BBL stands for Brazilian Butt Lift, which is a cosmetic surgery designed to increase buttock volume by transferring fat from one area to the buttocks. This procedure has the benefit of using natural filling material from the patient’s own reserves, no foreign object is introduced in the body.

How is fat prepared before being injected ?

Fat is harvested with liposuction during the first part of the procedure and it has to be carefully prepared before being injected in the buttocks. When it is first harvested, fat is not pure. A purification process including filtration allows the surgeon to only use pure fat, which is injected in the buttocks to improve volume, shape and roundness.

How long is BBL surgery ?

This procedure requires between 1 to 3 hours.

How long is the hospitalization for a BBL ?

Typically, patients are under medical observation for one night.

Which anesthesia is used for BBL surgery ?

Fat grafting buttock augmentation requires general anesthesia. The patient is asleep during the procedure.

Is BBL surgery painful ?

Fat injections in the buttocks are not painful, however, pain can be felt in fat harvesting sites (liposuction sites). Patients describe this pain as soreness. Painkillers are prescribed to alleviate this postoperative pain.

Are BBL results long lasting ?

Fat grafted in the buttocks has to ‘settle’ to integrate the organism. This procedure is a transplant. Fat needs 3 to 6 months to settle. After a period of 6 months, fat is permanently engrafted in the buttocks.

Do BBL patients have to wear a compression garment after surgery ?

Yes, in the form of a panty, which decreases postoperative swelling and improves the result.

Wondering if you can improve your figure with BBL surgery ? Get in touch with Dr.Balti today to know which improvements you can expect from this treatment.

Before and after BBL in Tunisia


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