What is bbl?

What is bbl?

06th Mar 2018

It has been said, “ in life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves”. Do you want a tiny waist, rounded and firm buttocks and an hourglass shape? Who wouldn’t want such a body? Unfortunately, very few women are naturally endowed.

The good news is that you can now have the body everybody dreams about with the help of a Brazilian butt lifting technique. Also known as BBL, the Brazilian butt lift can remodel and contour your buttocks as well as give you that tiny, sexy waist, all at the same time. Does this sound interesting? Let’s discuss more about the BBL:

What is the Brazilian butt lift procedure?

The Brazilian lift is performed by harvesting fat from the areas of your body that have excess adipose tissues. He harvested fats are then treated and purified and reinjected into the buttocks in order to:

– Add volume to the butt

– Give a rounder shape to the buttocks

– Create the illusion of a lifting by adding volume on the superior part of the buttocks

– Body sculpting to create a tiny waist by removing the stubborn and excess fats in the areas of the abdomen and thighs

The Brazilian butt lift procedure has two main stages:

  1. During the first stage, the excess fat is removed via liposuction from areas of the body that have enough or excess adipose tissue. This will greatly improve the body contour as unwanted fats are removed from areas like the abdomen and the hips. The liposuction procedure just makes tiny incisions that are normally no longer than 5 mm. A cannula is inserted through the incisions to suction the fat. The fat extracted this way is processed and then purified in the operating room and prepared for the second stage of the intervention.
  2. During the second stage of the procedure, multiple injections of the harvested and purified fat will be done in areas of the buttocks that will give it a rounder, fuller, perkier shape. Once the necessary quantity of fat has been injected into the buttocks, the procedure is done. During this process, at least 350 cc of fate per butt cheek will be injected.

After surgery, expect that there will swelling and bruising in the parts of the body that have been treated but these will go away over the course of a few weeks or less. Pain medication will be administered as well as antibiotics to prevent infections and to ease the attendant pain and discomfort.

Please note that the results of the Brazilian butt lift will not be immediately visible. It will take approximately three months from the intervention to be able to see the final results.

What to expect after a BBL?

  • The Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure, which reshapes your body by harvesting excess fat from unwanted areas and reinjecting your purified and processed fats to areas of the buttocks where more volume is needed with the end view of creating rounder, prominent, and sexier looking butts.
  • The procedure is not a substitute for either a buttock implant surgery or a buttock lifting. Hence, it is recommended just for certain patients.
  • The final result of the procedure is a shapely, better-proportioned body, usually an hourglass body, with an accentuated waist and a rounder and firmer behind.

If the patient’s goal is to achieve the hourglass shape, fat transfer to the hips might be necessary too.

Is the BBL right for you?

The most important aspect that determines whether you are eligible for this intervention or not is having excess fat deposits in other areas of your body such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, upper or lower back. The fat will be extracted through liposuction, purified and then injected into the buttocks. Without an adequate quantity of fat, we can’t perform this procedure. We had patients asking us if they could bring in fat donors. Unfortunately, the fat must come from the patient and not someone else.

The consultation for BBL

After the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will be able to determine if the excess fat from other areas of your body is sufficient to perform the intervention. At the same time, you will get a chance to discuss your goals and expectations and the doctor will explain what can be achieved in a realistic manner.

What are the advantages of the BBL compared to the gluteal implants?

Before the Brazilian butt lift, the plastic surgeons mainly used silicone implants for buttock augmentation. These implants carry more risks and complications, and sometimes the results are not very natural looking. The BBL has certain benefits:

  • A more natural look by using own body fat
  • The elimination of the fat from areas with unwanted adipose tissue
  • A faster and less painful recovery period after the BBL
  • Minor scarring: you will be able to wear bikinis and G-strings without showing any signs of a buttock lift or buttock augmentation procedure.
  • The lack of complications that can occur after silicone implants surgery, such as infections, changes in the position of the implant, implant visibility, capsular contracture, etc.
  • More voluminous and rounder buttocks: the BBL allows the remodeling of the buttock by eliminating the fat from the abdomen, thighs and hips and injecting it into the butt.


The Brazilian butt lift is a plastic surgery procedure meant to augment and lift your buttocks while sculpting your body. Liposuction will be performed on areas such as the abdomen, hips and thighs in order to collect the fat necessary to be injected into the buttocks. The procedure has fewer risks and complications vis-à-vis a buttock implant surgery as it is performed using the patient’s own fat and not with silicone implants. It is must be pointed out that the Brazilian butt lift is not a substitute for the gluteal implant surgery or for the butt lift procedure. Each procedure has its benefits, and it recommended for a certain type of patient. The Brazilian butt lift can only be performed if the patient has sufficient adipose tissue deposits in unwanted and stubborn areas of the body.

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