Brazilian Butt Lift

Are you self-conscious about a small or flat butt?

Board-certified surgeon James E. Murphy performs Brazilian butt lifts to enhance your curves and confidence.

Our surgeon has been named the best in Reno, NV, six times. Contact us today to discuss your BBL.

What Is a
Brazilian Butt Lift?


A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure that redistributes fat to sculpt your backside. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs with liposuction. A portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks to add volume and enhance their shape. Using your own fat tissue allows our plastic surgeon to give your butt a natural-looking appearance that will boost your self-confidence.

A World-Class Team on Your Side 

Years of Expertise

Dr. James E. Murphy has been practicing plastic surgery for over 20 years. He is board-certified and performs Brazilian butt lifts often, as they are among the specialties patients see and trust him for.

Financing Options

We offer financing through ALPHAEON® and CareCredit® to make treatment more affordable, and even offer an in-house layaway plan with no interest.

Award-Winning Surgeon

When you visit our practice and choose our plastic surgeon, you're receiving care from the "Best in Reno" for six years in a row. Dr. James E. Murphy has earned a reputation for providing excellence and stunning results for his patients.

Bilingual Staff

We have bilingual staff members for our Spanish and English-speaking patients. We encourage you to book a consultation and our team would be more than happy to answer any questions and discuss the next steps with you.

Our Surgeon Performs Many BBLs

Dr. James E. Murphy has been a practicing surgeon for decades. As the BBL procedure became safer and more effective, he began performing the procedure himself in 2019. Since then, he has consistently performed BBLs, completing an average of two to three each month. This experience has allowed him to finely hone his ability to deliver optimal results.

View Our Patient's Results

This 38-year-old patient underwent liposuction of the inner thighs to knees and posterior inner thighs with fat transfer to the glutes, allowing Dr. James E. Murphy to harvest enough fat to produce a beautiful and balanced result.

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After Brazilian butt lift

The Unbeatable Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift  The Superior Choice to Implants

Natural-Looking Results

Butt implants are associated with a number of disadvantages. They are often visible through the skin, can sag over time, and don't feel as real. With the Brazilian butt lift procedure, our plastic surgeon uses your own fat to reshape your butt. The injections result in virtually no scarring, and the outcome is more attractive and natural-looking than implants.

Slim Your Figure

To harvest excess tissue for the procedure, we perform liposuction to remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body. Fat is often removed from the abdomen, hips, or thighs. This effective treatment enables us to contour more than one area of the body so you can leave our office with a thinner waist, more slender thighs, and a shapelier backside.

Safer and Less Invasive

Fat transfer injections to the buttocks are far less invasive than the placement of implants. Because no incisions are made in the buttocks, patients experience fewer side effects in this area, including reduced discomfort, swelling, and scarring. The Brazilian butt lift procedure safely and effectively produces a fuller, more contoured rear.

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Over Many Decades

The Brazilian Butt Lift Has Been Vastly Improved

Many patients ask how this procedure got its name. The Brazilian butt lift was first developed by a plastic surgeon from Brazil in 1960, earning its name from its country of origin.

As the surgery has been performed for more than 60 years, surgeons have been able to make great improvements to it. Originally, the BBL involved significant risks because it necessitated fat injections into the muscle layer. This practice has been discontinued, and the fat is now injected exclusively into the fat layer. As a result, the surgery is much safer than it was previously.

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Take the First Step to a More Confident You

Request Your Consultation Today

Are you ready to find out how a Brazilian butt lift can positively impact your life? Our patients love their results and how they can wear their favorite dresses and swimsuits with a level of confidence like never before. We encourage you to book a consultation at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to learn more. To get started, fill out our online form and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also call our Reno plastic surgery office serving Reno and Lake Tahoe, NV, at:

(775) 322-3446

Great Reviews From Recent Reno Patients


S Stamm

Reno, NV


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By far the best in Northern Nevada. 

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Stephanie Block

Reno, NV


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I have had the best experience with Dr. Murphy and Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa. Would recommend to EVERYONE. The entire staff goes above and beyond and is truly exceptional. So glad I chose them for all my needs!

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How Is the Procedure Performed?

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The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Timeline

There is virtually no visible scarring on the buttocks after treatment.
There is virtually no visible scarring on the buttocks after treatment.


To begin treatment, we will administer anesthesia so you remain completely comfortable throughout treatment. 

