How Long Will My Brazilian Butt Lift Results Last?

By: Dr. Nana Mizuguchi


Beauty trends are continually evolving, but for the last decade, some are becoming more popular than others. A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, can give patients the fullness and volume needed in the buttocks area to achieve a more balanced figure. Many individuals turn to diet and exercise for a more attractive look, but sometimes volume cannot be added without the aesthetic help of butt augmentation.

Dual board-certified aesthetic and plastic surgeon Dr. Nana Mizuguchi specializes in body contouring procedures, including fat transfers and Brazilian butt lifts. At his private practice in Louisville, KY, Dr. Mizuguchi incorporates his meticulous attention to detail and his surgical experience to deliver excellent patient outcomes. Read below as Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery provides a brief overview of how a fat transfer works and how to maintain BBL results.

What is involved in the Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift offers patients the ability to enhance a saggy or flat backside, which can be the result of genetics, significant weight loss, gravity, or age. At Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery, advanced liposuction techniques are utilized to carefully remove fat cells from donor areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, and lower back. During the procedure, liposuction is employed to remove excess fat from preselected areas of the body and then purified to be strategically injected into the buttocks. Dr. Mizuguchi will carefully sculpt and improve those "problem areas" by removing unwanted fat to enhance the buttocks, providing results that can last for years.

How long does a BBL last?

A Brazilian butt lift can give patients a fuller, rounder buttocks without the need or risk of butt implants. Since it involves a patient using their body tissue and fat, the procedure is safer than relying on synthetic material. Another bonus, a BBL, is considered a two-in-one body contouring procedure because it simultaneously treats the buttocks and another area of the body. Louisville, KY patients can slim down their thighs or stomach area while also enhancing their derriere. So, how long can these safe and natural-looking results last? BBL results are meant to last for several years. The extracted fat cells with liposuction will not return to the donor area, and fat cells that survive the transfer to the buttocks will remain for years to come. Patients can expect to retain 60 – 80% of the fat transferred, which will take about six months to come to fruition after residual swelling dissipates, and patients are fully healed.

How to maintain BBL results

A Brazilian butt lift is a rewarding cosmetic procedure with long-lasting results. Experienced surgeons, like Dr. Mizuguchi, will correctly purify and properly place the injected fat to ensure it will last to its full potential. Immediately after the procedure, patients should avoid sitting directly on their butt for a minimum of three weeks. It may seem like a considerable inconvenience, but it is essential to ensure the results of a fat transfer to the buttocks are not altered. Significant weight fluctuations can also affect any BBL results, so patients must remain at their target weight. Most patients can resume light activity within the first 7 – 10 days. However, patients should avoid more advanced workouts until fully recovered in about 6 – 8 weeks. To prevent weight fluctuations, patients should eat food that encourages their well-being and exercise three to four times a week. If patients struggle with developing good habits, consider finding a personal trainer or working with a nutritionist.

A BBL is more appealing to many patients because it uses their body fat to provide an effective and safe way to add volume to their backside. It is a cosmetic procedure that helps create a more balanced and attractive figure, sculpting a patient's body by providing more curves. It is also less invasive than other body contouring options due to using injection points on the buttocks and small incisions on the donor area for liposuction. It gives patients quicker recovery time and minimizes the risk of infection or other complications that can be associated with more invasive options.

If you are considering a Brazilian butt lift and have further questions, 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. He will listen to your needs and concerns to customize your BBL procedure to achieve optimal results. If you want to learn more, call today and schedule your appointment.

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