How to Get the Perfect Butt

Having the perfect butt is a goal for many people. It can feel like we are under a constant barrage of images of round, perky butts on Instagram, and the pressure to achieve that ideal can be overwhelming. But it’s important to remember that there is no “perfect” butt – everyone’s body is unique and different, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you want to take your butt to the next level through cosmetic surgery, choosing a surgeon who understands how to create the perfect butt for your body is important.

Dr. Gordon Andan is an expert surgeon based in Manhattan and Long Island. He and the New York Surgical Arts team treat some of the most discerning patients on Earth with the highest standards. Dr. Andan believes in empowering his patients to feel confident and comfortable in their skin, not fitting an ideal that may not mesh with their unique features and goals. When considering surgery for achieving the perfect butt, working with a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Andan is important so you will love your results. Ready to learn more? Call our scheduling coordinator in Manhattan at (212) 535-1470 or Garden City at (516) 746-0155 or complete this form.

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How Can I Make My Butt Look Better?

Fortunately, with advances in plastic surgery and med spa techniques, individuals can attain the perfect butt they’ve always wanted. In fact, over 20,000 patients in the US opted for a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in 2020 alone. [1] Patients know there is only so much they can do to get a round, lifted, youthful butt, so they turn to skilled surgeons like Dr. Andan for solutions.

A BBL involves using liposuction to remove fat from other body parts and injecting it into the buttocks to create a fuller and more lifted appearance. It enhances the shape and size of the butt but also slims down other body areas to create a more balanced overall look. This can mean:

  • Curvier hips
  • An hourglass figure
  • A smaller waist
  • An “apple bottom”

How Can Liposuction Give Me A Perfect Butt?

Liposuction 360 can help sculpt the contours of the body that further accentuate the perfect butt. The procedure involves removing excess fat from multiple areas around the body (360 degrees!) to create a more flattering figure, including the:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Waist
  • Back

One of the areas that Liposuction 360 can be particularly effective for is the lower back and waist. Removing excess fat from these areas gives the buttocks a more lifted and defined appearance. Additionally, by removing fat from the hips and thighs, the overall shape of the buttocks can be enhanced.

When liposuction 360 is combined with a Brazilian Butt Lift or butt augmentation with fat transfer, the combination approach can help create a more symmetrical and proportionate look while addressing any underlying issues contributing to an uneven or asymmetrical figure.

Is Brazilian Butt Lift Safe in Manhattan, NYC?

In 2017, pulmonary fat embolism (PFE) became associated with BBL procedures, making it high-risk. A report created by a special task force recommended specific surgical techniques to reduce the risk of PFE. [2] Similarly, in the 1980s, when liposuction was first introduced in the United States, there were concerns regarding patient safety. A different task force was established to study liposuction and provide recommendations to address these concerns. Following the implementation of these recommendations, liposuction became a safer procedure. [3]

As a highly experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Andan understands the importance of prioritizing patient safety and takes the recommendations of the ASERF Gluteal Task Force very seriously. He and his team at New York Surgical Arts are committed to using the latest techniques and safety protocols to minimize the risk of complications associated with BBL procedures, including PFE.

In addition to following recommended surgical techniques, Dr. Andan conducts thorough pre-operative screenings and evaluations to ensure that each patient is suitable for the procedure. This includes:

  • Assessing a patient’s overall health
  • Understanding the patient’s complete medical history
  • Assessing any underlying conditions that may increase the risk of complications

Dr. Andan employs meticulous techniques to ensure the fat is injected safely and precisely into the buttocks during the procedure. He uses specialized instruments and methods to avoid damaging blood vessels or causing trauma to the surrounding tissue, which can increase the risk of PFE and other complications.

After the procedure, Dr. Andan and his team closely monitor each patient’s recovery to ensure they are healing properly and that any potential complications are detected and addressed promptly.

When performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon like Dr. Andan, BBL procedures can be a safe and effective way to achieve the perfect butt. If you’re considering a BBL or other cosmetic procedure, contact New York Surgical Arts today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our commitment to patient safety and satisfaction.

Qualifications for BBL Surgery

While BBL surgery is popular, it is not recommended for everyone. Before going under the knife, you must meet with Dr. Andan so he can help you understand the ins and outs of the procedure.

