Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda of Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery has announced that Brazilian Butt Lift through fat grafting is now available to patients of his practice serving Minneapolis, St. Paul, and communities throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This makes Dr. Kovanda one of the select first few board-certified plastic surgeons in Minnesota to perform large-volume fat grafting to the buttocks which allows for a more natural looking butt lift.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this procedure at Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery,” stated Dr. Kovanda. “Now our patients don’t have to go to Miami or Brazil for the Brazilian Butt Lift!”

Buttock augmentation through fat grafting joins power assisted lipoplasty, abdominoplasty, and other advanced body contouring procedures as part of the full suite of plastic surgery options available at Kovanda Aesthetic Surgery.

Before & After Brazilian Butt Lift

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What is Fat Grafting to the Buttocks?

The Brazilian butt lift is performed through a technique known as fat grafting. Fat cells are removed from another area of the body via a narrow cannula and gentle suction device. Common areas for fat removal include the abdomen, thighs and back. The fat is then purified and transferred to the buttocks area by injection. Dr. Kovanda strategically injects the fat cells at various depths to ensure the most natural-looking results possible.

This procedure uses the patient’s natural tissue to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. It is a viable alternative to gluteal implants, which are silicone implants that are inserted into the buttock area through an incision beneath the buttock cheek. Fat grafting is often preferred to implants because the size and shape of the buttock contour is more customizable and the patient’s own tissue is used.

As a member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Kovanda provides fat grafting and other procedures in accordance with the highest standards of safety, quality, and ethics.

Candidates For The Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift may be recommended for patients with the following:

  • Desire to improve the appearance of flat or sagging buttocks
  • Sufficient body fat in another area like the abdomen or thighs
  • Good physical health with ample blood supply to the buttocks
  • Wish to enhance the buttocks after significant weight loss

It is important to discuss your desire to have a Brazilian butt lift with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Christopher Kovanda. Dr. Kovanda will explain the procedure in detail, including what to expect from your recovery and results. Through an examination and assessment of your desired results, Dr. Kovanda can help you determine if this procedure is the best choice for you.

What are the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift?

One of the most attractive features of the Brazilian butt lift is the long-lasting results this procedure offers. When performed properly, results of a Brazilian butt lift may last many years. For some patients, the results may even be permanent, with no touch-up procedure required. In addition, the area of the body treated with liposuction will also retain their new contours, as long as healthy weight is maintained after surgery.

“An additional benefit of undergoing the procedure at my practice, stated Dr. Kovanda, is that patient safety, comfort, and results are of the utmost importance to me and my staff. We are committed to maintaining the absolute highest standard of care.”

Risks of Fat Grafting to the Buttocks

It is important to note that fat grafting is a surgical procedure that involves some degree of risk, including bleeding, swelling, blood clots and infection. If it is not performed properly, results may not be satisfactory or long-lasting. Every measure should be taken to minimize the risk of complications and to ensure the patient’s safety, comfort, and overall satisfaction. When you choose an experienced, highly-trained surgeon for your butt lift, such as Dr. Kovanda, those risks are greatly diminished.

Schedule an Appointment

If you’d like to discuss the techniques that are available for a Butt Lift, schedule an appointment with Dr. Christopher J. Kovanda. Dr. Kovanda takes his time at each consultation to make sure that all questions are answered and each patient leaves feeling secure in the decision they have made regarding plastic surgery.


How long does fat grafting take to heal?

Fat transfer healing times vary. Typically, patients should take a week to rest before returning to work or school after undergoing fat transfer.

How can I reduce swelling from fat transfer on the face?

To minimize swelling, you can apply ice or a clean cold compress to the face. This can be used about six times a day for the first 24 hours after surgery.

What is autologous fat grafting?

Autologous fat transfer, also called fat grafting, involves harvesting fat tissue from a donor area of the body through liposuction before processing it to a liquid and injecting it elsewhere. This technique is often used in breast reconstruction.

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Dr. Christopher Kovanda is a plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of several medical professional societies including the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has been honored with several awards including “Most Compassionate Doctor” on and has earned “Top Doctor” status on Finally, Dr. Kovanda is a Board-Certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Surgery-General and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

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