Brazilian Butt Lift
Fat Transfer Buttock Augmentation

Serving clients near
Mansfield – Arlington – Fort Worth – Dallas

Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Michael L. Thornton at Mansfield Cosmetic Surgery Center is one of few cosmetic surgeon in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex who successfully and safely performs the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and we gladly welcome patients for consultations.  We happily perform Brazilian Butt Lift / Natural Fat Buttock Augmentation on clients from across the DFW Metroplex including, Mansfield, Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas, Kennedale, Grand Prairie, Burleson, Corsicana, Ennis, Midlothian, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Duncanville, DeSoto, Frisco, and Plano Texas.

Dr. Thornton has extensive surgical experience in liposuction, body contouring, and fat transfer. By combining all three of these surgical techniques, Dr. Thornton performs buttock augmentation using an advanced ‘two-in-one’ surgical procedure, called the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL).

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Pictured Above:  Actual client of Dr. Thornton showing detailed lipo sculpting of the abdomen, flanks, back, and upper buttocks using MicroAire Power-Liposuction and precise fat grafting into the buttocks.  Scars are hidden within natural body creases.

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Our patient loves her Brazilian Butt Lift
…and so do we!
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dr michael thornton brazilian butt lift

Pictured Above:  Actual client of Dr. Thornton showing detailed lipo sculpting of the abdomen, flanks, back, and upper buttocks using MicroAire Power-Liposuction and precise fat grafting into the buttocks.  Scars are hidden within natural body creases.

A Brazilian Buttock Lift requires three separate steps: 1) Your own fat is removed through standard liposuction techniques from your abdomen, flanks and back leaving you with a narrowed waistline. 2) The live fat cells are cleaned and processed. 3) The live fat cells are finally transferred to your buttocks, thus providing more posterior projection and fullness. The transfer of your own fat cells into your buttock is artistically performed layer by layer, first starting deep within the muscle and slowly becoming more superficial in the fat and soft tissue layers. This ‘two-in-one’ procedure—liposuction plus fat transfer—results in rounder, fuller, and firmer buttocks along with a slimmer waistline, thus restoring your waist-to-hip ratio to more feminine proportions.

The goal of buttock augmentation must approximate the feminine waist-hip-ratio of approximately 0.7 (70% – 72%) in order to accentuate important anatomical landmarks of the female buttock anatomy. Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeons who understand these proportions and anatomical factors are able to restore their clients with a youthful and more attractive feminine figure.

“The iconic term “hourglass” figure or referring to the ideal female body form as having measurements (36-24-36) invokes images of a youthful, attractive, and sexually enticing woman in our modern day society. This depiction of the ideal female body form is based on important biological and hormonal factors. A widely used technique that reliably measures the attractiveness of the female figure is the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). The typical range of the waist-to-hip ratio for healthy, attractive, premenopausal women has been shown to be 0.67 to 0.80, with 0.7 being ideal.”Dr. Thornton

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Pictured Above:  Actual client of Dr. Thornton showing both “Before” and “Immediately After” a Brazilian Butt Lift.
Approximately 500 cc of fat was transferred into each buttock.  Small bandages have been placed over the working sites and the scars are hidden within natural body creases.  Bruising and discoloration of the skin is typical and normal.

What can I expect during my consultation?

During your consultation, you will meet privately and exclusively with Dr. Michael Thornton where you will collectively share in the decision making process about your personal needs, desires, and expectations.  Although well qualified, we choose not use patient coordinators, nurse practitioners, or physicians assistants to perform your consultation.  Dr. Thornton will complete a thorough medical history and perform a careful examination to determine if you are a candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift.

“The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift is a patient with a boxy figure and a flat bottom.  Furthermore, the patient MUST have enough excess fat located throughout their abdomen, flanks, and lower back regions to perform an adequate fat harvest, otherwise, there will not be enough fat to transfer into the buttock region.”Dr. Thornton

Dr.  Thornton does NOT perform illegal “butt injections”!!