Ideal candidates for BBL surgery are those who:

  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure and understand it is not a substitute for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle
  • Are in good overall health
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit temporarily
  • Have good skin elasticity
  • Have excess fat available for harvesting

During the consultation appointment, Dr. Andan will assess your medical history. He may order blood tests or other diagnostic tests to assess your overall health and identify any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. He may also consider factors such as your age and expectations for surgery.

Dr. Andan will also discuss the risks and benefits of BBL surgery and provide detailed instructions for preparing for the procedure; this may include guidelines for fasting before the surgery and avoiding certain medications and supplements to minimize the risk of complications.

BBL and the Mommy Makeover

You give your life to your children, and perhaps you gave up your curves after pregnancy. There is no shame in needing help to get back to your pre-baby body, and Dr. Andan is skilled at addressing the multi-location procedure, which often includes creating the perfect butt. Just because you’re a mom doesn’t mean you can’t look hot!

Brazilian Butt Lift has become a popular component of the mommy makeover. The mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction. Adding BBL to this package allows women to enhance their curves and achieve the desired hourglass figure. This procedure is preferred over traditional butt augmentation techniques because it uses the patient’s fat instead of implants, which reduces the risk of complications.

What is Recovery After BBL?

The recovery period after BBL varies depending on the individual patient and the procedure(s) extent. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several weeks following surgery and should avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for at least two weeks to allow for proper healing. Compression garments should also be worn to help minimize swelling and support the body during recovery.

You should be prepared to take time off work or other daily activities to allow for proper recovery and avoid any strenuous physical activity for several weeks following the surgery. Considering your ability to recover will mean asking for help from friends and family. Think about all of the things you do around the house each day:

  • Cleaning
  • Cooking
  • Picking your children up from school
  • Physically lifting kids, groceries, etc.
  • Chaufering your kids to and from activities
  • Chasing pets around
  • Exercising
  • Working

Now imagine yourself resting and taking the necessary time off to recover. If you can take time off from work and have help around the house, you are set up for a successful and restful recovery. Talk to the important people in your life about how they might need to show up for you after surgery.

How Does Dr. Andan Achieve the Perfect Butt for His Patients?

Patients in NYC and Long Island insist on looking their best. They accept nothing less than perfection, but sometimes these goals are out of our control. This is where Dr. Andan excels. He creates the perfect butt through the following steps:

  • First, the patient is given a general or local anesthetic to ensure a painless and comfortable experience.
  • Small incisions are made in the areas where fat will be extracted and injected, typically in the abdomen, waist and back.
  • During liposuction, a thin, hollow cannula is inserted through the incisions to suction out excess fat.
  • The extracted fat is then purified using a specialized process that separates the blood, oil, and other debris from the fat cells.
  • Once the fat has been purified, another cannula is used to inject the fat into the buttocks through multiple small incisions.
  • Dr. Andan will carefully distribute the fat to create a natural, balanced shape that complements the patient’s body proportions.
  • The incisions are then closed with sutures, and drains are inserted to remove excess fluid.

What are the Results of BBL?

After the fat transfer, the patient can see immediate results, although the final results may take a few months to develop fully. Not all of the fat transferred will survive, and the amount that does survive will depend on various factors, such as the patient’s overall health, the quality of the harvested fat, and Dr. Andan’s techniques. Studies have shown that about 30-40% of the transferred fat will not survive the transfer, so Dr. Andan will overfill the buttocks to accommodate. [4]

Patients can expect a butt they can flaunt in their favorite jeans (or a brand-new pair!), swimwear, or loungewear. Everything goes great with a great backside!

Schedule Your Consultation for The Perfect Butt in New York

Patients interested in learning more about taking their butt from “okay” to “no way!” should schedule a consultation with leading New York City cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Andan. During the consultation appointment, they can learn more about the procedure, the cost, and what results they can expect. Call (516) 746-0155 to get started.

Get the results you’ve always wanted – the perfect butt!


  1. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. PLASTIC SURGERY STATISTICS REPORT 2020.; 2020.
  2. Luis Rios, Jr, MD, Varun Gupta, MD, MPH, Improvement in Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Safety With the Current Recommendations from ASERF, ASAPS, and ISAPS, Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Volume 40, Issue 8, August 2020, Pages 864–870,
  3. Lemperle G, Holmes RE, Cohen SR, Lemperle SM. A Classification of Facial Wrinkles. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2001;108(6):1751-1752.
  4. Sommer B, Sattler G. Current Concepts of Fat Graft Survival: Histology of Aspirated Adipose Tissue and Review of the Literature. Dermatologic Surgery. 2000;26(12):1159-1166.
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