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Everything You Need To Know About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Oct 23rd 2020

Over the past few years, the butt has come from behind, rising in plastic surgery popularity. Very round and prominent celebrity booties seen all over social media and women who desire an hourglass figure has led to more and more plastic surgery patients considering Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, buttocks augmentation has been the hottest and fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedure in the past two years.

Let’s be honest, you can do 100 squats a day and never bring back the plump behind of your younger years. If you want your backside to perk up, get plumper, or protrude out in just the right way, here are all the important things you need to know about BBL surgery.

Read this useful information from an expert in BBL surgery like Dr. Kitto first before blindly searching for, “Brazilian butt lift near me.”

What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

BBL surgery is a surgical fat transfer procedure that increases the size and enhances and improves the contour of the buttocks with the patient’s own fat.

This fat is obtained from the patient’s abdomen, flanks, back, inner or outer thighs. This means that besides improving the appearance of the buttocks, patients also experience the benefits of a trimmer torso and achieve an overall slimmer appearance.

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The operation starts with liposuction of the desired areas to obtain the fat. These areas are selected depending on the patient’s goals and the buttocks size they want to achieve. In this stage of the surgery, liposuction improves the contour of these areas. Then the fat is prepared and injected in the buttocks until the anticipated size and symmetry are reached.

A Little More On Fat Grafting

To fully understand the Brazilian butt Lift surgery procedure, it’s important to have a grasp on fat grafting (or fat transfer), since that is the method used to create a more contoured appearance.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Fat grafting is the surgical process by which fat is transferred from one area of the body to another area.

The surgical goal is to improve or augment the area where the fat is injected. The technique involves extracting adipose fat by liposuction, processing the fat, and then reinjecting purified fat into the area needing improvement.”

You may be wondering how long the injected fat lasts. Because the filler is a patient’s own fat, the results of a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgery and other fat grafting procedures can last for several years or even decades. Also, note that it can take up to six months to see the final results.

Is A BBL Surgery Right For You?

The goal of a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgery isn’t always to end up with the biggest derrière possible. It is a good fit for candidates who are unhappy with the size and contour of their buttocks and hips or who have lost elasticity and volume in these areas over time.

BBL surgery can enhance a woman’s hourglass shape by achieving a slim waist and rounder, firmer buttocks. Ideal candidates also should not smoke and be in good health with at least 15–20 pounds of extra fat stores available for the transfer.

Brazilian butt Lift Surgery Recovery

Brazilian butt Lift surgery patients typically take about 6–8 weeks to fully recover. Dr. Kitto performs the surgery as a same-day procedure and tells patients they should expect some bruising or swelling. Compression garments must be worn post-treatment to help decrease the swelling.


Before you decide on a BBL surgery, take a look at Brazilian buttock lift before and after photos in Dr. Kitto’s gallery. Every patient is different with individual goals, so it’s important to consider BBL before and after pictures and have a good idea of the look you want to achieve before meeting with your plastic surgeon.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Kitto, call 804-294-1777.

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