Chief Surgeon

Dr Stefano Cotrufo

Dr Stefano Cotrufo is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with over 15 years’ experience working in London as a plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery specialist. He performs a wide range of plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures from his private practice in Harley Street.
Member of The European Union of Medical Specialists for Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery
General Medical Council Registered Plastic Surgeon
realself Top Doctor Award
The Royal Society of Medicine Plastic Surgeon
BMA Certified Plastic Surgeon
Member of British Society of Rhinoplasty Surgeons
Masters Educational Series, Implantech 2016, Facial & Body Contouring Implants Course Certified Plastic Surgeon

BBL Surgery – Brazilian Buttock Lift

Dr. Cotrufo is considered to be the best BBL (Brazilian Buttock Lift) surgeon in the UK. Based in Harley Street, London.

Buttock lift surgery is an increasingly popular procedure that improves tone and returns definition and contouring to the bottom. The procedure involves transferring a person’s fat from one area of their body to another in order to enhance or augment the buttock.

Depending on your individual circumstances, Dr Cotrufo may use the combination of liposuction and fat injections to produce the most attractive and natural profile.

Why choose BBL and Dr Cotrufo?

A buttock lift seeks to correct and restore a more youthful appearance to the bottom, hips and thighs.

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Using a combination of liposuction and fat transfer, buttock lift surgery helps to give the bottom a fuller appearance and as the fat comes from your body. It can be used in larger volumes with nearly no risk of rejection.

Seeking to continuously improve and share knowledge with the best in his field, Dr Cotrufo has meticulously perfected his technique after training with both Dr Constantino Mendieta (Miami) and Dr Daniel Del Vecchio (Boston & NYC), world-renowned authorities in BBL surgery, to bring you a combination of the best of both experts.

  • Make buttocks appear fuller and rounder

  • Improves your overall shape and curves

  • The fat transferred into the buttocks can help achieve a slimmer midsection

  • Removes excess skin

  • Correct a saggy bottom

  • Return contouring, tone and definition the bottom


Dr Cotrufo carries out a number of procedures designed to enhance the shape and size of the bottom, including buttock augmentation using buttock implants. Many patients also choose to combine a buttock lift surgery with other surgeries such as liposuction. Dr Cotrufo will be able to advise on the best procedure or combination of procedures to help you achieve your particular goals.


Feeling comfortable and relaxed during the surgery process is made easier when you have clear communication between you and your surgeon. This relationship will begin to be formed during your consultation where you’ll be able to discuss your individual circumstances with Dr Cotrufo.

  • Talk about the reasons behind you seeking a Brazilian buttock lift

  • Discuss the BBL procedure and what it involves

  • Learn about the care you will receive before, during and after surgery

  • Have a full health evaluation

  • Undergo an assessment of your bottom, waist and hips

  • Be able to pose questions and discuss the other options available to you

  • Talk about timescales and costs


As your surgery approaches you may be asked to make some small lifestyle changes and told to avoid particular activities and medications.

This may include:

  • Taking medical tests including blood tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Avoiding sun overexposure, particular to the face

  • Committing not to make stringent changes to your diet

If a general anaesthetic is to be used during surgery, you will be given fasting instructions by the surgeon.

  • A Brazilian buttock lift usually takes 3-4 hours to complete

  • The surgery is likely to take longer when combined with other procedures

  • Fat is taken from a determined site by liposuction and purified before being injected into the buttock

  • This is generally done via incisions made strategically on the bottom or thigh

  • These incisions are then closed with sutures


You will need to stay in the clinic overnight before returning home to begin your buttock lift recovery.

After that:

  • You should walk around as soon as you feel able

  • If you have a fairly inactive job you should be able to return to work within 1-2 weeks, this may be slightly longer if your job is more active

  • You will need to wear a compression bandage for 2 weeks

  • You should avoid all strenuous exercise and activities including housework for up to 6 weeks and may need to refrain from exercise such as jogging and cycling for several weeks more

  • Bruising and swelling should subside after around 2 weeks

  • You will need to attend a series of aftercare appointments with your surgeon, Dr Cotrufo, who will also be available to discuss your post-procedure recovery by telephone


Dr Stefano Cotrufo is a plastic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery specialist. If you would like any further details about the buttock lift procedure, what it involves and your suitability for the surgery, you can discuss it, along with finding out more about the aftercare you can expect to receive with us during a personal consultation. Please call 0207 873 2330 to book.

Buttock Implants

Best Brazilian Butt Lift London

Buttock augmentation is a procedure that can enlarge and lift the bottom when weight training and diet has failed, boosting confidence and giving a more shapely rear. Dr Cotrufo had training with the best plastic surgeons in Brazil and Miami to achieve simply amazing results with his buttock implant surgery. He performs both the intramuscular and the submuscular techniques to customise the result to each individual patient. Buttock implant surgery can be combined with both liposuction and fat injection (fat grafting).

