What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?

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1. What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?

BBL is an intervention that helps reshape the B-side into the desired shape.

During the Brazilian Butt Lift, liposuction removes your excess fat, mainly from the abdomen, thighs, or back. The fat is then washed and purified to be re-injected into the buttocks.

2. How long does a  Brazilian Butt Lift take?

The duration of this procedure will vary depending on the amount of fat to be injected, necessary to obtain the appearance you want (ranging from 400 to 1,200 ml per side).
The results are immediately visible, however, for the final appearance, it is necessary to wait about 3 months, until all the swelling has gone away.

3. What to expect after the BBL procedure

Recovery generally requires 10-14 days of rest and time off work. A little more than is needed is generally injected as not all of the fat will take root where injected. This, coupled with post-operative swelling and bruising, will make the treated area look larger than expected. This situation will ease over the weeks.

More than 80% of injected fat cells generally survive. It is necessary to wear a specific sheath for 3 weeks full time all day and then another 3 weeks for 12 hours a day. For 2 weeks after the procedure, you will be prompted to avoid sitting on the bottom (you can sit forward on your thighs) or putting pressure on the area for prolonged periods. Anti-inflammatory and antibiotics will be prescribed and post-operative massages will be performed.

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4. Who are the best candidates for the Brazilian Butt Lift?

The best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift are those with excess fat on the hips and lower back, to o ff er an extraordinary “V” shape from the back and thus enhance the “S” shape of the buttocks.

5. Why choose a Brazilian Butt Lift with Lipo?

Thoughts such as “my butt is too flat” or “I want a round, tall butt” are good reasons for this procedure.

6. From which areas of the body can fat be extracted?

Fat can be extracted from any part of the body. The most used areas are the abdomen, thighs, and back. Other areas include the upper arms, hips, or breasts. Ideally, good candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift will have the fat removed from the love handles and lower back to o ff er a stunning “V” shape from the back.

7. I don’t have a lot of fat elsewhere on my body, can I do the procedure?

For patients who do not have a lot of excess fat (or for those who have experienced significant weight loss), it is necessary to gain weight (using a healthy and balanced approach thanks to our nutritionist) until there is enough fat to withdraw. It is not possible to use someone else’s fat, because this would cause rejection.

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8. How much fat will survive the transfer process?

With traditional liposuction techniques, less than 50% of the extracted fat will survive the transfer process into the buttocks. Dr. Francesco Somma uses Vaser liposuction, a gentler approach to fat removal than traditional liposuction. The survival rate of fat is thus over 80%.

9. Is there a risk of complications?

There are inherent risks and complications like with any other surgery. You should be aware of the potential risks and discuss any concerns with your doctor before having surgery.

10. Will I feel pain?

The surgical procedure is performed under deep sedation or spinal anesthesia, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Post-operative painkillers will be prescribed to minimize pain.


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