Brazilian butt lift results can be optimized with appropriate management of all three phases of surgery. These include 1st) the preoperative phase, or preparation period, 2nd) the operative phase, or actual surgery; and 3rd) the postoperative phase, or recovery period.

1. The Preoperative phase, or preparation period

It is imperative that Brazilian butt lift (BBL) prospective patients not fall into the trap of trying to gain weight in an attempt to maximize fat harvest volumes. In fact, this weight gain will actually end up compromising your results. This is because when you gain weight, you don’t get more fat cells but get increase in size of your fat cells. Increase in fat cell size results in more of the fat cells getting popped when they are suctioned through the small cannula holes.

Instead, patients are recommended to make sure that they are at their comfort weight. Comfort weight is the weight that you don’t have to stress out to maintain. This ensures that the surgical improvements following surgery are maintained long term. Another important consideration is your diet. We do not want you to be on a diet and malnourished throughout this journey. Remember that if your body is starved, it will look for sources of nutrition throughout your body; this is a bad idea right after surgery where the transferred fat cells are trying to thrive and build up their size rather than be expected to provide energy.

2. The Operative phase, or actual surgery

Optimizing BBL results requires use of the VASER technology to maximize fat harvest as well as to optimize fat transfer viability. The VASER technology allows for harvest of nearly 2x the volume of fat that can be harvested with traditional liposuction techniques. In addition, due to the ability to remove fat in a more gentler manner due to the emulsification process, VASER technology allows for maximum fat viability. Finally, Dr. Mowlavi utilizes the Buttocks Assessment Tool to guide him to create the exact buttocks shape and volume desired by you.

3. The Postoperative phase, recovery period

Patients must follow strict guidelines following surgery to ensure gained operative results are not lost. This includes strict wearing of compression garments and customized foam in-lays that allow for maintenance of contoured liposuction areas and protection of fat cells as they are settling in their relocated buttocks and hip region.

A consultation with Dr. Mowlavi will provide you with everything you need to achieve your dream butt!

Before & After Photos

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

A 29-year-old female following a lateral thigh and buttock tuck and high definition liposuction of the flanks and back. This patient demonstrates a jump from 4 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Dr.Mowlavi has changed my life!!! I had the opportunity to have him as my surgeon and the whole experience has been incredible. From Pre-op to Post-op Dr.Mowlavi and his team made me feel comfortable and he truly cared about how I felt throughout the procedure. I was so shocked at my results because my body has literally transformed!!! Dr.Mowlavi is a GENIUS..he was able to create these changes to my body without any harm done.  I didn’t even have any bleeding occur during my recovery time.  I also really would like to stress how much Dr.Mowlavi and his staff made me feel like family because they were so welcoming and kind to me.”

Anon, Yelp

A 23-year-old female following circumferential VASER liposuction to the abdomen and back. This patient demonstrates a jump from 8 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I am very pleased with everything Dr. Mowlavi did for me his work is beautiful. Very persistent and pricing was great. Would highly recommend this doctor. He worked around my schedule and got me in within two days.”

Anon, RealSelf

A 27-year-old female following a VASER high definition liposuction to the middle and lower back, flanks, and BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 6 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

A 58-year-old female following a VASER high definition liposuction to the middle and lower back, flanks, and BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I had a tummy tuck, breast implants and BBL with Dr. Mowlavi in August and I did not know how good I was going to look right after the procedure. Dr. Mowlavi’s work is amazing. I am a mother of 4 and he made me look like i have never have had any children. My tummy is nice and tucked, flat and smooth looking, my breast are up and perky and by rear side complements my hips. I feel amazing and I am truly blessed to have found him. I have referred my daughter as well and will continue to refer any one who has any interest in looking amazing!!! KUDOS TO DR MOWLAVI.”

Anon, RealSelf

A 51-year-old female following a VASER high definition liposuction of the lower back, flanks, and BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I’ve had a couple procedures done for Dr Mowlavi now – he is amazing ay I want to marry that man! He recently did my High definition liposuction and my stomach and back are so thin and smooth! He did a BBL as well, and my shape is perfect! Come to this man, he will make you sexy!”

Anon, Google

A 38-year-old female from following high definition liposuction of the back, flanks, and fat transfer to the buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Awesome experience! Dr Mowlavi knew exactly what I wanted and everything I asked for was perfect! Easy to work with, great results. With this type of procedure you need a good listener, Dr Molavi was a great listener.”