Why choose buttock augmentation?

The buttocks are an area of the body not easily enlarged or reshaped by weight training or diet.

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Having a flat or shapeless rear can make some people feel uncomfortable and even restrict what clothing they wear; buttock implants can make people feel more comfortable and confident. Individuals that wish to enlarge, lift, and shape the buttock mounds, have a variety of different size and shapes to choose from. Dr Cotrufo is an expert in Buttock augmentation with implants and with fat injection (Brazilian Butt Lift) and will be able to guide you for the best possible outcome.


Good communication between you and your surgeon is essential. Dr Cotrufo can answer specific questions about your personal needs and help set realistic expectations, preparing your for procedure and making sure it is as relaxed and comfortable as possible.

  • Discuss your reasons for seeking surgery

  • Talk to the surgeon Dr Cotrufo and ask questions about the options open to you

  • Undergo a health evaluation

  • Discuss what a buttock augmentation procedure involves and discuss aftercare

  • Have an assessment of buttocks and bottom area

  • Learn about the costs of buttock augmentation and timescales


As your surgery date approaches you may be asked to make some small lifestyle changes and to avoid particular activities and medications.

This may include:

  • Taking medical tests including blood tests

  • Stopping smoking

  • Adjusting or taking certain medications

  • Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs

  • Refraining from drinking alcohol

  • Avoiding sun overexposure, particular the surgery area

  • Committing not to make stringent changes to your diet

If a general anaesthetic is used you will be given instructions on how to fast before the procedure.

  • Buttock augmentation is performed under general anaesthesia and usually takes 2 hours.

  • Buttock implants are inserted into each buttock through a single incision in the infragluteal fold (crease between the buttock cheeks)

  • The implants are positioned deep within or under the gluteus maximus muscle to look as natural as possible.

  • The incision is then closed with self-dissolving sutures, so there is no need to struggle with suture removal afterwards


After your butt implant surgery, you will likely need to stay overnight in the clinic; when it is time to return home, we advise that a friend or relative drives you.

  • You should be able to return to work in 2-4 weeks

  • You will not be allowed to sit or sleep on your butt for 2 weeks. Dr Cotrufo will introduce his specific sitting protocol and follow you up all the way through

  • You should start walking around as soon as possible

  • Bruising to the bottom and thighs should subside 7-14 days after surgery.

  • You should avoid hot and spicy foods, vigorous activity and heavy lifting for around one month

  • Scarring may take up to a year to settle by lightening in colour and flattening

  • You will attend aftercare appointments with Dr Cotrufo who will also be available to answer queries over the phone.


Dr Stefano Cotrufo is an expert plastic surgeon who has worked in some of the leading plastic surgery hospitals in the world. He regularly contributes to industry journals such as the Journal of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and is happy to discuss procedures and surgery options with patients into detail.

If you would like to learn more about buttock augmentation and the care you can expect to receive should you choose to have Dr Cotrufo perform your surgery, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a consultation.


BBL Surgery Harley Street

Liposuction is an essential tool to perform Cosmetic Plastic Surgery to the buttock area. In selected cases, the enhancement of the buttock volume can be achieved by liposuction to the areas immediately above and below the buttock. By application of Einstein “theory of relativity”, by reducing the volume of flanks and thighs, the area in the middle – the buttock – will result more voluminous and fuller.

Liposuction with tumescent technique, also with the aid of a power-assisted engine, allows plastic surgeons to achieve very natural cleavage between two contiguous anatomical areas: in this case the curve between the flanks (also known as “love handles”) and the buttock.

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The fat aspirated by liposuction can be “purified” and then used (re-injected) to enhance further the volume of the buttock (or any other anatomical area: fat injection to the breast, hips and face are very successful). Fat injection represents a very reliable technique to add volume anywhere you wish: make the buttock higher or wider, add projection to the buttock when you look at yourself in side view, or enhance the hips for a more feminine shape.

If you wish to have more clinical details about liposuction (such as type of anaesthesia, possible complications and more) please click here.

Vaser Liposuction

VASER liposuction represents the most advanced technology to perform high definition body sculpting. VASER liposuction is also called Ultrasound Assisted Liposuction. The application of ultrasonic energy is the most effective tool to break selectively segments of adipose tissue before proceeding with liposuction. The procedure takes longer than traditional liposuction (with and without tumescent technique) but produces higher quality results by

  1. Achieve higher definition of any curve or muscle definition
  2. Reducing irregularities
  3. Enhancing skin contraction
  4. Reducing blood loss.

If you wish to have more clinical details about VASER liposuction (such as type of anaesthesia, possible complications and more) please click here.

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