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How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?

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Updated October 01, 2011

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Patient Is Marked for Fat Transfer to the Buttocks
The photos are from a real procedure. They may be too graphic for some readers.

Markings for Brazilian Butt lift

Photo © Millicent Odunze, M.D., M.P.H.
A Brazilian Butt Lift is technically known as a gluteoplasty. The area where the additional fat is desired is outlined with a surgical marker. Your surgeon will also mark the incision sites through which the fat will be injected. The incisions are small (approximately 2 to 3 millimeters in length), about the size of a grain of rice.

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