Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL, is a skilled technique of using undesired fat from certain body parts such as abdomen, hips, lower back, or thighs through liposuction and injecting it strategically into buttock.

Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL, is a skilled technique of using undesired fat from certain body parts such as abdomen, hips, lower back, or thighs through liposuction and injecting it strategically into buttock.

About Procedure

Brazillian Butt Lift is a combination of two surgeries – liposuction to remove and harvest fat and fat transfer to the buttocks. I most commonly perform liposuction 360 with BBL and harvest fat from the back, waist and abdomen and then transfer the fat to the butt to create an even and flowing curve. By removing fat around the waist and then transferring into the butt and hips this dramatically changes the waist to hip ratio. Liposuction and BBL is not for weight loss or a replacement for diet and exercise – it is more for re-shaping the body. I tell patients to visualize the procedure as if they were made of clay – liposuction scoops out and thins certain areas and then the fat transfer adds it to the butt and shapes it. As a woman, I understand how diet and exercise has limitations – many of us genetically have pockets of fat deposited in areas we can’t get rid of and also hollows or proportionally smaller butt and hips.

It is important to note that it is critical for this surgery to be performed with extreme care and meticulous technical skill. It is important that the fat be harvested and injected safely to avoid serious complications. Also – as I specialize in Revision Liposuction (fixing liposuction errors), too often I see liposuction performed over-aggressively resulting in bumps, irregularities, injuries to the skin and tissues that are often irreversible. Also I believe it is important that all areas blend smoothly into each other so your results have longevity. The wasit should be the thinnest area and then all liposuction areas should blend seamlessly into the surrounding areas like shoulders and hips. This avoids weird “shelves” of fat or the feeling that fat moved to different areas. Like everything else, liposuction requires meticulous attention to detail and artistry to create the best possible results.

Also – my PSA when it comes to Brazillian Butt Lift is please please do not be fooled by some of the photos that are presented to social media. I have had patients bring me photos of “goal photos” that they screenshot and the photos were obviously photoshopped to create results that are not realistically obtainable and create distorted body image ideals. These have been altered photos not only posted by individuals but also by surgeons and clinics.

Body Procedure

Good To Know Before Procedure

At your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation, I will evaluate your personal anatomy to see if you are a candidate for this procedure. You will need to have enough fat to donate from other areas of your body to create a nice shape to your buttocks. We will discuss where the areas of fat that are to be liposuctioned as well as the volume of fat transferred and the desired butt shape. As every woman has their own perspective of what shape they would like, I recommend you bring some pictures of buttocks you like so I can get a better idea of what look you are hoping to achieve and give you an honest and realistic opinion of what a Brazilian Butt Lift can accomplish. I will also give you a lot of information as to what to expect after your surgery during the recovery phase. With this procedure as with all fat transfer procedures, the technique for harvesting and transferring fat is extremely important. The fat that is transferred is living tissue so it is critical to maximize fat survival for the best possible results. I have developed a gentle multi-phase liposuction and fat transfer technique that has very high fat survival and minimizes complications.

Patients on a weight-loss plan should be close to their goal weight before having surgery. For best long term results it is advisable that weight is stable after surgery (without a lot of yo-yoing up and down). As I’ve mentioned before, plastic surgery is not an exact science. Every person has a unique anatomy and their own idea of what their body goals should be. This is why consultations are vital so we can work together to create the best possible plan, customized for your personal needs and goals.

I will do a detailed consultation, take a complete medical history and conduct a careful examination and develop a customized plan based on your anatomy as well as your aesthetic goals. I consider age, overall health, emotional well being, as well as expectations for surgery when evaluating a candidate for this procedure. Patients who are obese (BMI 30 or greater) or who smoke have a significantly higher risk of wound healing problems. I require patients to have stopped smoking for anywhere from 2 months to a year depending on their smoking history before having surgery. To minimize the possibility of excess bleeding, you will need to avoid taking drugs containing aspirin, anti-inflammatories, alcohol, or herbal medications two weeks before surgery. You will receive a complete list of medications to avoid and detailed instructions before surgery. I consider the preparation before surgery and your understanding of how to take care of yourself critical to having the best possible results so myself and my staff will walk you through each part of the process every step of the way.

What Happens During Procedure

For your comfort and safety, BBL is done under general anesthesia. I believe that every part of the surgical team is essential to having a perfect and smooth surgery so every part of my extended team is focused during surgery, and pays attention to every detail. We will all ensure that as you enter the operating room and are gently placed under anesthesia you will feel relaxed and calm and excited. During the operation we will all be focused on keeping you warm, comfortable, and cared for. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. I will also place a numbing solution in all the operative areas so you will not feel pain even though you are under anesthesia.

