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Butt Lift in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert and surrounding AZ cities
Many women have a deflated buttock as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, genetics, or aging. A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that helps improve the shape, size and appearance of the butt. Dr. LaBarbera performs this surgery to help his patients in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and surrounding Arizona areas get a firmer, fuller, and sexier buttock. This procedure is perfect for individuals who cannot fill out jeans or other clothing and would prefer to use a natural approach. Dr. LaBarbera employs a combination of fat grafting and liposuction for surgical enhancement of the buttocks. The technique used will be determined based on each patient’s body type, as well as their unique desires. Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift will need to have enough body fat to transfer to the buttocks and an overall good skin elasticity. Many of Dr. Jude LaBarbera’s Brazilian butt lift patients in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert and the surrounding areas are very happy with their results.


The shape and proportion of your buttocks are largely influenced by genetics and other factors such as aging. While diet and exercising can help you get a well-toned shape, many people are still unhappy with a flat, square, or sagging derriere. Brazilian butt lift aims to overcome the effects of genetics, weight, loss, and aging by reshaping your buttocks and the surrounding lower body areas.

This procedure is great if you want to:

  • Enhance the curviness of your lower body
  • Fit your jeans and other clothing more attractively
  • Reduce fat in your love handles, belly, or thighs while at the same time adding to the fullness of your buttocks
  • Improve the shape of flat or deflated appearing buttocks
  • Improve your proportions by enhancing the balance between your lower and upper body

Ideal Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift is an ideal option for anyone who is looking to enhance the shape and size of their butt. However, certain individuals are better suited for this cosmetic procedure. You are probably a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift if you:

  • Want a butt augmentation without using implants
  • Have a good skin tone especially in the buttocks and hip areas
  • Have adequate stores of fat in other areas
  • Are willing to stop sitting on your buttocks for a couple of weeks.

It is also important that you have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery, as well as the recovery process. Keep in mind that the Brazilian butt lift is not the same as a traditional ‘lift’ procedure. Thus, it will not address any loose skin on your buttocks. During the initial consultation, Dr. LaBarbera will examine you and let you know whether you are an ideal candidate for this procedure. This initial visit is also a great opportunity for you to ask all the questions you may have about the procedure, and let your expectations known to the surgeon.


The Brazilian butt lift uses natural fat to give your butt a fuller, more sculpted look. On the other hand, a traditional buttock lift involves excision of skin and fat from the upper portion of the butt with or without the addition of buttock implants.

One major advantage of the Brazilian butt lift procedure is that it enhances buttock size and shape without the use of implants. When performed by a highly experienced surgeon such as Dr. LaBarbera, this surgery has a very low risk of complications and can accomplish spectacular results.

Patients who are very lean may not have adequate fat stores to receive a Brazilian butt lift. For these, the traditional butt lift (using implants) might be the only option. Buttock implants may be a great approach for some people. However, there are added risks involved (e.g. increased risk for infection and capsular contracture). Buttock implants may also feel and look less natural when compared to the results of a correctly performed Brazilian butt lift surgery.


Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is one of the trendiest cosmetic surgery procedures right now. It entails removing fat from parts of the body and transplanting it in the buttocks. The goal is to achieve a flatter stomach, smaller waist, and shapelier butt all in one procedure. In many cases, fat is extracted from the lower back, hips, or the abdomen (and occasionally the upper thighs). Depending on the patient’s stature, shape, and desires, Dr. LaBarbera will determine the best place to harvest the fat. Once collected, this fat is processed and placed in special cannulas, before being injected into the buttocks through small incisions. Surgical skill is important to ensure that the patient gets excellent and longer-lasting results from this procedure. Dr. LaBarbera uses his immense experience to achieve improvements in the entire lower body with a single Brazilian butt lift in Arizona.


Brazilian butt lift is usually an outpatient procedure and it is performed under general anesthesia. Typical surgery time is 2-3 hours but this will vary depending on the number of donor sites, as well as the fat layering required. After surgery, Dr. Jude LaBarbera will provide a compression garment to help with swelling, and assist in the contouring of the buttocks. Patients are required to avoid putting weight on their butt area for at least 2-3 weeks. That means sitting or lying down should be done with the weight on the thighs. Dr. Jude will provide post-op care instructions to ensure a speedy and uninterrupted recovery. Many patients are able to see final results within 6-8 weeks.


Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs Brazilian butt lift surgery at his ultra-modern operating room in Gilbert, Arizona. He is supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff. During your in-person office visit, you’ll be able to ask all the questions you need to plan your procedure.




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When done correctly, a Brazilian butt lift should result in natural-looking, shapelier buttocks. It’s very important for patients to find a cosmetic surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced. Dr. Jude LaBarbera has successfully worked on dozens of patients, who are very happy with the outcome of the procedure.
Brazilian butt lift procedure typically requires multiple donor sites for the fat grafting. The most common donor sites include the abdomen, lower backside, love handles, and sometimes the thighs. When liposuction is performed in these areas, it also helps contour the areas surrounding your buttocks, leading to a very shapely silhouette.
The best time to receive this procedure is when you are close to your weight goal. Any significant gain or loss of weight will likely compromise the results of a Brazilian butt lift. Patients who have this procedure should maintain a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise and proper diet.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.