Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a plastic surgery procedure to enhance the contours and appearance of the buttocks via fat transfer.

Brazilian Butt Lift

The Skinny


Average Recovery

4 weeks

Permanence

Temporary

Application

Surgical Procedure

Surgical

Yes

Cost

$2000 - $12000

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The Specifics


What is a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)?

A Brazilian Buttock Lift is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the appearance and contours of the buttocks, and by extension improve overall body contouring. A Brazilian butt lift combines a liposuction of excess fat with fat transfer for buttock augmentation to further refine and define the butt contours. To be a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure, an individual must have enough fat cells for fat grafting. Unlike a traditional butt lift, a Brazilian butt lift surgery can also address butt volume.

What cosmetic concerns does a Brazilian butt lift procedure treat?

Buttocks Shape & Size: A Brazilian butt lift moves excess fat cells from unwanted areas of the body to the gluteal area to firm, tighten, and contour the shape of the buttocks.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

The ideal candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is in generally good health and is looking to enhance the contours and appearance of the buttocks. Candidates must have enough fat for a fat transfer procedure. A Brazilian butt lift is not recommended for those who do not have enough fat for fat grafting, or those with certain chronic health conditions.

What is the average recovery associated with a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

Complete recovery from a Brazilian butt lift procedure can take several months, however, the acute recovery period typically lasts three to four weeks. Patients are advised to not sit or sleep on the implants for two weeks. Most patients are able to return to work and some activities after two weeks. Exercise should be avoided for six to eight weeks.

What are the potential side effects of a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

Possible side effects following a Brazilian butt lift include bruising, infection, numbness, stretch marks, asymmetry, cellulite, pain, deep vein thrombosis, and need for revision surgery.

What can someone expect from the results of a Brazilian butt lift procedure?

The results of a Brazilian butt lift procedure are immediately noticeable, permanent, and natural improvements to the appearance and contours of the butt. The final results will be affected by significant weight changes. It is normal for about 40 to 80 percent fat reabsorption to occur.

What is the average cost of a Brazilian butt lift procedure?


A Brazilian butt lift can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $12,000. The actual cost of Brazilian butt lift is dependent upon location, board certified plastic surgeon, and length and involvement of the plastic surgery. Learn more in our complete guide to the cost of a Brazilian butt lift.

Pros

more naturalless rejection

Cons

fat absorptionasymmetrycorrective fat transfer

Invasiveness Score

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Invasiveness is graded based on factors such as anesthesia practices, incisions, and recovery notes common to this procedure.

What to Expect


The Brazilian butt lift gives patients a larger, rounder, and more lifted buttocks by transferring fat from other areas of the body into the butt. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a BBL.

The Takeaway


A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery to create a natural shape of the buttocks and improved body contouring through a fat transfer procedure.

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  1. GB Forbes Body Fat Content Influences the Body Composition Response to Nutrition and Exercise PubMed.gov; 2000-05-01
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