Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves transferring fat from one area of the body to the buttocks to increase their size, shape, and projection. This is a type of butt augmentation procedure that results in more prominent, perky, and attractive buttocks, a sensual silhouette, and an hourglass figure. Your own body fat is used to increase your buttocks in the most natural way. It also helps combat the effects of aging, as with age the buttocks tend to sag.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

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Benefits and Risks

The primary benefit of a brazilian butt lift is the enhancement of the buttocks, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing and proportionate appearance. Additionally, the procedure can improve the overall contour of the body and provide a more youthful appearance. As a bonus, the procedure involves removing fat from other areas of the body, leading to body contouring in multiple areas.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved with BBL. Some potential risks include infection, bleeding, poor wound healing, scarring, and adverse reactions to IV sedation. Additionally, there is a risk of fat embolism, which can be life-threatening. It is crucial to discuss these risks with a qualified surgeon and to follow all pre-and post-operative instructions to minimize the chances of complications.

Safety and Recovery

The safety of BBL is a topic of concern due to the risk of fat embolism. To minimize this risk, it is crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and to undergo the procedure in an accredited facility with experienced staff. Additionally, the surgeon should follow specific guidelines, such as avoiding injecting fat into or below the muscle and limiting the amount of fat injected at one time.

Recovery time following BBL can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s overall health. Patients should expect to take at least two weeks off from work and avoid sitting or lying on their buttocks for several weeks. It is also essential to follow all post-operative instructions, including wearing compression garments, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments with the surgeon.

Cost and Price Differences

The cost of BBL can vary depending on several factors, including the extent of the procedure, the surgeon’s experience, and the location of the practice. On average, BBL can cost between $15,000 to $25,000 in the United States. However, the cost may increase if additional procedures such as liposuction are performed at the same time.

The cost of BBL in Mexico can be significantly lower than in the United States, with prices ranging from 40% to 60% less than USA prices.

The Best Candidates

People of all ages are undergoing the butt lift procedure. Dr. Balza removes fat from selected areas of your body, purifies the fat, and then re-injects fat cells from selected donors into your buttocks. In this way, the procedure fills the upper glute quadrant so that the butt appears lifted and perky. As a result, the effect is that the woman appears more attractive and sensual.

Comparison to similar procedures and procedure details

Brazilian Butt Lift

BBL is often compared to buttock implants, which involve placing silicone or saline-filled implants into the buttocks. While both procedures can enhance the size and shape of the buttocks, BBL provides a more natural look and feel by using the patient’s fat instead of a foreign object. Additionally, BBL involves liposuction in other areas of the body, leading to body contouring in multiple areas. The procedure for BBL typically involves the following steps:

  • IV sedation is administered to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Liposuction is performed in other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs, to harvest fat for transfer to the buttocks.
  • The harvested fat is processed and purified.
  • The purified fat is then injected into specific areas of the buttocks to enhance their size, shape, and projection.
  • The incisions are closed with sutures or adhesive strips, and a compression garment is placed over the treated areas to aid in healing and reduce swelling.

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Before and after treated patients can help you better understand the various procedures that are available to you at Dr. Isabel Balza‘s practice.

Rest assured that you will receive safe and world-class surgical results along with the finest service from our caring team of medical professionals. At Dr. Balza’s practice, we want you to feel comfortable and confident in our care at every stage of your treatment.


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