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How Is A Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

Do you know that having a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is like striking two birds using one stone?

To perform this surgery, your surgeon will get rid of the excess fat you don't want to have in your body and transfer it to your buttocks to enhance and improve their shape. 

No matter how you look at it, the patient will always come out a winner. But it's still essential to verify your surgeon's credentials before you go into surgery. 


In this article, we're going to look at the steps taken during the BBL surgery. Knowing how this surgery is performed will ease your nerves and help you calm down right before the surgery. 

But before we get into that, here's a little more information about BBL.  

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What is a BBL?

(BBL) surgery is a cosmetic procedure designed to enhance buttocks' appearance by giving them a natural incredible look and feel. 

Brazilian butt lift is not suitable for every female who feels they want it. The first prerequisite of the surgery is to have enough or somewhat excess fat pockets in some areas of your body. 

If you have no excess fat deposits, then there won't be any liposuction, which automatically makes you unsuitable for BBL. One also has to be in a healthy condition and not under any medication.  


Just like any other cosmetic surgery, after the BBL procedure, you will need special care. For two weeks after the surgery, you are not recommended to sleep on your butt. Meaning, that you will either sleep sideways or on your stomach until you are healed completely. 

When the patient wishes to sit, they will have to do so sideways or soft pillows, or comfort pillows for two weeks following surgery. 

For several during your recovery process, your buttocks may be swollen. 

Depending on your desired goals, you may need more than one surgical appointment to achieve the exact kind of results you want. Sometimes it can take close to 6 months before you begin recognizing the full results from the first procedure. 

Compared to other butt surgeries, a Brazilian butt lift carries fewer potential risks. But like any other surgery, BBL has its possible side effects, and some are very serious. They are as follows: 

  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Discomfort or pain
  • Lumps under the skin in the areas suctioned or injected
  • Loss of skin in the treated regions caused by deep infection
  • Bleeding 
  • fat embolism in the heart or lungs, which can be life-threatening. 

As a result of BBL, recent reports indicate a fatality rate of 1 in 3000. When performed by the wrong, inexperienced surgeon, you are more likely to suffer from one (or more) of the above side effects. 

How Is Brazilian Butt Lift Performed? 

How a BBL procedure is performed depends on one patient to the other. But this is what you can expect: 

  1. Taking the Anesthesia

Before the surgery begins, your surgeon will put you under general anesthesia so that you don't feel any sort of pain or discomfort during the procedure. Some surgeons prefer to give the patient local instead of general anesthesia, but patients can also decide the type of anesthesia they want. 

  1. Extraction of Fat Cells 

After you are anesthetized, your surgeon will make small incisions and extract the fat cells using a medical tube known as the cannula.  

  1. Processing of fat

Once the fat has been extracted, the surgeon will carefully purify it using drainage and centrifugation. 

  1. Injecting the fat

After the purification is done, the oil will be transferred into your buttocks using small injections at various depths. 

What to Expect after the BBL procedure

 After you have BBL surgery, this is what to expect: 

  • When you wake up, you will probably be feeling tired, drowsy, and disoriented. 
  • When you are discharged from the clinic, you will need someone to accompany you. 
  • We also recommend that you have someone – at home – who will help you for a couple of days after the surgery. 
  • There is a high chance of experiencing bruising and swelling in the donor areas. 
  • Your surgeon will prescribe medication for you –the meds should be taken according to the surgeon's instructions.
  • Although this differs from one patient to the other, some patients can start standing and walking as early as two days after the procedure. Short distance walks are recommended because they help with constipation.
  • You are expected to wear the compression garment for eight weeks so as to ensure swift and proper healing in the areas where liposuction was performed. 
  • You should always sit on a cushion or pillow for the first eight weeks after the procedure. We also recommend that you do not sit for a long period of time. 
  • Once the fat cells have been stabilized, you can then begin to do your normal activities. This usually takes 6 to 8 weeks. 

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