Miami Thong Lift

JLo, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian are celebrities who have embraced their natural curves, and continue to inspire women to do the same – to feel proud of their own bodies. But what to do if you lack definition in this area? Because everyone has unique fat storage, trying to enlarge and reshape your buttocks through the natural means of exercise is not always successful. This is why butt enhancement surgery is growing in popularity – it is designed to augment the derriere into a more voluptuous appearance should a patient be unable to achieve beautiful results by herself.*

As a Miami, Florida plastic surgeon who understands the female form as well as the female perspective, I provide natural-looking results that truly help provide women with greater self-confidence and better overall proportions.*

That said, my knowledge in butt enhancement recently led me to a wonderful opportunity; I presented a new plastic surgery solution during a conference of British Aesthetic and Plastic Surgeons in London. This technique is now coined the “Miami Thong Lift.” Because no one wants visible scars, I approach buttock contouring and enhancement surgery with delicacy, striving to produce refined, aesthetic results.* The droopy buttock can be lifted with fat grafting, but sometimes it needs an extra touch.* Through a scar placed inside the buttock cheeks the Miami the thong lift will boost a woman’s “booty” volume without visible scars.*

Buttock reshaping is the most requested procedure at my practice, due to the fact that women are continuously looking to improve upon their natural beauty and maintain a proud self-image.* This is the most frequently requested procedure at my practice.*

As my studies continue to lead me toward innovative body contouring approaches, I look forward to speaking to a group of colleagues once again.



Dr. Mendieta, is board certified plastic surgeon, is a world recognized beauty expert and a Harvard trained plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He has been featured on numerous national and international talk shows, as well as teaching plastic surgeons around the country on how to perform the operation. There is no surgeon in the world more skilled at contouring a woman’s body and creating a beautiful, natural and youthful appearance.

Dr. Mendieta will give you his expert advice so that you reach your beauty goals. Dr. Mendieta and your dedicated personal surgical coordinator will make sure you understand everything a Brazilian Butt Lift entails. Dr. Mendieta will explain the risks, the potential side effects or complications as well as a detailed follow-up care plan.

Choosing a plastic surgeon with decades of experience is highly recommended. For best results and the highest degree of safety, patients should work with a nationally board certified physician that is experienced and has results the patient loves. You are a candidate if you’ve dreamt about having an improved figure or a more perfect butt. If you wish to change the contours of your body, Dr. Mendieta is the right surgeon to see.

Most patients are near normal weight and desire contour changes. Patients with average weight, localized fat collections, and healthy elastic skin are the best candidates. Liposuction is intended to re-sculpt isolated collections of body fat that would not generally respond to diet and exercise it is a method of body contouring to reduce inches, not pounds.* The good news is that the suctioned fat cells are removed. If the patient gains weight later on, the new fat will be distributed in a more proportional manner.*

In general, good body contouring candidates are:

  • Adults whose weight loss has stabilized.*
  • Healthy individuals without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery.*
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals.*
  • Individuals that are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and fitness.*

A consultation with Dr. Mendieta is the most important step in your beauty journey. Upon scheduling your consultation you will be assigned a dedicated Patient Coordinator who will be your guide through your beauty process. After identifying your beauty goals, you will meet in person with Dr. Mendieta where he will evaluate you and determine the best surgical roadmap to help you acheive the results you are looking for.*

After Dr. Mendieta determines that you qualify for a Brazilian Butt Lift, you will receive the necessary instructions regarding how to prepare for surgery.

Following your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will be required to wear a supportive garment for six to eight weeks. Most patients are able to return to work in 10 to 14 days.*

It often takes several weeks for the final results of the surgery to be seen.* While moving forward after your procedure, be certain to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle. This will help you feel confident and look amazing both internally and externally.*

Brazilian butt lift patients are especially sensitive to recovery. Recovery for this cosmetic procedure includes these common activities:

  • Strict bed rest with large quantities of water intake for the first 7 days.
  • No sitting on hard surfaces directly, which includes driving, for at least 3 weeks.
  • Take at least 2 weeks off of work if your job primarily consists of standing.
  • Be certain to see your doctor 6 – 8 days after surgery for follow up.
  • Implement tight compression garments 24 hours a day for the first two weeks at minimum.

While it may seem very obvious, the most important thing you can do after a Brazilian butt lift procedure is to stay off your buttocks for three weeks. Not sitting directly on your bottom allows the fat graft to take shape and remain contoured for the most lasting results. If you do not obey these protocols, you risk losing some of the fat that was injected.*

Normal activities typically resume within four weeks after the operation. Swelling, however, will be present for up to six weeks.