Brazilian butt lift surgery, or BBL for short, pairs liposuction with fat grafting to achieve fuller, shapelier buttocks and reduce fat on the belly, hips, thighs, or lower back—all in a single procedure! Also called a gluteal fat transfer, a Brazilian butt lift is a great option for adding shape to flat buttocks and getting a more feminine, hourglass shape to your lower body.
Brazilian butt lift patients in San Diego love how the “2-for-1” BBL procedure helps them balance their upper and lower body proportions and achieve a butt that looks better, all while getting rid of unwanted fat bulges. It’s a win-win!
Brazilian Butt Lift
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What Are the Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Wondering if a BBL is right for you? Here are just a few of the many benefits you’ll enjoy.
Totally Customized Body Contouring
Your BBL is personalized to your needs and goals. Our board-certified plastic surgeons remove unwanted fat from the areas that bother you most, sculpt the area around the buttocks to flatter your natural figure, and transfer just the right amount of fat to the buttocks to achieve the fullness and shape you want.
Natural, Long-Lasting Results
Because your own natural fat is used as a “filler” to enhance the buttocks, the results look and feel totally natural, and they’ll last for years to come. You can’t get nearly the same natural look from butt implants.
Virtually Invisible Scarring
The only scars resulting from a BBL are tiny—our plastic surgeons only make 1 or 2 tiny incisions in the area where they perform liposuction. These are placed in inconspicuous locations and, even then, are virtually undetectable to anyone but you and your doctor once they are healed.
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How Is Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Performed?
Your Brazilian butt lift will be performed on an outpatient basis while you are under general anesthesia in our AAAASF-accredited surgical suite. You’ll be monitored by a board-certified anesthesiologist each step of the way.
First, your surgeon will perform liposuction, removing excess fat from the predetermined areas and sculpting a natural, aesthetically pleasing shape to the area surrounding your buttocks. This fat is placed into a special canister, where it is purified and prepared for fat transfer to the buttocks.
After liposuction is complete, your surgeon will inject fat into multiple locations in the buttocks, taking care to place the fat evenly and in specific amounts to enhance both the shape and size of the buttocks.
A Better BBL for You
Traditionally, older fat transfer techniques had a “take” rate (permanency of transferred fat) of only around 30%. The board-certified plastic surgeons at La Jolla Cosmetic recognized this problem and have taken the time to train in newer, more reliable techniques that allow for safer, more efficient liposuction and fat purification. As a result, our Brazilian butt lift patients typically experience a higher than average “take” rate of 60 to 80%.
What Is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Like?
Following surgery, you’ll be placed into a compression garment, similar to a girdle, which will help to control swelling and support your healing results. You’ll likely feel sore after the procedure, but pain is rarely an issue and can be easily controlled with medication.
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How Long Is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery—and When Can I Sit?
You should be ready to resume normal daily activities and return to a desk job within 1 to 2 weeks after a Brazilian butt lift, with one unique requirement: You will not be allowed to sit directly on your butt for at least 2 weeks, except to use the bathroom.
We know it’s tough, but this is an important recovery instruction to follow. Placing pressure on the buttocks too soon can damage the fat grafts and cause your results to heal unevenly. This also means you won’t be able to drive, fly, or ride in a car (unless you can lie in the backseat on your stomach) for the first week or 2 after your surgery.
After this initial healing period, you’ll need to modify your sitting position while driving, working, and so on, using a “donut” pillow or kneeling chair. Our staff will help you come up with the best post-op sitting plan for your lifestyle.
Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe?
In the hands of a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon with specialized training and experience in gluteal fat transfer, the risk of serious complications is very low with Brazilian butt lift surgery. While there have been some reports of serious complications in recent years, in nearly all cases these complications can be traced back to the surgeon’s lack of qualification and experience.
At LJC, our body contouring specialists each have undergone extensive training in gluteal fat grafting and uphold best practices as outlined by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and The Aesthetic Society joint Task Force for Safety in Gluteal Fat Grafting.
How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?
At our San Diego practice, the cost of a Brazilian butt lift is typically $9,000 to $12,000. Your cost will vary depending on the surgical technique needed to achieve your goals. Your total cost includes:
- Surgeon’s fees
- Operating room costs
- Post-op compression garments
- All of your pre- and post-operative care
LJC is happy to accept payments through several affordable financing plans. Learn more on our financing page.
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