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Brazilian Butt Lift

Conveniently located to serve Davenport, Iowa

A Brazilian butt lift in Davenport is a very popular cosmetic procedure Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte performs to enhance the shape and proportion of the buttocks. Rather than using implants to augment the butt, this cutting-edge option involves transferring fat from other parts of the body to the rear end. This gives the buttocks a fuller, more proportionate shape while contouring and sculpting the body.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Anyone who wants to improve the shape, size, and contours of their butt without implants can come in for a Brazilian butt lift, or BBL. If you have enough excess fatty tissue in other areas of the body, you are most likely a suitable candidate.

This buttocks augmentation procedure is not meant to address excess loose skin on the buttocks or thighs. It is also not an ideal option for smokers or patients who are not in good overall health.


  • “Dr. Van Raalte, Gina and Amy F. were amazing, always so helpful and professional. I love my results and can’t believe how much my self confidence has improved.”
    – E.P.
    Individual results may vary



  • “This staff is amazing! They all made me feel so comfortable and genuinely cared for. I wish I wouldn’t have waited so long! I can’t recommend Dr. Van Raalte enough!!”
    – A.K.
    Individual results may vary


Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

  • Some major benefits of the Brazilian butt lift include:
  • Increased buttocks volume without implants
  • Increased firmness and curve
  • Fat reduction in trouble areas like the abdomen, thighs, and hips
  • Very natural look and feel
  • Low possibility of complications

How to Prepare for the Procedure

    To prepare for the Brazilian butt lift surgery, you may be required to:

  • Avoid smoking for at least four weeks prior to the surgery.
  • Stop taking any blood-thinning medications or supplements at least two weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything after midnight the day before the surgery.

How Is a BBL Performed?

The Brazilian butt lift is a surgical buttocks-enhancement procedure that involves autologous fat transfer. It may be performed under general or local anesthesia as per the requirements of the case. It has three stages: liposuction, fat purification, and augmentation.

First, Dr. Van Raalte uses liposuction to remove excess fat from other areas of the body such as the stomach, thighs, or hips. This involves insertion of a cannula (a thin tube with a sharp end), followed by loosening of the stubborn fat cells and removal of fatty tissue via medical suction.

The fat is then processed and cleaned to ensure that only the healthiest fat cells are used. Healthy fat cells are much more likely to survive in their new location and create long-lasting results.

The processed fat cells are then injected into specific areas of the buttocks through incisions. These are injected at various depths for even results. Through this process, the butt achieves a more defined and fuller shape.

Recovery After the Procedure

Dr. Van Raalte will give you post-surgical care instructions to follow for a quick and easy recovery. Follow these carefully for best results and a minimized chance of complications.

Do not sit on your buttocks or lie on your back for about two weeks after the surgery. There is very little pain after the procedure, and Dr. Van Raalte will prescribe pain medication.

You can get back to your everyday activities in about a week, but any heavy lifting or exercise must be avoided for several weeks. You can normally return to work in 10 to 14 days, as long as you take precautions when sitting on your buttocks, such as using a donut seat or cushions under your thighs.

It takes about three months to assess the capacity for fat retention after the procedure. At this point, you will be able to see the full extent of your final results.

Brazilian Butt Lift Cost

Many factors go into determining the overall cost of your Brazilian butt lift. Price is impacted by the amount of fat to be transferred, the time required to perform the procedure, and the techniques utilized throughout.

Contact Our Office

For more information on the Brazilian butt lift, Davenport patients can contact Iowa Plastic Surgery. Dr. Benjamin Van Raalte will answer your questions and walk you through the procedure during a consultation.