Women that undergo Brazilian Butt Lift surgery are looking to improve the contour of their abdomen, flanks and possibly thighs while improving the contour of the buttocks and hips providing more feminine curves.

The huge advantage of this surgery is it uses your own fat to permanently improve your shape rather than implants. This technique is called fat grafting and can also be used to increase the size of the breasts. The surgery leaves very small scars and recovery is quick.

Liposuction techniques sculpt fat from where you don't want it and fat transfer techniques add volume to where you do want it. It is the ultimate in recycling. Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is one of the Northern California leaders in fat grafting - performing thousands of procedures with great results.

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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Despite the word "lift" in its name, the Brazilian Butt Lift does not involve the lifting of muscle or removal of skin. Instead, it simply involves the relocation of fat from one area of the body (often the abdomen, flanks, or even thighs) to the butt.

While a Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure, recovery is relatively minimal and the procedure is generally well tolerated. It does not introduce implants or injectables but instead transfers the patient's fat tissue to add volume. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams heads one of Northern California's top plastic surgery practices for fat grafting, making Tri Valley Plastic Surgery a premier provider of Brazilian butt lift surgery.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Benefits

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a safe, effective, and permanent treatment for butt enhancement. When performed by body sculpting expert Dr. Steven Williams, you can expect dramatic and natural-looking results.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is generally well tolerated, utilizes the patient's tissue rather than synthetic materials, and requires fairly minimal recovery. Also, a Brazilian butt lift allows patients to simultaneously remove fat where it's unwanted, and relocate it where it is desired. It is also an effective solution to sagging butts due to aging.

Non-Surgical Butt Enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone

Less invasive than a Brazilian butt lift, non-surgical butt enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone offers a non-surgical method of body contouring. This process not only effectively adds volume where desired, but also works to tone the area so that the butt is beautifully shaped, smoothed, and lifted. Non-surgical butt enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone also involves extremely minimal recovery compared to surgical options. Sculptra and CoolTone offer the perfect combination of soft, natural-looking volume enhancement, skin improvement, and muscle toning without the invasiveness or downtime of surgical procedures.


Sculptra is an injectable filler that firms and enhances the treatment area, as well as promotes collagen production within the skin. This provides continued improvement over several months following treatment. Sculptra can reduce or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, dimples, and sagging in the butts.

Sculptra is injected directly into the treatment area and delivers an immediate increase in volume. These injections also improve the skin's condition over time as collagen is increased. The skin's elasticity, texture, and tone all begin to resemble that of younger, healthier skin. Follow-up treatments may be necessary beginning 2 to 4 weeks after the initial treatment to achieve desired results, but results are long-term and can last as long as several years.



CoolTone is a non-invasive technology used to firm muscles and tone targeted areas of the body using magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS). This process causes targeted muscles to contract and strengthen. CoolTone can be used on various parts of the body including the butts, arms, legs, and abdomen.

There is no downtime following CoolTone treatment and many patients report that their muscles feel similar to how they feel after a strenuous workout. It is not uncommon for some patients to receive several CoolTone treatments spaced 2 to 3 days apart. CoolTone results typically become visible in about 4 weeks and continue to improve for up to 6 months. With proper maintenance including diet and exercise, results can be maintained for years.

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Benefits of Non-Surgical Butt Enhancement

Non-surgical butt enhancement offers noticeable and long-lasting results without the downtime of associated options. The results look natural and can be customized by adding volume and increasing muscle tone in specific areas. In addition to its impact on shape, butt enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone also improves the skin's condition, correcting issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, dimples, and sagging. As collagen production is increased, results will continue to improve for months following treatment.


Better Balance, Better Curves

While specific exercises can help build volume in the butt and shrink the waist, factors such as genetics, time limitations, and age can restrict results. For our patients in Oakland Brazilian Butt Lift offers a solution to such issues and allows patients to simultaneously decrease their waist measurements and enhance their buttocks and hips. In this sense, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that addresses multiple areas at once.

Who is a Good Candidate for Butt Enhancement with Sculptra or CoolTone?

The ideal candidates for non-surgical butt enhancement with Sculptra or CoolTone are patients seeking a beautifully sculpted butt without the use of surgery.

