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Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery (BBL) in Raleigh

The Brazilian Butt Lift, commonly known as simply BBL, is an increasingly popular cosmetic surgery procedure that helps improve the shape of your buttocks by injecting it with fat from other areas of your body. The Brazilian Butt Lift has gained popularity because it provides a two-fold benefit: it removes unwanted, excess fat from areas of the body while simultaneously enhancing the buttocks.

If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your buttocks and would like to enhance the curves of your lower body, our buttock augmentation plastic surgeons at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery can help.

Definition of Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the buttocks. It involves a combination of liposuction and fat transfer techniques to achieve fuller and shapelier buttocks.

“Dr. Ortiz did an amazing job on my body . I’m 32 years old and a mother of 2. I had a breast augmentation and a Brazilian butt lift done simultaneously. I’m 2 weeks past me surgery and already in love with my new body. This was my very first surgery, needless to say I was extremely nervous, the hospital staff as well as Dr. Ortiz staff did a very good job on keeping me calm and informed me on what to expect from the process. At first I question myself many times on moving forward with the surgery since I only saw Dr. Ortiz 1 time 15 days prior to surgery on my pre op(due to his military career) I’m very happy that I listen to my instincts and moved forward with doctor Ortiz, he is extremely professional and an amazing plastic surgeon, even know you don’t get much interaction with him, his nurses are awesome and will respond to you very quickly.”

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Benefits of Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Imagine a transformation that not only sculpts your body but also boosts your confidence, creating a figure that turns heads and leaves you feeling radiant. Brazilian butt lifts promise more than just a shapely rear end– it’s a journey to a more alluring you. Brazilian Butt Lift procedures offer several potential benefits for individuals seeking to enhance the appearance of their backsides.

Improved Butt Shape

BBL can enhance the shape of the buttocks, making them rounder, fuller, and more aesthetically pleasing. This procedure can create a curvier and more youthful appearance.

Natural-Looking Results

Since the procedure uses a patient's own injected fat for augmentation, the results can appear more natural compared to buttock implants. Fat grafting allows for a smoother and more harmonious contour.

Dual Benefit

BBL not only enhances the buttocks but also involves liposuction to remove excess fat from other areas of the body. This can lead to a slimmer and more toned overall appearance.

Minimal Scarring

BBL involves small incisions for liposuction and fat injection, resulting in minimal scarring compared to a traditional surgery for butt implants.

28 year old female who was interested in breast augmentation as well as body contouring.

BMI = 22.1

Procedures performed: BBL, Breast Augmentation, and Lipo 360

Who is the Ideal Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

An optimal candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery have buttocks that are disproportionately small, saggy, flat, and/or lack volume. They should be in overall good health, be a stable weight, and have adequate fat tissue from which fat can be transferred. Brazilian Butt Lift patients must also have good skin tone throughout the hips and buttocks.

What is the Difference Between Buttock Lift, Buttock Lift w/ Auto Augmentation, and BBL?

A Buttock Lift primarily addresses excess skin and sagging, while a Buttock Lift with Auto Augmentation combines skin tightening with redistributing existing tissue for improved shape and projection, using the patient’s own tissue.

In contrast, a Brazilian Butt Lift focuses on augmenting buttock size and shape by removing excess fat from other body areas via liposuction and injecting it into the buttocks, adding volume and contour. BBL is ideal for those seeking a fuller, curvier appearance, while the other procedures target skin and tissue tightening without fat transfer.

Here’s an overview of some of the key differences between Butt Lift, Butt Lift with Auto Augmentation, and BBL.

Buttock Lift

  • Primarily addresses excess skin and sagging.
  • Skin and tissue is removed to improve the shape of the buttocks.
  • Surgical incision is placed in the crease of the buttocks.
  • Delivers a youthful, firmed, smoother appearance to the buttocks.
  • No fat transfer involved.

Buttock Lift with Auto Augmentation

  • Combines skin tightening with redistribution of existing tissue.
  • Enhances buttock shape and projection using the patient's own fat tissue.
  • Like a traditional butt lift, an incision is made discreetly in the crease of the buttocks.
  • Suitable for individuals with moderate sagging and desire for added fullness.
  • Adds volume to improve size, shape, and contours of the buttocks.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

  • Focuses on augmenting buttock size and shape.
  • Involves liposuction to remove excess fat from other body areas.
  • Purified fat is injected into the buttocks to add volume and improve contour.
  • Suitable for individuals who desire a fuller, curvier buttock appearance.
  • The combination of liposuction and injected fat grafting eliminates the need for larger surgical incisions.

Consultation and Assessment for Brazilian Butt Lift

During this initial consultation, your surgeon assesses your overall health, discusses goals, and evaluates whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Your Brazilian Butt Lift surgeon, Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones, will discuss the best areas for fat to be taken from your body as well as the surgical techniques that will be used to achieve the desired results. Additionally, your BBL surgeon will discuss how to prepare for your BBL cosmetic procedure.

Surgical Technique Used for Brazilian Butt Lift

The BBL surgery is a multi-step process designed to achieve aesthetic enhancements. Initially, excess fat is extracted from areas like the thighs or abdomen through small, discreet incisions using specialized liposuction techniques.

Following extraction, the fat undergoes meticulous purification to separate viable cells from impurities. This processed fat, typically between 300cc and 500cc, is then skillfully injected into the buttocks, sculpting and enhancing their shape. A compression garment is applied post-surgery to aid in comfort, reduce swelling, and support the buttocks during recovery.

