates for this procedure have a sufficient amount of extra fat and are willing to commit to surgery and recovery.

We’ll talk about your health and surgical history to make sure this procedure is the right fit for you. We look forward to meeting you and talking about Ann Arbor BBL at your consultation.

Schedule A Consultation

Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.

What Happens During Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

A BBL is an outpatient procedure, so you can go home afterward. Our team will take excellent care of you throughout your surgery and recovery.

Fat extraction and transfer happen in the same procedure to ensure your fat cells are healthy and more likely to successfully survive implantation into the buttocks. A BBL typically takes between two to four hours, and can take place under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation.

A Brazilian butt lift consists of two phases.

  • Liposuction: The first step of a BBL is fat extraction via liposuction. We perform power-assisted liposuction using tumescent anesthesia. This specialized technique is less invasive and gentler than traditional liposuction. Your surgeon will typically select an area that will complement your buttocks enhancement – like the hips, waist, or thighs – to extract fat from. Then, they’ll prepare the extracted fat for transfer into the buttocks.
  • Fat transfer: Your surgeon will inject the prepared fat into your buttocks to create additional fullness and shape. This is done using the expansion vibration lipofilling technique, where a power-assisted cannula helps to create space and the fat is layered into specific areas to create the size and shape you desire. Care is taken to ensure the fat is always injected in the subcutaneous space (above the muscle) to ensure the highest level of safety.  Some fat loss is typical after surgery; our experienced surgeons may inject a little extra fat to account for this and ensure you achieve the desired fullness.

After surgery, you will need someone to drive you home and help you for the first few days.

Recovery After a BBL

After your procedure, your surgeon will give you a strict recovery protocol to follow, which is essential for achieving your desired results.

One of the most critical recovery instructions is to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks for two weeks post-surgery. You can’t sit or lie on your butt for any amount of time, except when using the restroom. You’ll need to rest on your stomach or side or stand throughout the day and night.

After the initial two-week recuperation period, we’ll teach you how to modify sitting, lying down, and other activities until you have fully healed. Most patients can return to work within two weeks and resume all other daily activities eight weeks after surgery.

During the recovery period, lymphatic massage is critically important to help to optimize the result.  This helps to reduce swelling, bruising and irregularities to ensure you get a smooth, even result with the fastest possible recovery time.

After your surgery, you may experience some bruising, swelling, and tenderness, but should recover comfortably with plenty of rest and pain medications as needed.


Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.

Learn More About Butt Augmentation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery

If your buttocks lack fullness and shape, a BBL at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery may be right for you. Contact one of our experienced plastic surgeons to learn more about this procedure or to schedule a consultation at our Ann Arbor plastic surgery office.

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Ann Arbor BBL

Costs for plastic surgery vary as every surgery is customized for each patient. We can provide detailed pricing information after an examination and discussion of your treatment goals. While you may find doctors willing to perform a BBL at a lower price than Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, asking a surgeon to change your appearance isn’t a time to cut corners. You want to choose a surgeon with extensive training and experience in the procedure, who will be with you every step of the way through your recovery, and knows how to get the results you’re looking for.

While a BBL and implants can enhance the buttocks and provide shape, many patients choose a BBL over implants because it uses their fat and avoids the potential complications of buttock implants. Most buttock implants develop problems within a few years of being placed.  Fat is a permanent solution, and a BBL provides the additional benefit of liposuction, which helps transform your entire body shape in one surgery.

After your buttock augmentation, you should enjoy long-lasting results. While some of the transferred fat cells will not survive, most of the fat you still have at six months post-surgery will remain for the long term.

Your safety is paramount to us at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery. While there are risks with every procedure, choosing a board-certified, highly experienced plastic surgeon for your BBL will greatly enhance your safety. We perform all procedures in an accredited outpatient surgery center that features a full complement of the latest surgical and safety equipment.