Buttock Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift / Buttock Augmentation


Buttock Augmentation, also known as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), has increased in popularity in recent years.  The procedure is when fat is taken from other part of the body, such as the abdomen, flanks and thighs, and is then transferred to the buttock.  The fat extraction is done is a similar way to liposuction, but more refined to achieve better fat survival.  The key for success is to use the purest and most viable fat.  This will give the best long term results.  The operation is done under general anaesthetic. 


 Duration – 4 Hours

 Hospital stay – Overnight

 Costs – from £8000

 Return to work – 2 weeks

 Location – London, Manchester, Beirut, Doha

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

If you suffer from any of the following, you might be suitable for the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure and should a consultation: 

  1. Flat buttocks
  2. Sagging buttocks
  3. Asymmetrical buttocks
  4. Small buttocks 
  5. Change of buttock shape due to weight loss

Is the procedure done under local or general anaesthetic?

The procedure is done under a general anaesthetic for your own comfort. 

What is the aftercare needed?

You will need to plan time off work for at least 2 weeks 

You should wear the special garment provided

You should not sit on the buttocks directly for 2 weeks and only use the doughnut cushion provided after that to sit on it for a further week. After that use a soft cushion for a further 4 weeks. 

How long will my results last?

The results of fat transfer can last for a very long time, as long as you maintain a steady weight after the procedure. 

What are the risk associated with the Brazilian Butt Lift?


Bruising is normal following this procedure but in some cases it may take a longer time to resolve.


A haematoma is a collection of blood that forms under the skin where there has been bleeding. Small haematomas usually resolve with time.

Contour Irregularities

Some patients may notice some lumpiness or irregularities after the procedure in both the areas where fat has been removed and injected. These often settle with time.

Fat Absorption or Loss

It is generally expected that a proportion of fat will not survive and get absorbed. The percentage of fat that is absorbed is reported to be about 30-40% in the literature. This is why we may put more fat initially since we know some will get absorbed.

Fat Necrosis

Sometimes the fat may not survive and die resulting in fat necrosis. Fat necrosis can present as firm lumps under the skin, which can sometimes be distressing to patients. Small areas of fat necrosis will often settle with time and eventually be absorbed.

Oil Cysts and Calcifications

There are some changes following fat transfer that can be detected on mammograms and other imaging studies such as ultrasounds or MRIs. Experienced radiologists are usually able to distinguish changes following fat transfer from other more serious changes.

Fat Embolus

There are some reports of fat cells being injected into the blood stream resulting in serious consequences. 


The scars from this procedure are normally very small and usually settle well. In some patients with a tendency to develop abnormal scarring, the scars can become raised or lumpy, also known as keloid or hypertrophic scars.


There will normally be numbness immediately after the procedure since we use local anaesthetic. Some patients may experience numbness for a prolonged period after the operation. This may be as a result of swelling or bruising around small nerves in the treated areas. This is usually only a temporary problem.

Changes with time

Fat has memory and can change with time. If your weight changes and patients that have fat injected to the cheeks may notice more fullness in this area if they gain weight or lose the effect if they lose the weight.