The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
The fat transfer process for the BBL procedure is performed in three steps:
- Liposuction is performed on areas with excess fat. Incisions are placed in discreet creases, and the area is contoured and smoothed as fat is removed.
- The fat is purified of blood and oils so it is safe for transfer.
- The fat is grafted in even layers into the treatment area and carefully sculpted to achieve the buttocks definition needed.
Dr. Hochstein is committed to providing his patients with the safest, most comfortable care possible
Addressing Your Concerns
Recovery from the Brazilian Butt Lift lasts several weeks. Some swelling, bruising, redness, and tenderness may occur but will subside within a few days to a few weeks. Patients can return to work after one week or so with restrictions. Patients who have undergone BBL will be instructed on how to sit post-procedure depending on where the grafting was performed. Compression garments will minimize swelling of the liposuction area as well as the buttocks.
Minor scarring may occur at the site of your liposuction. The rest of your fat transfer process is performed using needles and doesn’t result in any scarring. Read more about scars, how to prevent their formation, and how to minimize their appearance.
Each patient is unique; therefore, the cost of your BBL procedure will depend on the extent of correction required. The exact price of your procedure will be determined during your consultation.
You are likely to feel sore and experience some mild discomfort following your Brazilian Butt Lift. Oral pain medication will be prescribed by your physician to manage postoperative discomfort.
Brazilian Butt Lift Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I choose Brazilian Butt Lift over implants?
Buttock augmentation with implants is often paired with liposuction to provide additional sculpting for improved body contours overall. The Brazilian Butt Lift similarly uses two procedures—liposuction and fat injections—but is generally less invasive than implant surgery. The invasiveness of BBL depends on how much fat the patient is removing and transferring to the buttocks. One procedure is not better than the other; rather, one procedure may be better suited for a particular patient than another. However, it is also known that the buttock implant procedure has a higher risk of infection, so the BBL procedure is generally a much safer option.
How long will my results last?
Fat transfer is preferred over other alternatives because it provides long-lasting results. After six months, any fat that remains is permanent.
How should I prepare for my procedure?
You should quit smoking and stop taking medication that thins the blood (e.g., aspirin) for two to three weeks before your surgery to improve circulation, promote better healing, and reduce bleeding issues. You should also drink a lot of water to hydrate your body in the days leading up to surgery and get plenty of sleep the night before your surgery. Plan to have a friend or family member help you for the first few days following your procedure. Private duty nursing is also an excellent option.