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Buttock Augmentation BBL

Buttock Augmentation BBL

Buttock augmentation can be achieved through either fat grafting to or implant placement, or a combination of both procedures.  These procedures are designed to accentuate and reshape the buttocks, creating a more feminine contour, rather than simply making the buttocks larger.   

Buttock augmentation by fat transfer uses your own body fat, from areas of excess, for transplantation into the buttock area for enhancement.  The procedure results in redistribution of fat volume, creating a shapelier and more proportionately sized buttocks.  The resulting smooth transitional curves, which result, create an aesthetically pleasing look with improved balance. 

First, liposuction is performed to remove fat from unwanted areas like the lower back, waistline, lateral thighs (saddle bags) and abdomen.  This fat is then placed in areas that improve projection of the buttocks and create a more feminine, hourglass shape. 

An implant may also be placed to improve fullness if fat injections do not provide enough volume, however, this combined procedure is associated with additional complications.  

Successful buttock augmentation surgery requires a thorough understanding of the anatomy of the ideal buttock, as well as patient goals and expectations.   Ethnic ideals need to also be considered regarding patient desires.  This allows your surgeon to closely evaluate the volume distribution changes that have occurred as a result of aging, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, and genetic factors, so a successful surgical approach can be designed. 

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Is This Surgery Right For Me?

Ideal candidates for buttock augmentation are healthy patients, who are at their ideal body weight, with minimal weight fluctuations during the past 6 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Length of Surgery

Varies greatly depending on relative amount of liposuction and augmentation required, as well as number of body areas that require liposuction. 


General anesthesia or local with sedation is required.

Expected Recovery

Post operative care: Compression garments are worn for a total of 10 weeks, lying on stomach for first 2 weeks, no strenuous activity for 6 weeks, no sitting except for bowel movements for 2 weeks, after which minimal sitting is allowed (up to 20 min) until 6 weeks post-operatively.  You may resume unrestricted activity at 12 weeks.

Patient’s can usually return to work in 2 to 4 weeks, if the nature of their work does not require prolonged sitting. 

Side effects

Temporary pain, swelling, bruising, numbness of skin, tiredness, and lumpiness

Risks of Surgery

Risks increase with high volume fat grafting (>1000cc per buttock)

Bleeding, infection, seromas, neuropraxia, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, lymphedema, contour irregularities, injury to deeper structures, underaugmentation requiring a second procedure to correct

Dr. Capuano consistently achieves excellent results with buttock augmentation.  He is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and he would be happy to discuss your options if you are thinking about surgical augmentation of your buttocks.

How do I schedule an appointment for consultation?

Contact the office of the Northern Center for Plastic Surgery at (201)820-5280 to schedule an appointment.

Are Brazilian Butt Lifts BBL's considered dangerous

All procedures run certain risks, most of them have a very low rate of complications that end up in death.  According to publications released by worthy sources, Brazilian Butt Lifts are gaining a very bad reputation.  This is mostly due to two very important factors that would greatly reduce the likelihood of death, one of which is reducing the amount of fat that is injected during the procedure and two, making sure the fat does not enter the muscle while performing the surgery. Currently they are saying the risk of death when undergoing a Brzilian Butt Lift, BBL, could be as high as 1 in 3000.  Please visit our blog for further information.  The warning to surgeons who perform this procedure is attached there.