CoolTone is most effectively performed on patients with low to moderate fat stores as the magnetic energy used in CoolTone penetrates approximately 7 cm beneath the skin. Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should not receive Sculptra or CoolTone treatments. Patients who are menstruating should wait until their period has ended to receive CoolTone as the treatment may cause increased cramping. Patients with metal or electronic implants in the desired treatment area may not be eligible for CoolTone, as well as those with tumors, recent surgical procedures, epilepsy, or other conditions.

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What to Expect

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Liposuction and Fat Transfer to Hips and Buttocks

Length of Surgery
Inpatient / Outpatient
Duration of Results

 3-5 hours
Usually Outpatient
Usually General
Long lasting. Weight loss/gain, pregnancy, and age may reduce surgical results over time.

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Your Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Butt Enhancement Consultation

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is headed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams and offers the best body sculpting services in the Bay Area. Tri Valley Plastic Surgery's team of highly skilled medical and cosmetic professionals delivers beautiful body sculpting results to thousands of Northern California patients.
When it comes to your body and who you choose to help you achieve your goals, confidence is crucial. With Dr. Williams, you can be confident that your procedure will be done right, by a surgeon who cares about your happiness. If you would like to learn more about non-surgical butt enhancement or Brazilian Butt Lift Oakland patients can contact Tri Valley Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Williams.


Am I a candidate for Brazilian butt lift (liposuction and fat transfer)?

What is a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

What are the Brazilian butt lift surgery recovery and healing steps?

How do I prepare for Brazilian buttock lift surgery?

What are the Brazilian butt lift surgery procedure steps?

What are the Brazilian butt lift side effects and surgery risks?

Are there any risks or side effects of butts enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone?

Am I a candidate for Brazilian butt lift (liposuction and fat transfer)?

Women that undergo Brazilian buttock lift surgery are looking to improve the contour of their abdomen, flanks and possibly thighs while improving the contour of the buttocks and hips providing more feminine curves. The huge advantage of this surgery is it uses your own fat to permanently improve your shape. Ideal Brazilian butt lift candidates are:

  1. Patients at least 18 years of age,
  2. Healthy individuals who are not suffering from a life-threatening illness or any other medical conditions that could impair healing and recovery,
  3. Non-Smokers,
  4. Candidates who are not pregnant or breast-feeding.
  5. It is also recomended that candidates considering Brazilian butt lift surgery be at a stable weight and be reasonably close or just slightly above their ideal body weight.

Before undergoing a Brazilian buttock lift (liposuction with fat transfer), it is important that as a patient you understand what a Brazilian butt lift procedure entails. If in doubt ask Dr. Williams and the Tri Valley Plastic Surgery team to discuss specific issues.

What is a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

Brazilian butt lift (liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks): A cosmetic surgical procedure where Dr. Williams performs liposuction to the abdomen, flanks, thighs, back or other areas, processes the fat, then using special techniques, reinjects the fat into the buttocks and hips to improve the shape and contour. The Brazilian butt lift is a type of butt augmentation procedure which results in a youthful, prominent, perky buttocks and a more sensual body profile. Dr. Williams removes fat from selected areas of your body, purify the fat, then reinject selected donor fat cells into your buttocks. The process of fat reinjection involves scores or hundreds of injections which all take place through just a few small liposuction type incisions. The procedure is designed to fill the upper quadrant and other parts of your buttocks and hips so that the butt appears lifted and perky. The resulting effect is that the woman appears more attractive and sensuous.

What are the Brazilian butt lift surgery recovery and healing steps?

Once your Brazilian buttock lift procedure is completed, the surgical areas will be covered in dressings. You will have to wear a compression garmet for several weeks. Brazilian butt lift recovery times vary from patient to patient. Initial Brazilian butt lift recovery may include swelling and slight discomfort at the incision sites and the buttocks. It is quite common to experience discomfort which is well controlled with medication. The Tri Valley Plastic Surgery team will advise you of:

  • How to care for the surgical sites following surgery,
  • Medications to apply or to take orally to reduce the risk of infection,
  • Specific changes at the surgical site or in overall health,
  • Follow up consultation with Dr. Williams and the Tri Valley Plastic Surgery team.
  • Brazilian Butt Lift Post-Op Care - Tri Valley Plastic Surgery has done a large number of these procedures with a solid track record of happy patients. We have a specific post-op regimen that helps to insure good results.

