A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) repositions excess fat from the abdomen, waist, and thighs to the buttocks and/or hips, giving the patient a larger, more rounded posterior. This straightforward procedure is one of the most prevalent methods of body contouring. Patients value the fact that they can simultaneously volumize and sculpt multiple body areas without the need for implants.

Although exercises such as squats can tone the buttocks and thighs, they have little impact on the shape of the rear end. This is because genetics play a much larger role in determining your butt’s appearance. If your derriere is unimpressive and flaccid, it is not always due to a lack of effort.

A BBL with Dr. Racanelli is ideal for individuals who wish to:

  • Improve the overall visual appeal of the lower body
  • Add sculpting and definition to the buttocks.
  • Remove fat from troublesome areas like the stomach and transfer it to the rear.
  • Establish a healthy body proportion
  • Create an hourglass figure
  • Enhance the fit of apparel

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Racanelli if the preceding list interests you.


A Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient procedure, which means that you can return home after its successful completion. 

Fat transfer and extraction are performed simultaneously to increase the viability of the fat cells and the likelihood of their effective implantation into the buttocks. A BBL, which can be performed under general or local anesthesia and intravenous sedation, typically takes between two and four hours.

A BBL consists of two phases: liposuction and fat transfer.

Dr. Racanelli will remove fat from another area of your body (typically your hips, waist, or thighs) during liposuction. After removing the fat, it will be prepared for injection into the buttocks.

Processed fat will then be injected into the area of your buttocks to enhance the volume and contour. A power-assisted cannula is used to pack fat into specific locations to accomplish the desired size and shape. To assure the highest level of safety, fat injections are always administered subcutaneously (above the muscle). 


To achieve the best possible results from your surgery, your doctor will provide you with a comprehensive recovery plan.

Important postoperative care recommendations include avoiding contact with the buttocks for two weeks. Except when using the restroom, sitting or lying on your but is prohibited at all times. Throughout the day and night, you will alternate between reclining on your stomach or side and standing.

After the first two weeks of recovery, we will instruct you on how to modify your seating, lying down, and other activities to facilitate a speedy and full recovery. In two weeks following surgery, the majority of patients can return to work, and in eight weeks they can recommence all other normal daily activities.

If you give yourself ample time to decompress and take prescribed pain medication, you should recover from surgery with minimal pain.


Contact Dr. Racanelli if you are interested in BBL as a means of achieving your desired aesthetic objectives. We can discuss the procedure in its entirety, determine your eligibility, address any concerns or questions you may have, and create a timetable for achieving your objectives as quickly as possible.