After placing the numbing solution, I make small (less than 4mm), discreet incisions in the areas to be treated. I will show you where all these incisions will be placed prior to surgery. I have developed a special multi-staged technique that removes fat in an even and gentle fashion. The details of this and why it is important will be explained to you in your consultation. A thin liposuction cannula is inserted in a small incision and attached to a suction machine. The procedure may take an hour or several hours, depending on how many areas are involved. I take pride in creating even, symmetric, and natural looking results. As I specialize in Revision Liposuction (fixing liposuction errors), I take extra time and care with every single stroke and motion and with the shaping of the body. Too often I see liposuction performed over-aggressively resulting in bumps, irregularities, injuries to the skin and tissues that are often irreversible. Like everything else, liposuction requires meticulous attention to detail and artistry to create the best possible results. The fat that is harvested is gently washed and then carefully injected into the tissues of the buttocks to create your desired shape. The shape is something we will have carefully discussed prior to surgery since every patient has their own aesthetic.

I consider this surgery and all body sculpting surgeries to be an art. I will take the time to turn you in different directions, evaluate your body from different angles, and re-shape you in a way that is proportionate and feminine. The fat that survives transplantation will give long-term results and with a proper healthy diet and exercise, the liposuctioned areas will preserve their shape.

A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure takes anywhere from four to seven hours depending on the number of areas that fat is harvested and is performed under general anesthesia.

Results & Recovery: What To Expect

I have developed a gentle technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. You will spend the first night at a plastic surgery after care facility with nursing. They will pick you up from the surgery center and bring you to my office for your first post op visit. After surgery, you may experience some soreness or discomfort, bruising and swelling but overall with my gentle technique there is little to no pain. If you do have discomfort, tylenol is usually all that’s needed. I will give you a prescription for a few pain pills to have in case you need them but they are usually not necessary. I encourage patients to stick to Tylenol instead of the prescription pain medication since those pills often create constipation and bloating. You should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on your backs for six weeks to maximize results. We will provide a special pillow that helps place pressure on the thighs instead of the buttocks when sitting. Compression garments will also need to be worn for 6 months to reduce swelling of the buttocks and also to reshape the liposuctioned areas. Most patients return to work one week after their Brazilian Butt Lift and are able to resume most normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.

I use dissolvable sutures so they don’t need to be removed. Following BBL the scars, which are extremely small, may be a little red. Over the next 6-12 months they slowly fade. You will start scar treatments at around 2 weeks after surgery. I will discuss scar care in detail with you and also provide you with scar medications and products.

Overall, my patients are extremely happy with their new shape. A Brazilian Butt Lift enhances feminine curves and when done meticulously and artistically has stable long-term results. I always enjoy getting pictures from my patients months after their procedure in a new bathing suit or dress as they show off their new shape!

Before Procedure

Good To Know Before Procedure

At your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation, I will evaluate your personal anatomy to see if you are a candidate for this procedure. You will need to have enough fat to donate from other areas of your body to create a nice shape to your buttocks. We will discuss where the areas of fat that are to be liposuctioned as well as the volume of fat transferred and the desired butt shape. As every woman has their own perspective of what shape they would like, I recommend you bring some pictures of buttocks you like so I can get a better idea of what look you are hoping to achieve and give you an honest and realistic opinion of what a Brazilian Butt Lift can accomplish. I will also give you a lot of information as to what to expect after your surgery during the recovery phase. With this procedure as with all fat transfer procedures, the technique for harvesting and transferring fat is extremely important. The fat that is transferred is living tissue so it is critical to maximize fat survival for the best possible results. I have developed a gentle multi-phase liposuction and fat transfer technique that has very high fat survival and minimizes complications.

Patients on a weight-loss plan should be close to their goal weight before having surgery. For best long term results it is advisable that weight is stable after surgery (without a lot of yo-yoing up and down). As I’ve mentioned before, plastic surgery is not an exact science. Every person has a unique anatomy and their own idea of what their body goals should be. This is why consultations are vital so we can work together to create the best possible plan, customized for your personal needs and goals.

I will do a detailed consultation, take a complete medical history and conduct a careful examination and develop a customized plan based on your anatomy as well as your aesthetic goals. I consider age, overall health, emotional well being, as well as expectations for surgery when evaluating a candidate for this procedure. Patients who are obese (BMI 30 or greater) or who smoke have a significantly higher risk of wound healing problems. I require patients to have stopped smoking for anywhere from 2 months to a year depending on their smoking history before having surgery. To minimize the possibility of excess bleeding, you will need to avoid taking drugs containing aspirin, anti-inflammatories, alcohol, or herbal medications two weeks before surgery. You will receive a complete list of medications to avoid and detailed instructions before surgery. I consider the preparation before surgery and your understanding of how to take care of yourself critical to having the best possible results so myself and my staff will walk you through each part of the process every step of the way.

