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Brazilian Butt Lift

Charlotte, NC

Brazilian Butt Lift

While many women and men are aware of the benefits of altering the size of a particular body part, either augmenting breasts or reducing fat, altering the shape can also, in some cases, create a marked improvement. Patients with flat or sagging posteriors, for example, might benefit from a Brazilian butt lift in Charlotte, NC, which involves transferring fat from another part of the body—typically the abdomen, flanks, arms, or outer thighs—to create a fuller but still natural silhouette. Other options include implants, which involve the insertion of a silicone implant to add volume or a butt lift involving the removal of excess tissue to help elevate the butt. In some patients, a purse–string gluteoplasty can be performed where the patient’s own tissue can be used for buttock augmentation and lift at the same time. Patients with large weight losses and excess posterior skin are ideal candidates for this type of procedure.

Are You a Candidate?

A Brazilian butt lift requires that patients have enough fat that can be removed and relocated to help create volume elsewhere.

As with all cosmetic procedures, patients should be in good mental and physical health and practice a healthy lifestyle to reap the maximum benefits of the treatment. Brazilian butt lift patients can typically expect between 60 and 70 percent of the injected fat to remain, and factors such as maintaining a healthy weight can increase the positive outcome.

What Can I Expect During a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?

A Brazilian butt lift is a multipart procedure that generally requires between three to five hours to complete. The first phase is the liposuction, during which the surgeon utilizes a straw-shaped device called a cannula to remove fat from selected areas. The fat is then carefully processed to prevent dead and unhealthy cells from being mixed with the other fat cells. Lastly, the fat cells are slowly reinjected into the buttocks to achieve the desired shape and size.

Generally, procedures involving butt implants require less time because there is no liposuction or careful fat processing.

During your consultation, Adam C. Augenstein, MD will review the various methods of posterior augmentation and shaping, including the Brazilian butt lift.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Following a butt lift procedure, including the Brazilian butt lift, patients can usually return home the day of the treatment, although it is important to have a designated driver while under the influence of pain medication. In the immediate three weeks following a butt lift or butt augmentation procedure, patients should avoid putting pressure in the form of sitting or sleeping on the affected area. While this might sound challenging, any pressure placed on the area during this period can diminish the amount of fat that transfers successfully, diminishing the positive impact.

Bruising, swelling, and modest pain are all natural reactions in the days and weeks following a Brazilian butt lift, although pain medication should ensure that the experience is tolerable. During the healing process, it is important to get plenty of rest; eat a healthy, balanced diet; and avoid strenuous activity, smoking, and submersion in water, although patients can shower the day after surgery.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

In Charlotte, NC, a butt lift or butt augmentation, including the Brazilian butt lift, can vary in cost depending on the type of procedure. Because a Brazilian butt lift also involves liposuction and requires more time to accomplish, it may cost more than a butt augmentation procedure involving implants. The cost of this lift also depends on the amount of fat being transferred. During your consultation, we will provide a full estimate for the procedure that best meets your needs and goals.


From Our Clients

“Adam C. Augenstein, MD is down to earth, very modest, and personable. He is extremely attentive to details and has the utmost consideration when operating and caring for all his patients so all experience the highest-level care and safety.”

—Jessica C

Breast Augmentation & Rhinoplasty

“Phenomenal facility, staff, and Adam C. Augenstein, MD was amazing! He listened to my concerns and created the game plan for treatment. He made me feel as though my concerns mattered and he wasn’t trying to just sell me on more surgery.”


Abdominoplasty After Massive Weight Loss

“I love my plastic surgeon! Adam C. Augenstein, MD is top notch! I am so happy with my legs, even with the swelling! I went in on February 9, 2016, after a year of back and forth wondering if I should or not, but I finally did it and I am thrilled!”

— Melanie Y

Thigh lift & Liposuction



By Visiting Our Before & After Gallery

Brett A
Nov 1, 2019
Amazing experience.

Dr. Augenstein was awesome! He helped put my mind at ease in deciding to move forward with the rhinoplasty. 3 months out, and I'm so happy I made that decision, and happy Dr. Augenstein was the one performing the surgery.

Barbi Kirton
Oct 30, 2019
 by Barbi Kirton on Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte
The best!!

The entire staff makes you feel like family. Dr. Augenstein has a way about him that makes you feel completely comfortable. In addition, he listens to your concerns and makes you feel like you’re his only patient. I’m extremely satisfied with everything he has done for me! You can’t go wrong if you choose this practice.

Aug 28, 2019
 by C.C. on Dr. Adam Augenstein
It was with Dr. Augenstein that I found a match.

Ever ask your nurse or doctor friend who they would recommend? Maybe you have wondered who operating room staff would go to for their plastic surgery procedure? It is Dr. Augenstein. I worked with a plastic surgeon a decade ago who educated me on what to look for in a surgeon if I ever felt the need for a "mommy makeover" after I was done having children. 10 years and 3 children later I decided it was time. As a physician myself, I have quietly watched the work of many plastic surgeons here in Charlotte and during my training, residency and fellowship in 2 other states waiting to meet one that would measure up to standard I was told years ago. It was with Dr. Augenstein that I found a match. What is the standard? For me it was Board Certification in Plastic Surgery, excellent surgical skill, deep medical knowledge and great bedside manner. He actually exceeds this standard. On my initial visit I told him about a friend who was going through personal difficulty. He has asked about her every time I have seen him after and went out of his way to help a women he had never met. I have seen him with his other patients and he genuinely has a deep caring for them personally and wants them to be happy with themselves and their results. During the consultation I inquired about Cool Sculpting he was honest and didn't up sell me on a procedure I didn't need. Fast forward to the procedure and my results. One of the other reasons I chose him was that he uses a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to oversee the anesthesia to provide his patients with the best care. I was EXTREMELY nervous the day of the procedure and he and the anesthesia team took incredible care of me. He and the anesthesiologists he uses practice multi-modal anesthesia to limit the amount of discomfort and nausea I had after the procedure. I felt so great after my tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation that I could have gone back to work after 4-5 days of rest! His office is immaculate and his office staff are top notch. I can go on and on and on. In fact, I would be willing to talk to you personally if you had any reservations about having the procedure I had or who to choose. He has my permission to give you my contact info.

Thank you "C.C." for your incredibly kind words!