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Butocks Augmentation at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery

Want a smaller waist and rounder behind? The trusted surgeons at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery in Miami can make it happen as safely and comfortably as possible with the popular Brazilian butt lift. The Brazilian butt lift procedure, also known as a “BBL surgery,” is a butt augmentation operation that involves liposuction of fat that is redistributed to the buttocks. The BBL surgery reduces the size of the patient’s waist and other problem areas while enhancing the buttocks to achieve a voluptuous appearance. The surgeons at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery in Miami are board-certified and experienced in cosmetic surgeries of all kinds, specifically the BBL. Since it is one of our most popular procedures, we have treated patients of all genders, ages, and body types and answered nearly any question you can think of.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that:

  • Augments and enhances the buttocks through liposuction and fat transfer
  • Modifies the shape of the buttocks, typically for a rounder appearance
  • Creates an overall more youthful and proportionate figure
  • Improves the appearance of scars and cellulite when the area is filled with fat

This procedure involves fat elimination from several body areas such as the hips, abdomen, back, and thighs through liposuction. Our Brazilian butt lift doctors remove the fat cells, purify the tissues, and then re-inject only the best cells into the subcutaneous space (space beneath the skin) of the buttocks.

Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery follows the lawful standard of care for gluteal fat grafting.

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  • A qualified specialist administers general anesthesia beforehand.

Surgery duration:

  • The BBL procedure takes 2 to 3 hours.


  • Bruising and soreness last 1-2 weeks
  • Swelling lasts 4-6 weeks
  • Fluid drainage from lipo incisions lasts 1-2 days

Healing & Recovery

  • You can walk slowly after 2-3 days
  • Resume routine activities after 6-8 weeks
  • No biking, jogging, or running for 6-8 weeks
  • Avoid sitting or laying on your back for 2 months
  • Use BBL pillow when sitting for the first 2 months
  • Wear compression garment for 1-3 months

Final results:

  • Takes 6-12 months to see
  • Permanent, so long as patient does not lose weight

Best candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift

It is difficult to determine if you are a viable candidate for a Brazilian butt lift procedure without consulting with your surgeon. Nevertheless, ideal candidates for a BBL should:

  • Not have excessive, sagging skin around the region of the lower buttocks (this needs to be surgically removed to undergo a BBL)
  • Be in good general health to tolerate anesthesia
  • Have extra fat elsewhere in the body to safely lipo and transplant

Patients that are not good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift include:

  • Smokers
  • Those with complicated medical problems (e.g., heart disease, diabetes, blood clots)
  • Women who have recently given birth (BBL surgery should be postponed for at least 6-9 months to allow skin and soft tissues to tighten)

The trusted surgeons at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery will learn your vision and evaluate your unique situation during a free consultation. We are here to guide you through your beauty journey and deliver life-changing results for a more confident, happier you.

BBL Fat Transfer Techniques


Miami thong lift procedure


The Miami thong lift is a BBL method that only requires a small incision down the area that a thong covers, making the scar virtually impossible to notice. The incision size depends on the amount of fat extracted and the fullness of the inner fold. This technique augments, enhances, and creates symmetry in the gluteus.


The butterfly BBL technique aims to target a lack of volume and fat tissue in the upper regions of the buttocks. It is called the “butterfly lift” because just as a butterfly opens its wings to display bigger wings on the top, the higher wings protrude more than the lower wings. The butterfly BBL method lifts the excess skin and requires a scar that can be concealed along the top of your bikini line.


Miami butterfly lift procedure


Miami inner and posterior lift procedure


The inner and posterior lift is most effective among individuals who have lost a significant amount of weight. The incision for this technique is made along the inner groin allowing the scar to be much less visible. With this incision, the surgeon removes excess skin from the outer and inner leg.


The C-lift technique combines the Miami thong lift, the rear leg lift, and the tightening of the buttocks. The surgeon creates an incision in the “C-shape” to lift the outer and upper buttocks. The best candidates for this technique are older patients that have experienced sagging due to aging or individuals whose weight has fluctuated significantly.


Miami C-Lift procedure

BBL Procedure at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery

Initial Consultation: At your initial consultation, the doctors will properly evaluate if you are an adequate candidate for a Brazilian butt lift procedure. After the evaluation, they will discuss what BBL technique best suits your body composition. Together, you will design and decide what your procedural results will be. During your following pre-op appointment, your surgeon will also provide a list of medications and items you will need for your surgery.

