Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in Tijuana, Mexico
Countless individuals turn to the talented plastic surgeons at VIDA Wellness and Beauty in Tijuana, Mexico for their expertise in Brazilian butt lift surgery.
With a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), our board-certified plastic surgeons contour the region around the buttocks and re-shape the derrière, for a perkier posterior that is lifted to a higher, more youthful position on the backside.
What we’ll cover
- What a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Can Do for You
- How is a BBL Performed?
- Fat Transfer to Buttocks
- Is BBL Safe?
- How Long Does BBL Surgery Take?
- Does BBL Last Forever?
- BBL Recovery Time
- BBL Recovery Pain
- BBL Scars
- BBL Cost
- Our Affordable Brazilian Buttlift Cost
- Male BBL Cost
- Learn More About a Brazilian Butt Lift in Mexico
What a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in Tijuana Can Do for You
Some individuals with a slender build have been unhappy with the look of their flat posterior for as long as they can remember. Others were originally happy with the look of their backside, but have noticed that the effect of gravity has ultimately taken a toll on the derrière, causing it to sag toward the ground.
In addition, unwanted excess fat that has accumulated throughout the areas surrounding the gluteal muscles of the buttocks — the hips, lower back, and flanks — can mar the original youthful contour of the posterior, making the entire area look droopy, lumpy, or simply unshapely.
If you can relate to these aesthetic concerns, don’t worry. Our Tijuana plastic surgeons can provide a shapelier, more voluminous backside with a Brazilian buttocks lift.
Patients interested in enhancing their curves through cosmetic surgery may also consider butt augmentation with implants as an alternative to fat grafting – butt implants may be a better option for patients without enough available fat for grafting.
How Is a BBL Performed? About the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Brazilian butt lift is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. (For our out-of-town patients looking for a Brazilian butt lift in Mexico, VIDA Wellness and Beauty offers a tranquil recovery boutique where they can recuperate from plastic surgery in comfort.)
The first step in Brazilian butt lift surgery is to perform liposuction on the regions around the buttocks. For instance, your Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon may remove excess fat from the lower back, flanks, and other areas of the waist, hips, or thighs. Doing so provides a slimmer contour around the derrière, which, in turn, accentuates the feminine curve of the posterior.
Performing liposuction also supplies the plastic surgeon with the donor fat used to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.
Excess Fat Transfer to Buttocks
After the harvested fat has been purified, your surgeon performs fat transfer to the buttocks to enhance the volume and shape of the derrière. He re-injects the donor fat into the areas of the buttocks that require enhancement, usually the upper quadrant of the buttocks. During fat transfer, he carefully blends the fat throughout the treatment area, adding more fat as needed, to provide a smooth, perkier profile of the posterior.
Once your Brazilian butt lift plastic surgeon is satisfied with the fuller, rounder appearance of the derrière following the fat transfer, he dresses the treated area with bandages.
Before and after Brazilian Butt Lift
Is a BBL Safe?
Yes, having a BBL is safe, when done right. Let’s go over some vital points to consider that will help make your BBL safe and successful! So far, we’ve explained all the things that make a BBL a great, effective, and natural way to enhance your butt. However, a BBL is still a complex surgery that requires an experienced surgeon to be safe and get you the results you’ll love.
While the risks of serious complications are minimal, you should always consider them. BBL risks include:
Common surgery risks such as anesthesia complications and excessive blood loss
Fat embolism (when fat is erroneously injected into the bloodstream)
Finding Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons
Keep in mind that all of the risks during a Brazilian butt lift surgery in Tijuana, Mexico are considerably minimized by a board-certified surgeon. The first and most crucial step to making your BBL experience safe is working with an experienced plastic surgeon. This will make the rest of the Brazilian butt lift procedure simpler and safer!
When trying to find the best BBL surgeon for you, interview the surgeon you’d like to work with and check his or her credentials and specific experience in body enhancement procedures. An experienced surgeon will make this process easy, information readily available and explain every step of the plastic surgery to you.
The next step is understanding the safety factors that are specific to the BBL cosmetic procedure. This includes:
- The amount of fat the doctor will remove and from where. It’s important to remember that liposuction is a surgery in itself.
- Where and how deep is your doctor going to inject the fat? To have a safe and well-performed Brazilian butt lift surgery, your surgeon will explain how the fat injections will adapt to your anatomy.
- Modifications you need to make to your routine during butt lift recovery. This includes buying special garments, avoiding physical activity, and sitting down.
- Understanding the risk for bruising and infections after a butt lift and what steps you can take to prevent this.
