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    Kenneth Bermudez, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience. He is committed to helping his San Francisco cosmetic and reconstructive surgery patients achieve — and often exceed — their cosmetic goals.

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Brazilian Butt Lift in San Francisco

Named in honor of the country where it originated, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) adds shape and fullness to a naturally slim buttocks. The procedure uses the patient’s own fat to enhance the volume and roundness of the butt.

Patients seeking a more prominent butt with Brazilian Butt Lift in San Francisco trust Dr. Kenneth Bermudez, a board-certified plastic surgeon who is committed to creating beautiful and natural-looking results.

Understanding the Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure, meaning Dr. Bermudez removes unwanted fat from another area of the body, like the thighs or abdomen, and transplants it to the buttocks.

During the first part of the procedure, Dr. Bermudez uses liposuction techniques to remove fatty tissue from the donor area of the body (commonly the stomach, abdomen or flanks). Then, the fat is purified and prepared for re-injection. Finally, small amounts of the fat are injected into the buttocks at various depths. Many of the injections are concentrated in the upper quadrant of the butt to give it a “lifted” or perky appearance.

Is Brazilian Butt Lift Right for Me?

You may be a suitable candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift if your butt is too flat or slim for your liking or looks out of proportion with the rest of your body. To qualify for surgery, you should be in good health, close to your target weight with excess fat in other areas of your body.

BBL can be customized to your specific needs and desired cosmetic outcomes. Prior to the procedure, you will describe your desired results to Dr. Bermudez. Showing him a picture of a celebrity whose buttocks you like or a before-and-after image from his patient gallery is helpful to effectively communicate your desires. Dr. Bermudez will advise whether your expectations are appropriate, and if so, how he will go about meeting them. He will examine your body for areas where he can harvest unwanted fat. If you have a very slim body type, Dr. Bermudez may recommend an alternative approach or suggest that you gain weight before your procedure.


After surgery, the buttocks is usually swollen and bruised. You must wear a special compression garment to help control swelling, and take pain medication as prescribed to alleviate discomfort. You also must learn to sit or lay down without putting any pressure on the healing buttocks (you can place pillows under your thighs when sitting). The initial recovery period usually lasts two to three weeks, at which point you can resume most of your normal activities.


Like every surgical procedure, Brazilian Butt Lift is not risk-free. Some of the potential risks include asymmetrical results, infection, noticeable scarring and cosmetic dissatisfaction. Also, there is the risk that some or most of the fat won’t develop a blood supply and will dissolve; plastic surgeons may compensate for this by “over-injecting” an amount greater than what is needed.


ne of the primary advantages of Brazilian Butt Lift is that it enhances the buttocks very naturally using your own tissues. The results look and feel much more organic than results with medical devices or synthetic fillers.

Another great advantage is the contouring of two areas of the body at once (the buttocks and the donor area). The area from which the fat is harvested looks slimmer and more sculpted after healing from the procedure. If the fat is taken from the flanks of sides of the waist, it can greatly accentuate the augmented buttocks.

To learn more about Brazilian Butt Lift, please call or email Dr. Bermudez today and request an informational consultation.