Anesthesia: Before your Brazilian butt lift, a qualified specialist will administer general anesthesia.

Liposuction: During the liposuction phase, the surgeon will make minimal incisions and extract only the smallest fat particles using a small tool called a cannula. The most effective fat grafts are composed of smaller fat particles. During this same step, the doctor begins the contour process to create the desired figure.

Fat Injection: After the liposuction, the fat cells are processed and purified through centrifugation (intensified spinning). The purest fat cells are separated and used for reinjection into the buttocks. Commonly, only ¼ of the fat cells are chosen for reinjection. The Brazilian butt lift procedure should only take 2 to 3 hours, depending on the amount of fat being transferred.

Recovery and Results: After the procedure, patients are taken to our recovery room for a few hours and then released from the facility. Patients must arrive with a friend or family member to be driven home and cared for at all times during the first three days after surgery. If the patient does not have a friend or family nearby, our team at Blue Lagoon can suggest post-operative care options to ensure your peace and satisfaction in the end.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Patients will have bruising and swelling after a Brazilian butt lift. Initially following the surgery, they must refrain from rapid movements, particularly bouncing. They may also notice excess tumescent fluid draining from the incision points. The fluid may be tinged with blood, but rest assured, this is normal and should only last a few days. Most patients can walk slowly 2 to 3 days after a BBL but are advised to wait one month before walking faster.

Recovering patients may resume routine activities after 6 to 8 weeks. However, they should wait for the fat cells to stabilize before continuing more vigorous, fat-burning activities such as biking, jogging, or running. Applying pressure to the buttocks can damage the newly transplanted fat cells, so it is mandatory to use a special BBL pillow when sitting during the first eight weeks. Patients are also advised to sleep on their stomachs or sides. While it is required to wear a supportive compression garment during this time, we recommend wearing one with the rear end cut out to avoid killing the fat grafts before they solidify.

How Much Fat can be Transferred to the Buttocks During a BBL?

The Brazilian Butt Lift requires removing anywhere from 200ccs to 900ccs per cheek, with 450ccs equaling close to one pound of fat. The number of pounds or ccs used for your Brazilian Butt Lift depends on your physique and cosmetic goals.

  • An average-sized woman can expect to have around 400-600ccs of processed fat injected into each butt cheek (i.e., 800-1200ccs total) to achieve desired Brazilian butt lift results.
  • A thin, petite patient is likely to receive ideal results with 250-350ccs worth of processed fat injected into each butt cheek (i.e., 500-700ccs total).
  • Larger patients, or those seeking more exaggerated BBL results, will require injections of 700-1000ccs into each butt cheek (i.e., 1400-2000ccs total).

While these are general estimations, determining the amount of fat transferred to the buttocks during a BBL is based on several factors. The patient’s anatomy plays a role in the amount of fat available to graft with liposuction. Patients with curvier shapes generally have more fat available, while patients with thin or athletic bodies may not have sufficient fat to harvest during liposuction. It is easier to reach satisfactory results on patients with an A-shaped buttock than on patients with a V-shaped buttock, which usually requires more fat transfer. Skin elasticity also plays a vital role since it must stretch to accommodate new fat.

How Long do the Results of a BBL Last?

The results of a Brazilian butt lift procedure last a lifetime. Once the fat tissues are redistributed to the buttocks, they will act as if they were initially there. However, weight fluctuation can also change the outcome of this surgery. If you lose weight, the fat cells added to your buttock can shrink, thus altering the final results of the surgery. Proper aftercare is also vital to preserving your healthy, natural-looking results long-term.

BMI Requirements for BBL

For safety reasons, it’s recommended that patients have a BMI of 30 or less when it comes to a Brazilian buttock lift. Yet, even if patients have a BMI over 30, we recommend calling us for a free consultation since BMI is not the most critical factor to consider but rather, the availability of usable fat and the quality of the patient’s skin.

Preparing for your Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery in Miami

Patients need to follow all instructions provided by the doctor to have a successful surgery without complications. At least a month before the scheduled surgery date, patients must cease consumption of:

  • Alcohol, since it prevents wound healing
  • Blood thinners, aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements
  • Birth control, as it could cause deep vein thrombosis
  • Other specific medications that your surgeon will inform you of

We also recommend all patients prepare loose clothing, ice packs, stool softeners, bandages, pain medication, and healthy foods for their post-procedure recovery.