Anon, Google

A 38-year-old female from following high definition liposuction of the back, flanks, and fat transfer to the buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 8 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Honestly if you want to have that PERFECT HOURGLASS FIGURE….GO TO HIM. He is truly an ARTIST and will sculpt your body perfectly… Aside for my results I was treated with respect and kindness from him and all the staff members. I felt very safe and was treated like family. If you are still unsure about this procedure just go to the consultation Dr. Mowlavi will take his time to get to know you personally to make sure all your needs are met before and after surgery. Special thank you to Claudia and James you guys were wonderful and helped make the experience amazing. You two are the best never retire ;)”

Anon, RealSelf

A 21-year-old female following VASER high definition liposuction of the upper and lower back, flanks, lower lateral thighs, and fat grafting to the lateral buttocks and lateral hips as well as buttocks implant augmentation. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“OMGh is the sculpting Master I look and feel great . The staff was amazing great experience. I traveled all the way from Canada to Laguna Beach to see him it was all worth it . Thank you so much Dr Mowlavi for giving me Back my confidence and finding my real self Can’t wait to go back or my boobjob”

Anon, RealSelf

A 37-year-old female following high definition liposuction of the back, flanks and fat transfer BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7.5 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I am soo excited for my Mommi makeover. I was nervous and unsure but Dr Mowlavi made me feel so comfortable. He was upfront told me realistic goals and bedside manner was like I was talking to a friend. Compared to previous ones that had neither! He took his time in my consultation. Cant wait! For my end results!”

Anon, RealSelf

61-year-old female following HD liposuction of the back, lateral thighs, Renuvion skin tightening and fat grafting to the buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 6 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“My experience with Dr. Mowlavi has been excellent! I knew right away after our initial consult that he was going to be the perfect surgeon for me. I was seeking to have a lower body lift with fat grafting, unfortunately there are not a lot of surgeons here who have extensive experience with such a large procedure. Dr. Mowlavi has performed several of these types of procedures and knew right away what areas I was looking to address and even suggested other options I hadn’t thought of. He is also one of only a few doctors that specializes in Vaser lipo, which I knew would give me the results I was looking for. His entire staff has been so kind and helpful throughout my entire experience. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Mowlavi to anyone!”

Anon, Yelp

A 25-year-old female following VASER high definition liposuction of the back, medial thigh, and lateral thighs, and fat transfer to the buttocks (BBL). This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I was referred to Dr. Mowlavi by a friend of mine who literally had come away from her surgery looking 20 years younger. 20!!! She looked incredible and raved up and down about him. My own experience with Dr. Mowlavi was also really amazing. The man is an artist, truly. He loves what he does and it shows on all the men and women he operates on. so far I have seen, referred and met about 7 different clients of his and they all look amazing. I love DR. Mowlavi and his staff. I would never consider going to anyone else”

Anon, Google

A 39-year-old female following VASER high definition liposuction of the flanks, lateral thighs, and lower back. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“My experience was excellent with this Dr. Mowlavi. He knew exactly what I wanted. I have been working out for the past four years after having four kids and I never thought I would have to come in for a surgery to get rid of the remaining imperfections that I had. He gave me my hourglass figure, took away my flanks, and gave me the body that I wanted. I had vaser lipo, mini tummy tuck, and minimal fat transfer to the butt…Overall, from staff, to nurses, and doctor, my experience was excellent and I will definitely refer anyone interested in cosmetic surgery to see Dr. Mowlavi and team.”

Anon, RealSelf

A 27-year-old female after she has undergone Brazillian buttocks augmentation following harvesting of fat from the abdomen, back, flanks, and medial thighs. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“…I had consultations with 5 other doctors before choosing Dr. Mowlavi he made me the most comfortable and literally spent 2 hours with me helping me design a surgery that would help my body look the best and his cost was 50% cheaper than any other surgeon I visited, I will say in Dr. Mowlavis case you don’t get what you pay for, you get so much more!!”

Anon, Yelp

A 45-year-old female following high definition liposuction of the flanks, lower back, upper back and fat grafting to the buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Dr. Mowlavi made me feel very comfortable and at ease when I went to my consult. He answered all of my questions and took the time to understand what I was looking for. His staff is knowledgeable and professional. Claudia always takes the time to answer any question and Beckie was always helpful. There are so many surgeons to choose from in this area, and I am so happy I decided to come to Dr. Mowlavi!”

Anon, Google

A 33-year-old female post high definition liposuction of the back, flanks, medial and lateral thighs, and
fat transfer to buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“The best experience that has surpassed my expectations. His staff is very professional and kind, always willing to answer any questions or concerns I had.  Dr. Mowlavi is very confident and compassionate with his work, my results are amazing, he is a true artist!  If you are looking for an excellent surgeon who knows what he’s doing I highly recommend Dr. Mowlavi.”