Our office continues to receive calls regarding this question.  Our answer is that Dr. Michael Thornton does NOT perform “butt injections” for safety concerns.  Liquid silicone or other “black-market” chemicals injected into your buttocks is considered illegal, immoral, negligent and may cause serious injury or death.  Beware of untrained individuals and / or non-surgeons performing or marketing such wrongful techniques.

Will my insurance pay for my procedure?

No, your insurance will not cover the fees associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, as this procedure is purely an aesthetic procedure designed for cosmetic enhancement of your buttocks.

Where will my surgery take place?

All Brazilian Buttock Lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Baylor Surgicare at Mansfield, a AAAHC certified out-patient surgery center, located in Mansfield, Texas. On average, the procedure will take 3 – 5  hours to complete, depending upon the complexity of the case and the areas and amount of liposuction that will be needed. Furthermore, all Brazilian Butt Lift procedures are performed using general anesthesia as provided by board-certified anesthesiologists.  We do not perform or believe in performing ‘awake’ Brazilian Butt Lift.

What will I expect after my BBL surgery?  What is the typical recovery process?

Following surgery you will peacefully recover in the PACU at the Surgery Center with certified nurses for several hours.  After adequate recovery you will be escorted to your home or place of stay by your care-giver and it is very important to have your adult care-giver stay with you for the first 24 hours following surgery to ensure your safety and provide assistance.  Our office will provide a tight body garment to be worn at all times and you will be provided with several prescriptions:  for pain, for muscle relaxation, for antibiotics, and a prescription for nausea.  It is encouraged not to place direct pressure on your buttocks for approximately 2 weeks so you will be expected to lay on your stomach or sides during resting.  You may shower within 24-48 hours following surgery and you may ambulate carefully in your house.  You will follow up with Dr. Thornton many, many times following your surgery.  Approximately 80% of the liposuction swelling will resolve in 2 weeks and your final result will become noticeable in approximately 3-4 months — although results may vary; however, most clients will see dramatic results in several weeks as the swelling and bruising subsides.

Safety in Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery!

Most recently, it has been reported in the news of multiple fatalities associated with Brazilian Butt Lift due to fat embolism (fat particles traveling to your lungs). Unfortunately, many of these fatalities were associated with improper technique and improper surgeon training when performing the fat transfer portion of the procedure. It is important to remember your safety is very important to Dr. Michael Thornton! First, he selects only those candidates who are healthy, who can tolerate general anesthesia and who can tolerate prone (on-stomach) positioning during the procedure. Second, he maintains absolute safety protocols during the fat transfer portion of the procedure, whereby he only uses specialized blunt (non-sharp) surgical instruments (blunt-tipped cannulas) to minimize puncture of blood vessels. Third, he does not inject the fat directly into the deep buttock muscle or near pelvic bones but injects the fat into the soft tissue space of the buttock and above the muscle. Lastly, he injects the fat with hand-held syringes using low and controlled pressure and injects the fat when removing the cannula (called retrograde injection). All of these highly skilled maneuvers and safety measures minimize accidental puncture of blood vessels and minimize fat embolism. It is recommended that you see a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who performs a significant amount of Brazilian Butt Lift procedures and who has knowledge in the safety measures described above. Dr. Michael Thornton is a Double Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.

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Expertise of Dr. Michael Thornton

Dr. Michael L. Thornton is a fellowship-trained, dual board certified Cosmetic Surgeon and General Surgeon and Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery.  Dr. Michael Thornton was specifically trained in liposuction and fat transfer techniques and has successfully performed the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure on multiple clients from Mansfield, Arlington, Dallas, Fort Worth and the surrounding Metroplex.  Dr. Thornton attends yearly national cosmetic surgery meetings and participates in advanced courses in Brazilian Butt Lift to offer you the latest and safest techniques available.

Our office charges a $50 (fifty dollar) consultation fee for the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure.  Payment is made at time of scheduling with our front office staff.  This fee is nonrefundable.  However, if you are determined to be an acceptable candidate for a Brazilian Buttock Lift procedure, the $50 fee will be deducted from your final payment.