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Brazilian Butt Lift Philadelphia & Montgomery County

Are you looking for a shapelier backside? Philadelphia patients might be familiar with the Brazilian butt lift procedure because of its gaining popularity as more people realize the benefits and possibilities. The BBL procedure augments the buttocks with surplus fat taken from another area of the body. The difference between the surgeons that perform this operation boils down to each surgeon’s artistic eye. Dr. Horvath works very hard to see the full potential that each patient has. He will modify their contour through SAFE liposuction in some areas, such as the flanks, to accentuate others, and then enhance the buttock with fat injections to sculpt the body into a more complete result. When carefully injected into the buttocks, the fat will improve the area’s shape, fullness and symmetry. This process, known as fat grafting, allows patients to obtain a sexy, voluptuous backside and an overall more proportional figure — all at the same time! Dr. David Horvath is the certified plastic surgeon Philadelphians trust to deliver consistently beautiful, long-lasting results.

Am I a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

Philadelphia patients interested in the Brazilian butt lift procedure can meet with Dr. Horvath to discuss the procedure and evaluate you as a candidate. Generally, candidates for Brazilian butt lift are individuals who:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have reasonable expectations of surgery
  • Desire improvement in their buttock contour
  • Understand the possible risks and benefits of surgery

Prior to the surgery, Dr. Horvath will use your photos and a computer imaging program to demonstrate his artistic vision and what is realistically possible. This gives you the opportunity to modify the plan or your goals and vision so that you get the result you want. In addition to discussing Brazilian butt lift with you, Dr. Horvath will examine your buttocks and the potential donor areas of the body from which he may extract the fat. Dr. Horvath has trained extensively in the techniques devised by the gluteal fat grafting task force to provide maximum safely for his patients undergoing this procedure. If you decide to schedule your surgery, you will receive detailed instructions about how to prepare and what to expect on the day of surgery and afterward.

Procedural Details

Brazilian butt lift is performed on an outpatient basis. You will receive anesthesia and remain comfortable for the duration of the procedure.

The first stage of the procedure involves harvesting fat from the donor area; this could be the flanks or thighs. The flanks, inner and outer thigh all play a role in the final shape of the buttock. Therefore, harvesting can be done in a way to sculpt areas around the buttock in order to accentuate its final contour. Dr. Horvath will make tiny incisions and use one of several liposuction techniques to remove the donor fat. In addition to traditional liposuction, Dr. Horvath offers 360-degree liposuction and SAFELipo. With 360-degree liposuction, also known as circumferential liposuction, all areas of the mid-section (abdomen, waist, hips) are liposuctioned and sculpted to produce more comprehensive results than traditional liposuction, which only treats one area at a time. 360-degree liposuction is particularly useful for Brazilian butt lift because it slims the torso to create a slimmer waistline that, paired with a shapelier buttocks, creates a more beautiful overall shape.

SAFELipo is a multi-step fat reduction technique that uses a basket cannula to break up the fat, which is then carefully suctioned out. The remaining fat will be smoothed out to create a smoother contour. Dr. Horvath can discuss the benefits and limitations of each technique and help you determine which one is the most appropriate for you.

Once the fat is removed, it will be purified and prepared for re-injection. Dr. Horvath believes that there are very specific aesthetic features plastic surgeons have discovered over the last several years that previously went unattended to. The balance of each section of the buttock curvature, the frame shape of the buttock, the length of the buttock crease and the balance between the buttock and thighs have all been studied anatomically and this data has revolutionized the ability to make the buttock attractive and balanced instead of just larger. Dr. Horvath will inject the fat into strategic points of the buttocks (often the upper quadrant) to add shape, volume and “lift.” After he’s finished, he will place a support garment around the buttocks to support the new contours as they heal.

Recovering from Surgery

All Montgomery County patients will receive comprehensive aftercare instructions that include information on both the donor area (where Dr. Horvath removed the fat) and the buttock area.

One of the challenges of Brazilian butt lift recovery is that you will need to avoid prolonged sitting for a few weeks, as this could damage the transplanted fat. You will need to sleep on your side or stomach, and sit on a pillow or cushion placed between your legs to avoid putting too much pressure on the newly grafted fat. You should also wear your support garment until Dr. Horvath advises you to remove it.

Dr. Horvath will follow up with you to check on your healing progress and advise when it is safe to return to work, exercise and engage in other normal activities. In general, you will need to avoid any strenuous activity or movement while your body recovers.


After recovering from surgery, you will enjoy a fuller and more voluptuous buttock. As an added benefit, the donor area will look slimmer and firmer.

To see before and after photos of our Philadelphian Brazilian butt lift patients, click here.

Learn More about Brazilian Butt Lift

If you’d like more information about Brazilian butt lift, please contact Dr. Horvath at 215-884-2880 to schedule an appointment.

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