Brazilian Butt Lift

You are not happy with the size and projection of your buttocks? You are not alone. Worldwide, nearly thirty thousands of people have BBL each year. Remember, if you are in good health, have realistic expectations and have sufficient amount of fat in your body, you are a good candidate for BBL.

What is BBL?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgery including 2 main stages. At the first stage, fat tissue is harvested from one or more regions of the patient’s body through liposuction. Therefore, body regions that contain too much fat can be directly addressed. At the second stage, the patient’s own fat tissue is transferred into the patient’s butt. If you want to enlarge and shape your butt naturally (without using implants) and your body has extra fat that you want to get rid of, BBL may be an ideal treatment for you.

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Problems & Solutions

BBL can treat multiple problems and many people are good candidates for it. Here, you can find answers for different complaints.

I want a bigger butt, but I don’t like the idea of having a butt implant.

Then Brazilian Butt Lift is an ideal treatment for you. In BBL treatment, no implant or other artificial object...

I heard that I'm not eligible for BBL because I am skinny.

Contrary to the popular belief, skinny people may also have a Brazilian Butt Lift. But the expectations are...

I want a larger butt and get rid of local fat deposits all around my body.

That makes you an ideal candidate for BBL. Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has 2 main parts. The first part is...

My butt is not small, but I am not happy with its shape at all.

Increasing the size of the butt is not the sole purpose of BBL. It can also reshape your butt. Injection of the...

I am worried that my result will spoil if I gain or lose weight.

In the case of buttock implants, gaining or losing weight can affect the result negatively, and cause an...

Testimonials

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches to solve different problems.

My friends and relatives always told me nobody likes their nose. It took a long time before I realize that it was my nose, and my decision. I knew that I didn’t like my nose and that was enough. After my procedure, my self-image has greatly improved. I didn’t need to force myself to like something I don’t really like, anymore. The best decision I’ve ever...
Lizette Sanchez Rhinoplasty
As an anxious person, my biggest fear was to be left alone after the surgery. I read horrible reviews. So I’m aware of how lucky I was. From our first contact to the end of my recovery, they were always in touch, 7 days and 24 hours. Even after I returned home, they kept answering my questions, informing me, and following my recovery through my photos.
Gabriella Williams Rhinoplasty

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in İstanbul. That is why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, we will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For BBL?

It is not hard to be eligible for a BBL procedure. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!

The first requirement for every cosmetic surgery procedure is to be healthy. This is especially true for the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery. Because the newly transferred fat tissue can survive only if the body succeeds to generate a healthy blood supply for the new cells.

In BBL procedures, the fat that will be transplanted to the butt will be harvested from the other regions of the body (such abdomen, waist, and thighs). Therefore, you need to have enough extra fat in your body to achieve meaningful results. If some parts of your body have excessive fat that you want to get rid of, and you want to have a larger and rounder butt, BBL may be the ideal treatment for you.

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What are the Expected Outcomes of BBL?

The outcomes of BBL can be analyzed in two main categories: aesthetical and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure. Via BBL, both the donor regions (the regions from where the fat is harvested) and the butt (where the fat is transferred to) are aesthetically enhanced. Simultaneously, you will get rid of your excessive fat (located in your abdomen, waist, thighs, etc.) and you will have a larger and rounder butt which has more projection. Therefore, BBL procedure addresses whole body. Your surgeon will work on your body like a sculptor and you’ll have amazing new contours.

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. If you are not happy with your butt, you can experience serious psychological distress which can negatively affect your self-confidence and social live. After the procedure, you will have a more positive self-image. Your newly resized and better-proportioned butt will boost your self-confidence. You will confidently wear your favorite fancy clothes!

How is a BBL Done?

BBL is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of the butt by injecting the patient's own body fat into buttocks.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, BBL requires anesthesia. Depending on the case and the preference of the surgeon, BBL is done with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with sedation.

Surgery

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure can be examined in 3 stages. In the first stage, fat tissue is harvested from the donor regions, through liposuction. The donor regions are chosen depending on the patient’s fat distribution. The most popular donor regions are abdomen, waist, and the thighs.

The second stage is the preparation of the harvested fat tissue. At this stage, the harvested fat tissue is purified and fortified for the transfer.

