How Long Can Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?

By: Dr. J. Timothy Katzen


Do you find yourself feeling envious of every full and shapely rear end you see these days? With the rising popularity of a curvier figure, butt enhancement surgery is more in demand now than ever before. Each year, men and women everywhere turn to one particular procedure – the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) – to resculpt their buttocks using unwanted fat from another area of their body. Without a doubt, one of the most common questions people have regarding BBL surgery is "how long their results will last?" At J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills, plastic surgeon and body contouring expert Dr. J. Timothy Katzen utilizes the most advanced tools and technologies available today to help patients achieve the most natural-looking and longest-lasting BBL results possible. In this blog, we’ll take a closer look at what to expect after BBL surgery, including how to ensure your newly enhanced rear end stands the test of time.

How does a BBL add volume to your butt?

BBL surgery is a highly advanced fat grafting procedure that utilizes excess fat from another area of your body – such as the hips, upper thighs, abdomen, or lower back – to add volume to the buttocks and enhance its overall shape. During BBL surgery in Beverly Hills, which is performed using general anesthesia and takes about 2 – 3 hours to complete, Dr. Katzen begins by harvesting viable fat cells from the donor site. The fat is then purified and prepared in syringes. Using precision, skill, and artistry, Dr. Katzen then injects thin layers of fat into targeted areas of the butt, massaging between each layer to ensure a smooth texture and a natural-looking, even new contour.

What should I expect after BBL surgery?

Following BBL surgery, patients will experience some level of discomfort, swelling, and bruising. It is important to remember that both the liposuction site and the buttocks will be healing simultaneously. Patients will need to avoid putting direct pressure on their buttocks for at least two weeks after surgery to prevent the newly transferred fat cells from dying. On average, it takes about 6-8 weeks for the majority of postoperative BBL swelling to resolve, after which time patients will begin to see their gorgeous new backside taking shape.

Is a BBL permanent?

Once the new fat cells in the buttocks have established a blood supply, they should be viable and remain in place for years. However, it is essential that patients maintain a stable weight after BBL surgery, as significant weight fluctuation can cause these fat cells to swell or shrink – just as they would elsewhere in the body – and severely compromise the patient’s cosmetic outcome. To preserve your BBL results for as long as possible, use these helpful tips:

  • Choose a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your BBL
  • Reach a stable, healthy weight prior to surgery
  • Follow your recovery guidelines closely
  • Avoid sitting or putting direct pressure on the buttocks for at least two weeks after BBL
  • Maintain a stable, consistent weight after BBL surgery

With a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle, Brazilian butt lift surgery can give you a look you’ll love for years – or even decades – to come.

Look your best from every angle with a Brazilian butt lift in Beverly Hills, CA

If a flat butt is preventing you from looking and feeling your best, we can help. Join the many men and women who have reinvented their figure with Beverly Hills BBL surgery by calling J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills to schedule your one-on-one consultation with nationally acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. J. Timothy Katzen today.

Call to schedule a consultation. For your convenience, Dr. Katzen has offices in Beverly Hills, CA, Las Vegas, NV, and Dubai, UAE. Physical or virtual consultations can be arranged. Virtual consultation options include FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, and WhatsApp. Call (310) 859 - 7770 today to schedule your consultation to achieve the butt of your dreams.

Before and after Brazilian Butt Lift photos

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