Pros and Cons of Brazilian Butt Lift?

I would like to know the risks involved with Brazilian butt lift and the pros and cons

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Pros/Cons of Fat Grafting to Buttocks

Pros:  More shapely waist and back

           More shapely buttocks

Cons:  Time off work

            4-6 weeks of healing

            3 weeks or so of no sitting on buttocks

Dr. ES

Pros and Cons of Brazilian Butt Lift?

       The main risk is the development of a fluid collection after surgery, which can largely be avoided with proper compression garment wear.  I will say that is about the only thing I have observed, although fat necrosis, infection, bleeding, and blood clot would be other risks.  The procedure and its results are very much surgeon dependent and there is a great disparity in the results obtained.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of Brazilian buttlifts each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 492 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift

You have heard from other surgeon what are some of the potential risks of the surgery. However the most important aspect is to choose the right surgeon. Then during the consultation the surgeon needs to explain the surgery, technique, and approximate results of the buttock and the results of the liposuction and how the area is going to look. Then explain to you the potential risks of the surgery, where the surgery to be done, the anesthesia used what is the degree of the anesthesiologist. The surgeon should be a board certified plastic surgeon, the facility should be accredited. You should have a list of question and all your question should be answered to your satisfaction. This is at least one to two hour consultation. You should be seen by the surgeon at least twice before the surgery.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Brazilian Butt Lift pros include a nice body sculpting - fat is removed from areas of excess and placed into your butt to make it fuller and rounder.  The result is a more curvaceous, sexy figure.  Whenever possible, we recommend this procedure over butt implants.  

Cons are usually related to fat limitations.  If you do not have enough excess fat, your butt will not get much bigger.  The most common problem is that women and men requesting a Brazilian Butt Lift have a lot less fat than then think and their expectations of the Brazilian Butt Lift are unrealistic.  Talk to your plastic surgeon to get a realistic picture of what you could look like before deciding if this is the procedure for you.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery has potential risks just like any surgery.  When performed by an experienced Plastic Surgeon, these risks are minimized but never completely gone away.  Choosing the right surgeon is the best thing YOU can do to minimize potential risks.  You also need to follow your surgeon's pre- and post- surgical instructions to keep these risks to a minimum.

General risks applicable to any surgery are the risk of infection, bleeding, fluid collections, and development of blood clots.  With a Brazilian Butt Lift specifically, you surgeon has to keep in mind potential for injury to deeper structures while liposuction is being done, as well as potential for fat or blood clots getting into the blood stream and obstructing the blood flow through the lungs. 

Bottom line:  Find a Plastic Surgeon who performs this procedure more than just once in a while, who has before and after pictures that show results you like, and who has a reputation that you can trust so that you can can feel safe when you undergo this procedure

Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 457 reviews

Pros and cons of Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt Lift takes fat from other parts of the body and transplants it to the buttocks for volume/shape enhancement.  The pros include the benefit of contour changes from liposuction at the donor sites and the enhancement of the buttocks without implants. Cons include sometimes limited donor sites (not enough fat for transplantation) and the fact that all the transplanted fat does not survive.  

Be sure to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who can show you a complete portfolio of pre- and post-op pictures so you can see what types of results are reasonable to expect.

Daniel Greenwald, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews


The BBL ids a win win procedure. Your bodu looks better if the lipo is performed keeping aesthetics in mind and the buttocks are fuller with the fat grafting if they are done properly 

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

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