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How Soon After a Brazilian Butt Lift Can I Get Breast Augmentation Surgery?

By: Dr. Brian Hwang


It's common for patients who had a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) to also get breast augmentation. Both procedures create a stunning hourglass-shaped figure with better overall proportions. So, how long do you have to wait before undergoing an additional cosmetic procedure at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery?

The timeline varies based on several factors, but it's best to wait at least 3 – 6 months after a BBL before undergoing breast augmentation. This allows your body to heal properly from the first surgery and ensures long-lasting results.

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang can provide additional information about these unique body contouring treatments as well as recovery during your consultation. Contact us in West Hills, CA to schedule an appointment today.

What happens during a Brazilian butt lift?

During a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Hwang will first harvest excess fat from one area of the body (such as the abdomen, hips, and thighs) using cutting-edge liposuction techniques. This fat is then carefully administered to the buttocks to create a fuller and more shapely appearance.

Recovery from a BBL usually takes around several weeks based on the individual. During this time, patients must avoid sitting or lying directly on their buttocks to prevent the newly injected fat cells from being compressed. Our team members at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery can provide detailed instructions on how to properly care for yourself when healing at home.

What is involved with breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery can be performed in one of two ways – through medical-grade breast implants or a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Hwang will discuss which method is better for you based on your unique needs and goals. Some women prefer implants because they create a more dramatic transformation, while others opt for a fat transfer since it uses their own tissue.

Healing from breast augmentation also takes several weeks, based on the method chosen. During this time, patients may wear a special compression garment to minimize swelling and support the new breast tissue as it heals.

When to plan your second cosmetic procedure

Whether you're interested in a BBL, breast augmentation, or both, it's important to wait for 3 – 6 months after your first body contouring procedure before undergoing the second. This is because your body needs time to properly heal and recover. Rushing into another surgery could cause complications and jeopardize your results.

Tips for planning your second surgery

If you're interested in getting a BBL and breast augmentation in West Hills, CA, there are a few ways to prepare for your second procedure:

  • Have someone drive you home: You won't be able to drive yourself home after body contouring surgery. Have a family member stay with you during the first few days of recovery.
  • Arrange for childcare: Those with small children at home should arrange for someone to watch them. You may not lift or carry them for some time.
  • Stock up on supplies: Before surgery, stock up on everything you'll need, such as pain medication, compression garments, and plenty of comfortable clothing.

Sculpt your body

Cosmetic surgery is a big decision. If you're considering getting a BBL or breast augmentation, or both, it's important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Brian Hwang in West Hills, CA. Our specialists at Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery can answer any questions and help you plan your second procedure.

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