Brazilian Butt Lift vs. Butt Implants

Just as there are various BBL techniques, there exists an option for silicone butt implants, also known as gluteal implants. The silicone implants are made of a soft, gel-like material that the surgeon carefully positions to create the desired figure before closing the incision. Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery performs butt implant surgery to augment the curvature of our patients’ backsides. Nonetheless, we find that most patients opt for a Brazilian butt lift for the following reasons:

  • Butt implants must be replaced every 10-12 years.
  • The incisions made during a BBL are small and create nearly invisible scars whereas butt implant incisions are greater in length.
  • The body can detect butt implants as a foreign substance and reject them, whereas a Brazilian butt lift transfers your own natural fat.
  • A Brazilian butt lift involves targeted liposuction, resulting in an overall slimmer look.
  • Butt implant surgery calls for an extended downtime and healing process in contrast to a BBL.

Thinner patients seeking dramatic results undergo butt implant surgery to achieve their desired look since they lack sufficient fat cells to transfer. However, Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery also provides a “skinny Brazilian butt lift” or “skinny BBL” for petite patients seeking a more athletic or naturally shaped figure.

What is a Skinny BBL?

What is a Skinny BBL?

A skinny BBL is a specific type of Brazilian butt lift for women who lack substantial fat on their bodies but still want a rounder and more prominent backside. Skinny BBLs are best suited for patients with a BMI of less than 21, but patients with higher BMIs can request a skinny Brazilian butt lift depending on their desired result. Often, patients want symmetry and balance in the buttock and hip areas. A skinny BBL can add volume and change the shape without making it too projected.

Our trusted team of qualified surgeons at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery will evaluate your figure, medical history, and desired outcome to see if a skinny BBL is best for you.


A reduction mammoplasty surgery is considered a major cosmetic procedure due to the incisions and extraction of skin tissue. Therefore, this surgery must be performed under general anesthesia to ensure comfort and painless procedure.

While receiving general anesthesia, the patient is intubated by way of a certified anesthesiologist who inserts a breathing tube through your throat. Throughout the procedure, the anesthesiologist will administer intravenous medication to ensure you stay sedated throughout the procedure.

At first you will feel at ease and calmed at the intravenous medication begins. After you are relaxed, the general anesthesia will be administered. This is the moment in which you will not remember feeling or consciousness throughout the procedure. Your blood pressure and pulse will remained at a low level and monitored during the entire process.

Rest assured that Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery provides the highest trained anesthesiologists in the South Florida Area. Our anesthesiologist team constantly overlooks the patient’s vital functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing at the time of the procedure.


The breast surgeon creates either a circular incision around the areola or an anchor style incision around the breast and nipple. Once the incision is made, it is pulled upward so that the doctor can work on reducing the breast tissue. During this process, the nipple remains intact with its nerve and blood supply in order to avoid loss of nipple sensitivity.

The incision are then sutured to bring together the reduced breast size. By laying the sutures, the breast surgeons are able to create new support for the newly formed breasts. Although the scarring is permanent, through the use of specific gels, the patient can lessen their appearance.

Possible BBL Complications

All cosmetic surgery procedures will always involve the possibility of risk. Some complications that have been associated with the Brazilian butt lift include:

  • Excessive bruising and swelling
  • Nerve damage
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Fat embolism
  • Excessive blood loss
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Skin necrosis (death of skin)
  • Necrosis of fat or surrounding tissue (death of fat and tissue)
  • Hematoma (blood pockets under the skin)
  • Complications associated with liposuction or anesthesia

How Much Does a Brazilian Butt Lift in Miami Cost?

Typically, a Brazilian butt lift at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery in Miami will cost anywhere from $2,500 to $10,000USD , including specials we may offer. The price of the BBL varies according to the amount of liposuction and fat transfer required to achieve your desired look. The American Society of Plastic Surgery states:

“The average cost of buttock augmentation with fat grafting is $4,807, the average cost of butt implants is $5,278, and the average cost of a buttock lift is $5,482, according to 2020 statistics.”

