A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a well-known cosmetic surgery that uses your own natural fat to improve the size and appearance of your buttocks. But if you don’t have enough fat for a BBL, other advanced body contouring techniques can provide the lifted look you want.

In this blog, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao will explore some available options if you don’t have enough fat for BBL surgery. Call Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery in Tucson, AZ, for a consultation and see how our cutting-edge team provides beautiful results.

Why do I need a Brazilian butt lift?

Many people are unhappy with the shape of their buttocks. Factors like age, genetics, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and hormone changes all cause a wide range of problems that can make you feel self-conscious about your bottom.

Some patients of Dr. Rao have wrinkled or sagging skin, while others were born with a flat bottom that does not look attractive in jeans or bathing suits. Whatever the reason for wanting a BBL, our procedures can give you back your confidence and help you feel more attractive.

What happens during a Brazilian butt lift?

BBL surgery uses your own fat to naturally enhance a flat or deflated bottom. Dr. Rao begins the process through liposuction, where we remove excess tissue from areas like the thighs, flanks, or lower back. We then purify the fat using a sterile system and place the final product into several syringes. The healthy tissue is administered layer by layer to ensure a smooth surface until we achieve the desired fullness in Tucson, AZ.

What if I don’t have enough fat for a BBL?

Patients who don’t have enough fat for a Brazilian butt lift should work with a board-certified professional, like Dr. Rao. Our talented team can perform an evaluation of your buttocks and determine the best technique for achieving your body contouring goals.

Patients may benefit from alternative options, like butt implants, if they don’t have enough fat for a BBL. However, some women are not interested in implants and prefer to use their own tissue. For those patients, we may recommend butt lift surgery.

Butt lift surgery removes excess skin and fat from the buttocks while tightening the surrounding tissue. This results in an enhanced, lifted look with improved contours. Patients with wrinkled or sagging skin in the buttocks are ideal candidates for this procedure.

What will my results look like?

Dr. Rao offers personalized procedures to improve the appearance of your buttocks, so we can create a surgical plan just for you. We are proud to have countless satisfied patients who are happy with their results, whether we decide to move forward with a Brazilian butt lift or traditional butt lift surgery. Our team is proud to provide top-level cosmetic surgery to help you look and feel your best.

Get a BBL or butt lift procedure

A wrinkled or flat bottom can make you feel embarrassed, even in your best outfits. Our innovative body contouring procedures at Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery can give you the shapely backside you want and deserve. Call board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Arun Rao in Tucson, AZ for a consultation about BBL surgery. We employ English and Spanish-speaking staff members to ensure you feel welcome and confident in our services.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.