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Brazilian Butt Lift – Secret to Kim K’s butt

Brazilian Butt Lift – What is all the hype about?

Kim K’s butt has been a much talked about topic in social media for many years now. With all the attention on Kim’s ASSet, it seems like even the other Kardashian girls want some of it as Khloe and Kylie’s bums are starting to look plumper. It should not come as a surprise, then, that butt lift procedures are gaining huge popularity among women.

What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt lift involves the transfer of fat from other body areas (most commonly the abdomen and love handles) to the buttocks to increase the buttocks volume. This form of buttock enhancement creates a very natural appearance to the size and overall shape of the buttocks.

How is it different from Butt implants?

Butt implants pose a higher risk of complications because the implants are inserted through the butt crack which could lead to an incision rupture. Implants can only add volume but cannot reshape it. Whereas, Brazilian butt lift involves transfer for your own body fat and allows reshaping of your butt and hips along with volume. The butt also feels softer compared to implants that tend to feel like tightened muscles.

Who is the ideal candidate?

A prime candidate for Brazilian butt lift is slightly overweight people from whom you can pinch even an inch of fat as the surgery does involve transferring your own body fat.

Will you lose the result if you lose weight?

Unfortunately yes. If you lose weight after your surgery, it is likely that the size of your butt will also diminish. Surgeons usually recommend that you maintain your weight to avoid that from happening.

Are there any risks?

Fat may get injected into blood vessels and may lead to blocking of the artery. Although it is a very rare case, it is still highly recommended that you go to a certified surgeon to get your butt lift.

How long is the recovery period?

It depends on the amount of fat that was transferred, but ideally, your surgeon will recommend that you do not sit directly on your butt for at least 3 weeks. A special compression garment must be worn for two weeks and swelling may take up to six weeks to resolve. You will be able to return to full activities after four weeks.


Note that London Lipo Institute currently performs fat transfer to the buttocks rather than Brazilian Butt Lifts. This is considered safer and involves fewer risks and chances of complications.