Tumescent Injections

Next, our plastic surgeon will inject a solution that contains medications to numb the treatment area, constrict the blood vessels, and cause the fat to swell. These injections make it easier to remove fat, and results in less discomfort for patients.

Fat Removal

Tiny incisions are made in the treatment area. A fat suctioning device called a cannula is inserted through the incisions. The cannula is gently maneuvered around the treatment area to remove excess fat cells.

Tissue Processing

The fat that is collected during liposuction must be processed and cleaned before it can be injected into the buttocks. A medical device called a centrifuge is used to separate the fat cells from the other fluids that are collected during the liposuction procedure. Once the fat cells have been isolated and carefully cleansed, they can be placed into small syringes for the fat transfer stage of treatment.

Fat Transfer

During the final step, our surgeon will inject the fat into your buttocks. Multiple injections are administered at various depths to add fullness and balance to the backside. Because a very thin needle is used to inject the fat, there should be no visible scarring after treatment, an advantage that just can't be achieved with implants. Once we have injected the fat and achieved an attractive shape and symmetry, patients can return home to rest and recover.

Take a Closer Look at the Treatment Steps

Dr. Murphy's BBL incisions are incredibly precise. The size of the incisions varies depending on the areas being liposuctioned, typically measuring less than a centimeter. These small incisions are closed with one to two stitches, which are typically removed one week after the procedure.

Achieve Your Dream Figure What Are You Waiting For?

Here at Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we believe everyone deserves to have a body they love inside and out. If you're tired of feeling discouraged by your reflection in the mirror and have been thinking about getting a Brazilian butt lift, there's no better time than now. Dr. James E. Murphy is one of the best surgeons you can find in the Reno and Lake Tahoe area and ensures stunning results. To get started on your journey, request a consultation online or give us a call to learn more:

(775) 322-3446

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Linda Holeman

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The whole office is great— very helpful. I confidently recommend this office to anyone looking for competent staff and reasonable prices. :)

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Heather Cummins

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I have been going to Dr Murphy’s office for years! They offer so many services that are valuable to myself and my family. The staff is excellent, friendly and professional. I look forward to my appointments!

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Are Patients Satisfied with the Procedure?

What to Expect during Your Recovery


The Brazilian butt lift procedure does not result in nearly as much swelling, discomfort, and bruising as implant surgery. However, these side effects might be more apparent at the liposuction treatment site. Typically, over-the-counter pain medication, rest, and drinking plenty of water can help you feel more comfortable and encourage healing.

Compression Garment

Patients must wear a compression garment to aid in healing, reduce swelling, and smooth out their results. A compression garment helps the body support the new shape of your buttocks. This is worn for several weeks after the procedure to ensure the best results.

Returning to Work

Typically, patients will need to take at least two weeks off of work to recover from surgery. Once patients do return to work, it is a good idea to use a standing desk as much as possible for the remainder of the recovery period to avoid putting pressure on the healing tissues.

Follow-Up Appointments

We will schedule follow-up appointments at our Reno plastic surgery office to monitor your healing and ensure everything is going smoothly. Dr. James E. Murphy is closely involved in your recovery process and is always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Look and Feel Your Best Contact Our Reno Practice Today

If you're ready to enhance your figure, Dr. James Murphy and his Reno team can help you achieve your dreams. 

Dr. James Murphy is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can change your appearance with natural-looking results by using the latest techniques and technology. Our plastic surgeon is committed to improving your self-confidence while maintaining your health. Our Brazilian butt lifts offer reliable enhancement and a safer option than silicone implants.

If you're looking for a rounder, reshaped rear from a trusted plastic surgeon, contact Dr. James Murphy online today or call:

(775) 322-3446

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J devine

Reno, NV


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I have always gone with Murphy Plastic Surgery for all my surgeries and have always been pleased. Dr.Murphy did a great job on my last breast augmentation and I highly recommend him. I can not express enough how thankful I am with his services. Dr.Murphys bedside manners are excellent and his staff is also very friendly and helpful. So I highly recommend Murphys Plastic Surgery Medical Spa.

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Torri Kokoszka

Reno, NV


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I loved my experience I had yesterday with Dr. Murphy. He is extremely knowledgeable and answered all my questions.

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Cost of Treatment

A Brazilian butt lift from Dr. James Murphy starts at $9,000. Costs vary from patient to patient and depend on the amount of liposuction required, choice of medications, the amount of fat transferred, anesthesia, and facility usage. The duration of the procedure can also impact rates. The highest price for a BBL performed by our expert surgeon is $12,000.

