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Excellence in Orange County Brazilian Butt Lift (buttock augmentation)

Dr. Joseph T. Cruise, one of the top Orange County plastic surgeons, specializes in cosmetic procedures for the body and face. This section has been created by Dr. Cruise to educate and inform patients considering Brazilian butt lift surgery. The demand for buttock augmentation in Orange County and the U.S. is on the rise with more women seeking a shapely, perky behind. The Brazilian butt lift (a.k.a. BBL) is also a complimentary procedure to a tummy tuck or liposuction of the abdomen, hips and/or thighs. Buttock augmentation is ideal for women who want to improve upon what they already have or for those who are experiencing loss of volume, shape, sagging and poor skin quality due to weight fluctuation or aging. When diet and exercise are unable to provide the results a woman wants, the Brazilian butt lift may be the ideal solution. By reading through the information Dr. Cruise has provided in this section, patients will gain a better understanding about buttock augmentation surgery, as well have the opportunity to view before and after photos to see patient’s Brazilian butt lift results. 

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Brazilian Butt Lift Overview

In an area like Orange County, having an attractive booty is certainly one of the more desirable assets (no pun intended). It’s a sign of youth and being physically fit, not to mention it adds a bit of sexiness. Unfortunately, age, weight loss or continual weight fluctuation, and heredity can keep someone from having the attractive backside they desire. There are typically three types of Orange County Brazilian butt lift patients. The first is the 20-30 year old who wants to add volume for a more dramatic backside. The second is the older patient who no longer has a full, perky butt like they once had, rather a saggy, shapeless backside often times with noticeable cellulite. The third is the person who has experienced significant weight loss or ongoing weight fluctuation. 

Orange County Brazilian butt lift surgery can be performed by removing fat from one or more areas of the body and placing it into the buttocks or by using silicone butt implants. The most popular procedure, and the one exclusively performed by Dr. Cruise, is the Brazilian butt lift by way of fat transfer. He prefers this method because fat transfer not only adds volume, lifts and improves shape, but also improves overall skin quality by reducing the visibility of cellulite. In addition, there are fewer risks, less recovery time, and no significant incisions. While butt implants can be the right solution for some women, especially those who don’t have enough body fat to transfer to the buttocks, they are not ideal in most situations due to the complications and risks, need for incisions, and the difficult healing process. As with all cosmetic procedures, it is recommended you meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orange County, who specializes in Brazilian butt lift surgery, to determine if you are a candidate.

Dr. Cruise’s Brazilian Butt Lift Philosophy

For Dr. Cruise the most important aspect of the Brazilian butt lift is finding out what a patient wants to achieve by having the procedure. Butt augmentation with fat transfer is excellent for those wanting to improve the overall shape and appearance of their buttocks. This can be done by increasing the size, lifting, enhancing contour, correcting imbalances, improving firmness, and reducing the visibility of cellulite. It is not ideal for a very thin person who doesn’t have enough body fat to use in the fat transfer process.

The BBL can also be excellent for those considering body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, because rather than discard the fat, it can be repurposed by injecting it into the buttocks.  The Brazilian butt lift will also enhance the overall results  by providing a 360 degree improvement (front to back).

In most cases a minimum of 400 cc’s of fat is needed for each butt cheek. This equates to approximately 2 cups per cheek or 1/4 of a 2 liter bottle of soda. The amount needed does fluctuate depending on the desired result. For a vuluptious J Lo backside, more fat may be required, and for those wanting a subtle more natural result, less may be needed.

Benefits of Buttock Augmentation

Patients seeking rejuvenation of their backside have reported a number of benefits from their Brazilian butt lift including:

  • Improved or restored volume
  • Lift of the lower buttocks
  • Better shape and contour
  • Reduced visibility of cellulite
  • Clothing looks and fits better
  • Greater satisfaction and confidence with appearance
  • Better body proportion especially when combined with a tummy tuck or liposuction

When working out to improve your backside just isn’t providing the results you want, a Brazilian butt lift in Orange County may be just the answer. Dr. Cruise’s butt augmentation with fat transfer can contour your backside creating a sexy, curvy shape that is worthy of showing off at any beach in Southern California.

Who is a Good Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

People ranging in age between their 20′s-30′s can be candidates for Brazilian butt lift surgery. They may not have issues with sagging, loss of volume, or poor skin quality, however they may want to improve upon what they already have. Younger patients usually desire a more dramatic vuluptious shape.

Women in their 40′s and older who are experiencing volume loss, sagging, lack of firmness, and visible cellulite make ideal candidates for buttock augmentation with fat transfer. These patients usually desire a more natural rejuvenated result compared to the dramatic look the young patients request.

There are also people who have experienced significant weight loss or continual weight fluctuation who may have similar issues as the aging patient. They could also be a good candidate for a BBL with fat transfer. 

In situations where someone is having a tummy tuck or liposuction to improve the appearance of their body, Dr. Cruise will evaluate the patient for a BBL and may make a recommendation to consider having it done at the same time. This enables Dr. Cruise to utilize the unwanted fat for the benefit of enhancing the patient’s overall result. With all  scenarios listed above, the person must ultimately have enough fat on their body to transplant into their buttocks. Without enough fat the procedure may not be possible or the result may be compromised.  


Joseph T. Cruise M.D. has earned the reputation as one of the top Newport Beach plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic surgery. Cruise Plastic Surgery provides procedures such as breast augmentation, facelift, gynecomastia, tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgeries. Patients often begin with a search for ‘Orange County Facelift’ or ‘Breast Augmentation Newport Beach’, then come to our office for a consultation, and ultimately benefit from one of Orange County’s best plastic surgeon specialists. Dr. Cruise’s patients come from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, California, as well as around the world to our top plastic surgery center for breast implants as well as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), liposuction, or neck lift surgery. Our goal is to offer the best quality plastic surgery in Orange County with affordable cost options.

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Board Certified Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
2081 San Joaquin Hills Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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