What is the Average Time of a Brazilian Butt Surgery?

What preparatory measures need to be taken to minimize the chance of the adverse effects of a Brazilian butt lift?

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Time of surgery for a Brazilian butt lift

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The Brazilian butt lift takes at least from 4-6 hrs. This procedure is a total body sculpting procedure, thus resulting in a curvier figure with a  smaller waist. Your back will be flat without rolls and will improve the take off of the buttocks.

There are various reasons   for a Brazilian butt lift to take such amount of time:

1. There is a lot of liposuction performed in multiple areas.

2. Fat needs to be processed prior to injection.

3. The surgery starts while you are on your back and liposuction is performed on your abdomen and flanks. Then, we flip you on your chest for liposuction of the back and buttock sculpting. It takes time to reposition you and reprep and redrape the whole surgical field.

4. It depends on the amount of fat to be removed and the proportion desired by the patient.

Brazilian butt lift time of surgery and complications

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The average time for the Brazilian butt lift in my hands is 3 1/2 hours. The things you can do to try to prevent complications are preoperatively to stop smoking, stop taking any diet medication and not taking any vitamins medication are supplements that can cause bleeding. Being healthy with a good diet, rest and exercise make you safer candidate for surgery.

After surgery promoting circulation is important to prevent blood clots. Ambulating immediately after surgery is important to promote circulation, moving the legs moving the feet also promote circulation. The person who's prone for a blood clot is a patient who lays in the bed and doesn't move. Being a diligent patient who reports any unusual problems to the doctor is also important in protecting yourself after surgery. If you have an issue that bothers you you should contact your doctor, he or she will be happy to get as much information as possible to protect you before and after surgery.

Wendell Perry, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Average time of a brazilian buttock lift procedure

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Depending on the size of the patient and the areas of liposuction involved, a brazilian buttock lift surgery takes around 2.5-3 hours. The positioning after surgery is very important to improve the chances the fat will survive. Patients should avoid sitting for several weeks after surgery and are instructed to sleep on their sides or on their stomachs during the first few weeks. The less pressure there is on the newly transferred fat cells, the more likely the fat will survive and the better the result. Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon before having this type of surgery.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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The length of surgery will vary

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Hi there-

I'm not sure if you are asking how long the typical Brazilian Butt Lift procedure takes to perform, or how long the results last?...

As for the length of the procedure, this will vary a great deal based on the individual patient's anatomy, her goals, and the skill and experience of the surgeon, as well as how efficient he/she is in surgery.

In other words, some patients need more work done than others, and their operation will take longer.

In my practice, this procedure typically takes between 3 and 4 hours to complete.

If you are asking how long the results last, the answer is that if you are good about following all of our instructions after surgery, the improvement in the shape and proportions of your body should be permanent!

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.