Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)


Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that enhances the size and shape of the buttocks using the patient's own fat. The fat is typically harvested from another part of the body, such as the stomach, thighs, or buttocks, using liposuction. The fat is then purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions in the areas from which the fat is harvested and in the buttocks, and will inject the purified fat into specific areas to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient will be asleep during the procedure. The recovery process may include wearing a special garment to support the buttocks and taking medication to manage pain and swelling. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the surgery with a qualified plastic surgeon before making a decision.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure applied to enhancing the buttock's shape, size, and appearance. To summarize, fats from other body areas such as the abdomen, thighs, and hips are taken and then transferred to the buttocks with liposuction. The whole process is specialized to have rounded and good-looking buttocks without the implants - buttock reshaping. 

Why is Brazilian Butt Lift Popular?

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is popular because of the various reasons that meet the expectations of the patients, for example:

  • Good and natural-looking appearance: Since the patient’s fat that has been taken from different areas is used, achieving a natural and good-looking appearance becomes easier.
  • Benefits of liposuction along with the BBL: To take fats from other areas, liposuction is applied to them. Therefore, the taken fat allows these mentioned areas to reduce the rate of fat.

In addition to these, Turkey has been known for the popularity of BBL since the last decade.

Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Before learning about them, please note that the whole procedure is started with healthy consultation with your surgeon. Talking about your medical history and expectations are essential.

  • Anesthesia and Liposuction: The surgery starts with anesthesia. Liposuction will be performed by the surgeon, from the chosen areas. The chosen areas may be the abdomen, hips, and thighs. 
  • Fat Processing and Purification: The fats will be cleaned of damaged cells, unnecessary fluids, and more.
  • Fat Injection and Buttock Augmentation: Collected fat will be injected into the decided areas for buttock reshaping.
  • Incision Closure and Postoperative Care: The incision will be closed after the aesthetic surgery is completed. A post-operative detailed instruction list will be given to you after the surgery.

Recovery and Aftercare of Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

To achieve visible and healthy results, recovery and aftercare of a Brazilian butt lift are required. You need to be careful about certain additional things to reach these goals along with your well-being.

  • Immediate Postoperative Period: Experiencing pain or discomfort is normal. Your surgeon can prescribe some medications for pain management and relief. Having someone besides you after the BBL surgery would be good for you.
  • Follow-up Appointment and Monitoring: Your surgeon will give you a list of follow-up appointments so that they can monitor the healing and recovery process. Further instructions will be clear and given due to the recovery.
  • Recovery Timeline and Activity Restrictions: After the BBL surgery, you need to restrict your physical activity and should be careful about your movements. You should stay away from exercising and since you must not lie on your buttocks for more than 2 weeks, you need to prepare a specialized cushion or bed.
  • Long-term Results and Maintenance: To achieve healthy long-term results and maintenance, you need to stay away from smoking & alcohol and should be doing the things instructed by your surgeon. Maintaining these results is also important, you should keep hydrated, eat in order, and choose a healthy diet that would be good for you.

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Opr. Dr. Cenk Melikoğlu Operating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in Görele, in 1978. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015, he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which were published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks English well. He is married and has one child. His special interests are; Breast Aesthetics & Dual-Plan Method, Aesthetic nose surgery, Lymphedema surgery, Endoscopic facial stretching, Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery), Hair transplantation with FUE method, Migraine surgery, Gynecomastia correction, Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement), Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method), Penis Enlargement (Length & Thickness Combined Method), Migraine Surgery (Closed Method with Scopy). He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ He has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment and penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
Opr. Dr. Arif Aydın He graduated from Eskişehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine in 2008. He studied at Kaunas Medical Faculty between the years 2007 and 2008. He completed his specialization on Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department at Afyon Kocatepe University between the years 2009 and 2014. He has 5 original articles published in national and international scientific journals, and 13 verbal and written academic papers presented in national congresses. He continues the academic studies. He received the competence certificate of Turkish Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery after his success in the exam in 2016. He did well in European Plastic Surgery Competence Written Exam that took place in Brussels in 2019. Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections 
Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman Aslan He graduated from Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine in 1995. Between 2001 and 2007, he received his specialty training in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, İnönü University. He has 20 original articles published in domestic and foreign scientific journals, and 18 written and oral presentations presented in national and international congresses. He is a member of Izmir Medical Chamber and Aegean Region Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Association. Married and father of one child, Opr. Dr. Serkan Süleyman Aslan has a good command of English. Areas of interest: Rhinoplasty Eyelid aesthetic Facial rejuvenation (face-neck lift) prominent ear Breast aesthetics (enlargement, reduction, lift) Correction of gynecomastia Tummy tuck Arm - Thigh stretch genital aesthetics Liposuction (fat removal) Fat injections Body shaping (Hip aesthetic, BBL) Minimal aesthetic applications (filler-rope hanger- neurotoxin) Fractional laser applications Skin Tumors Facial Traumas Penis Enlargement Lengthening and Thickening (Combined Method) Gender Reassignment Surgeries
Opr. Dr. Süleyman Çakmak He was born in 1990 in Isparta. He studied at Ankara University Faculty of Medicine between 2008-2015. Between 2016 and 2022, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül Faculty of Medicine, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He worked at Izmir Bozyaka EAH, Düzce Atatürk DH and Isparta City Hospital. He is a member of Izmir Medical Chamber and Plastic Surgery Association. Fields of Interest: Rhinoplasty Neck lift surgery, Face lift Surgery, Otoplasty, Tummy tuck, Liposuction, Breast augmentation / reduction / mastopexy, Gynecomastia, Genital aesthetics, Blepharoplasty, Lipoedema surgery, Penis enlargement (lengthening and thickening surgery), Fat injections 

Frequently Asked Questions

The procedure can be performed by Aesthetic surgeons who are experienced in this field. You should make good research before choosing your surgeon and be sure to describe your desired result well to them. 3 Esthetic Surgeons in EKOL Hospitals perform BBL operations both with fat & implants.
Ekol Hospitals experienced esthetic surgeons perform BBL operations since many years. The operation itself requires great experience and should be performed under correct hands only. You can completely trust EKOL Hospitals’ Surgeons by this operation.
It varies from person to person. However; if post-operative instructions are followed carefully, almost all of the transferred fat will survive. Please follow the instructions of your surgeon.
Small incisions with no significant depth are made in the skin as the openings to the most innermost and covered regions, in a way to leave no scars. We reduce the scar development to a minimum with the postoperative use of anti-scar creams.
This depends on your job. You can return to work after an average of one week. You can sit back with support after one week. If you have a desk job that you usually perform in the sitting position, we recommend that you use BBL pillows for at least three weeks.
This is variable depending on the patient. However, the process normally takes 2-3 hours.
Yes, this procedure is performed under general anesthesia after examining the health status of the patients in the preoperative period. This is a safe and convenient way to perform most operations.
The length of the surgery can vary depending on the extent of the enhancement desired and the specific technique used. In general, BBL surgery can take several hours.
BBL surgery typically involves making small incisions in the areas from which fat is harvested and in the buttocks. While these incisions are usually well-hidden, they will leave scars. The size and appearance of the scars will depend on the extent of the surgery and the individual's healing process.
It is normal to experience some discomfort when sitting after BBL surgery, as the injected fat needs time to settle and the incisions need time to heal. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to sit during the recovery period to minimize discomfort and avoid putting too much pressure on the buttocks.
The recovery process after BBL surgery can take several weeks. You will need to take time off work and avoid strenuous activities during this time. It is important to follow your surgeon's instructions for care after the surgery to ensure proper healing.
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