Buttock Enhancement



BBL Buttock Augmentation

Flattened buttocks – usually as a result of weight loss, aging, or genetics – can negatively affect the way clothes fit in as well as impact your sense of self-esteem. Buttock enhancement – also referred to as a Brazilian butt lift – is a cosmetic procedure designed to achieve a fuller, well-rounded butt contour. During the surgery, plastic surgeons harvest fat from other parts of your body using liposuction and then inject it into the buttocks area to achieve the shape and appearance. Many patients who receive this cosmetic procedure experience an improved appearance and an increased sense of confidence.

LA plastic surgeon Dr. Ruston Sanchez has helped numerous women from Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas of Lafayette, Hammond, and New Orleans achieve their goals with buttock lift surgery. This procedure creates a more even appearance to help you fill out your favorite pair of jeans. Dr. Ruston works individually with each one of his patients to find a treatment plan that will produce the desired outcome.

Who is a Candidate for Buttock Enhancement in Baton Rouge?

You may be an ideal candidate for this cosmetic procedure if you:

  • Have a healthy skin tone
  • Lack fullness in your buttocks
  • Have excess fat in the flanks, abdomen, or other parts of the body
  • Desire a fuller and well-rounded backside


Dr. Ruston recommends this procedure for candidates who have a deflated buttock but yet have enough fat in other parts of the body. For this reason, thin patients may not be suited for a butt lift. The surgeon will also require that candidates have realistic expectations, are non-smokers, and are in great physical and emotional health. During your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston, the surgeon will perform a physical examination, listen to your concerns, and let you know whether this treatment is for you.

How is Buttock Enhancement Performed?

During your Brazilian butt lift in Baton Rouge LA, general anesthesia will be applied in order to increase your comfort level. This is an outpatient procedure that takes about 2 hours to complete. However, the duration and complexity of the treatment will be determined by factors such as the number of donor sites, as well as how much fat needs to be reinjected to achieve the desired look. The surgical technique to be used will depend on your specific needs as well as the goals of the surgery. Typically, Dr. Ruston focuses on contouring the waistline in order to accomplish an hourglass shape. Fat will be removed from the abdomen, flanks, or any other area, and then filtered before it is re-injected into your buttocks through tiny incisions. Dr. Ruston employs his extensive experience and advanced surgical skills to achieve the desired outcome while minimizing the risk of scarring and other side effects. Many of Dr. Ruston’s butt lift patients recover to realize a tasteful, natural-looking outcome that compliments their body shape.

Recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift

Following your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you will be discharged and allowed to continue with recovery from home. You must have someone to drive you home immediately after the procedure and help with chores over the next 2-3 days. Many patients experience a degree of swelling and bruising in the treatment area (buttocks) and the fat transfer donor sites. You can expect to have difficulty sitting. You may be unable to do so until after the swelling has subsided. Dr. Ruston will provide a special compression garment to support the treatment area and may also provide special foam reinforcements. The majority of patients are well enough to resume light work within 2 weeks. However, you’ll still need to use pillows or cushions to reduce the pressure on your buttocks when sitting. Dr. Ruston will ask that you focus on a healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and avoid straining yourself throughout the recovery process. It takes about 3 months before you can see the full aesthetic outcome of this procedure.

Complications and Risks

Just like with any other surgical procedure, there are certain risks associated with a buttock enhancement procedure. These include the risk of asymmetry, the formation of rough scars, and displacement of implants, among others. Working with a highly qualified plastic surgeon is the best safeguard that patients have against these complications. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works carefully to achieve the desired lift with minimal risk of scarring, displacement, and other complications.


Your Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation in Baton Rouge

During your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will ask questions and learn about your concerns. Preoperative examinations that include blood tests, cardiograms, urine tests, and photofluorograms will be carried out to monitor your health and check whether your body is ready for this treatment. The surgeon will also tell you what to expect during the surgery and the subsequent recovery process. By the end of this visit, Dr. Ruston will have everything they need to lay out a customized treatment plan for you.

Cost of BBL in Baton Rouge

The cost of a butt lift can vary significantly depending on the patient’s needs and goals, among many other factors. Most of Dr. Ruston’s Baton Rouge patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $9,000 for this procedure. Because buttock enhancement is considered to be an elective cosmetic procedure, insurance companies typically do not pay for it. During your initial consultation visit with Dr. Ruston, the surgeon’s team will provide an initial cost breakdown so you can arrange the financing.

Meet Dr. Ruston Sanchez

Dr. Ruston takes each patient case as unique and works diligently to achieve the best procedure outcome with faster surgery time, smallest scar possible, and minimal risk of complications. Contact Dr. Ruston’s office today to schedule a consultation visit for your buttock enhancement procedure.

Average Cost

$5,000 – $9,000

Average Recovery Time

Within 2 – 3 Weeks

Average Procedure Time

Same Day


What outcome can I expect?
Dr. Ruston Sanchez uses advanced techniques to achieve beautiful and lasting results with buttock enhancement surgery. Following this treatment, patients can expect to see the full outcome within 3 months. Because this procedure uses fat from your own body, your new butt is very likely to change in harmony with your body. Furthermore, there is very little risk of rejection or adverse reaction. Dr. Ruston recommends that patients maintain a healthy weight and avoid extreme weight gain or loss that can alter the shape and volume of the butt.
Which buttock enhancement techniques are available?
The kind of surgical technique to be used will depend on the needs of each patient, including their body type. Dr. Ruston may utilize implants for patients who are looking for a dramatic size increase. Fat transfer is used for patients who have excess fat in other parts of the body, and who are looking to naturally re-contour their butt.
Can the injected fat migrate to other parts of the body?
Once the fat has been extracted from the donor sites and re-injected into your buttock, it cannot migrate to other parts of your body. However, a small percentage of the injected fat (20% – 25%) may be rejected by the body. This then liquefies into oil and will be excreted via urine within 6 weeks. The remaining fat cells become a permanent part of your butt and may only be lost if you lose weight.
What is the best buttock shape?
The target butt shape for each patient’s buttock enhancement procedure will be determined by their aesthetic preferences. During your initial butt enhancement consultation with Dr. Ruston, the surgeon will show you before and after photos, ask questions, and help you determine the best lifted butt shape and size for your body frame.
How long does recovery take?
Recovery following a Brazilian butt lift can vary from one patient to the other, depending on their body’s healing capacity. Most of Dr. Ruston’s patients, though, can expect to get back to work within 2-3 weeks. The surgeon will ask that you refrain from engaging in strenuous exercise and other activities until after full recovery and that you use soft pillows to reduce the pressure on your lifted butt when sitting down. You can expect to experience some bruising, swelling, and discomfort during the recovery process – but this usually goes away on its own.

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