Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando, FL


Ample, shapely buttocks can significantly improve your physique’s overall contouring. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for both women and men worldwide. Its popularity stems from the fact that the BBL offers a much more realistic and subtle outcome than butt implants. The procedure uses your own body fat to achieve results, offering you a bonus of slimming down a problem area while improving your butt!

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Am I a Candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift?

The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift:

  • Has an adequate amount of fat in other body areas that can be used for the removal, grafting, and transfer process. Individuals that have an extremely low body weight may not have sufficient fat for the BBL.
  • Has good skin laxity. Individuals with sagging skin may benefit from a butt lift surgery instead.
  • Is in generally good health.
  • Is a non-smoker or is willing to give up smoking before and after the surgery.
  • Has realistic expectations about the procedure.

Ultimately, you will have to book a consultation with Dr. Gonzalez to determine if you are eligible for the procedure.

How Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

Individuals generally are given anesthesia for the fat transfer portion of the surgery. In total, the surgery takes around two to three hours, and the patient can go home the same day. The surgery takes longer for patients who are having a large quantity of fat being removed and reinstated.

First, liposuction is performed in a targeted area to remove fat. Typically, the patient chooses either the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs. After the fat is extracted, it’s purified in a sterile centrifuge system. After this, the harvested fat is placed into syringes.

The last step is to inject the healthy, processed fat in layers into the butt. The injection spot is massaged to make sure the surface remains even and smooth. This last step is repeated until the desired shape is attained.

What Is My Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Like?

Patients can expect to see some swelling and bruising around both the liposuction area and the injection sites. Individuals can use over-the-counter pain medication for pain management. Patients will need to wear a compression garment around the liposuction spot(s).

During the first two weeks post-surgery, it is essential to avoid putting a lot of weight on the buttocks. Individuals can usually return to vigorous exercise approximately six to eight weeks after the procedure, once the fat cells have stabilized.

What Results Can I Expect From My Brazilian Butt Lift?

It can take up to four to six weeks to see the full results of the Brazilian Butt Lift. When the results are fully realized, the patient will have a shapelier and more rounded backside. Additionally, they should feel more firm in the areas where liposuction was performed.

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What Results Can I Expect From My Brazilian Butt Lift?

It can take up to four to six weeks to see the full results of the Brazilian Butt Lift. When the results are fully realized, the patient will have a shapelier and more rounded backside. Additionally, they should feel more firm in the areas where liposuction was performed.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

What should I wear after my BBL?

You will be required to wear special compression garments for at least two weeks to support and reduce bruising, pain, and swelling. The garment also protects the region while it heals and makes you feel more comfortable. You might want to wear loose clothes over the compression garments.

After a Brazilian Butt Lift, avoid wearing tight underwear or jeans for at least two months. Wearing clothes made from a soft and breathable material and maintaining high hygienic standards (to prevent infections) are highly recommended.

Can I sit down while recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift?

You are advised to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks until your surgeon gives you the go-ahead. The transferred fat needs enough time to settle within the tissues, and sitting down for long durations affects this process. Instead, lie down on your side or stand. You can purchase specialized Brazilian Butt Lift pillows that divert pressure while sitting. Women also find that sitting on boppy pillows (for nursing) is helpful during recovery.

The goal is to minimize pressure on the buttocks to accelerate the healing process and promote better results. Because you cannot avoid all activities that require you to sit (such as going to the bathroom), limit the amount of time spent sitting.

Dr. Gonzalez will advise when you can sit comfortably. 

When can I sleep on my back after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

While sleeping on your back does not put as much pressure on the butt as sitting does, you should avoid it for the first six weeks. Instead, lie on your stomach or sides. Before you start lying on your back, talk with Dr. Gonzalez as recovery varies from one patient to another. Some people take longer than others to heal.

What should I eat after my BBL?

The grafted cells need a lot of energy to survive. You will need to eat more nutritious foods and stay hydrated. You might also want to increase your healthy fats intake by eating foods such as avocados, salmon, walnuts, grass-fed butter, coconut oil, and extra-virgin oil.

When can I start exercising again after my BBL?

High-impact exercises and activities should be avoided for the first six to eight weeks. Strenuous activities burn more calories and fat, including the grafted ones. It is, therefore, important to give the cells adequate time to settle within the tissues and establish a sustainable blood supply.

Why should I choose Dr. Gonzalez for my Brazilian Butt Lift?

Dr. Gonzalez is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Physician Specialists. He has been in practice for over 19 years and has worked with numerous patients on their recovery journey, helping them achieve beautiful results after a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

Interested in a Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando, Florida?

If you are ready for an improved butt, book your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation today! You can schedule an appointment by calling (407) 447-1628 or filling out our online form.