Important Things you need to know about the Brazilian Butt Lift

by BodySculpt NYC Body Sculpt - Plastic Surgery
Brazilian butt lift (BBL) provides women with perkier, youthful-looking buttocks using their own fat. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, about 20,301 butt augmentation with fat grafting procedures were performed in 2017 by the ASPS member surgeons alone. The procedure is an ideal option for those women who are not necessarily looking for a big size increase, but something to fill out their jeans, skirts and yoga pants and help smooth out minor issues. In the USA, Brazilian butt lift surgery is performed by plastic surgeons who are skilled in liposuction and fat transfer procedures.

What the Procedure Involves?

The procedure involves two steps: liposuction to remove fat from other sites in the body and injection of the fat into the buttocks. Typical fat donor sites include the arm pit, the mid back or bra rolls, flanks or love handles and the outer thighs, inner thighs, and abdomen. The fat removed through liposuction is carefully processed and purified, and the best donor fat cells are re-injected back into the buttocks. If liposuction has to be performed on larger areas and the volume of fat transferred is high, patients may need general anesthesia. However, a small to moderate size BBL under local anesthesia is also a popular option today.
Benefits of Buttock Enhancement via Fat Transfer

Choosing fat transfer in NYC to enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks offers many benefits. With liposuction and fat grafting, BBL reshapes the buttocks without the need for butt implants. As such, it allows women to avoid the complications associated with the insertion of foreign material in the body. 

Other advantages:

  • Natural looking results, consistency of skin is soft
  • Can be performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia
  • Minimal scarring
  • Minimal pain and discomfort
  • Minimal bleeding, bruising and swelling
  • Short treatment time and patient downtime
  • Fast recovery
  • Long-lasting results


Women who are in good health and have adequate amount of fat for harvesting in the abdomen, outer thighs, inner thighs, flanks or love handles are considered good candidates for Brazilian butt augmentation in NYC. 

Pre-operative Preparation

Patients are advised to stop smoking at least two weeks before and after the procedures. They may also need take certain medications or adjust current medications, including avoiding aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs and health supplements. 


Following your surgeon’s instructions is essential to the success of the procedure as well as a smooth healing phase. You will need to wear a suitable compression garment for up to 4-6 weeks to prevent fluid buildup and control swelling. To avoid damage to the newly implanted fat graft, you would need to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for a period of at least two weeks. If you want to sit, use a pillow or cushion placed behind the legs to help raise the buttocks. Patients are also advised to sleep face down or on the side for at least 1 week. Strenuous activity should be avoided for up to four weeks after the procedure. Keeping follow-up appointments is crucial to allow your surgeon to monitor your progress and outcomes. Most patients get back to work after 2 weeks. Pain and discomfort usually resolve in about 6 weeks.


Discussing your goals with your surgeon at the consultation will give you an idea about the results you can expect. In the early phase, the shape and volume of the buttocks will be quite enhanced due to the post-op swelling and overfilling of the fat.  Not all of the transferred fat will survive and final outcomes will take time to appear. Maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle help you to retain your new look longer. 

Find an Experienced Surgeon 

Choosing a qualified, experienced and skilled plastic surgeon to perform your procedure is crucial for optimal results and for your safety. As fat injections must be made at the right depth and areas, only a surgeon with experience in performing BBL can do this. A skilled surgeon will be able to achieve the right balance between the removal and addition of fat to produce a beautifully shaped behind with a smaller waist. Choose an accredited New York City plastic surgery practice that has surgeons who are skilled in performing BBL and will provide dedicated follow-up care till complete recovery. 

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