1h30 – 2h00
Type of anesthesia
General or local anesthesia with sedation
Outpatient up to 2 days
from CHF 7’000
Objectives of a buttock lipofilling
Buttock lipofilling , often refered to as Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), is a surgical procedure that allows to increase the volume of the buttocks by autologous fat injections, The needed fat is taken from the hips, the stomach, or the thighs.
Thanks to its global effect on the silhouette, this intervention renders the whole body more attractive and feminine.
By avoiding the use of silicone buttock implants, this procedure allows for a more natural result. The fact that it allows the simultaneous removal of unwanted fat is a interesting collateral benefit of this procedure.
The consistency and appearance of the buttocks remain natural, with little pain and almost invisible scars.
Who is buttock lipofilling for?
Buttock lipofilling is intended for patients who wish toimprove the appearance of their buttocks: whether they are too flat, sagging or without curve, while improving love handles or saddlebags.
The gluteal lipofilling technique is also indicated for patients with sagging tissues caused by weight loss, or due to the natural passage of time, and who wish to restore tone and lost shapes.
The intervention can be considered from the age of 18. There must be fat reserves in the belly, love handles, hips and thighs.
The ratio between the aspirated fat and the usable fat for lipofilling is about one third. The resorption being 30% on average, there will remain in the end about 25% of the fat taken initially.
Buttock lipofilling is a surgical procedure that can lead to risks and complications.
A first consultation with your surgeon is essential to know if this intervention is adapted to your particular situation.
Before and after pictures
The buttock lipofilling procedure
The buttock lift will positively transform the harmony of your silhouette and provide you with a more voluminous buttock curve . Follow your surgeon’s recommendations to optimize the healing process and the quality of the result.
Before the intervention
The first consultation is essential to understand your request and your motivations. Depending on your morphology and your anatomy, your surgeon will determine his operating strategy.
The goal is to obtain a result adapted to your figure and up to your expectations. The surgeon and the patient will define the desired ideal shape together, according to the morphology of the buttocks of the patient,
A preoperative check-up will be carried out in accordance with the prescriptions.
Buttock lipofilling takes place under general anesthesia , as several anatomical sites are involved at the same time.
A consultation with your anesthesiologist will take place a few days before your procedure.
The day of the procedure
Your surgeon will adapt his operating strategy according to your particular case in order to obtain the best possible result.
During the first stage of the operation, the surgeon will remove the fat from the targeted areas using a non-traumatic micro-cannula.
Liposuction of the love handles and the contour of the buttocks can give the whole silhouette a more harmonious shape. The saddlebags are symultaneously treated if they are too developed.
The choice of withdrawal areas also depends on the amount of fat deemed necessary.
The fat is centrifuged in order to isolate the fat cells (adipocytes).
The surgeon reinjects the fat in several layers through micro-incisions, using fine cannulas. Part of the fat is injected into the the buttocks muscles .
This also allows to increase the volume of the buttocks while insuring a better hold of the graft.
The scars are almost invisible. Their number depends on on the number of areas to be aspirated. There are usually 2 scars per buttock, corresponding to the passage of the fat injection canula. They measure less than 1 mm, and are therefore almost invisible.
The duration of the procedure depends on the number of donor sites and the amount of fat to be transferred. It can vary from 1h30 to 3 hours depending on the case.
After the procedure
The pain is generally moderate, sometimes more severe in the aspirated areas. It can be relieved by simple analgesics.
Any edema on the donor areas and the breasts disappear between 1 and 3 months, as for bruises disappear after a few weeks. It is recommended to rest for one week after the operation and to stop sports activities for up to 3 months if they involve the buttocks.
An elastic girdle should be worn for 4 weeks after buttock augmentation surgery.
You will have to sleep on your stomach during the first days after surgery and to sit on the lower part of the buttocks or on the thighs for the 3 first post-operative weeks. Manual lymphatic drainage sessions from the first days, followed by Endermologie® drainage will accelerate the resorption of edema and optimize healing.
The resultis visible from the first month and the final result will be appreciated after 6 months.
This intervention generally brings great satisfaction to the patients who will benefit from physical and psychological well-being, while recovering their power of attraction and their femininity.
Since the grafted fat is alive and dependent on weight variations, the patient must ensure that she does not lose weight in order to maintain the volume of her buttocks. On the other hand, it will tend to increase if the patient gains weight.
The goal of this surgery is to bring an improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result should give you great satisfaction.
Buttock Lipofilling on video
The art of buttock lipofilling at Laclinic
At Laclinic, the artistic touch of the surgeon is essential for each intervention.
For buttock lipofilling, the challenge consists in obtaining a tailor-made result for each patient whithout any visible scar thanks to advanced techniques mastered by our specialists.
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Around the surgery
The first consultation
The first consultation is essential to identify your needs and expectations. Our specialists will take all the necessary time to understand your demand and offer you the best advice.
Laclinic's doctors are particularly attentive to pain management in order to make your intervention as comfortable and safe as possible.
It might be interesting to combine buttock lipofilling with facial lipofillingto take advantage of the liposuction to simultaneously fill in the parts of the face lacking volume or presenting wrinkles.
Buttock augmentation with hyaluronic acid
There is a non-invasive alternative to buttock augmentation by lipofilling: injections of Hyacorp™, a cross-linked, biocompatible hyaluronic acid gel of non-animal origin.
Hyacorp injections increase the volume of the buttocks and at the same time stimulate the synthesis of collagen. This aesthetic medicine treatment offers immediate results and lasts between 18 and 24 months.