How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Done?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has gained tremendous popularity in recent years, offering individuals a natural way to enhance their butt. This aesthetic procedure adds volume and sculpts and contours the buttocks, which provides a shapelier and curvier appearance for your butt. In this comprehensive blog post, we’ll delve into the details of the BBL procedure, including the techniques involved, potential risks, recovery, and what to expect post-surgery.

Understanding the Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to augment and reshape the buttocks using a person’s own fat. The technique involves liposuction to remove excess fat from donor areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks, and then purifying and re-injecting this fat into the buttocks. This results in a fuller, more contoured appearance while maintaining a natural look and feel.

The Many Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

Natural-Looking Results

A significant advantage of the Brazilian Butt Lift is the natural appearance it provides. Since the augmentation relies on your fat, the results tend to look and feel more authentic compared to implants.

Dual Benefits

Beyond enhancing the buttocks, BBL allows you to contour other body areas by removing excess fat. This can lead to a slimmer and more defined overall physique.

Minimal Scarring

The Brazilian Butt Lift involves only small incisions for liposuction and fat injection, leading to minimal scarring compared to traditional butt implant surgery.

Reduced Allergy and Rejection Risks

With your own body’s fat, there is a lower risk of allergies or rejection, which can occur with implants.

Natural Sensation

Since the procedure uses your fat, the buttocks maintain a natural sensation, unlike silicone implants, which can sometimes feel less natural.

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Right for You?

While a Brazilian Butt Lift offers many benefits, it may not be suitable for everyone. Ideal candidates typically:

  • Have Excess Fat Reserves: You should have enough excess fat in other areas of your body for liposuction and buttocks augmentation.
  • Desire Enhanced Buttocks: BBL is ideal for those seeking a moderate to significant increase in buttock volume and contour.
  • Are in Good Health: Being in good overall health is crucial for any surgical procedure. A qualified surgeon will evaluate your medical history and current health.
  • Understand the Procedure: It’s vital to have a clear understanding of the procedure, including its benefits, limitations, and potential risks of having a BBL.

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure


The process begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, you will discuss your goals, medical history, and the details of the procedure. The surgeon will evaluate your suitability for the procedure and create a personalized plan.


On the day of the procedure, liposuction is performed to harvest fat from the chosen donor areas. The fat is typically taken from areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, or flanks. This step involves making small incisions, through which a thin cannula is inserted to gently suction out the fat.

Fat Processing

The harvested fat is carefully processed to remove fluids. This helps ensure that only healthy fat cells are used for the transfer.


After processing, the purified fat is injected into the buttocks. The surgeon makes tiny incisions, typically in the natural creases of the buttocks, and carefully injects the fat into the buttock tissue. This process is performed meticulously to achieve the desired shape and volume.


The recovery process for a Brazilian Butt Lift is relatively swift. Patients may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, but these symptoms typically subside within a few days to a few weeks. You may be advised to wear a special compression garment to support the healing process.


Over time, the transferred fat integrates with the buttock tissue, resulting in a fuller, more natural appearance. The final results become evident after several months as the swelling fully subsides.

Potential Risks and Considerations

Like any medical procedure, a BBL carries certain risks and considerations. It’s crucial to discuss these with your surgeon before making a decision. Some potential factors to keep in mind include:

  • Fat Absorption: Not all transferred fat may survive and become a permanent part of the buttocks. The body may reabsorb some fat cells, requiring potential touch-up procedures.
  • Infection: While the risk is low, infection is possible at the injection sites. Appropriate aftercare and sterile conditions during the procedure are essential to minimize this risk.
  • Scarring: While scarring is minimal compared to butt implant surgery, there may still be small scars at the incision points.
  • Uneven Results: Although rare, there’s a chance of uneven fat distribution, which may necessitate further adjustments.
  • Limited Increase in Size: While BBL can significantly enhance the buttocks, it may not provide as significant an increase in size as implants can. It’s best suited for those seeking a moderate to significant change.

Recovery and Post-Procedure Care

Following a Brazilian Butt Lift, proper recovery and post-procedure care are essential for optimal results. There are some key points to consider, including rest, compression garments, and following your surgeon’s instructions.


Rest is the best thing you can do after a BBL. Give your body time to heal by resting and avoiding strenuous activities for at least a few weeks.

Compression Garment

Wearing a compression garment as directed by your surgeon helps minimize swelling and supports healing.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions

Adhering to the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon is vital for a successful recovery.

A Brazilian Butt Lift offers a natural and appealing option for those seeking fuller and more shapely buttocks. By using your body’s fat, you can achieve a more authentic look and feel while contouring other areas of your body.

Contact Innovations Medical and Learn About the Benefits of Our BBL Procedures

If you’re looking for a rounder and shapelier butt, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.

To find out if a BBL is right for you, and to learn how Innovations Medical can improve your life, call us at (214) 643-8665 or schedule an appointment.