A BBL, or Brazilian Butt Lift, is a procedure in which fat is extracted from a part of the body through liposuction and used to augment and shape the buttocks. The extracted fat is purified and injected into the buttocks to improve their volume, shape, and projection. The goal is to achieve a more rounded and proportionate buttock.

Who is a good candidate?

BBL is designed for patients looking to increase the size and improve the shape of their buttocks. It is essential to have enough fat in other areas of the body to perform liposuction and transfer it to the buttocks, in addition to having realistic expectations about the results and being willing to follow the demanding post-operative recommendations.

Recovery process

Swelling, tenderness, and discomfort in the buttocks and liposuction areas are expected. Compression garments are required to reduce swelling and aid in healing. Patients should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for the first two weeks and follow post-operative instructions for limited physical activity. Lymphatic drainage massages are recommended starting a week after the procedure to help with swelling and improve shape.


Moderate sedation.


You can finance the surgery through Care Credit.

Frequently Asked Questions

01. How long will BBL results last?
BBL results can be long-lasting but may vary depending on the patient's lifestyle and changes in body weight. It is vital to maintain a stable weight and follow the surgeon's recommendations to maximize the longevity of the results.
02. How long should I avoid sitting after BBL?
It is recommended to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for the first three weeks for the fat grafts to establish correctly. Particular pillows can be used for sitting, or alternative positions can be adopted.
03. Can BBL be combined with other procedures?
BBL can be combined with other procedures, although it is not recommended due to the demanding post-surgical care.
04. Is it safe to have a BBL?
The BBL has been in the news due to fatal complications in Florida. Most cases were due to intramuscular fat transfer, where large caliber veins were affected. The safe way to do a BBL is to transfer fat in the plane superficial to the gluteus maximus muscle.


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