BBL: Benefits & Risks

BBL: Benefits & Risks


BBL or by its full name Brazilian Buttock Lift is cosmetic treatment targeting in the fat transfer to the buttocks and resulting in a better-shaped thighs and hips. With a Brazilian butt lift, volume is added in the buttocks, defining the curves and resulting in an overall better-shaped bottom.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), more than 20,000 people had a BBL done in 2017, using the fat grafting technique.

The procedure includes liposuction and fat grafting, which are performed under anesthesia. The surgeon makes small incisions in the marked areas of the buttocks and injects the fat taken from other body parts. Depending on the desired outcome, the expert surgeon plans the procedure accordingly.

The recovery period is relatively small, and the patient can go back to work in a few days after the cosmetic treatment. The swelling and the bruising disappear during the first weeks after the surgery. However, patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and putting pressure on the healing parts for several weeks.

BBL has become the most famous butt enhancing treatment as it is the top choice of many celebrities who promote the specific body shape. Before following this trend, make sure you are aware of the benefits and the risks that go along with this procedure.



The BBL treatment has multiple benefits for your appearance and body shape. Specifically, Brazilian Buttock Lift:

  • Improves body proportions

With the proper proportions of fat injections in the buttocks, many people achieve the desired look by defining the natural body curves, lifting and enhancing their buttocks.

  • Reduces fat in many parts of the body

As fat is grafted from other body areas, the results appear to benefit not only the buttocks but the hips, thighs, love handles and stomach.

  • Makes cellulite less visible

Your skin becomes softer and tighter, the cellulite disappears and your thighs and buttocks look more toned after a BBL treatment.

  • Results in a natural look

Unlike implants or any type of fillers that give an unnatural feel, BBL offers a natural result of your dream body shape.

  • Has quick and long-lasting results

Results are visible after a few hours from the treatment and most of the times there is no need for a revision to achieve the desired look.



As in any surgery, there are risks for infections, complications, and scarring. The risk increases when non-certified and often inexperienced surgeons undertake the procedure. If the fat transfer or the buttocks injections are not done properly, they may cause serious issues to the patients.

Patients’ safety is the top priority in any cosmetic treatment. To minimize the potential risks, always search and trust board-certified surgeons who are trained and experienced to perform such complicated procedures. There is also the alternative of non-surgical buttock lift, producing similar results.



Our surgeons and medical personnel always put patient’s safety and health as a top priority. We ensure high quality services and products as well as new advanced technological equipment to minimize the risks and protect our patients.

That is why we have certain criteria in every surgery as well as some qualifications that the patient need to be in accordance with to proceed with the treatment:

  • We offer free consultation to our every client prior to the procedure so as to ensure he/she is the right candidate for the treatment.
  • We take in serious consideration the individual’s body shape and needs. We offer customized treatments based on the volume needs of each of our patients.
  • We only operate on healthy patients.
  • We do not go through with the procedure if the patient smokes, has serious health issues or any other factor that causes higher complication risk in all aspects of surgery.
  • We avoid performing a complex combination of different procedures that exceed 6 hours, as this generally increases the risk of complications.
  • We always perform the cosmetic treatments in our modern facilities in Central London, where we use the new technology Smart Vaser Lipo system.

We always strive to deliver the best and safest results based on the patient’s needs and wants.

Any type of surgery is safe only when performed in an accredited facility by properly trained board-certified plastic surgeons.

In Harley Elite Group, all our surgeons are certified, extensively trained, and able to respond in any case.

Our Brazilian surgeons performing BBL treatment are board-certified plastic surgeons who are actively involved and informed about new techniques and technologies.

In Harley Elite Group, we are proud to have in our aesthetic team exclusively trained Brazilian surgeons experienced in thousands of BBL treatments. Dr. Joffily is an expert in Liposuction procedures and in Brazilian Butt Lift, having performed more than 10,000 successful cases. Book now your free consultation appointment with Dr. Joffily to discuss all your concerns before a BBL cosmetic surgery.

Always remember the most important of all: the patient safety is first priority.