Six Tips To Prepare For Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


An increasing number of women are opting to undergo a Brazilian butt lift to have a more attractive, curvier backside by using their own fat to gain curves. As cosmetic trends evolve and change, a rounder, more voluptuous butt is more in style today, and a fat transfer or BBL procedure is helping patients achieve it. Over the past few years, even some celebrities have embraced enhancing their backside and chosen this butt enhancement surgery.

Dr. Nana Mizuguchi is a dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon and founder of Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mizuguchi provides a variety of body contouring options at his private state-of-the-art and accredited surgical facility in Louisville, KY. Dr. Mizuguchi and his team are dedicated to helping every patient feel comfortable and cared for throughout the entire process.

Patients who are considering butt enhancement surgery with a fat transfer may be unsure about what happens when you get a BBL. As with any type of cosmetic procedure, it is vital to be informed about the entire process from start to finish. Read on to learn helpful preparation tips and how you can achieve a fuller, more natural enhancement with a Brazilian butt lift.

What is BBL surgery?

The coveted "hourglass" figure has never been more on-trend than it is today. While many Louisville, KY women turn to a healthier lifestyle with diet and exercise to give their backside a boost, sometimes, cosmetic intervention is necessary to achieve the desired results. A fat transfer, or BBL surgery, has become a popular way to add fullness, shape, and volume by using a patient's unwanted fat. This two-step process utilizes liposuction to remove excess fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, or thighs. Then, the harvested fat is injected into the buttocks for the second step by using a transfer or grafting process via small incisions. Dr. Mizuguchi, with a creative touch and massaging technique, will meticulously place the transferred fat cells into the buttocks to contour and shape the target area.

What to expect after BBL surgery?

Following the procedure, patients wear a compression garment to minimize bruising and swelling while increasing circulation to the target site to aid in the healing process. Underneath the compression garment, patients will have access to the liposuction sites for adequate cleaning and at-home care. Patients will experience mild discomfort in the donor sites where fat cells were extracted, as well as their buttocks. While every patient recovers at their own pace, most can expect to be up and walking around a day or two after their Brazilian butt lift. Most patients can typically return to work in 2 – 3 weeks, and back to their normal routine in about 4 – 6 weeks.

Helpful tips when preparing for BBL surgery

A BBL surgery, or fat transfer, uses a patient's unwanted fat from donor locations to improve the shape and appearance of their backside. It is a more natural way and popular method for butt augmentation. The ideal candidate for this cosmetic procedure should be healthy and have the necessary amount of fat in donor sites to adequately provide the right BBL results. When preparing for this type of butt enhancement surgery, the following tips are helpful:

  1. For smooth and fast healing, do not consume alcohol or smoke for a few weeks before or after surgery.
  2. Mentally prepare and be ready to not to sit directly on the fat grafted area for at least three weeks.
  3. Fill all prescription medications and take them as instructed.
  4. Wear loose clothing, which is easy to slip on and off during the healing period.
  5. Have a comfortable recovery space set up, and have stool softeners and bobby pillows accessible.
  6. Maintain a healthy lifestyle before and after BBL surgery to help with the recovery process and maintain long-lasting results.

At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Mizuguchi will assess each patient's progress and give any further instructions to help expedite the healing process. We understand you may have more questions about a fat transfer to buttocks procedure and what to expect with this cosmetic surgery. Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff will take the time to answer any questions and give each patient the information they need.

If you are considering BBL surgery and would like to learn more, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery in Louisville, KY. Contact us today for a consultation or to schedule your Brazilian butt lift appointment.

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