A return to light and normal activity is possible as soon as you feel ready, which is normally a few days after surgery, however initial healing may take between 5 to 10 days. You will be able to return to work and resume normal activity after this time. It is advisable not to engage in any vigorous exercise or activity or heavy lifting within 4 to 6 weeks after your procedure to avoid bleeding complications. Brazilian butt lift recovery times can take up to several weeks as swelling slowly resolves. Incisions will gradually fade; although permanent they are often inconspicuous.

How do I prepare for Brazilian buttock lift surgery?

Dr. Williams and the Tri Valley Plastic Surgery team will carefully explain your liposuction and fat transfer operation (Brazilian butt lift) with you at your initial consultation. Prior to surgery you may be asked to:

  1. Get a lab testing or medical evaluation,
  2. Take certain medications or adjust you current medications,
  3. If you are thin you may be asked to gain some weight,
  4. Stop smoking well in advance of surgery (at least 3 months prior to surgery),
  5. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs, aspirin and herbal supplements as they may increase bleeding.

You may also receive special instructions prior to surgery which include:

  1. What to do on the day of your Brazilian butt lift surgery,
  2. Post-operative care and follow-up instructions.

Dr. Williams performs Brazilian lift surgery in an accredited outpatient/ambulatory hospital surgical center.

What are the Brazilian butt lift surgery procedure steps?

Brazilian butt lift is a highly individualized procedure achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques. The appropriate technique for your individual case will be determined by your goals, the amount of fat you have, where that fat is and your skin quality and skin elasticity. Dr. Williams will review your incision options to maximize your cosmetic result.

Brazilian butt lift surgical steps:

STEP 1 – ANESTHESIA Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures.

STEP 2 – THE INCISION The incisions for both the liposuction portion of the operation and the fat transfer portion of the operation are small (usually less than 5mm). We position the incisions in places that are hard to see, like inside the belly button. These incisions allow us to perform liposuction and the fat transfer portion of the operation. Typically there are about 2 incisions per area.

STEP 3 - RESULTS The results of Brazilian buttock lift surgery are immediately visible. However, the shape continues to improve over 3-6 months as the swelling resolves. Our techniques usually result in about 80% of the fat we transfer making a permanent improvement. Patients wear compression garments for about 4 weeks to decrease swelling and help the skin to tighten in the areas that liposuction has been performed. Typically it takes some time for the final result of the liposuction to take effect and patients see continual improvement over time.

What are the Brazilian butt lift side effects and surgery risks?

The decision to have Brazilian buttock lift surgery is a personal one and you will have to decide if the surgery will achieve your goals and expectations. Risks and potential complications are possible and it is advised that you discuss these in detail with Dr. Williams and the Tri Valley Plastic Surgery team. We perform Brazilian butt lift procedures frequently (and are one of the few practices in the Bay Area that perform this operation commonly), and we have an exceptional safety and cosmetic track record. However, in order to make an informed decision and give your consent, you need to be aware of the possible side-effects and the risk of complications.


These are the unwanted, but mostly temporary effects of a successful treatment, for example, feeling sick as a result of the general anesthetic. For a few weeks after surgery, the surgical sites will feel sore, swollen and hard, and you may feel a burning sensation in surgical sites. You will have scars (though they are very small and well hidden), they will be pink and noticeable at first, but they should fade gradually.


  • Unfavorable scarring,
  • Bleeding (hematoma),
  • Infection,
  • Poor healing of incisions,
  • Changes in sensation – typically temporary,
  • Skin swelling and bruising - typically temporary,
  • Asymmetry,
  • Profile loss from buttocks (rare),
  • Residual fat in areas liposuctioned,
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications,
  • Pain

It is possible that you still won't be satisfied with your appearance after the operation. All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. These and additional risks will be discussed prior to your consent. The exact risks are specific to you and will differ for every person. We're happy to take the time to explain how these risks apply to you.

Are there any risks or side effects of butts enhancement with Sculptra and CoolTone?

The most common side effects associated with Sculptra are swelling, pain, bruising, itching, or redness at injection sites. These conditions typically last between 3 and 17 days. CoolTone treatment may cause swelling, redness, bruising, firmness, cramping, sensitivity, cramping, itching, or achiness at the treatment area.

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