The “Brazilian” isn’t the only butt lift on the scene.
Dr. Alex Earle, plastic surgeon and TikToker with over 74,000 followers, has created a procedure that he claims delivers a more “natural” result than the popular Brazilian butt lift.
Named for Dr. Earle’s Miami-based practice, the so-called South Beach butt lift — a k a SoBeBL — creates the shape of “an upside down heart of sorts,” he told JamPrime, to help create a more prominent hourglass figure.
He credits the signature procedure for making patients appear some 25 years younger thanks to a perkier bottom.
“I made one patient look like she’d gone from 60 to 35, dramatically changing her look,” he said.
The most common complaint he hears from potential SoBeBL patients is of their “straight, rectangular body shape,” or the feeling that their “butts have seen better days” as they aged.
For those who struggle to achieve their dream booty through conventional means — fitness — a SoBeBL could be the ideal last step in their transformation.
“One of my patients was a 29-year-old woman who worked extremely hard at the gym and could not get definition or the shape she desired,” Earle shared. “We helped her get the athletic sculpted look she was always wanting. The best combination is surgery, nutrition, and exercise.”
“While you can tone and build a behind, you’ll never get a Brazilian butt lift look from the gym — no amount of exercise will change your body from straight up-and-down into a more curvaceous shape,” because some area around the gluteal muscles “require fat transfer to add more volume,” he explained.
Earle says it could “dramatically” change the look of his patients, but doesn’t claim to be a miracle worker. While research shows that more women lately have been inspired to seek the procedure by its curvy celebrity proponents, including Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Cardi B, Earle urges his patients to be realistic about their own body frame.
He also insists that patients arrive at this office in good shape — with a BMI under 30 — and plan to couple surgery with a healthy diet and regular exercise, lest they lose their enviable new build.
Earle also cautions against the SoBeBL for women over the age of 50 as older patients may not “tolerate the surgery very well,” and tend to experience more difficulty during recovery, which typically takes about six weeks.
No surgery is without inherent risks — which is why it’s so important for patients to advocate for themselves and do the research, to decide if the procedure is right for them, and locate a board-certified doctor.
“Research the clinic and doctor to make sure they have lots of experience with the procedure and safety protocols,” Earle suggested.