While there may be a slight reduction in initial results as the body adjusts, patients can expect to retain approximately 60-80% of the grafted fat, resulting in a fuller and more youthful appearance.

Recovery Process Following Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Since you will be coming out of anesthesia and will be unable to sit down, you will need someone to drive you home from the center and stay with you for 24 hours after the surgery.

The BBL recovery process typically begins with the patient taking at least one week off of work. However, our Brazilian Butt Lift surgeons recommend taking two weeks, as you will not be able to sit normally for up to two weeks following the surgery. Patients that need to return to work after one week may sit on a BBL pillow. You will wear a compression garment for six weeks following your Brazilian butt lift.

After your surgery, you will be unable to exercise for six weeks and will be required to sleep on your stomach or side. You will be 80% recovered at 3 months post-surgery and 90% recovered at 6 months. You will see your full results at one year post-surgery.

Expected Results for Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is renowned for its ability to enhance your natural beauty, creating curves that leave you feeling confident and alluring. Let’s explore the stunning results you can anticipate when you embark on this exciting journey:

Enhanced Butt Shape

Achieve a fuller, more rounded, and youthful appearance for your buttocks.

Natural-Looking Contour

Enjoy results that appear entirely natural, as the procedure uses your body's own fat.

Dual Benefits

Not only do you get shapelier buttocks, but the liposuction involved also offers a slimmer, toned overall figure.

Minimal Scarring

Experience minimal scarring, as the procedure requires only small incisions.

Shorter Recovery

Compared to traditional implant-based surgery, BBL often offers a quicker recovery period.

Reduced Implant Risks

With fat transfer instead of implants, you eliminate risks associated with implant-related complications.

Customizable Outcomes

Tailor the procedure to your specific goals, ensuring a personalized and breathtaking result.

Body Harmony

Achieve a harmonious balance between your buttocks and the rest of your figure, enhancing your overall symmetry.

Confidence Boost

Enjoy newfound confidence as you embrace your enhanced curves and captivating silhouette.

What Procedures Can Be Combined with a BBL?

A Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can be combined with various other cosmetic procedures to achieve a comprehensive transformation. Combining procedures can offer the advantage of addressing multiple concerns in a single surgical session, reducing overall recovery time and potentially enhancing overall results.

Here are some common procedures that can be combined with a BBL:

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Combining a BBL with a tummy tuck can address both abdominal contouring and buttock enhancement. This combination is often referred to as a "Mommy Makeover."

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Patients looking to enhance both their buttocks and breasts can opt for a BBL in conjunction with breast augmentation or a breast lift.

Liposuction in Other Areas

Liposuction can be performed on multiple areas of the body to remove excess fat simultaneously with the BBL. Common areas include the thighs, flanks (love handles), arms, or back.

Facial Procedures

Some patients choose to combine a BBL with facial rejuvenation procedures like a facelift, neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery to achieve a full-body transformation.


For patients seeking enhancement in multiple areas, combining a BBL with labiaplasty (vaginal rejuvenation) is an option.

Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)

Patients looking to address sagging skin on the arms can combine a BBL with an arm lift for a comprehensive body makeover.

Thigh Lift

A BBL can be paired with a thigh lift to improve the contour and appearance of the thighs.

Body Lift

Patients who have undergone significant weight loss may opt for a body lift, which can include a BBL, to address sagging skin and achieve an overall improved body shape.

The Cost of BBL at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery

The price of a Brazilian butt lift varies from patient to patient but the total cost will be between $10,500 – $13,125. The cost of your BBL includes all pre-op and post-op appointments, the surgery itself, and surgical materials, as well as any post-op compression garments.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery FAQ's

On the day of your surgery, you can expect to be at the surgery center for approximately 5 hours. The procedure takes 3-4 hours and the remaining time will be spent administering anesthesia and preparing you to go home.

Our licensed anesthetist administers IV sedation for Brazilian butt lifts.

You will have four very small scars, approximately ½ inch long: two on your lower back in the Venus dimples and two under the creases of your butt cheeks. The scars are barely visible and easily hidden.

Like all surgical procedures, a Brazilian Butt Lift has risks. The most common complication with a BBL is fat necrosis, the damage or death of tissue. This creates a small lump under the skin, roughly the size and feeling of a pea. It is completely harmless and can occur any time fatty tissue is damaged.

The results of your Brazilian Butt Lift are, by and large, permanent. Your butt will not “deflate” because the added volume is your own fat. On the other hand, since the added volume is from your own body, your buttocks will still grow if you gain weight and shrink if you lose weight.

You will have a minimum of 3 appointments with Dr. Ortiz after your BBL: one appointment a week after the surgery, one appointment at 2 months post-surgery, and the final appointment at 6 months after surgery. If you need to see Dr. Ortiz at any time between these appointments, please call us.

We require a payment of 25% of the total cost up front to secure your surgery date. The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than two weeks before the surgery takes place. While most cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance, we offer a cash discount and accept Care Credit and all major credit cards.

Contact Our Raleigh Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeons Today

If you’re ready to get the buttocks you’ve always wanted, the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure may be a good option for you. Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Jones have extensive experience helping men and women around the world feel great about their appearance, including their backsides. Your comfort is their first priority, and our surgeons work to make sure you’re at ease every step of the way.

To schedule your personalized consultation or learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, call us at  919-532-2270 or contact us by filling out the easy-to-use online contact form below.

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