Curvy, shapely buttocks are considered as an important aspect for an attractive, well-proportioned body. Brazilian butt augmentation in Manhattan is an innovative cosmetic surgical procedure that uses a woman’s own fat to enhance the size and shape of her posterior. Popularly known as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), the procedure is a natural way to achieve curvy, well-shaped, youthful-looking buttocks. At bodySCULPT® in Manhattan, NYC (New York City), we offer BBL under local anesthesia (BBLULA). Invented by our expert surgeons, Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia, this novel technique offers all the benefits of BBL under general anesthesia, but without the related risks and complications. By removing excess fat from specific areas and using it to enhance the buttocks, BBL reshapes the entire lower body, with beautiful results. This cosmetic surgical procedure can:

  • Enhance a flat derriere
  • Improve buttock contour and provide a fuller and more youthful look
  • Address a drooping butt
  • Slim the waist and other areas by removing excess fat
  • Improve overall body balance and proportions
  • Make clothes fit more attractively

Brazilian buttock augmentation in Manhattan is an ideal option for women who don’t want implants and have sufficient fat for liposuction.


Our butt augmentation combines liposuction and fat grafting and is performed as an outpatient procedure. The basic steps involved are as follows:

  • Injecting a local anesthetic in the liposuction sites and buttocks
  • Liposuction to remove fat from the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and/or other areas
  • Purifying and preparing the extracted fat for transfer
  • Injecting the fat injections into specific areas of the buttocks at different depths based on the degree of enhancement required

BBLULA – A Safe and Effective Option

Our surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher Chia pioneered the revolutionary BBLULA, which provides all the benefits of traditional BBL without the risks of general anesthesia and accidental incorrect fat placement. It is a safer alternative to the traditional fat transfer buttock augmentation procedure that uses general anesthesia. BBLULA is a relatively short procedure that allows patients to remain awake throughout the procedure, heal faster, and get back quickly to their normal routine.

Buttock augmentation under local anesthesia is a safe and effective option for patients seeking a moderate buttock enhancement with one or two areas of liposuction. The procedure comes with benefits such as little or no discomfort, minimal downtime and a significantly shorter recovery time.

Our surgeons are known for their excellent research and publications in body contouring and participate in many international conferences and symposiums. They have extensive expertise in performing liposuction as well as fat transfer procedures and acclaimed for their surgical expertise and result-oriented cosmetic surgery procedures.

Read  “Brazilian Butt Lift” under Local Anesthesia: A Novel Technique Addressing Safety Concerns, in the December 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery study by our NYC plastic surgeons.


Along with improving buttock size and shape, our BBL procedure improves the proportions of the lower body. Our surgeons achieve this by providing the right balance between fat removal from the waist and other areas, and addition of fat to the buttocks. Liposuction of the waist and love handles as well as the outer thighs highlights the curves and frames the buttocks better. The final result is a sculpted lower body with a beautiful curve or S-shape.


  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • No general anesthesia or hospital stay
  • No implant related complications
  • Minimal downtime
  • Minimal side effects
  • Natural-looking results
  • Fast recovery
  • Minimal scarring and discomfort


Who is a good candidate for fat transfer buttock augmentation?

You may be a good candidate for buttock augmentation in Manhattan, if you meet the following criteria

  • Are physically healthy
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Are bothered by the feeling that your butt is too small
  • Want to improve the roundness or general shape of your butt
  • Have asymmetrical buttocks
  • Have enough fat and an appropriate body type in order to be able to harvest enough fat
  • Have a stable weight
  • Is a non-smoker
Why would I get fat transfer buttock enhancement instead of implants?

BBL uses your own fat, which your body is not likely to reject. On the other hand, implants may cause a foreign body reaction. Implants also come with risks such rupture or capsular contracture. Another major advantage of BBL over implants is that it is a “dual-benefit” body contouring procedure. It reshapes the fat donor sites such as the abdomen waist and flanks by removing unwanted fat and uses this fat to improve the appearance of the posterior.

Exactly how much fat is needed for Brazilian butt lift in NYC?

In general, BBL requires a good amount of fat in the order of several hundred CCs or even more per buttock. As not all of the fat transferred will survive, surgeons generally overfill the buttocks with fat by a certain percentage, though this would vary based on the technique used. You should discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon in an in-person consultation beforehand so that your surgeon can help you achieve the best results.

Does BBL work for thin patients?

The ideal patient would have sufficient fat available for transfer to the buttocks.  But techniques have really evolved and even some smaller patients who may be considered too slim a few years ago, can still have enough fat in appropriately found places in order to have an effective BBL.

When will I see the results?

Visible improvement can be seen just the day after the treatment. The final outcome can be seen in 8 weeks to 3 months’ time.

What is recovery like after BBL?

If there are no unexpected complications, you can expect to get back to routine in a week’s time. You will be advised to avoid sitting on your back during the initial weeks. If you need to sit, use a donut pillow or inflatable pillow. Following your surgeon’s instructions on diet and exercise and rest, and avoiding smoking can speed healing.

Are results long-lasting?

The blood cells develop in the early several weeks after the surgery. Proper post-op care can maximize the survivability of the fat graft. Once the cells are matured after several weeks to months, the fat that has been transferred should last several years or longer. As weight fluctuations can affect the achieved outcome, it is important to maintain a stable your weight stable for long-lasting BBL results.

How much does BBL cost?
The procedure cost generally includes liposuction and fat transfer surgery costs, as well as facility fees, anesthesia, and pre-/post-operative care. With local anesthesia, only smaller amounts of fat are injected at one time. Dr. Chia says that many patients who have butt augmentation done under local anesthesia at bodySCULPT® tolerate it so well that they return on multiple occasions to gradually increase their buttock size in stages. With this option, BBL can be done safely, comfortably and with a shorter recovery time and at a lower cost because an anesthesiologist, extra nursing staff and excess operating room costs are avoided.

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