Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL) in Jacksonville & Tampa

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We combine finely honed medical skill with revolutionary technology and treatments to slim and tone target areas, smooth away cellulite, and enhance muscle definition. 

Are you ready to sculpt the body of your dreams? Contact our plastic surgery teams in Jacksonville or Tampa, FL, to learn more about how we can help. We offer free, no-obligation consultations.

Our BBL Procedure Helps:

  • Add curves where you want them
  • Enhance body symmetry
  • Reduce fat in other parts of the body
  • Increase self-esteem and body image

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure and form of buttock augmentation where healthy fat from other parts of your body is extracted through liposuction and redistributed to your buttocks. The re-injected fat can be used to enlarge, contour, and sculpt the gluteal region to increase the roundness and fullness of your butt, giving you a more proportionate figure.

At PureSculpting Aesthetic Centers, our fat transfer Brazilian butt lifts in Tampa and Jacksonville have the added benefit of removing unwanted fat from places like your stomach, hips, arms, or other areas of your body where stubborn fat cells are stored. Our BBL procedure is a multi-pronged approach to body shaping that not only contours and enhances your butt but also your overall physique. 

PureSculpting performs Brazilian butt lifts in our Jacksonville and Tampa locations. To learn more, schedule a free, no-obligation consultation today.

30-day before and after images of a female Brazilian butt lift patient

How is the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Performed?

During the Brazilian butt lift procedure, our plastic surgeons use liposuction to extract fat from targeted areas of your body—such as your abdomen, waist, or thighs—and transfer the fat to your buttocks. 

The first step is your pre-procedure consultation, where our plastic surgeons will collaborate with you to evaluate your body type and other cosmetic goals to determine which areas of your body can be donor sites. 

Next, one of our experienced plastic surgeons creates very tiny incisions in discreet locations in order to prepare to inject local anesthetic to the areas of your body where unwanted fat will be removed. 

The plastic surgeon then uses the LipoSculpting device to administer rapid vibration to the target areas. The vibrations break down the fat cells in your body, which separates them from each other, making them easier to remove while simultaneously permanently removing the fat cells from your body.

Then, using a thin tube called a cannula, our plastic surgeons begin the liposuction process by removing fat cells from donor sites on your body. The fat that gets removed is then purified through a Pure Graft purification system in order to transfer the healthiest fat cells before being re-injected into the buttocks a little at a time to ensure better blood flow and lasting results. 

Typically, Brazilian butt lift surgery in our Jacksonville and Tampa locations takes approximately one hour. 

Butt Implants vs. Fat Transfer BBL

Butt implants are made from soft, malleable silicone that provides a natural-looking result. However, they pose a significant risk for infection or tissue rejection because they’re made of materials foreign to the body. Since Brazilian butt lifts use fat cells from your own body, there’s little to no risk of infection or rejection.

Additionally, fat transfer BBL has the added benefit of contouring other parts of your body that act as fat donor sites. BBL surgery recovery times, on average, are also much shorter than recovery after butt implant surgery.

Who is a Candidate for a BBL?

Candidates for a Brazilian butt lift include anyone who wants to enhance the size, shape, or proportion of their butt or look better in their clothes. Ideally, a BBL candidate also:

  • Is a non-smoker
  • Exercises regularly
  • Leads a healthy lifestyle
  • Has not had any surgery-related complications or infections
  • Is at or near a healthy weight
  • Has firm, elastic skin

During your consultation at PureSculpting, our plastic surgeons in Jacksonville or Tampa, FL, will determine if you qualify for the BBL procedure based on your health and body image goals.

What Are the Results from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The results of your Brazilian butt lift will be noticeable immediately following the procedure. You’ll see a difference in the shape of your butt and slimmer contours around the fat donor sites. 

The final results of your BBL will continue to become visible over time as swelling subsides and the shape of your butt settles into its final form. It may take up to one year for your buttocks to reach its final shape. 

Ultimately, the results of a Brazilian butt lift add curves where you want them, enhance your body’s symmetry, reduce fat in other parts of the body, and increase your self-esteem and body image.

How Do I Prepare for My Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure?

Before your Brazilian butt lift procedure, ensure you get adequate time off from work—at least 5-7 days to rest and allow your body to adjust.

Preparation for BBL is very simple for most patients. During your preoperative appointment, we will discuss your plan of action to ensure your journey is in alignment with your health and recovery. Every patient’s preparation is customized specifically to their health history.

Side View of Women's Brazilian Butt Lift

What is the BBL Recovery Process Like?

After your Brazilian butt lift surgery, you’ll wear a stage 1 light compression garment for a minimum of 15 days to tighten the skin and reduce swelling. For most procedures, you can use oral medication, such as acetaminophen only, to manage any pain and the initial swelling. 

After your BBL surgery, you will need to sleep on your stomach or side until your buttocks area heals completely. It will generally take a month or so for the bruising and swelling from a BBL surgery to subside. 

Sitting is not recommended after a Brazilian butt lift procedure for the first 30 days. You should also avoid strenuous exercise or physical activities during the recovery period. Also, be sure to follow the post-surgery instructions from your plastic surgeon and go to all the scheduled follow-up appointments. 

Other tips for recovering after a BBL include:

  • Avoid hot tubs and pools
  • Get enough rest and sleep
  • Wear loose-fitting clothes
  • Stay hydrated
  • Eat healthy meals to promote healing

Are BBL Scars Noticeable?