Finally, the third stage is the re-injection of the fat. At this stage, the processed fat tissue is re-injected inside the buttocks, by distributing it carefully. The incisions made for harvesting and re-injection are very small. Our contracted surgeons are highly skilled and experienced in liposuction and BBL procedures.

Risks and Complications*1*2*3*4

The safest gluteal augmentation procedure is fat grafting, which is the technique used in the BBL procedures. Overall complication rate was found to be 6.8%. With higher the volume of fat transfers, risks of infection at the grafting site and risk of seroma at the harvesting site has shown to increase, although with newer techniques the high-volume buttock fat transfer is safer than it used to be. The most common complications are seromas, pain, infection, and necrosis, in that order.

    The probable complications are:

  • Contour irregularities
  • Fat necrosis
  • Infection
  • Embolism
  • Hematoma
  • Pain
  • Seroma
  • Scar formation
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Paresthesia: burning or prickling sensation

    Before the BBL procedure, fat collection is made via liposuction, which although relatively uncommon and risk is lower compared with other procedures, has its own complications:

    Early complications:

  • Contour deformity
  • Skin depressions/elevations
  • Edema
  • Infection
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Embolism

    Late complications:

  • Edema
  • Lymphedema
  • Wound dehiscence
  • Hypertrophic scar formation
  • Ecchymosis
  • Skin laxity

What To Expect During A BBL Recovery?

The First Week

After your surgery is done, your surgeon will make you wear compression garments. After 1-2 days, you will be able to walk. Some pain, swelling and bruising are normal. Your surgeon will prescribe you pain medication. Your pain, swelling and discomfort will gradually ease. You will be able to resume daily light activities within 1 week.

Later

You will not be able to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for 2 weeks after surgery. At this time, you need to sleep on your side or stomach, and you should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. You may need to take 2-3 weeks off work, but this can change from patient to patient. After 6-8 weeks, you will be able to return to normal activities. After a few months, most of the recovery will be completed. During your whole recovery period, your surgeon and Clineca will inform you and guide you.

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

“For suitable patients, the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is my first choice. Via BBL, we are able to sculp the body during both liposuction and re-injection stages. Plus, we augment the buttocks, using the patient’s own fat tissue, naturally.”

What to Do Before BBL?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After the BBL?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Take your pain medication and antibiotics, as scheduled.
  • Wear compression garments as prescribed by your surgeon.
  • Do not directly sit until your surgeon says so. This will take around 3 weeks. Sleep on your stomach or your sides. If you have to sit, use an inflatable or donut pillow.
  • Return to light activities like fast-paced walking when your surgeon approves. This will probably take one month.
  • Your surgeon will create an individualized recovery plan based on your BBL procedure and healing rate. You should follow all post-operative instructions meticulously.
  • If anything unusual happens, please contact us.
  • Love yourself and show the world how beautiful you are!

Quote from the Doctor

“Brzilian Butt Lift is a customizable procedure. We plan the changes considering the patient’s body and wishes.”

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about BLL.

