brazilian butt lift

A Brazilian butt lift is an extremely popular cosmetic procedure that transfers fat from the body to create more fullness to the backside. For many of you, the request is extremely simple: you want a shapelier bottom that mirrors Kim Kardashian. Summer is in full swing and the time is right to achieve a body that you can be proud of. We see them all the time on our social media feeds, TMZ, and gossip sites – people proudly flashing their curvy bottoms. That can be in store for you too. Dr. Michael J. Yoo has performed countless BBL procedures that have amplified the confidence of many patients. Take that first step in owning the catwalk and pencil in a consultation at our office in beautiful Beverly Hills and Orange County’s crown jewel, Irvine. Or, call us directly at (949) 861-3340.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is one of the most widely recognized procedures in plastic surgery. [1] It has garnered attention from the public and Hollywood elites as they look to achieve an aesthetic that works for them. The procedure itself is a safe and effective way to perfect your bottom. You may have spent countless hours at the gym doing squats and leg lifts without seeing results. You just need an added push to perfect the look you want; we are here to help. This body sculpting procedure allows unwanted fat from one area of the body to be redirected to add volume and shape to the buttocks. You will come out of our offices with a natural-looking posterior that is sleeker, savory, and showstopping.

Before & After Photos

Before and After Photos

Benefits of Getting a BBL

Patients looking forward to a BBL will enjoy all the benefits of a bountiful butt including a fuller-looking backside and a shapelier body. We also hear patients say that BBL has these added plusses: [2]

Produced natural-looking results

This procedure is not that show “Believe It or Not.” A BBL provides real results to real people. The procedure makes good use of the fat that you already have and reuses it in a way that is better for your body. You can enjoy a better-looking rear end that both looks and feels real

Contour your body to epic proportions

While the main purpose of this body contouring procedure is to enhance the bottom, it has other benefits to the body. By getting a BBL, you’ll go from dismay to ‘Okurrr’ in no time as other areas of the body such as hips will be in better proportion to the new contours.

Love your body again

Patients far and wide look forward to a newfound sense of confidence. A shapelier butt will not only attract compliments from everyone you know. You’ll enjoy shopping for flattering clothes that will showcase the shape of your new rounded looks. You’ll be able to fiercely strut your stuff yourself on the catwalk for all to see.  

Ideal Candidates for BBL Procedure

Empowered patients looking to achieve a shapelier, fuller rear-end seek a Brazilian butt lift.  Others look to a BBL to achieve natural-looking results that simply can’t be matched with any other procedure

There are a few things we recommend to patients: [3]

  • Be a healthy individual free of pre-conditions
  • Quit smoking 
  • Be committed to improving the shape and contours of your butt
  • Have a positive understanding of the treatment and how it can benefit you

Meet these recommendations? We’d love to talk to you! Pencil in a casual consultation and we’ll figure out together if a BBL is right for you.

Personal Consultation with Dr. Yoo

Dr. Michael J. Yoo was practically born into the medical field. As the second son of two physicians, Dr. Yoo has had his heart set on becoming a doctor from an early age. He has spent his life perfecting his passion both in the United States and his native land of South Korea. It is Dr. Yoo’s dedication to his patients that has led him to become one of the most sought-after plastic surgeons in Southern California. You are definitely in good hands as he and his staff build an aesthetic that you will be proud of. 

Your consultation will take place in the world-famous Beverly Hills 90210, just walking distance from the famed Rodeo Drive. You can also meet with Dr. Yoo in “the O.C.” in beautiful Irvine. Our office is nestled nicely in a spacious office park community, Irvine Valley College, and the Oak Creek Golf Club and Driving Range in the eastern part of town. Regardless of the location, you will be welcomed with open arms.

During your private consultation, Dr. Yoo will ask you for details regarding your health and current medication intake. Then, we turn the floor over to you. Our team wants to know your specific concerns and what we can do to help. Dr. Yoo will perform a physical examination to identify the areas to harvest fat from to craft a better-looking behind. The meeting concludes with a personalized treatment plan made specifically for you. Schedule a consultation with our friendly staff and we’ll gladly take care of your needs. Those not able to make it to our office can schedule a virtual consultation.

While you wait for your time to shine, you can get a better glimpse of what we do by checking out our blog! We’re very social! Smash that follow button on IG.

Getting Ready for the Big Day

You’re almost there! Your butt procedure has been scheduled. Now what? Well, there are a few things Dr. Yoo recommends doing to prepare so that you enjoy a swift experience. 

Here are some items to take care of beforehand:

  • Stop smoking and drinking alcohol 2 weeks before your procedure
  • Avoid taking certain medications and supplements such as anti-inflammatories
  • Arrange to have a loved one or friend drive you home and care for you the first 24 hours
  • Arrange to take 1-2 weeks off from work
  • Maintain a regular, healthy diet before and after your procedure
  • Make sure to get a good night’s sleep the night before your BBL
  • Come to the office without jewelry or makeup

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

A BBL procedure will be performed under general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Dr. Yoo begins by making a few small incisions in the area where the fat will be harvested to accommodate the liposuction wand. Liposuction is then performed to remove this unwanted fat. [4] Next, Dr. Yoo will put the extracted fat into a centrifuge where it will undergo a thorough purification process. The centrifuge separates the fat from impurities. This purified fat will be out into a syringe and evenly distributed in the buttocks in a series of injections. Once your desired look is perfected, Dr. Yoo will close up the incisions with sutures and a compression garment will be wrapped around the liposuctioned areas.

Your Road to Recovery

You may notice immediately that you have a fuller, rounder backside but your final results will be obscured by slight bruising and swelling. Dr. Yoo will give you a compression garment to wear to maintain the integrity of the results. This should be worn up to six weeks to minimize swelling and support your new curves during the healing process. Remember to take short brisk walks to encourage good blood circulation. Your new butt might be sensitive to the touch. Do not directly sit or lay on it for up to 8 weeks. This will allow the transferred fat to settle in and develop its own blood supply. [5] Swelling and bruising will decrease over the next several weeks.

Your Shapely Results

Good job! Your journey to a new bottom is about to come into view. You may notice results right away, but again, the final results will not be fully visible for several months. When the newly added fat has successfully adapted to its new location, your permanent results will finally be visible, and you’ll be able to enjoy your improved contours. The end result of a BBL is long-lasting, natural-looking curves that will be sure to enchant.


The final cost of a Brazilian Butt Lift will vary from patient to patient. During your evaluation, Dr. Yoo will provide you with a better estimate of your treatment. Together, we will find out a financial plan that suits your budget. Our office is proud to announce that we accept CareCredit and Alphaeon. 

We do invite you to capitalize on this rare savings. For the remainder of July 2021, Dr. Yoo is offering exceptional promotional pricing. Call us for details.


Will I be able to sit after a BBL?

You may not be able to sit for a week because any prolonged pressure on your newly crafted buttocks will interfere with the results. You will be given a compression garment and will be instructed to sleep only on your stomach.

Are results long-lasting?

Results for a BBL can be long-lasting to permanent. Unlike silicone implants, which have a limited lifespan, your new butt has been boosted by your own fat. As long as you maintain a stable weight, good eating habits, and exercise, you can enjoy the results for years to come.


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  2. Conde-Green, A., Cansancao, A. L., Rosique, R. G., Junqueira Rosique, M., & Cervantes, A. (2018). Abstract. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open, 6, 82–83.
  3. Medications to Avoid Before Surgery – The UCLA Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. (n.d.). Retrieved July 27, 2021, from
  4. Prepare For Cosmetic Surgery & Recovery. (n.d.). Cleveland Clinic. Retrieved July 27, 2021, from
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