Brazilian Butt lift in Draper can give a subtle increase to the size of your buttocks while improving overall body shape, symmetry, and balance! You can feel more confident in your contours and the shape of your buttocks with a BBL treatment performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Howland.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a buttock augmentation cosmetic procedure done using fat transfer. Unlike other buttock augmentation techniques, like butt implants, a Brazilian butt lift requires minimal downtime and produces natural-looking results with your body’s own fat.

The Brazilian butt lift can help to achieve many aesthetic improvements, including:

  • Enhanced curves in the lower body
  • Reduced fat pockets on the hips, thighs, or belly
  • Creates a more youthful shape
  • Enhances proportions by improving the balance between the upper and lower body

Before & After

Who is a Good Candidate?

If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your buttocks and wish to improve the overall balance of your figure, you may be able to benefit from a Brazilian Butt Lift. Those who wish to avoid extensive downtime and who wish to see subtle, natural-looking results may also be candidates. Many individuals who choose this procedure:

  • Have loose, sagging skin or excess fat in the buttocks.
  • Have recently experienced dramatic weight loss.
  • Feel self-conscious due to their excess skin and fat in the gluteal area.
  • Are at a relatively stable weight close to their goal weight.
  • Have enough excess body fat to transfer

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt lift and would like to see if you are a good candidate, the first step is to contact our office today to schedule your consultation appointment.

What to Expect from BBL

Brazilian Butt Lifts use fat transfer or fat grafting to augment the size of the buttocks. This means that fat is removed from another area of the body with excess fat cells and re-injected into the buttocks. The first step in Brazilian Butt Lift procedures is liposuction, which is performed through very small incisions. A thin tube called a cannula connected to a surgical vacuum will be used to suction out excess fat. This fat is then processed and added into syringes that are connected to a cannula. Small injections of this fat will then be placed in the buttocks to augment its shape and size.


At Howland Plastic Surgery near Salt Lake City, our Brazilian Butt Lift surgery comes with a range of aesthetic benefits for our patients.


Fat transfer BBL involves using fat from another part of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs. While this creates another surgery site, it also allows you to add the benefits of liposuction to remove some of that stubborn fat from your body.

Minimal Downtime

Once the stubborn fat cells have been processed, they are precisely placed into the buttocks area. Through tiny incisions, a cannula attached to a syringe with your fat cells will be inserted. The cells are then very carefully injected, avoiding the need for large incisions and implant placement. This results in minimal downtime, so you can get back to your normal routine sooner.

Slimmer WAIST, Bigger Booty

After your Brazilian butt lift, you will notice results right away with an increase in volume and improved symmetry. It is important to keep in mind that some fat loss will occur. The injected fat cells being placed need to maintain their blood supply or they will be absorbed back into the body. However, your contours will be improved as you notice bigger buttocks with a seemingly slimmer waist.

Recovery From BBL

Following your Brazilian butt lift procedure, you may experience bruising, redness, and discomfort. Pain is usually minimal and can be easily controlled with pain medication.

It is important that patients avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for about two weeks. This means that you will have to sleep on your stomach or side to help ensure optimal outcomes. You will also wear a compression garment to help with swelling and discomfort. Dr. Howland will let you know when you are ready to sit on a “donut” pillow or sit with a pillow under your thighs to avoid direct pressure on the buttocks.

Most patients can return to normal sitting within about eight weeks. Light activities can often be resumed after one week, and patients can return to work within 10-14 days. Be sure to follow Dr. Howland’s specific post-op instructions to ensure optimal results.


Results from a Brazilian butt lift are immediately visible, with final results becoming apparent after about a year. This is because it takes a while for the fat the “take” and for swelling to go down.

Because a Brazilian butt lift involves using the patient’s own fat, the initial augmentation that you experience right after the procedure may lessen as fat is absorbed back into the body. The fat that is still present after a few weeks will be there to stay for long-term natural-looking enhancement.

Results may change due to weight gain or loss. By avoiding significant weight fluctuations, you can ensure long-lasting results from your procedure.

View our Brazilian Butt Lift Gallery for real before and after photos.

Contact Us

Patients in the Salt Lake City and Draper, UT areas who wish to augment the size of their buttocks without extended downtime can benefit from a Brazilian butt lift. We take the time to create a personalized treatment plan just for you to help you achieve the aesthetic results you desire. Contact our office today to schedule your initial consultation with your Brazilian butt lift surgeon Dr. Howland.