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Brazilian Butt Lift in Miami, FL

Plastic Surgery in Miami
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What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

It can be unflattering to have a naturally small buttocks that takes away any possibility of having curves. The Brazilian Butt Lift (aka: BBL Surgery) reshapes the buttocks to create a natural, shapely figure. Dr. Constantino Mendieta developed the “Mendieta Technique,” which is designed to meticulously recontour the hips and buttocks area and create a more defined hourglass silhouette.

Using his personalized Brazilian Butt Lift technique, Dr. Mendieta enhances a woman’s curves with her body fat, which reduces the possibility of rejection and fat resorption while ensuring lasting results.

Dr. Mendieta is committed to listening to your desired outcomes with a Brazilian Butt Lift and executing them to the best of his ability.

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What Are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift can improve the size and shape of your buttocks, making the appearance of your buttocks more flattering and full.

Other benefits of the Brazilian Butt Lift include:

  • Enhances the curves of your derrière
  • Reduces fat deposits on areas of the body
  • Improves body proportions
  • Allows you to wear certain clothing styles that enhance the buttocks

Am I the Right Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Dr. Mendieta evaluates each patient’s body type and concerns to determine the techniques that will produce optimal results. He then tailors each Brazilian Butt Lift procedure to meet the patient’s goals and desires.

Ideal candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can relate to some or all of the following concerns:

  • Disproportionately small buttocks
  • Flat or shapeless buttocks
  • Difficulty fitting into clothing and swimwear
  • Excess fat deposits that obscure curves

Are you a candidate for a BBL? Call Dr. Mendieta at 305-860-0717  to set up a consultation. You may also contact us online.

What Is Discussed During My Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation?

Your consultation with Dr. Mendieta will lead the way to develop a personalized surgical plan suited to meet your desires with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

At your consultation, Dr. Mendieta will:

  • Discuss your desired outcomes
  • Identify where the fat will be removed from
  • Take measurements and photos
  • Discuss preparation details for your procedure

What Does My Brazilian Butt Lift Include?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is typically performed in three steps: removing fat from unwanted areas on the body, purifying the fat, and injecting the fat into the buttocks.


Patients who seek natural buttock enhancement using the Brazilian Butt Lift must undergo liposuction to harvest fat for grafting and enhance their curves. During this procedure, excess fat is removed from problem areas of the body using the most appropriate liposuction technique for the patient. Small incisions are created in the treatment areas, and a thin cannula is inserted to break up and suction out unwanted fat deposits.

Fat Transfer

The final step in the Brazilian Butt Lift is fat transfer to the buttocks. The fat that was harvested using liposuction is purified to extract the healthiest fat cells. Dr. Mendieta’s preferred method for injecting the fat into the buttocks is layering. He injects pearl-sized drops into different layers of tissue, which increases the likelihood of a successful graft and produces smoother results.

If you have any questions, please contact our practice online or call 305-860-0717.

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How to Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Dr. Mendieta will provide you with pre and post surgery instructions to make sure you are well-prepared on the day of your surgery. Following his instructions will ensure your surgery and recovery process runs smoothly.

Before your Brazilian Butt Lift you should:

  • Quit smoking for six to eight weeks, as this can complicate the recovery process
  • Plan to have a family member drive you home after the procedure
  • Do not eat or drink after midnight the day of your surgery
  • Bring the proper identification and paperwork to ensure there are no issues at check-in

Can I Combine My Brazilian Butt Lift With Other Procedures?

Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can be performed alongside other body contouring procedures to produce optimal results.

Miami Thong Lift

Women may choose to combine their Brazilian Butt Lift procedure with a Miami thong lift. This is Dr. Mendieta’s latest surgical invention that promises a shapelier behind with minimal scarring.

Dr. Mendieta makes a tiny incision in the crease between the buttocks through which liposuction is performed. The purified fat is then injected into the muscle layers of the butt. This will add volume to inflate and contour the backside.

The results from your Miami thong lift should be permanent.

Tummy Tuck

Women may choose to combine their Brazilian Butt Lift with tummy tuck surgery. Tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and sagging skin from the torso to reveal a tighter, slimmer midsection. A tummy tuck can successfully eliminate loose skin and create slimmer contours.

The results from your tummy tuck procedure are considered permanent unless there are significant weight fluctuations or future pregnancies.

Body Lift

A body lift enhances the appearance of your abdominal area and thighs while improving the shape and size of your buttocks. A body lift is a great idea for people who have excessive skin laxity and overlapping folds of skin.

The results from a body lift procedure are typically permanent as long as the patient does not have a massive weight gain and follows a healthy diet.

Miami Makeover

Many patients who wish to improve the shape of their buttocks and address cosmetic concerns associated with pregnancy opt for the Miami Makeover. This procedure package typically includes the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction, breast enhancement, and tummy tuck surgery.

Similar to a Mommy Makeover, the Miami Makeover adds the addition of a Brazilian Butt Lift to shape, enhance, and contour your backside. The results from your Miami Makeover should be permanent unless a massive weight gain occurs.

Dr. Mendieta Featured in Harper’s BAZAAR

This patient wanted to achieve an hourglass silhouette that complemented her natural anatomy. Dr. Mendieta performed a customized Brazilian Butt Lift to reshape and augment her buttocks as well as contour her midsection.

What Are Your Concerns?

What Is Recovery Like After Brazilian Butt Lift?

