Buttock Augmentation & Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL Surgery)

About Butt Enhancement & Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian butt lift (BBL surgery) - buttock augmentation - Dr Ritz Malverne - Melbourne When you arrive for your surgery, Dr Ritz will prepare you for your fat graft by marking the areas on your buttocks that you wish to contour, as well as the areas he will take the fat from; usually, the abdomen, flanks, back or thighs.

Once asleep, Dr Ritz will carefully make the necessary incisions to extract the fat cells. From the pre-determined stubborn fatty areas on your body, he will use a liposuction cannula to remove the fat cells.

These cells will then be prepared as grafts and precisely placed into the buttock. The procedure is fairly complex, as the fat must be harvested quickly so to preserve the overall integrity of the cells.

Unlike with ordinary liposuction, a fat transfer won’t disrupt the fat cell’s membrane and will produce living fat cells. Dr Ritz and his team of specialists will effectively insert the live fat cells so they can reincorporate with the soft tissues of your buttock.

Brazilian Butt Lift & Butt Augmentation via Fat Transfer

There are many reasons that people may wish to undergo a buttock enhancement, but the most common reasons are to add shape and volume.

Until recently, implants were the only way to address these concerns. Now, implants are becoming less popular as people are finding more-natural looking results with a fat transfer to the buttock.

Also referred to as a buttock augmentation with autologous fat transfer, this procedure includes removing fat from one area of the body and placing it onto the buttock.

Dr Morris Ritz is one of the only surgeons in the Melbourne area who performs these fat transfers and butt lifts, especially famous Brazilian Butt Lift. With skilled hands, he can not only increase the size of your buttocks, but also help to create a shapelier behind. Schedule your consultation today.

Are You a Good Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery

During your initial consultation, Dr Ritz will help to determine if this procedure is right for you. As an alternative to implants or injectables, a buttock enhancement is a great way to improve irregularities and enhance the overall appearance of your buttock.

We find that the best candidates are those who are in fairly good health and are within 10-15 kilograms of their ideal weight. This is an important rule of thumb since patients with low body fat percentages don’t tend to have enough excess fat to remove.

A fat transfer to the buttock is ideal for you if you wish to:

  • Round out the buttocks
  • Balance out a disproportionately large upper body
  • Decrease the waist-to-hip ratio without adding overall body mass

At this visit, you are also encouraged to ask Dr Ritz any additional questions. He will gladly take the time necessary to thoroughly explain the scope of the procedure, as well as address your individual concerns.


Following the procedure, you will be closely monitored until you are awake. Prior to your departure, you will be given detailed instructions for your post-operative care.

You can expect some bruising, as well as swelling, these symptoms should subside within 2-4 weeks.

Dr Ritz wants to see his patients comfortable, so he will likely prescribe a pain medication for your mild discomfort. You can also expect to wear a compression garment for 6-8 weeks post operatively day and night.

We will see you for follow-up appointments to ensure the recovery is going well.


The results from your fat transfer will most likely be immediate, but the initial swelling may keep you from noticing your improved appearance. Once the bruising subsides, you will be left with a beautiful behind that is proportionately shaped with your desired volume.

While results from a buttock fat transfer will be long-lasting, they won’t be permanent. Since we can’t stop the ageing process, lost volume may lead you to have another fat-grafting procedure down the road.

Overall results can vary, depending on the skill level of your plastic surgeon. When you receive a fat transfer from Dr Ritz, you can expect a compassionate care and a precise hand.

Making the choice to receive a cosmetic procedure can be intimidating but Dr Ritz will thoroughly discuss what happens during surgery, how to care for yourself following the procedure, as well any risks and complications involved.

If you’re ready to plump up your behind, give us a call on (03) 8692 5566 to schedule an initial consultation with Dr Ritz.


What are the benefits of Choosing Fat Transfer over Implants?

A butt enhancement using the fat transfer method is a lot more natural; you are using your own fat, which reduces any risk of infection from inserting a foreign device, such as implants. This means that fat transfer is normally a safer procedure for patients, as well as having a faster recovery time. In addition, fat transfer results are normally permanent, while implants will have to be replaced within a certain time frame.

Will I be left with scars after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Understandably, a lot of patients are worried that they will be left with scars from the area where the fat is harvested. However, the cannulas that are used in the process of harvesting fat are inserted through very small incisions. Often, these incisions are less than one centimetre in length. While the scar can appear slightly swollen and red after the procedure, this should fade during your recovery. In addition, scars do fade over time and will become less noticeable. There really is minimal scarring from a Brazilian butt lift.

Will I not be able to sit down after Butt Enhancement?

If you sit down too soon after having a fat transfer, this can compromise the results. That is why sitting upright in a chair should be avoided right after surgery. Normally, an inflatable pillow will be recommended for a number of weeks to help make you feel comfortable and to make sure that the fat transfer is not disturbed.

How long will I have to wait to see the full results of BBL Surgery?

While you will be able to admire some of the results from buttock augmentation after the surgery, it is important to wait until the after effects diminish and the fat starts to thrive in its new location. This will mean that some patience is required, but it is also an exciting experience as you see gradual results. This includes allowing swelling and bruising to subside. Patients can expect to see the full results of a Brazilian butt lift after around three months, as the body recovers and adjusts to the new fat transfers.

Will gaining or losing weight after surgery affect my Butt Augmentation?

Yes, if you gain weight, this may compromise the results that you have achieved with a fat transfer butt job. This can include the buttock getting bigger than you would wish for. In addition, losing weight can lead to a loss of volume and flatter shape that may not be desirable for you. It is always recommended that patients choose a Brazilian butt lift when they are at their desired weight. For the best results, patients should continue to have a healthy diet and regular exercise routine.

How much does the surgery cost?

Prices start from $11,950 but we will give you a more detailed quote at your initial consultation.