During Procedure

What Happens During Procedure

For your comfort and safety, BBL is done under general anesthesia. I believe that every part of the surgical team is essential to having a perfect and smooth surgery so every part of my extended team is focused during surgery, and pays attention to every detail. We will all ensure that as you enter the operating room and are gently placed under anesthesia you will feel relaxed and calm and excited. During the operation we will all be focused on keeping you warm, comfortable, and cared for. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. During the surgery, I am gentle and and respectful and ensure a positive and calm environment around you. I will also place a numbing solution in all the operative areas so you will not feel pain even though you are under anesthesia.

After placing the numbing solution, I make small (less than 4mm), discreet incisions in the areas to be treated. I will show you where all these incisions will be placed prior to surgery. I have developed a special multi-staged technique that removes fat in an even and gentle fashion. The details of this and why it is important will be explained to you in your consultation. A thin liposuction cannula is inserted in a small incision and attached to a suction machine. The procedure may take an hour or several hours, depending on how many areas are involved. I take pride in creating even, symmetric, and natural looking results. As I specialize in Revision Liposuction (fixing liposuction errors), I take extra time and care with every single stroke and motion and with the shaping of the body. Too often I see liposuction performed over-aggressively resulting in bumps, irregularities, injuries to the skin and tissues that are often irreversible. Like everything else, liposuction requires meticulous attention to detail and artistry to create the best possible results. The fat that is harvested is gently washed and then carefully injected into the tissues of the buttocks to create your desired shape. The shape is something we will have carefully discussed prior to surgery since every patient has their own aesthetic.

I consider this surgery and all body sculpting surgeries to be an art. I will take the time to turn you in different directions, evaluate your body from different angles, and re-shape you in a way that is proportionate and feminine. The fat that survives transplantation will give long-term results and with a proper healthy diet and exercise, the liposuctioned areas will preserve their shape.

A Brazilian Butt Lift procedure takes anywhere from four to seven hours depending on the number of areas that fat is harvested and is performed under general anesthesia.

Results & Recovery

Results & Recovery: What To Expect

I have developed a gentle technique that has minimal pain and a quick recovery. You will spend the first night at a plastic surgery after care facility with nursing. They will pick you up from the surgery center and bring you to my office for your first post op visit. After surgery, you may experience some soreness or discomfort, bruising and swelling but overall with my gentle technique there is little to no pain. If you do have discomfort, tylenol is usually all that’s needed. I will give you a prescription for a few pain pills to have in case you need them but they are usually not necessary. I encourage patients to stick to Tylenol instead of the prescription pain medication since those pills often create constipation and bloating. You should avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on your backs for six weeks to maximize results. We will provide a special pillow that helps place pressure on the thighs instead of the buttocks when sitting. Compression garments will also need to be worn for 6 months to reduce swelling of the buttocks and also to reshape the liposuctioned areas. Most patients return to work one week after their Brazilian Butt Lift and are able to resume most normal activities within four weeks. Swelling typically dissipates by the sixth week.

I use dissolvable sutures so they don’t need to be removed. Following BBL the scars, which are extremely small, may be a little red. Over the next 6-12 months they slowly fade. You will start scar treatments at around 2 weeks after surgery. I will discuss scar care in detail with you and also provide you with scar medications and products.

Overall, my patients are extremely happy with their new shape. A Brazilian Butt Lift enhances feminine curves and when done meticulously and artistically has stable long-term results. I always enjoy getting pictures from my patients months after their procedure in a new bathing suit or dress as they show off their new shape!

Where To Start

I understand that getting a plastic surgery procedure is one of your biggest life decisions. It takes time, planning, and resources. I want you to know that myself and my team are here to help you every step of the way. Your plastic surgery journey starts in 4 easy steps:

Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and you can decide if you are ready for your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation in-person or video consultation. The consultation cost is $500 and it’s applied towards your plastic surgery procedure.

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Preparations & Surgery Day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed and prepared for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results and your improved quality of life that you have envisioned.

Enjoy Results

Free Phone Consultation

Schedule a free phone consultation with one of our knowledgeable surgical consultants who are trained by Dr. Cat. They will answer many of your questions and you can decide if you are ready for your consultation with Dr. Cat.

Consultation with Dr. Cat

Meet Dr. Cat for your initial consultation in-person or video consultation. The consultation cost is $500 and it’s applied towards your plastic surgery procedure.

Preparations & Surgery Day

After you reserve your surgery date, Dr. Cat and her team will make sure you are well informed and prepared for your big day. Preparation is a very important part of your plastic surgery journey.

Enjoy Results

The post-op phase is an important time of healing and recovering so you can enjoy your amazing results and your improved quality of life that you have envisioned.

Start your Plastic Surgery Journey Now by scheduling your free phone
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Before & After Cases

Case BBL-0504

This is a healthy 24yo woman who felt that her frame was “boxy” due to excess fat around her waist and her back and also her abdomen. She underwent liposuction with fat transfer to the buttocks.

Case BBL-4844

This patient had three previous surgeries with laser liposuction and cellulaze. She had liposuction on the hips, waist, upper/mid/lower back with fat transfer to the buttocks. Patient wanted a natural look.