American Society of Plastic Surgery

At Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery, we offer various financing plans through systems like Care Credit, Alphaeon Credit, and United Medical Credit where the patient would need to be pre-approved. We also offer in-house payment plans that only require a minimum deposit. Our layaway plan requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate! This plan lets you lock the price for up to two years by way of low monthly payments.

Why Choose one of our top BBL Surgeons?

Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery’s team of highly specialized cosmetic and plastic surgeons is dedicated to enhancing the appearance of patients in Miami and worldwide. Our surgeons have accomplished the highest level of education and extensive training to execute sound cosmetic procedures. Due to their years of experience, they know that patients will feel slightly nervous and have many questions during their initial consultation. For this reason, the entire staff at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery will tell you what to expect, answer your questions, and ensure you leave with the proper aftercare instructions for satisfactory results. Our coordinators, nurse practitioners, and licensed post-op massage therapists will work to make you feel at ease from the moment you begin treatment until your post-treatment care.

Our Miami office location is one of the newest and largest cosmetic surgery facilities within South Florida. The center is equipped with innovative technology and a newly renovated recovery room that gives patients the comfort of not feeling “rushed out” after undergoing a procedure.

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Brazilian Butt Lift Miami FAQ

Is a butt augmentation right for me?

The patient must be in good health with no underlying heart, lung, and neurological conditions before considering a butt augmentation of any kind. More specifically, for a successful Brazilian butt lift, patients should have enough fat around the abdomen, waist, hips, and lower back. Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery also offers a “skinny Brazilian butt lift” for slimmer patients seeking volume in their backside with less available fat to graft.

How much fat is needed for a Brazilian butt lift?

The amount of fat necessary to perform a Brazilian butt lift varies and can only be determined by your surgeon at your free evaluation. One patient may require only 250ccs per buttock, while another may need 800ccs per buttock to achieve the best result. In general, a patient should have a BMI between 22-30 to undergo a standard BBL procedure (thinner patients have the option of a skinny BBL) but every situation is different. Thus, we recommend calling our team at Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery to schedule a free, private consultation and evaluate if a Brazilian butt lift is right for you.

What happens during the BBL procedure?

The BBL surgery involves:

Liposuction: Your surgeon makes minimal incisions and extracts only the smallest fat particles from several areas of the body such as the hips, abdomen, back, and thighs using a small tool called a cannula.

Fat cell purification: The fat cells are processed and purified through decanting and centrifugation.

Fat Reinjection: The best and purest fat cells are separated and used for reinjection into the subcutaneous space of the buttocks.

The BBL contour process: Your surgeon will create your desired figure.

Are there possible complications of a Brazilian butt lift?

Just like most other surgical procedures, some complications and risks are involved with a Brazilian butt lift. The BBL procedure involves liposuction and fat transfer, with both of these techniques having their own set of risks. Some rare side-effects include but are not limited to a hematoma, infection, embolism, overcorrection, prolonged swelling, fat necrosis, under-correction, and nerve damage. However, following the proper aftercare instructions can minimize these risks.

What else is essential to consider when getting a BBL?

Preparing for recovery is often forgotten in the excitement of undergoing a new procedure. For a BBL specifically, patients must avoid sitting on their buttocks for a few weeks after their BBL. A caregiver is vital to assist in the recovery process. The staff at Blue Lagoon can assist in selecting post-operative care options if our patients do not have friends or family nearby. We are here to ensure you get the best result!

Can a Brazilian butt lift be reversed?

Although a Brazilian butt lift offers long-lasting results, if a patient is unsatisfied with the results, the buttocks can be altered in the future. Since the fat is placed in the fat layer, liposuction can easily remove most of the fat and reverse the results. Sometimes patients lose weight on their own and undergo another BBL to increase their buttocks once again.

What happens if I gain weight or become pregnant after a BBL?

If a BBL patient gains weight, the buttocks will also get bigger with the rest of the body. This is why it is essential to follow a regular workout routine and maintain a healthy diet. Furthermore, if a patient plans to become pregnant within the near future, our doctors recommend refraining from undergoing any immediate cosmetic procedure until after the pregnancy.

Does Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery offer BBL financing options?

Blue Lagoon Plastic Surgery offers various Brazilian butt augmentation financing plans through systems like Care Credit, Alphaeon Credit, and United Medical Credit. The patient would need to be pre-approved to use these. Patients can also take advantage of our layaway plan, which requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate! This plan lets you lock the price for up to two years by way of low monthly payments.

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