The objective of the Brazilian Butt Lift is to sculp the body as a whole. Consequently, the amount of fat that will be harvested depends on each patient’s particular case. Your surgeon will inform you during your consultation.
Sufficient blood supply to the newly transplanted fat cells is crucial for their survival. Sitting directly on them can negatively affect the blood supply to the area.
Compression garments used for BBL procedures do not put too much pressure on the transplanted cells. They are prescribed for the regions treated with liposuction.
During the surgery you may experience pressure or other sensations, but you won’t feel pain. After the surgery, especially the first week, you will experience some pain but it can be controlled with pain medication.
No. Another person’s fat would be rejected by your body. In BBL procedures, only the patient’s own fat can be used.
After 1 week, you will start to feel much better. After 6-8 weeks, you will resume your regular activities. After a few months, most of the recovery will be completed.
You can have buttock implants for buttock augmentation or your surgeon may ask you to gain some weight before the procedure.
If your butt lacks volume, roundness, or projection, and you are healthy, you can be a good candidate for this procedure.
BBL is a surgical procedure that enhances the shape and increases the size of your buttocks via fat transfer. Excess fat in your waist, abdomen, thighs or lower back is removed and it is then injected into your buttocks.
All surgical procedures have some risks. However, if it is performed by an experienced and talented surgeon, and you follow your surgeon’s post-op instructions closely, the risk of having a serious problem is very small.
The duration of the surgery depends on the technique used by the surgeon. A BBL surgery may take two to four hours.
You will not be able to sit on your buttocks for at least 2 weeks after surgery. You may need to take 2-3 weeks off work, but it can change from patient to patient.
After the development of the nose is completed, the nose does not naturally change its shape. Therefore, the result of your rhinoplasty will be permanent unless you have an accident, or you decide to have another rhinoplasty.
The type of anesthesia used depends on the specific case of the patient. Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation is used.
You need to wear your compression garment for up to 5-6 weeks.
It is recommended that you should wait 3 to 4 weeks before having sex considering the need to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks.
The total cost can vary according to type of surgical technique and procedure. You can contact us for detailed information.
If you work with a highly experienced and an understanding doctor like the surgeons we have contracts with, you will be definitely satisfied with your results. They and their teams work tenderly to provide high quality care and fascinating results.
You will immediately see much more volume on your buttocks, but your final results can take up to 4 or 6 months.
Yes. These two procedures can be done simultaneously. Therefore, you can avoid separate recovery times and you don’t have to pay twice for some fees such as anesthesia and facility fees.
You will not be able to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for 2 weeks after surgery. So that it is not recommended to drive at least 2 weeks.

Problems & Solutions

BBL can treat multiple problems and many people are good candidates for it. Here, you can find answers for different complaints.

Then Brazilian Butt Lift is an ideal treatment for you. In BBL treatment, no implant or other artificial object is used to enlarge your butt. Your buttocks will be enlarged using your own body fat harvested from other parts of your body through liposuction. BBL is one of the most natural plastic surgery applications. The result is natural, too! Your buttocks will feel natural to touch and you will feel natural!
Contrary to the popular belief, skinny people can also have a Brazilian Butt Lift. But the expectations are important. Of course, if your body does not have too much fat, you can’t have a very large butt through BBL. However, you can still have a larger butt which has more projection than it has now. For a skinny/small person, small changes have much more dramatic results, especially when the procedure is done by a plastic surgeon who is talented and experienced in the BBL procedures for skinny people, like the surgeons we work with. Also, increasing the size of the butt is not the only objective of BBL. Brazilian Butt Lift can reshape your whole-body contours. If you still want to have a much larger butt, than you can consider having buttock implants or BBL combined with buttock implants.
That makes you an ideal candidate for BBL. Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has 2 main parts. The first part is liposuction, and the second part is fat grafting. In the first part, your surgeon will harvest fat from different regions of your body. He will begin to reshape your body with the first part. You can get rid of excess fat deposits at multiple parts of your body, through liposuction. In the second part, he will inject the harvested and processed fat to your butt to make it larger and shapelier. It’s e win-win for your case!
Increasing the size of the butt is not the sole purpose of BBL. It can also reshape your butt. Injection of the fat into the butt is a detailed stage. Your surgeon will perform the fat grafting carefully, by taking your body type and wishes into consideration. There are many possibilities. For example, you may have wider hips or more fullness on the top. Maybe you want to have an inverted heart shape. Your surgeon will help you decide.
In the case of buttock implants, gaining or losing weight can affect the result negatively, and cause an unnatural appearance. However, in BBL, your own fat is used to enhance the beauty of your butt. Of course, weight changes can still affect the appearance of your buttocks. But because it is natural fat cells that are injected into your butt, your buttocks will respond naturally to gaining or losing weight. Your butt will always look natural.
References

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2. Cansancao, A. L., Condé-Green, A., Gouvea Rosique, R., Junqueira Rosique, M., & Cervantes, A. (2019). “Brazilian Butt Lift” Performed by Board-Certified Brazilian Plastic Surgeons. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 144(3), 601–609. https://doi.org/10.1097/prs.0000000000006020

3. Shannon Wu, BA, Demetrius M. Coombs, MD and Raffi Gurunian, MD,PhD. (2020). Liposuction: Concepts, safety, and techniques in body-contouring surgery. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine, 87 (6) 367-375; https://doi.org/10.3949/ccjm.87a.19097

4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Paresthesia. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. May 17, 2022. https://www.ninds.nih.gov/health-information/disorders/paresthesia