Brazilian Butt Lift

Conveniently located to serve the areas of New Bern, NC

Brazilian Butt Lift, Dr. Zannis, New Bern, NC

A Brazilian butt lift is done to augment the buttock area. Although silicone-based implants can be used, butt augmentation using your own body fat is far more natural-looking and a superior option in most cases.

Located in New Bern, NC, the Zannis Center for Plastic Surgery offers specialized Brazilian butt lift surgeries, using the patient’s own fat from other parts of the body to augment and improve the size and contour of the buttocks.

Not only will the procedure enhance your butt, but you’ll also enjoy a reduction in the fat deposits of your abdomen and other areas.

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Ideal Candidate

Not sure if a Brazilian butt lift is right for you? Prime candidates for this type of surgery include women who:

  • Have lost their feminine figure thanks to age or weight gain/loss
  • Don’t feel comfortable in their own clothes
  • Possess enough fat in their hips, stomach, legs, or other areas that can be safely grafted
  • Don’t smoke, lead a healthy lifestyle, and exercise regularly
  • Haven’t had any complications or infections related to previous surgeries

If you’re still concerned about whether or not you’re a good fit for this type of procedure, please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have!


During a Brazilian butt lift surgery, fat is harvested from the abdomen, outer thighs and lower back using liposuction. We then thoroughly treat and process the patient’s fat to eliminate excess blood and oils from the graft.

The resulting fat graft is then carefully injected deep into the buttocks to produce a nice round contour with increased volume.


Following your Brazilian butt lift procedure, bruising and swelling in the grafted areas are to be expected, as well as a tight feeling in the buttocks. Although some of the initial fat grafted into the buttock area may melt away, the majority will last permanently, so your roundness will persist.

Patients must avoid working or sitting excessively for 2 weeks after a butt lift procedure. We also strongly advise patients not to exercise for up to 4 weeks following their surgery.

Would you like to learn more about Zannis’s Brazilian butt lift procedures? We invite you to contact us or call us at (252) 633-1197 today to speak with our team.

We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about our facility, our team, and our procedures. We look forward to scheduling your personal consultation right away!


How much fat can you inject into each buttock?

We’re capable of grafting up to 500 to 1,000 cubic centimeters of processed fat into each buttock, provided that amount is available for harvest from other areas on the patient’s body.

We’re capable of grafting up to 500 to 1,000 cubic centimeters of processed fat into each buttock, provided that amount is available for harvest from other areas on the patient’s body.

The specific amount of fat we graft into your buttock area will be determined based on your body composition as well as your goals for your butt lift surgery.

How long does a Brazilian Butt Lift last?

When all of the correct recovery procedures are properly taken, a Brazilian butt lift should provide you with permanent results that last for the rest of your lifetime.

The key to making sure that as much fat as possible survives and is retained where you want it is staying committed to your post-operation recovery in order to further increase the longevity of the fat cells.

I’ve heard BBLs are dangerous and painful. Is this true?”

Any surgery is dangerous, but in the hands of a professional, your risks are minimized.

When you trust your health and appearance to Dr. Zannis and his team, you can rest assured that you will be taken care of by a dedicated staff that is committed to making you feel as safe and comfortable as possible before, during, and after your surgery.

Why should I choose a BBL over butt implants?

Unlike implants that are manufactured from synthetic, man-made materials, a Brazilian butt lift uses your body’s natural fat deposits to reshape and lift the buttocks. Not only is a BBL procedure a more natural alternative to butt implants, but it also doesn’t come with the risk of capsular contracture.

Capsular contracture is what happens when the scar tissue around the implant hardens, which can lead to problems that require expensive revision surgery.

How much does a BBL cost?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift will vary based on your specific cosmetic goals. If you’re interested in having this procedure done at our facility, then we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us.

Not only will we walk you through the complete process, but we’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have about the cost of your specific procedure.