Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Is a BBL Safe?

The Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, has become increasingly popular. And for good reason: You can achieve that beautiful S-curve shape. The result is a more sculpted body that accentuates a slimmer waist and enhances the size and shape of your buttocks. As you research the Brazilian Butt Lift, you may find articles or statistics that question the safety of the procedure. We’d like to provide some important considerations if you are concerned about the safety of this minimally invasive treatment.


Choose the Right Physician for Your BBL Procedure

A Brazilian Butt Lift is safe and can deliver exceptional results when you choose an experienced physician who has a proven track record for performing the procedure. Ask how many BBLs they have completed over the years and review before and after pictures of surgeries. The surgeon should stay updated on the latest research and recommendations to perform the BBL safely and effectively. Read reviews to gain an understanding of patients’ experiences with the cosmetic surgeon and procedure.

Ensuring Safety During the BBL Procedure

While risks and complications are rare during a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, your surgeon should explain them to you in detail. In addition, they should discuss their technique and the surgical safety precautions they take. For example, in the butt, the number of underlying muscles and fat varies from person to person. There are veins and arteries to be aware of as well.

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is highly complicated and nuanced. The surgeon should consider how much fat can be safely removed from the donor area. In addition, they need to know where and how deep the fat is injected and the amount of fat that can be safely injected. Injecting fat too deeply or placing too much fat is dangerous and leads to rare complications. At The Lumen Center, our experienced and highly skilled physician meticulously injects harvested fat in such a way to minimize the risk of complications, while maximizing results and ensuring a safe procedure.

Want a Safe BBL Procedure? Follow Pre- and Post-Op Instructions

Pre- and post-procedure instructions are important for a safe BBL procedure and speedy recovery. Your physician and patient care coordinator will provide detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. Patients must stop smoking and taking certain medications and vitamins.

After a Brazilian Butt Lift at The Lumen Center, you will likely experience mild discomfort or bruising. Many of our patients take 3 to 4 days off of work to recover. Swelling is also common and may last for a few weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment over the areas where fat was removed for one month following the procedure. To protect your results, you will need to avoid sitting on your butt for up to two weeks. At night, you will need to sleep on your side or stomach until the surgery site completely heals.

The Lumen Center is unique in its follow-up approach. We monitor our patients post-procedure at regular checkpoints for up to one year to ensure proper healing and ultimate patient care.

Convinced a BBL Is Safe? Take the Next Step

The bottom line? A BBL can be safely performed and give you the hourglass figure you want to achieve. Especially at a center such as Lumen that has performed hundreds of procedures successfully over the years.

To learn more about the safety of a Brazilian Butt Lift, schedule a free consultation at The Lumen Center. Dr. Andrew Kwak will provide a full examination and lay out all of the considerations and benefits so you can decide if a BBL is the right treatment for you. During the consultation, he will discuss your goals, plan and vision to bring about the best results possible. To learn more or schedule your appointment, contact us at 610.525.0606.