You can expect some bruising and swelling after your procedure. Any discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medicine, which should be filled before your scheduled surgery. Dr. Mendieta highly suggests to his surgical patients to consider adding Exparel injections to procedures for manaing pain. Exparel reduces pain up to 80%, but must be administered during the procedure.

Depending on the physical demands of the job, most patients may go back to work within 10 to 14 days. Patients are required to wear a supportive compression garment for 6 to 8 weeks. Applying pressure to the buttocks can compromise the success of the fat graft, so you must always use a pillow when sitting during the first 8 weeks.

When Will I See My Brazilian Butt Lift Results?

You should be able to see immediate improvement in the size and shape of your buttocks following Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. However, it takes between three and four months for the swelling to resolve and reveal the final results. The effects of a Brazilian Butt Lift are considered permanent when performed by a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure. Over time, a BBL-enhanced butt is susceptible to the natural aging process. Significant weight loss can cause the buttocks to become smaller, but it should maintain its improved shape.

How Painful is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lift is typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure you do not feel any pain during the procedure. Any discomfort or pain you may feel can be lessened with prescription pain medication. And moreso with Exparel injections.

What are Possible Brazilian Butt Lift Complications?

Plastic surgery procedures may involve risks that cannot be avoided.

Some complications that have been associated with Brazilian Butt Lift include:

  • Blood clots––Blood clots in the legs can move to the heart or lungs, so it is important to engage in light walking during your recovery period
  • Infection––Infection could arise from fat transfer and can be avoided by keeping the incisions clean and using antibiotics
  • Fat embolism––Fat that is injected too deep can find its way into the bloodstream and make its way to certain organs, causing complications
  • Misshapen buttocks––Contour irregularities could occur if postoperative instructions like sleeping position and wearing compression garments are not followed
*Legal Disclaimer: Individual results may vary; every patient is unique, therefore, no single technique is suited to all cases. Before & after photos and videos are not guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: each individual patient’s results will be different.


  • What are my butt augmentation options if I don’t have enough fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

    Petite or slim patients who lack adequate excess body fat for fat transfer may want to consider gaining weight for a BBL; or getting buttock implants. Buttock implants are similar to breast implants and do not rely on a patient’s existing fat supply to produce a fuller, rounder bottom.

  • How much does a Brazilian Butt Lift cost?

    The cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift ranges between $7,500 and $13,000. This cost depends on several factors, including the extent of correction, techniques used, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. The exact cost of your personalized Brazilian Butt Lift will be determined during your private consultation with Dr. Mendieta. However, there are options to finance your butt augmenation.

  • What type of anesthesia is used during Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?

    While both general anesthesia and local anesthesia are available; general anesthesia is used for Brazilian Butt Lifts. This is because it is the safest and most comfortable option. For your safety, you also want to ensure you are working with a board-certified anesthesiologist (regardless of the type of anesthesia chosen).

  • What are the risks associated with Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?

    Complications that result from Brazilian Butt Lift surgery are rare.

    Some of the common risks associated with any cosmetic surgery procedure include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Scarring
    • Impaired healing
    • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • When can I return to my daily exercise routine?

    It is recommended to refrain from exercising for at least six weeks after surgery to avoid complications. Dr. Mendieta will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions during your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation.

    You can view our blog post detailing how soon you can return to a normal routine here.

  • Will my Brazilian Butt Lift results be permanent?

    Yes, the results from your Brazilian Butt Lift should be permanent (depending on a few factors). Your body will absorb some of the fat initially after your Brazilian Butt Lift. And the unabsorbed fat will shape your buttocks. The results should remain permanent as long as you do not experience a drastic weight gain and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

  • Is a Brazilian Butt Lift safe?

    Dr. Mendieta is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and has extensive experience performing Brazilian Butt Lifts. Like with any plastic surgery procedure, some potential risks and complications may arise, but Dr. Mendieta’s hands-on approach ensures you have a smooth experience before, during, and after the procedure.

  • How do I sleep after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

    You will be advised to sleep on your stomach or side during your recovery from the Brazilian Butt Lift. It will be important to avoid placing any level of pressure on your buttocks as this could hinder the healing process and cause pain.

  • Can I sit down after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

    You will be asked to use a pillow when sitting to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks and hindering the fat grafting process. You will not be able to sit directly on the buttocks for at least two weeks after the procedure.

    Dr. Mendieta will provide you with postoperative instructions.

  • When can I return to work after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

    Most patients can return to work after their Brazilian Butt Lift procedure in one week. You should return to work only when cleared by Dr. Mendieta.

  • Where is fat removed?

    The fat is commonly removed from the hips, lower back, thighs, or abdomen. The area where the fat is removed will ultimately depend on your body structure. Dr. Mendiete will discuss this with you at your consultation.

  • Will I scar after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

    There will be no visible scars after a Brazilian Butt Lift. The liposuction injections are performed with a very tiny needle, which may result in small scars at the liposuction sites. Once healed, the scars will be hardly noticeable. The injections can also be easily concealed.

    For more information on how to lessen the appearance of potential scars after plastic surgery procedures, you can read our blog about the dos and don’ts of scar treatment.

Contact Dr. Mendieta

Dr. Mendieta and his South Florida plastic surgery center team are always happy to answer any additional questions you may have about BBL surgery; or any other type of surgical or non surgical procedure you may be considering. 4Beauty offers a full menu of some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures and non surgical cosmetic treatments. And there are several ways available to finance your procedure.

Call us today at (305) 860-0717 or fill out the contact form below and a member of our team will get in touch. We look forward to speaking with you!


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