Brazilian Butt Lift at a Glance

Type of anesthesia:
Recovery time:
2 weeks off work (non-strenuous jobs)
Time in surgery:
2 to 4 hours
When you go home:
Day of operation
Often Combined With:

*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your experience may vary.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in San Antonio, TX

Removing unwanted fat from one area of the body and using it to reshape and enhance another is always a win-win for our patients, including those who want to sculpt and plump their buttocks. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Ablavsky performs Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in the San Antonio, Texas, area to help you achieve an hourglass silhouette that includes a fuller, more voluptuous bottom.

How Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Performed?

During BBL surgery, Dr. Ablavsky uses liposuction to safely harvest and transfer fat from one area of your body, such as the thighs, upper arms, or stomach, into your buttocks. The extracted fat is purified during this process to isolate and utilize the healthiest cells for fat transfer. Creating safe, shapely, and natural-looking results takes a high degree of skill, precision, and artistry. That’s why it’s essential to seek out a top San Antonio plastic surgeon like Dr. Ablavsky, who has extensive body-contouring experience.

Am I a Good Candidate for BBL Surgery?

During your personalized consultation, Dr. Ablavsky will conduct a physical examination and thoroughly explore your concerns and goals. You are likely to be considered a good candidate for BBL surgery if you possess these characteristics:

  • You’re in good overall health (including being a non-smoker)
  • You’re at a stable weight, with enough body fat to harvest
  • You have good skin tone and laxity
  • You have realistic expectations about your procedure and results
Dr. Michael Ablavsky at Aesthetic Enhancement - Cosmetic Surgery Center Dr. Michael Ablavsky at Aesthetic Enhancement - Cosmetic Surgery Center

Dr. Ablavsky

Dr. Ablavsky is a board-certified, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon whose patients trust him for natural-looking results from face, breast, and body procedures. He listens closely to his patients' concerns and takes the time to answer their questions with honesty and compassion.

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What Is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Like?

While every patient is unique, expect your BBL recovery to take at least a few weeks and up to 6 weeks if you’ve had extensive liposuction. We recommend you wear a compression garment and refrain from vigorous exercise for 4 to 6 weeks. You should also avoid sitting for extended periods, but when sitting down is necessary, use a donut pillow or cushioning. Although Dr. Ablavsky makes every effort to minimize bruising during liposuction, it can take 6 to 8 weeks for swelling to subside fully and for the buttocks to feel less tender. By 3 to 6 months post-op, you will be able to enjoy the “full” results of your shapelier buttocks.

How Much Does BBL Cost in San Antonio?

BBL pricing varies widely based on the areas where we perform liposuction and the amount of fat harvested. You will receive a detailed price estimate for your BBL procedure during your personalized consultation with Dr. Ablavsky.

Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ

Is BBL surgery safe?

While certain headlines may lead you to think otherwise, BBL surgery is safe when performed by a highly credentialed plastic surgeon like Dr. Ablavsky. Additionally, unlike butt implants, there’s no risk of allergic reaction since your own fat is used.

When can I sit down after a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Pressure from sitting or lying down can compromise your results. Following your procedure, you must give the new fat grafts time to thrive by building up their blood supply. Therefore, we recommend avoiding sitting or lying directly on your bottom for at least 2 weeks post-op. After 2 weeks, it’s usually OK to start using a donut-shaped pillow while seated.

Are BBL results permanent?

Yes, the fat that survives the transfer will reside in your buttocks long-term. As long as you maintain a stable weight, you can enjoy your BBL results for many years. Keep in mind, however, that your buttocks’ skin and shape change as you age.

Request Your Consultation

If you’re looking for a plastic surgeon in or near San Antonio to perform a Brazilian butt lift, request a consultation with Dr. Ablavsky using the online form or call our practice at (210) 942-6672 to schedule an appointment.

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