Dr. Zuckerman's Guide to Buttock Lift & Augmentation

Buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift) performed by Dr. Zuckerman. Fat removed from the abdomen and flanks via liposuction, then grafted to the buttocks. See more of Dr. Zuckerman's Buttock Augmentation before and after photos on the full Before & After Page.

Buttock augmentation (Brazilian Butt Lift) performed by Dr. Zuckerman. Fat removed from the abdomen and flanks via liposuction, then grafted to the buttocks. See more of Dr. Zuckerman's Buttock Augmentation before and after photos on the full Before & After Page.

A buttock lift can eliminate the appearance of drooping skin and give the buttocks a more toned, athletic appearance. This procedure is popular in Dr. Zuckerman's practice, and it is among his favorites to perform. It is also becoming more and more popular in the U.S. as a whole, and has been in recent years the fatest growing cosmetic plastic surgery procedure in the entire country. Dr. Zuckerman can help you address common effects of natural aging and recent weight loss that cause extra skin and fat to accumulate in the region of the buttocks. Dr. Zuckerman has trained and been educated at some of the most prestigious medical institutions in the world, including Brown University and New York University. With the successful blending of modern plastic surgery techniques and the skills of an artist, Dr. Zuckerman can help you achieve a more shapely buttock area with a smoother, more youthful aesthetic.

Click into each section below for more information. Or, if you're ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman now, please contact Dr. Zuckerman's team to schedule a consultation for buttock lift surgery at his Manhattan or Westchester offices.


The Surgery

Dr. Joshua Zuckerman, MD, FACS performing liposuction of the abdomen. This is the first step in a 'Brazilian Butt Lift' to harvest fat via liposuction, which is than grafted to the buttock.

Dr. Joshua Zuckerman, MD, FACS performing liposuction of the abdomen. This is the first step in a 'Brazilian Butt Lift' to harvest fat via liposuction, which is than grafted to the buttock.

Buttock lift surgery can help patients who are experiencing excess skin and fat in the buttock region that often results from aging, weight loss, and those who would simply like the appearance of the buttocks to be in better proportion to the rest of their body. Buttock lift also helps patients who have buttocks that appear asymmetrical or have been affected by injury or trauma.

A full buttock lift typically involves small incisions made at the top of the buttocks, and sometimes in the hips and groin area. Excess fat and skin is removed, and the remainder is re-sculpted and pulled taut for a smoother, more youthful appearance.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Gluteoplasty using fat injections is also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedure consists of taking fat from a donor site on your body by performing liposuction, and then Dr. Zuckerman reuses the fat in the buttock. The fat can be taken from the flanks, hips, or abdomen. Dr. Zuckerman purifies the fat from the donor site to remove any liquids to provide more concentrated fat for injecting the buttock. After the purification process, Dr. Zuckerman then injects the fat into the desired areas.

Typical buttock lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, and can last from three to six hours. Buttock lift procedures can be performed at one of Dr. Zuckerman's state-of-the-art operating rooms located in midtown Manhattan. The new operatories have been recognized as facilities that employ the highest standard of care, and have been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF).

Recovery

Patients should expect some swelling and bruising after buttock lift surgery, and it may be several weeks before you feel completely back to normal. A compression garment is worn for about three weeks after surgery to control swelling and facilitate the healing process. Strenuous activities should be avoided during recovery, and it may be several months before the area is completely healed. However, patients are generally able to resume their normal routines within the first three weeks after surgery.

Risks

Dr. Zuckerman is known for his skills and experience, and will make every effort to make sure the process before, during, and after surgery runs smoothly and free of complications. All aspects of buttock lift surgery will be discussed with you prior to the procedure, and Dr. Zuckerman will answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

Before & After Results

View more Before & After results for liposuction and other body procedures in the Before & After section of Dr. Zuckerman's website.

Ready for your consultation?

Are you ready for your consultation with Dr. Zuckerman? During your consultation, Dr. Zuckerman can address concerns and any questions you may have about the surgery. He will also discuss with you the details of his approach: incision location(s), procedure length and techniques, likely operative outcome, etc. Contact his office via the request form or call any of his four physical office locations. Dr. Zuckerman also offers consultations via Skype and a process for out-of-town patients to visit New York to have surgery.