How is the procedure performed?


The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is done is three main steps; 

  • Liposuction: Dr. Chao removes the unwanted fat from the agreed upon areas of the body such as the abdomen, hips, “saddlebags”, or thighs.
  • Purification: The fat cells collected during the liposuction procedure are purified, removing fluids and any damaged fat cells. This step ensures only healthy fat is used for your augmentation.
  • Augmentation: Dr. Chao injects the purified fat cells into the buttocks with tiny specialized cannulas, making sure the enhanced contours maintain a natural appearance. 


The liposuction is performed with a technique called tumescent liposuction. During this procedure, Dr. Chao injects a tumescent solution containing local anesthetic directly into the treatment area. This technique eliminates pain and reduces bleeding during the procedure as well as greatly reducing postoperative pain and bruising. 


What is the recovery period like?


The recovery involves at least two separate surgical sites, the area where the liposuction was performed as well as the buttocks. Patients are required to wear a special compression garment to keep pressure on the skin where the liposuction was performed. This is worn for several weeks. No drains are required. Bruising, swelling, and mild to moderate discomfort are to be expected. Most patients should plan to take a week or two off from work. Dr. Chao gives you a more detailed timeline based on your specific procedure. Dr. Chao recommends resting after your procedure, however it is important to move around your house or take short walks to promote circulation , which is an important part of your healing process. Normal physical activity is discouraged for the first 2­-3 weeks, strenuous activity should be delayed even longer. Individual results and experience may vary.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?


A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses a patient's own fat to naturally augment and shape their buttocks. Dr. Chao first performs liposuction to remove fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs) where there is unwanted fat, then transfers that fat to the buttocks. Additional liposuction can be done around the butt to improve the appearance of lift and contour to create an hourglass shape. The Brazilian Butt Lift and a Traditional Butt Lift are two different procedure. The Traditional Butt Lift removes excess skin, fat, and tissue to actually lift sagging buttocks. The Brazilian Butt Lift is for patients who want to augment, or add volume, to their buttocks. 

Jerome D. Chao, MD FACS

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 Latham, NY 12110

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Who should consider a Brazilian Butt Lift?


-Women who desire an attractive, hourglass figure. 
- Patients looking to augment their buttocks, providing a rounded, perkier contour that is desirable for a great fit in jeans, a swimsuit, or an evening gown.

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