Anon, Google

A 44-year-old female following high definition liposuction of the flanks, lateral and medial thighs, and lower back. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Dr.Mowlavi is seriously the best surgeon I have ever met. He takes his time with you, listens to all your needs/wants, and best bed side manner I’ve ever experienced. All of his staff are amazing as well I am so happy I found Dr.Mowlavi and will definitely be coming back and spreading his name around to all.”

Anon, Yelp

A 62-year-old female following high definition liposuction to flanks, lower back and BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“Dr. Mowlavi has been incredible. He is so personable and made sure I felt comfortable at all times. He did high def liposuction, BBL, Breast Lift and augmentation and an extended tummy tuck on me and I am so glad with my results. I will definitely be back for any other plastic surgery needs. The staff and office are also the best!”

Anon, RealSelf

A 25-year-old female 3 months following VASER liposuction of the back, thighs, as-well-as a BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 8 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

A 28-year-old female following a Brazilian Butt Lift and VASER liposuction of the abdomen, back, and flanks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 8 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“OMG! Dr. M is amazing !!!! Love him and the staff. Referred by my bestie Linda and will definitely recommend him to my gals.”

Anon, Google

A 36-year-old female patient who has undergone liposuction of the lateral thighs, flanks, and lower back, with fat grafting to the lateral buttocks and hip as well as buttocks implants to the central buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“BUTT IMPLANT REVIEW: IF YOU WANT TO HAVE LIKE THAT PERFECT HOURGLASS FIGURE DR. MOWLAVI IS THE DOCTOR TO GO TO. Before I found Dr. Mowlavi I had actually gone to another doctor he was very unprofessional and rude. THANK GOODNESS I found this doctor. Not only was I able to get my confidence up but I was also able to finance my own surgery and pay it all by myself. I got the implants instead of the fat transfer because I did not have enough fat to give me the volume that I wanted if this is you then go to Dr. Mowlavi. I actually went to his location in Laguna Beach and have nothing but good things to say about him and his staff they treated me like if I was family and I felt VERY SAFE under their care. Thank YOU GUYS FOR EVERYTHING”

Anon, Google

A 41-year-old female after high definition liposuction of the back, lower back, flanks, and fat grafting to the buttocks with buttock implant placement and bilateral thigh and buttocks tuck. This patient demonstrates a jump from 5 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“My experience with Dr. Mowlavi and his staff has been nothing short of spectacular! The results of my surgery are beyond my expectations and I could not be happier with the kindness from Dr. Mowlavi and his wonderful surgical tech James. I recommend this practice to everyone I know. Thank you so much!”

Anon, RealSelf

A 54-year-old female following VASER HD liposuction of the flanks and fat grafting to the buttocks. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“My results are above and beyond what I could have ever expected. I did VASER high definition liposuction and a BBL with Dr. Mowlavi and my body is now beautifully sculpted and contoured. I now model bikinis and I couldn’t be happier with my body. Dr. Mowlavi and his team are very professional and friendly. I appreciate all the care and appointments- pre-operational, operational, and post-operational. I recommend him to everyone. He is such an incredible and artistic surgeon. Thank you Dr. Mowlavi!”

Anon, RealSelf

A 23-year-old female following VASER high definition liposuction of the flanks, thighs, back, and BBL. This patient demonstrates a jump from 8 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

A 42-year-old female following a VASER high definition liposuction Brazilian Buttocks Lift. This patient demonstrates a jump from 7 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“The best decision of my life was choosing Dr. Arian mowlavi he definitely changed my life for the better.thank u and love u  and thw whole entire staff very  much u guys are  amazing …”

Anon, Yelp

A 29-year-old female 8 weeks following VASER Liposuction of the medial thighs, lateral thighs, back, flanks, and neck, as-well-as a Brazilian Buttocks Lift and skin tightening using RENUVION technology. This patient demonstrates a jump from 6 to 9-10 points.

Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After
Dr. Laguna - BBL Before After

“I believe the doctor is an artist and I believe he did an excellent job. My direct post-surgery results are already amazing so I know when I am completely healed, it will be jaw dropping. Exceptional is an understatement for results. I am just so happy with my abdomen, back, legs, and reconstructed breasts and if you have been in Dr. Mowlavi’s office you have seen the full body clay sculpture he sculpted. I feel like that sculpture. With the complete care he put in, pre-, during-, and post-operational, Dr. Mowlavi has made my experience so great.”

Anon, RealSelf

A 40-year-old female following high definition liposuction of the upper back, lower back, flanks, with fat grafting to the buttock and Renuvion of the upper back. This patient demonstrates a jump from 6 to 9-10 points.

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