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Brazilian Butt Lift in Los Angeles

A flat, undefined posterior may be preventing you from having the voluptuous curves you have been desiring. For many women, a shapely, prominent backside is impossible to obtain through diet and exercise. Improving the size and shape of the butt can enhance your appearance as well as your confidence. The Brazilian butt lift is designed to add volume and shape to the buttocks without using invasive silicone implants.


People seeking the Brazilian butt lift should be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved. Ideal candidates for a Brazilian butt lift have minimal excess or sagging tissue but lack the desired butt volume. Brazilian butt lift candidates must also have excess fat deposits in other areas of the body for transfer.

Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

Women and men who choose the Brazilian butt lift often do so because of the two-fold benefit the procedure provides. Fat is eliminated from stubborn areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and back, which provides more slender body contours. The fat is then used to add volume and reshape the buttocks for an overall improvement to your silhouette. Other benefits include:

  • No need for synthetic silicone implants
  • Patient-harvest fat ensures no allergic reactions or rejection from the body
  • Allows Dr. Kao to provide custom results to enhance your body’s unique figure
  • Shorter recovery time when compared to butt implants
  • Provides subtle, natural-looking results

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Dr. Kao performs the Brazilian butt lift as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. He uses tumescent liposuction technique to remove the excess fat. He places small incisions at the liposuction treatment site and inserts a cannula to suction out the excess fat. The tumescent liposuction technique is often gentler than traditional liposuction to preserve the most fat cells possible. Fat is removed in even amounts to create new smoother contours.

Dr. Kao places the removed fat into a centrifuge as well as through a filtration system. The centrifuge places pressure on the fat cells, destroying old, fragile tissue and leaving only young, healthy fat cells for transfer. After the fat cells are purified, Dr. Kao then strategically injects them into the buttocks. By grafting the fat in layers, Dr. Kao customizes the shape of the buttocks. He then closes the incisions.

A compression garment is applied to the buttocks and at the liposuction sites to minimize swelling, preserve the transferred fat cells, and facilitate the best healing possible.


Following your procedure, you may experience bruising, swelling, and redness around the buttocks, which may cause some mild discomfort. Oral medication will be prescribed to help control any associated pain. You will need to rest for several days and keep all pressure off your buttocks, which usually requires patients to rest on their stomachs. After a week, many patients can rest in a modified sitting position that keeps direct pressure off of the butt.

All of Dr. Kao’s patients have the option to stay at an aftercare facility. KO’AN Recovery Center is a post-surgical care facility situated just one block from your surgical facility and located in a federally and state-licensed healthcare center.

After three weeks, you may be able to resume limited physical activities. With Dr. Kao’s permission, you should be able to begin applying pressure to your butt. This recovery period may last longer for some patients depending on the amount of fat transferred. You may still experience some major swelling.

After one month, you should be able to resume all normal activities. Between two to three months, most major swelling should have subsided, and you will be able to view your final results.


During the first three months after your Brazilian butt lift, you may see an initial decrease in butt volume, which is due to your body’s absorption of some of the transferred fat. However, once that fat has stabilized and integrated with the pre-existing fat, your butt volume increase will be permanent. To maintain the highest quality results, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and a stable weight.


The Brazilian butt lift may result in slightly visible scarring. The incisions used for liposuction and the injections are small, and Dr. Kao takes great care to control the quality of the scar and places them in discreet locations that can be easily hidden with underwear or swimwear. Even though some scarring may occur, it is likely to fade over time.

If you are looking to improve the size, shape, or overall appearance of your butt, schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kao is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He and his helpful, friendly staff are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Don’t wait to obtain the body you desire. Contact our office at 310-315-9211 or fill out our online contact form for additional information.

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