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How Big Should I Go With a Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?

By: Dr. Brian Hwang


Brazilian butt lift surgery continues to rise in popularity, as fuller figures remain one of the hottest aesthetic trends today. For patients with naturally flat buttocks, as well as those who want to further augment their already-there curves, the Brazilian butt lift can be a fantastic solution.

At Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang helps patients sculpt their ideal physique with the BHeart® Brazilian butt lift. Read on to discover what results may be possible for you with a BHeart® BBL, including just how much you can boost the volume of your backside.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a widely used body contouring procedure designed to add volume to the buttocks and enhance the overall shape and contour of the bum through liposuction and fat transfer. BBL surgery can also help to slim the waist, further accentuating a curvy and round rear end.

How does BBL surgery work?

Dr. Hwang performs BBL surgery using his signature BHeart® Brazilian butt lift approach. During the procedure, which is performed using general anesthesia and typically takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete, Dr. Hwang will first extract excess fat from another area of the patient’s body via liposuction. Liposuction sites for BBL surgery often include:

  • Abdomen
  • Hips
  • Flanks
  • Thighs
  • Lower back
  • Waist

By removing unwanted fat along the abdomen, flanks, and lower back, the new fullness of the buttocks will be even more apparent. However, Dr. Hwang will choose a liposuction donor site based on where the patient has an adequate amount of excess fat.

Once the fat has been purified, separated, and prepared in syringes, Dr. Hwang will strategically inject it into various areas of the buttocks. Using manual massage and thin injection layers, Dr. Hwang will create a smooth, even, natural-looking shape and texture. At the conclusion of the case, the patient will be placed in compression garments to aid healing and minimize swelling at the liposuction sites.

How much fat can be transferred during a BBL?

There are several factors that will determine how much fat can be harvested and transferred during Brazilian butt lift surgery, some of the most important of which include how much excess fat the patient has available and how much additional volume their buttocks can hold without becoming overly stretched or unnatural looking. Generally speaking, patients can expect to have about 1 – 2 liters of fat removed and transferred during the BBL process, though this can vary somewhat from patient to patient. During your initial consultation for Brazilian butt lift surgery in West Hills, CA, Dr. Hwang will evaluate your anatomy, discuss your desired outcome, and determine how much fat can realistically be transferred during your BBL to help you achieve the butt of your dreams.

Take your look to the next level with BBL surgery in West Hills, CA

If you are envious of your favorite celebrities’ curves and can’t seem to achieve your desired look through diet and exercise alone, we can help. Call Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation with top West Hills, CA board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang, and take the first step toward getting the Hollywood-worthy figure you’ve always wanted today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.