Brazilian butt lift with your own fat or hyaluronic acid

Many patients want a firmer bottom, this trend is usually known as Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL. A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is typically an invasive aesthetic procedure that involves liposuction to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body, followed by fat grafting to improve the shape and size of the buttocks. However, the popular autologous fat procedure is not suitable for all patients because not everyone has the necessary fat reserves. Using silicone implants as an alternative carries a high risk of complications and is rejected by most patients. With the new Variofill® process, buttock enlargement can be achieved very gently by injecting the special hyaluronic preparation without surgery. We present both procedures to you on this page.

The Brazilian Butt Lift with your own fat

Liposuction: The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure begins with liposuction, which removes excess fat from areas of the body where it is not desired. Common donor regions include the abdomen, flanks, thighs, or other areas with excess fat. The choice of donor areas depends on the patient's specific body type and aesthetic goals.

Preparation of the fat: The removed fat is then prepared for injection. Because only this specially and carefully prepared fat is suitable for injection.

Fat Injection: The prepared fat is carefully injected into different areas of the buttocks to achieve the desired shape and volume. The surgeon places the fat in such a way as to achieve a natural and aesthetically pleasing result.

Incision closure: After the fat injection is complete, the surgeon closes the small incisions made during liposuction and fat removal with fine sutures.

Compression garment: You will need a compression garment post-operatively. This bodice helps reduce swelling and supports the newly enlarged buttocks.

Healing Period: Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift can vary from person to person, but typically requires you to avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for a period of time to allow the fat grafts to heal. Patients are recommended to sleep on their stomach or side and to use special pillows when sitting.

General: The procedure is usually carried out on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. So you can get to the clinic for about 2 hours. left after the operation. If you wish, we can of course also offer you inpatient admission to our clinic.

Advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift with your own fat

Natural look and feel – because the procedure uses the patient's own fat, the result usually looks and feels natural.

Body contouring – liposuction allows for the contouring of other areas of the body, which can further optimize the overall appearance. So two effects are achieved with one intervention.

Minimal scarring: During a Brazilian butt lift, only small incisions are made for liposuction, so that only minimal, barely visible scarring occurs.

Disadvantages and risks of the Brazilian butt lift with your own fat

Healing of the fat – it may be that not all of the transferred fat heals and some of it is reabsorbed by the body. Therefore, multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired result.

Post-operative – recovery can be uncomfortable and patients should not sit or lie on their back for a period of time after surgery to allow the fat grafts to take effect.

Risks: As with any surgical procedure, there are risks such as infection, bleeding and anesthesia-related complications. There is also a risk of fat embolism.

Experience is important

It is crucial to choose an experienced, certified plastic surgeon for this procedure as the surgeon's skills have a major impact on the results and safety of the procedure. It is important that you seek detailed advice from a qualified plastic surgeon who specializes in Brazilian Butt Lift to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and to discuss your specific goals and expectations.

The Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill®

Variofill® is a 100% pure hyaluronic acid product made in Germany, which due to its nature represents a safe procedure for buttock enlargement. The long-lasting effect is achieved through the strong networking that the hyaluronic acid in the butt filler has. Its molecular strands are interconnected and linked in such a way that it can withstand the many stresses of sitting, exercising and lying down and does not shift.

Variofill® injection: While standing, Dr. Bodo indicates the regions to be treated. Then Variofill® is injected in the prone position after sterile preparation under local anesthesia.

Compression girdle: You will also need a compression girdle for approx. 14 days after the Variofill® treatment.

Healing phase: You should avoid sport and heat (sauna, sun). You can shower the next day. You should avoid the bathtub and swimming pool for around 14 days.

Advantages of the Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill®

Variofill® is injected into the subcutaneous tissue. It is a minimally invasive procedure under local anesthesia and is only carried out on an outpatient basis. You can leave the clinic after one hour.

A Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill® is a very low-risk treatment.

Disadvantages and risks of the Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill®

The disadvantage is that Variofill®, like any other hyaluronic product, breaks down completely. It lasts about 2 years.

There may be bruising and some tenderness in the buttocks for the first few days after treatment. It feels like a sore muscle. Otherwise there are no known risks.

A maximum of 100ml can be used. injected per side.

Frequently asked questions about Brazilian Butt Lift

Provided that enough transferred fat cells heal evenly, a Brazilian butt lift with your own fat generally does not require any regular follow-up treatment, as the injected fat cells do not break down on their own.

A Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill® lasts approx. 2 years.

Autogenous tissue such as fat cells are very sensitive. With very careful removal and injection, fat cells can die or heal with difficulty or not at all. This can lead to visible dents and require follow-up treatment. Variofill® is an alloplastic product and can be applied very precisely to the desired location.

No, Variofill® is only approved for the gluteal region, i.e. the buttocks.

A Brazilian butt lift with your own fat is usually carried out under general anesthesia - so you will not be aware of the surgical procedure. Post-operatively, you should expect pain and a feeling of pressure in the treated areas. However, these symptoms quickly subside.

During a Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill®, the filler is inserted into the soft tissue using a very thin needle or cannula; So there are only small puncture points. The surrounding tissue is not injured. The pain is therefore minimal, so the procedure can be carried out under local anesthesia.

You will see the first effects immediately after the procedure. The final result is usually visible after 3 months.

We generally recommend applying cold compresses to the contoured areas. This reduces the risk of possible hematomas. You should avoid saunas, sports, swimming pools and the bathtub for 14 days. Depending on the procedure, you should also wear special compression underwear or so-called shapewear day and night for two weeks.

A Brazilian butt lift with your own fat costs from. €7.500 – depending on the extent of the treatment.

A Brazilian Butt Lift with Variofill® for 2 x 50ml approx. 3.800€ for 2 x 100ml approx. 5.600€

last updated on 25.10.2023