2 March 2024

How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?

A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to enhance the shape and overall size of the buttocks. A BBL is performed under anesthesia and excess fat is removed from other areas of the body using liposuction (often from the abdomen or thighs) and then transferred to the buttocks. The result is often a much fuller, more shapely appearance that is natural-looking.

What Happens During a Brazilian Butt Lift?


The initial step involves a Brazilian butt lift consultation with your plastic or cosmetic surgeon, where you'll discuss your aesthetic goals. This conversation allows your surgeon to gauge your expectations and assess whether they align with the possibilities of the procedure. A comprehensive health evaluation and medical history review are conducted to ensure you're a suitable candidate for the surgery.

If you are found to be a candidate for the procedure, your surgeon will proceed with a detailed physical examination to assess your body's current proportions, identify fat deposit areas for liposuction (such as the thighs and abdomen), and evaluate the condition of your skin. This assessment will help to tailor a treatment plan specific to your body's needs. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and gain a thorough understanding of the procedure, including what it entails and the expected outcomes.


On the day of your Brazilian butt lift, anesthesia will be administered according to what's deemed most appropriate by your surgeon.


Brazilian butt lift procedures utilize fat transfer techniques to inject fat into the buttocks, enhancing shape and volume. The process begins with liposuction, where fat is removed from selected areas of your body. This fat is then purified, ensuring that only the best quality fat cells are reinjected into your buttocks to enhance volume and shape. The procedure involves making small incisions for the fat transfer, which are later closed with sutures or medical adhesive, marking the completion of your Brazilian butt lift.

After Your BBL Procedure

Following your Brazilian Butt Lift, arranging for transportation home is essential, as you will not be in a condition to drive. It is common to encounter swelling, bruising, and some discomfort during the initial one to two weeks post-surgery. To aid in your recovery and minimize swelling, wearing compression garments is recommended for several weeks.

The journey back to your regular routine can usually commence between two to three weeks after the surgery, though it should be approached with caution and gradually increased over time. A full return to all usual activities, including those that are physically demanding, is generally anticipated by six to eight weeks post-procedure.

Throughout your recovery, your surgeon will keep a close eye on your healing progress through scheduled follow-up visits. During these appointments, you'll receive tailored advice and instructions for aftercare to ensure a smooth and successful healing process.

Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lifts

There are many benefits to a Brazilian butt lift surgery, including:

  • Enhanced, fuller appearance
  • Natural-looking results
  • Minimally invasive compared to implants
  • Reduced risk of complications


Am I a Candidate For a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You might be a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift if you are 18 years old or older and:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Desire a fuller appearance
  • Willing to follow post-operative instructions
  • Have excess fat deposits (that can be used for the augmentation, such as from the thighs or abdomen)

The success of a Brazilian butt lift relies on the presence of sufficient excess fat for liposuction that can be injected into the buttocks. Patients with a limited quantity of available fat might not be suitable candidates for a BBL. For those with limited fat reserves, alternative methods of buttock augmentation, like butt implants, might be considered.

Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for the procedure during your consultation.

What Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift procedure can vary depending on your specific needs. Please contact our office for an estimate.

Are There Risks with a Brazilian Butt Lift BBL?

Your Brazilian butt lift surgeon will review the potential risks with you and answer any questions. While rare, the risks associated with a BBL include infection, fat embolism, asymmetry, scarring, fat absorption, blood clots, and changes in sensation.

Enhance your curves naturally with a Brazilian butt lift procedure.