Procedure for Brazilian Butt Lift


Brazilian Butt Lift

BBL or Brazilian Butt Lift is basically divided into surgical and non-surgical procedures. This process is used to successfully lift the butt and make them appear more full and supple

This procedure takes place in 3 ways:

  • Buttock Augmentation Surgery:

This methodology of undertaking surgery uses fat as a graft to increase the size of the buttocks.

  • Hydrogel Buttock Injections:

This methodology does not require any surgery. Injections of hydrogel solution (containing 97.5 % water and 2 .5 % polyacrylamide) are injected into the buttocks. Although the procedure is easy, risk free and faster the results lasts only for a year and half .

  • Brazilian Butt Lift Workout/Exercise Schedule:

The exercise regimen has different schedules with various types of cardio exercises and other exercises depending upon the type of body and desired results.

The Procedure of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery

Before going for the surgery do talk to your surgeon about the procedure in details. This helps in reducing the anxiety. Here are some points, which will give you an idea about the steps involved.

Pre-Operative Care

  • Consultation with attending surgeon
  • Detailed medical and surgical history
  • Evaluation of physical and emotional health
  • Evaluation of risk factors
  • Routine blood and urine examination
  • X rays
  • CT scans

The Procedure

This procedure is done under IV (intravenous) sedation or general anaesthesia. The initial step of the procedure is liposuction. Small incisions are taken in the fat rich areas of the body like the thigh under local anaesthesia. A cannula/thin tube is passed through the incisions. With back and forth motions of the cannula the fat in the butt area is loosened. This extracted fat is then vacuumed out into a syringe.

The second step involves administration of fat injection in buttocks. The amount of fat suctioned is almost three times that might be required for buttock augmentation.The fat, tissue and blood removed are processed before these fat injections are injected into the buttocks through multiple injection sites.

  • The results of this surgical buttock augmentation procedure are immediately visible. However, it takes a year for the results to show up and settle the fat.
  • But over time as the fat gets absorbed by the body and the patient ages the results might be lost and repeat surgery will be required.
  • Though 60-85% of the structure, shape and volume remain in many cases.


The surgery has been very popular for its results. Here are some primary advantages that you should know about. With a Brazilian butt lift the butts appear:

  • More full and voluptuous
  • Better in shape
  • Well projected
  • Improves the figure by narrowing the waist
  • Enhances self-image and self-confidence


Across the world the percentage rise in butt augmentations surgeries has gone up to 252 % with both men and women opting for it.


Following are the indications when the surgeon may suggest a butt lift surgery.

  • The patient is unsatisfied by the size , shape and volume of his/her buttocks
  • Asymmetrical buttocks
  • Injury to buttocks
  • Nerve injuries leading to flaccid buttocks
  • Enough fat in the patient’s body to use as a graft
  • Good activity level
  • Good elasticity
  • Presence of extra skin
  • Treating burn scars


This surgery should be avoided in patients in the following conditions.

  • Very young and very old patients
  • Sedentary patients
  • Paralysis or nerve injuries
  • Local or systemic infections
  • Recreational drug addictions
  • Severe debilitating diseases like HIV and cancers
  • Repeated dislocations
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prosthetic limbs


Some patients might experience some of following complications during or after surgery

Immediate Complications
  • Blood loss
  • Blood clots
Anaesthetic Complications
  • Bruising
  • Oedema
  • Complications of liposuction
  • Asymmetry
  • Infection
Delayed Complication
  • Persistent pain
  • Fat embolism
  • Infection
  • Persistent Swelling and bruising
  • Fat necrosis
  • Stretch marks
  • Cellulite (is a condition in which the skin has a dimpled, lumpy appearance of the skin)
  • Ugly scars
  • Revision surgery
  • Nerve injury causing weakness and paralysis


Recovery is highly important for every surgical procedure. Patients need to follow the recommended routine very carefully. Here are some important points -

  • Taking care of the liposuctioned sites and buttocks
  • A support garment should be worn at all times to reduce swelling
  • Pressure should be avoided on the buttocks
  • Lymphatic massage should be done under the guidance of a registered massage therapist.
  • The swelling takes months to subside and the new contour usually develops by a year
  • The patient is advised to maintain his/her weight

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