Skip to main content
Douglas A. Taranow, DO, FACOS

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Surgery

For years, a body concern many people never spoke about was the size and shape of their buttocks. However, thanks to the glamorization of the illustrious backsides of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, buttock augmentation has become popular for helping patients achieve a shapely gluteal area. As new innovations have made way over the last 10 years, technologies such as autologous fat transfer have helped to introduce the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). This procedure has opened the door to safe, effective, and natural-looking buttock enhancement.

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) involves harvesting fat from one area of the body, purifying it, and then injecting it into the buttocks to add volume and create a better buttock shape. Many people have gained an increase in fullness, roundness, and projection of the buttocks after undergoing the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. Most have found that this buttock enhancement procedure has helped them achieve a balance in their figure and a boost in confidence.

Thinking about having a Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?


Natural-Looking Results

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) involves removing unwanted fat from one area of the body and then using it to add volume to the buttocks. By using a person’s own fat, the Brazilian Butt Lift offers a natural way of augmenting the butt. In comparison to buttock implants that tend to make the buttocks look and feel too firm as well as issues with the implants shifting or capsulizing, fat transfer surgery produces a round, shapely butt that looks and feels natural.

Minimal Risk of Infection

The previous buttock enhancement method required the insertion of silicone buttock implants to create shape and add volume. The Brazilian Butt Lift involves the use of the patient’s fat deposits and not the use of foreign objects. By injecting one’s own fat cells, it provides a lower chance of the body rejecting the fat tissues and a lower risk of infection.

Reduce Fat From Other Areas

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) involves removing unwanted fat from one area of the body and then using it to add volume to the buttocks. By using a person’s own fat, the Brazilian Butt Lift offers a natural way of augmenting the butt. In comparison to buttock implants that tend to make the buttocks look and feel too firm as well as issues with the implants shifting or capsulizing, fat transfer surgery produces a round, shapely butt that looks and feels natural.

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQS


  • What should I expect during recovery?

    NYC Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Patients will need to wear a compression garment 24 hours a day for two weeks to reduce swelling and to support the buttocks. For three to four weeks, patients should avoid sitting or putting pressure on the buttocks. Cushions are recommended when sitting for a long period. Most patients return to work after one week.

  • How long will my results last?

    The results of the Brazilian Butt Lift are long lasting. However, the buttocks can change over time due to weight fluctuations and pregnancy. It is important that patients live a healthy lifestyle to maintain their results.

  • Will I experience any pain?

    There will be some pain and discomfort due to swelling and bruising. Oral medications will be prescribed by Dr. Taranow to help with pain, aid in healing, and reduce the risk of infection.

  • Will there be any scarring?

    Although multiple incisions are made for liposuction, they will be small and discreet. As the incisions heal, they will become less visible if barely noticeable at all. Since no incisions are placed in the buttocks, there will be no scarring on the butt.

  • Are there any risks or complications?

    As with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications with the Brazilian Butt Lift, which may include:

    • Infection
    • Bleeding
    • Reabsorption of fat
    • Asymmetry
    • Bruising
    • Numbness
    • Blood clots
  • How much does the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure cost?

    The cost of a Brazilian Buttock Lift is influenced by many factors, including the extent of fat grafting and all associated fees. After you meet with your surgeon, you will be provided with a customized quote for your procedure.