The liposuction technique used to extract fat for a Brazilian butt lift involves small incisions at the fat donor site and then at the buttocks where the fat is re-injected. The scarring from this process is minimal and barely noticeable once the incisions heal.

How Long Do Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?

The results of a Brazilian butt lift are permanent. In order to achieve long-lasting results, our plastic surgeons take extra care during the procedure to slowly re-inject fat cells into the buttocks in small amounts at different depths, ensuring the highest absorption rate and proper blood flow. 

In some cases, it can take multiple BBL procedures to achieve the patient’s desired shape and contour of their butt. However, our plastic surgeons in Jacksonville and Tampa aim for lasting results that require few touch-ups.

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Cost?

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift procedure includes the price of facility fees, local anesthesia, liposuction, fat transfer, as well as pre- and post-surgery care. Insurance does not cover Brazilian butt lift surgery because it is not considered a medical necessity. However, during your initial consultation at PureSculpting you’ll be able to discuss payment options and create a payment plan that works for you. The average cost of a fat transfer BBL in Jacksonville or Tampa begins around $4,500 for the transfer only. The cost of your procedure will be discussed during your free consultation at PureSculpting

Additional Brazilian Butt Lift FAQs

Is a Brazilian butt lift painful?

Every patient’s pain tolerance is different, however, a Brazilian butt lift is a minimally invasive procedure with a faster recovery time compared to alternative buttock augmentation procedures, such as butt implant surgery. Your plastic surgeon will use anesthesia to numb the area during the procedure and prescribe an appropriate recovery plan, based on how extensive your BBL surgery was, to ensure you recuperate comfortably.

Are you awake during a BBL?

Yes, at PureSculpting you are awake because we use a local anesthetic. Brazilian butt lift surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, which both have potential risks and complications.

Although we only use local anesthesia at PureSculpting, it’s important to know the risks of general anesthesia as well if you’re considering a BBL.

General anesthesia, while safe and approved by the FDA, is risky because it is a medically induced state of unconsciousness. People with certain preexisting medical conditions are at a higher risk of experiencing complications. 

Conditions that increase the chances of complications from anesthesia—

  • Being allergic to anesthesia drugs
  • Having a history of diabetes
  • Having a history of heart disease (history of heart failure, heart attack, valve disease, angina, etc.)
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney disease
  • Pulmonary disease (COPD or asthma)
  • Being obese
  • Having suffered a stroke
  • Being prone to seizures
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol regularly

If you have any of the above medical conditions, the chances of experiencing negative side effects from anesthesia increase. Severe complications from anesthesia include: 

  • Malignant Hyperthermia—this condition is a severe adverse reaction to some of the drugs used during anesthesia. Patients who experience malignant hyperthermia suffer from muscle convulsions, spasms, rapid heart rate, and a high fever. This condition can be fatal.
  • Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction—Some patients experience long-term memory loss and learning difficulties after undergoing anesthesia. This condition is more likely to occur in older patients and patients with neurological conditions, Alzheimer’s, congestive heart failure, or stroke.
  • Breathing Problems Resulting From Anesthesia—Some patients, especially those with a history of pulmonary disease, can have difficulty breathing on their own after undergoing anesthesia.

What happens if I gain weight after a BBL?

Weight gain can cause the fat cells in your buttocks to become enlarged and the size of your butt to increase, impacting the original outcome of your BBL surgery. If you gain weight following a BBL, you can consult your plastic surgeon for advice on how to re-achieve the body shape you want.

What are the risks or complications of a BBL?

Though BBLs and other fat transfer procedures are safe and approved by the FDA, there are several complications and risks patients need to understand before getting the procedure.

Hematomas—Hematomas are masses of clotted blood that form from broken blood vessels. This medical condition can be dangerous if the hematoma becomes large enough to cause blood pressure problems. Hematomas can be deadly if they get infected. 

Fat Necrosis—Fat necrosis occurs when fat cells die due to loss of blood flow or injury. This condition usually resolves on its own and isn’t painful. However, if you experience fat necrosis after a BBL it means that some of the fat from the transfer didn’t take. You might need corrective surgery to fix imbalances and irregularities in your buttocks.

Fat Embolism—This rare condition occurs when fat globules enter the circulatory system and block blood vessels. Fat embolisms are medical emergencies and can lead to heart failure, pulmonary failure, and death. 

Hypertrophic Scars—Some incisions heal irregularly. Hypertrophic scars are thick scars that rise above the skin. These might affect the cosmetic results of your BBL but are otherwise not dangerous. 

Infection—All surgeries come with the risk of infection. Be sure to follow your doctor’s preop and postop care instructions to prevent infection. 

Excessive Bleeding—All surgeries come with a risk of excessive bleeding. 

Irregular, Uneven Shape—In cases where the plastic surgeon was inexperienced or the person experienced severe complications during the procedure, it’s possible that the BBL results will be uneven due to issues with the fat grafting. If this occurs, corrective surgeries are necessary to even out the shape.

The possible risks and complications of a Brazilian butt lift will be discussed with you during your consultation with a plastic surgeon. More information about BBL risks can also be found on the Cleveland Clinic website.

What are the benefits of a fat transfer BBL?

A Brazilian butt lift has several benefits compared to alternatives like butt implant surgery. A fat transfer BBL enhances the shape of your butt as well as the slimness and contour of the donor fat sites on your body. A BBL is a minimally invasive procedure that involves highly targeted fat transfers through liposuction, and since no foreign materials are used, there is less risk of infection or of your body rejecting the transferred fat cells.


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