Our Reno, NV, plastic surgery office can help you set up a "lay-away" special financing account that will allow you to make payments as you are able in order to pre-pay for your surgery. We also work with Alphaeon Credit® and CareCredit® to offer our patients low-interest financing. This allows you to make payments after our plastic surgeon has enhanced the shape of your butt.

If cost is a concern, our compassionate team will be happy to review which payment plan works best for you. 

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We Provide Long-
Lasting BBL Results

Dr. Murphy prides himself on providing surgical results that are both stunning and long-lasting.

When you invest in your body by requesting a BBL from Dr. Murphy, you can expect to enjoy your new figure for years to come: the results of your BBL can last for over a decade without any follow-up treatments. That being said, it is important to understand that initially, not all of the grafted or injected fat in your gluteal area will survive. Approximately 20% of the fat will be absorbed and eliminated, while approximately 80% will remain and build your new buttocks. 

To ensure results that last as long as possible, Dr. Murphy compensates for this fat absorption by overfilling the gluteal area to make up for the expected loss. 

Request Comfortable BBL Treatment

While pain tolerance varies among each individual, the discomfort associated with the fat grafting portion of the BBL procedure is minimal. If there will be pain, it will mostly come from the liposuction process. 

When compared to a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), the level of pain from a BBL is significantly lower. As a surgeon with almost 30 years in practice, Dr. Murphy maintains a deep understanding of how to minimize all pain and discomfort while maximizing results. Call or contact him now to discuss exactly how he can deliver the seamless procedure you need. 

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Vallery LaBarre

Reno, NV


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Dr Murphy has wonderful bedside manor. He is able to present things honestly but in a way that doesn't feel judgmental. He actually declined to do a procedure on me because he felt it would not give good results. I appreciated his kindness and am very pleased with the results of my procedure.

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Toni Slater

Reno, NV


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The whole staff is awesome and I couldn't be happier with my results! I definitely recommend Dr. Murphy's and will go back for anything else in the future!

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How Can Patients Maintain Their Results?

Minimize Sitting

In order to retain as much fat as possible after surgery, it is important to avoid putting excess pressure on the buttocks for several weeks. Patients should avoid sitting on their buttocks or sleeping on their backs. During this time, patients should lie on their side or stomach or use pillows to prop up the buttocks and avoid compromising the healing process.

Delay Activities

Following liposuction with a BBL, patients can typically resume most regular low-impact activities within 48 hours post-procedure, such as doing laundry, vacuuming, washing dishes, or taking short walks. They can usually return to the gym within 2-3 weeks. You should not sleep on your back for 4-8 weeks to avoid compressing the grafted fat. 

Maintain Good Health

While patients should avoid strenuous activity after fat transfer injections and liposuction, it is important to resume exercise when recovery is complete. Following a healthy diet and exercise routine is critical to maintaining the results of a Brazilian butt lift and other body contouring procedures. Our surgeon will clear you for more strenuous exercise once you are ready.

Feel Free to Exercise Following Recovery


Once your recovery is complete, you will be able to do any exercise you would like, including squats. Because BBL surgery utilizes your own fat, your buttocks may get bigger or smaller depending on weight gain or exercise, but your butt will always be bigger than it was before surgery. In fact, it is impossible to achieve the same volume increase of the glute muscles through exercise as can be attained with BBL.

Understanding the Risks

Thanks to celebrities and fashion styles, Brazilian butt lifts have become very popular in recent years. As the procedure grows in popularity, so do safety concerns.

Any surgery performed by those with inadequate training or experience can be deadly for patients. As a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience, Dr. James Murphy has an advanced understanding of how to minimize risks. Our Reno plastic surgeon uses the latest safety techniques and places the patient's health as the number one priority. 

Using your own body tissue minimizes the risks of complications. Alternatives like butt implants can sag over time, become visible through the skin, cause chronic pain, or other complications.

Dr. James Murphy

Murphy Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Dr. James Murphy is a highly trained, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who has been in practice 25 years. He serves patients throughout Reno and Lake Tahoe and is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons 
  • American College of Surgeons 
  • American Medical Association 
  • Reno Surgical Society

Schedule your consultation today by contacting us online or call (775) 322-3446. Se habla español. If you would like to text us during business hours, we can respond via text to you. You can also send pictures to us with questions.

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