How Long is Brazillian Butt Lift Surgery?

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Length of surgery time for brazilian buttock lift

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This depends on the size of the patient and the number of areas being treated by liposuction but typically takes between 2 and 3 hours. Most surgeons have an efficient system in place for harvesting and processing the fat with the assistance of surgical technicians which helps facilitate the entire process. Discuss this with your board certified plastic surgeon at the time of your consultation for more information.

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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift & time of surgery

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The Brazilian Butt lift, we've been able to get the procedure time down to 2.5 hrs, and that is with liposucting abdomen, flanks, and upper & lower back. There is no reason really teh surgery should be in excess of 3 hours unless you're doing a surgery combo.

I hope this helps.

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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How long is the BBL

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2-5 hours, the most time consuming is the part where the fat is being harvested and prepared for the fat transfer. 

Jeffrey LaGrasso, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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How Long is Brazillian Butt Lift Surgery?

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About 2-3 hrs. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Great Results Take Time

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The Brazillian Butt Lift involves liposuction of the abdomen, trunk and back in addition to shaping of the buttocks with fat transfer. The quality of liposuction is as important as the quality of fat processing and fat transfer. Special techniques should be employed during the transfer to optimize viability of the transferred fat. The procedure typically takes from 3-6 hours when performed for optimal outcome. As mentioned earlier it is not a race. Even patients that may not have very much fat to harvest will require liposuction of multiple zones in order to extract enough fat to get a good result. As with any procedure postoperative care is also very important to maximize the outcome.

Sejal M. Patel, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

Should we be racing to complete a Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Hi there-

The operation will take between 2-6 hours, depending on who does it for you...

Obviously it is in your best interests to have the operation be as short as is possible- but only as long as the time allotted still allows performance of a meticulous and careful operation. In other words, if the operation is TOO short, I would worry that the grafting technique was sloppy and your success would suffer.

It should also be obvious that the time will depend on how many areas of your body are being suctioned as well.


Brazilian butt lift and the time of surgery

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The Brazilian butt lift is a liposuction and fat injection. The majority of time of the surgery is a liposuction. In my hands the average time for the liposuction is 3 hours the average time for the fat injection is 30 to 40 min. So you see it's the amount of liposuction determines how long the surgery will take.

Wendell Perry, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Buttock lift

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Brazilian Buttock Lift , surgicl procedure may take 4-6 hours depending on how many sites need liposuction

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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