What to expect from Brazilian butt lift surgery
On the day of surgery, you will be given a general anesthetic and your surgeon will proceed with harvesting fat from the donor sites and injecting it in the buttocks.
There are 3 steps to a successful BBL:
- Suction the fat from its original location through liposuction (common choices include the thighs, abdomen, flanks, arms, back, and hips)
- Purify the fat to reduce any extraneous fluid or damaged fat cells
- Inject the fat in its new location, carefully avoiding injury to the deep muscles and structures of the buttocks
Inevitably, some of the fat will be reabsorbed by the body. However, our careful technique maximizes blood flow to the newly injected fat, which makes the body more likely to retain the additional volume. Additional volume that remains after 3 months will be long lasting.
After your procedure, you will experience some soreness, swelling, and bruising at both the area where fat was harvested and the area where it was injected into the buttocks. For smooth, even results, patients are asked to wear a compression garment for the first few weeks following surgery.
After 1-2 weeks, patients are typically fine to return to work, with the caveat that they should avoid sitting for extended periods if possible. Returning to vigorous exercise takes a bit longer, generally around 3 weeks. Your surgeon can counsel you on a specific timeline as it relates to your fitness routine.
Most patients find that the majority of swelling fades within a few weeks, and they can begin enjoying their newly enhanced contours and curves.
Pre- & post-surgery
The info you need to plan your Brazilian butt lift.
Frequently asked questions
- What is a Brazilian butt lift?
Brazilian butt lift surgery repositions your own fatty tissue to get the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd will discuss the areas where you’d like to take fat from and the volume needed for your desired outcome.
- Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift?
Exceptionally thin people with very little excess fat may not be good candidates, because the procedure depends on having enough fat available to harvest. If this is the case, your surgeon may recommend a buttock lift (link to arm, thigh, and butt lift), which tightens and reshapes the area without the use of fat. Pre-made silicone buttock implants are also available, but due to excessively high rates of complications associated with these devices, we do not offer this procedure.