Brazilian Butt Lift

The sculpted curves of an hourglass figure are desired by many Bay Area women from Livermore, Pleasanton, and beyond and can be enhanced by a Brazilian butt lift at our Tracy, CA, practice. A Brazilian butt lift augments the buttocks without using synthetic implants. Instead, Dr. Thomas McNemar takes excess fat from another area of your body and carefully re-injects it into the buttocks to create long-lasting results that look and feel natural.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
 Before & After Photos

Case: 1 of 4
Case: 1 of 4
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Case 109 Before & After View #1 | Tracy, Brentwood & Livermore, CA | McNemar Cosmetic Surgery
Before & After
Case: 1 of 3

Our 42 year old patient complained of an asymetrical and flat buttocks, she also complained of areas with excess fat, the main areas of concern are: abdomen, hips, thighs, flanks and back. To acheive her goal of a fuller bottom and more contoured look we took the fat from the areas of concern and transferred it to her buttock giving the... Read More
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Case 124 Before & After Back | Tracy, Brentwood & Livermore, CA | McNemar Cosmetic Surgery
Before & After
Case: 2 of 3

The patient is a female in her mid 30's who received a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure with liposuction of the abdomen, hips, flanks, and inner thighs  by Dr. McNemar.  
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Case 143 Before & After Front | Tracy, Brentwood & Livermore, CA | McNemar Cosmetic Surgery
Before & After
Case: 3 of 3

These are before-and-after photos for a female patient in her mid 40's who received a Tummy Tuck procedure with a Breast Augmentation of 400cc, Liposuction of the hips & flanks, and a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure by Dr. McNemar.  She went from a C-cup to a D-cup breast size. The patient was happy with her results! Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Thomas McNemar

Meet Dr. Thomas McNemar

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. McNemar is dedicated to your complete care.

Meet the doctor Request a Consultation

About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

A Brazilian butt lift is actually a 3-step procedure that starts with liposuction and includes fat transfer (also called fat grafting). The liposuction procedure involves inserting a thin tube, called a cannula, through small incisions and suctioning out fat. First, Dr. McNemar saturates the area with a saline solution that includes an anesthetic.

After Dr. McNemar removes the fat, it’s processed to separate healthy fat cells from impurities and excess fluid. He then re-injects the fat cells using a specialized cannula that is much smaller than those used during the liposuction procedure.

Thumbnails of videos where Dr. McNemar has been featured

Dr. McNemar in the News

View recent news clips, articles and press releases featuring Dr. McNemar as an authority on cosmetic treatments.

View more media

3 Steps of a Brazilian Butt Lift

  1. Liposuction: Dr. McNemar removes unwanted fat from one area of the body, such as the thighs, abdomen, or hips.
  2. Processing: The harvested fat cells are purified to remove fluid and any damaged fat cells, ensuring only healthy cells remain.
  3. Augmentation: Dr. McNemar injects the purified fat cells into the buttocks with tiny specialized cannulas, meticulously threading the fat beneath the skin to ensure natural-looking, enhanced contours.

You may be a good candidate for combining a Brazilian butt lift with other aesthetic procedures or as part of a Mommy Makeover that may include breast enhancement surgery.


Each patient recovers at her own pace, but there are some general guidelines about what you can expect following your surgery. In most cases, patients return home on the day of the procedure. Remember that a Brazilian butt lift includes 2 separate surgical sites which each may heal at different rates. Patients wear special compression garments following the procedure to help keep pressure on the area where the liposuction was performed. Some mild swelling and bruising should be expected and may last for about a week.

We recommend taking up to 2 weeks off from work after a Brazilian butt lift, especially if your job involves sitting throughout most of the day. Patients should avoid sitting on hard chairs for weeks, but there are products such as inflatable cushions that are designed for use while recovering after buttock augmentation.

Plan to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 3 to 4 weeks after the surgery, but you should be up and moving around within a day to help your circulation, which aids in the healing process. Dr. McNemar provides detailed postop instructions that help speed up your recovery when closely followed.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a Brazilian butt lift the same as a buttocks lift?

No, they are completely different procedures with different aesthetic goals. A Brazilian butt lift is an option for augmentation without using an implant. Buttocks lift surgery is a procedure performed on patients with sagging skin — often after losing a significant amount of weight — that removes excess skin and doesn’t augment the buttocks. It’s similar to a breast lift without augmentation.

What is the cost of a Brazilian butt lift?

The price of any cosmetic surgery — including a Brazilian butt lift — depends on a number of factors. Those include the physical characteristics of each patient, such as how much fat is needed for the augmentation; the training and experience of the plastic surgeon; the geographic location of the practice; and if other fees are included. After consulting with Dr. McNemar, you are provided a detailed price quote that itemizes all costs.

Your Complete Guide to Breast Augmentation & Body Contouring by Dr. Thomas McNemar

Learn From the Expert

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, Dr. Thomas McNemar loves teaching patients about their cosmetic treatments. To learn more about what to expect from your plastic surgery procedure, read his go-to guide on breast augmentation and body contouring.

Buy Now

How long do the results last?

Once you see the final results (a percentage of the transferred fat cells don’t survive the procedure), you can expect them to last for years. Of course, your body will continue to age and lose skin elasticity and volume. But a Brazilian butt lift is designed to be a procedure that permanently re-contours your buttocks.

If you’re considering Brazilian butt lift surgery, visit board-certified plastic surgeon and body contouring specialist Dr. Thomas McNemar at his office in Tracy. You can request a consultation using the online form, or call us at (209) 834-0626 at our Tracy office to schedule an appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

I moved to Montana 10 years ago he did my breast implants before I left… He is the best doctor ever!...
Excellent care and staff thank you for everything.
I give Dr. McNemar a 10 I was extremely comfortable from the very first visit to the surgery day. Dr....
Dr. McNemar is great he has a caring attitude and made sure he took care of my health first.
Back to Top