By Ece Yalcin • Medical review by Metin Kerem, MD on February 18, 2021

What is Brazilian Butt Lift ?

What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian butt lift, also called a BBL, is a popular aesthetic procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks using the patients’ fat. One of the main reasons which make a BBL so popular is that it gives the most natural-looking results and does this without using butt implants. The procedure involves two steps (liposuction and fat injection) that provide two-in-one benefits: removes unwanted fat (from thighs or waist) and reshapes the buttocks using it.

What Happens During Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

Patients are generally given general anesthesia but if the size of the area from which the fat will be harvested is small, local anesthesia with sedation can be considered either. 

  • Before the procedure starts, the surgeon marks the areas where fat will be collected and injected. 
  • After marking the areas, the liposuction procedure begins. The fat that is sucked out of the marked areas is processed to extract the healthiest cells.
  • Once the purifying process of the fat is completed, the surgeon injects the fat into the butt tissue until getting the most pleasing contours. 

Am I A Good Candidate For A BBL Surgery?

Brazilian butt lift surgery is a procedure that involves two steps and since the first step is a liposuction process, you need to have enough fat storage to be transferred. Because of this fact, skinny people should gain weight before the surgery, if they prefer having a Brazilian ass with BBL, rather than implants. Both men and women at a healthy weight can have a BBL if they don’t have health issues. 

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

The procedure takes two to four hours. After the butt job is completed, liposuction incisions are covered with a bandage and you wear a special support garment. 
During your recovery:

  • You should avoid sitting directly on your buttocks. 
  • You should wear your support garment to help reduce swelling for 4 to 7 weeks.
  • You should sleep face-down or side for 10 days, then your surgeon will give you new instructions to follow. 
  • You should avoid heavy exercises. 
  • You should wait four weeks before having sex to prevent pressure on your buttocks.
  • Results can be seen as soon as the procedure ends but the permanent results will be visible in six months when the swelling is gone and a specific amount of fat is absorbed by the body. 

Risks And Side-Effects

Brazilian butt lift is an aesthetic procedure that provides high patient satisfaction. However, the surgeon who will perform the procedure must be in-depth knowledge of the BBL technique to eliminate the risks of the surgery. Liposuction and fat transfer are two important procedures that need to be carried out very carefully to prevent pulmonary fat embolism (which is irreversible) and irregular contours or lumps which require revision surgery. 

How Much Does A BBL Cost?

"How much does a buttock lift cost", is one of the main concerns about the butt lifts. BBL surgery is a two-in-one surgical procedure and the cost of a Brazilian butt lift surgery varies primarily due to the experience level of the doctor. The surgeon’s skill and knowledge are really important in BBL as it is in any other surgical procedure, however fat harvesting and then injecting it into the tissues require high-level experience and there has to be a long list of satisfied patient references. The Brazilian butt lifts cost between $1600 and $5500. The number of the areas for fat transfer and the location of the procedure also affect the price. 

How Much Is A BBL In Turkey?

The price of a BBL in Turkey is generally more affordable in comparison to other clinics in western countries. The experience level of the surgeon is the primary factor to change the price of a BBL. A BBL procedure involves two steps, liposuction, and fat injection, and it must be performed by very talented and experienced hands to avoid any kind of risk that may occur during the fat transfer process. Prices change also depending on the number of liposuction areas and the location of the health facility. Some clinics offer all-inclusive packages that include airport transfers, accommodation, and translator service along with the price of the surgery.

The Advantages Of BBL Surgery In Turkey

Turkey is one of the global leaders in health tourism and getting more famous for its health system each year. Foreign patients from all over the world prefer Turkey to undergo their cosmetic procedures not only because of the high patient satisfaction and affordable prices but also because of the talented doctors and high-quality clinics. And there is also another important factor that makes Turkey attractive for foreign patients: There is no waiting list in Turkey. If you consider having a BBL surgery in Turkey, there are plenty of skilled surgeons and fully equipped health facilities in the country to perform a successful BBL procedure. One of the reasons why people prefer Turkey as a health destination is the opportunity to see its cultural, historical, and natural treasures. Foreign patients take advantage of a holiday after having their BBL surgery.   

The Advantages Of A BBL Surgery In İstanbul

İstanbul is one of the most populated and developed cities in the world and this characteristic of the city offers too many opportunities for people in any area, which attracts skilled doctors to the city and potential patients to the doctors. In İstanbul, there are lots of hospitals that use high-tech equipment and all of them have a skilled workforce. Having a BBL in one of those facilities provides many advantages to the patients. Apart from the medical advantages, İstanbul presents the opportunity of having a unique experience with its cultural, historical, and gastronomical diversity.

Written on 05/02/2021


Last Update: 29/07/2022

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