How long does it take (surgery) for a BBL?

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BBL Duration

THe duration of a BBL procedure depends greatly on the amount of fat that needs to be suctioned for transfer.  Small cases take about 2.5-3 hours, larger cases 3.5-4 hours.  Hope that helps.

Columbus Plastic Surgeon
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How long does it take (surgery) for a BBL?

Its depending on how many area of liposuction. A Brazilian butt lift is a 2-4 hour procedure.

Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. I, like many surgeons, also offer free consultations so that you can be examined and given the most accurate quote.

Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who has done a ton of Brazilian Butt Lifts and has privileges to do this surgery at a local university hospital. This says his credentials have been checked out by fellow Drs. All surgeries carry risk, talk to your plastic surgeon and choose one wisely.

Thank you for your question.

Mel T. Ortega, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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BBL surgery duration

Depending on the size of the patient and the number of areas being treated with liposuction a fat transfer to the buttock can take from 2-4 hours. Consult with a few plastic surgeons to determine if you are a good candidate.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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How long does it take for a BBL?

The BBL can take anywhere between 2-4 hours. The duration for a Brazillian butt lift varies depending on the size of the patient, the number of areas to be addressed with liposuction, if its a standalone BBL or if complete body contouring is planned along with the BBL. 

BBL timing

The timing of the procedure is something between 45-60 minutes.   In this time a LIPO of the full back including upper/ lower back and waist area should be performed.   However,  the will most likely depend on the surgeon's surgical skills. 

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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The amount of time will greatly depend on the number of areas that are having liposuction and the amount of fat that is being transferred. More time is not bad, the fat needs to be processed carefully

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How long does it take (surgery) for a BBL?

   Surgery time will vary greatly by skill level, the number of areas liposuctioned, and the amount of fat transferred.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Beverly Hills, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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BBL surgery

BBL surgery can vary in terms of length of time depending upon how involved the lipo is and how much fat is injected.  I usually take between 2-3 hours for most procedures.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bbl time of surgery

Length of this procedure is usually between 2-4 hours depending on how much liposuction needs to be performed. Good luck 

Gaurav Bharti, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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