The third step to making your BBL safe is being an informed plastic surgery patient. Research not only your surgeon but also the anesthesiologist’s and clinic’s credentials, prepare for recovery and clear your doubts with the surgeon.
How Long Does BBL Surgery Take?
The exact length of your BBL surgery will depend on the amount of fat you are getting extracted and injected. For most patients, the BBL surgical procedure takes between 3 to 8 hours for the entire process, from the moment you are first put under anesthesia.
A general timeline for BBL surgery will look like this:
- Your doctor will mark donor and incision sites.
- Anesthesia is administered.
- Tumescent fluid is injected to decrease pain and inflammation.
- Donor fat is removed with liposuction.
- The fat is centrifuged and “purified” to be re-injected into the buttocks.
- Fat is injected.
- The surgeon closes the incisions.
Does a BBL Last Forever? What Happens If I Lose Weight?
Results from a Brazilian Butt Lift are long-term and can be permanent for many patients, depending on your body and your recovery.
The answer to “Is BBL permanent?” is not as simple as a yes or no because of fat survival. Since you are receiving your own fat to add volume, there is a possibility that it will be reabsorbed or decrease if you experience weight loss, just like fat anywhere else in your body – especially after weight fluctuations like a substantial amount of weight loss such as after bariatric surgery.
Most patients lose around 40% of the fat in the first weeks post-surgery. After this and when the swelling has gone down after your BBL surgery, you can see the results that will likely be permanent. Our expert surgeons recommend not sitting down the first 4 weeks after surgery and maintaining a healthy weight to maximize fat cell survival.
BBL Recovery Time
Symptoms are most intense in the first three to five days after plastic surgery, but will gradually subside. Although swelling will improve within six to eight weeks, it may take about six months for any residual swelling to subside completely.
Patients can typically return to work about 10 days after Brazilian butt lift surgery.
For about one month following the procedure, they should minimize the amount of time they spend sitting. If an individual’s job requires that he or she sit for many hours at a time, using a special pillow to take some of the weight off the buttocks is recommended. Brazilian butt lift patients should avoid strenuous activity, including exercise and sexual activity, for about 4 weeks.
Check out our BBL Recovery Guide here
The treatment area may be tender, sore, bruised, or swollen. Symptoms are most intense in the first three to five days after surgery and will gradually subside. Although swelling will improve within six to eight weeks, it may take about six months for any residual swelling to subside completely.
BBL Recovery Pain
As with any surgery, Brazilian butt lift recovery can be painful and uncomfortable. When talking about Brazilian butt lift surgery recovery it’s important that you understand that as with other surgical procedures, there will be some pain and discomfort. However, pain should be manageable if you follow your surgeon’s instructions.
The first 48 hours are usually the most uncomfortable for patients since swelling, soreness and general tenderness in the area become more apparent. After 48 hours, swelling will start to decrease and you’ll feel more comfortable.
Your surgeon will also discuss pain management with you and send you home with pain medications and recommendations to lessen the pain. As a general rule, wearing compression garments, staying hydrated, and avoiding sitting down helps.
After 7 to 10 days, you’ve undergone most of the healing process, so you should start to see some changes! During this period, you will be asked by your BBL surgeon to wear a compression garment.
This elastic garment helps minimize swelling and fluid retention while enhancing the tightness of the areas where you the surgeon transferred fat during your butt augmentation procedure. Remember: sit only when necessary and use your BBL pillow!
During weeks 2 to 6 after Brazilian butt lift surgery, for most butt lift patients, most of the pain, swelling, and tenderness disappear during this period. Remember that from weeks 2 to 3 of the butt lift recovery process, you might not feel any discomfort, but you should still refrain from sitting down as much as possible.
Most patients can resume driving as soon as the surgeon authorizes them to sit without restrictions, between weeks 3 and 4. While exercising and doing strenuous physical activities should still be avoided, after about two weeks, you can start taking more vigorous walks and resume all your household chores as usual.
Beyond week 6 after Brazilian butt lift surgery, most butt lift patients have recovered enough to go back to exercising their lower body without restrictions. Also, typically at this stage 80% or more of any pain, swelling, numbness, and soreness are completely gone, if not 100%.
This is usually the time when butt lift patients can appreciate the final results of their surgery. Not all of the fat cells transferred survive, and after week 6, you can appreciate the results that will last. It’s time to show off that booty without any concern!
BBL surgery scars, if any, are very small and barely perceptible! Brazilian Butt Lift surgery leaves minimal scarring because the size of the incisions made for both liposuction and fat injections are very small.
While we cannot guarantee zero scarring, the techniques and expertise of our surgeons guarantee that any scars left by a Brazilian butt lift will be minimal.
These are the top things you need to know about BBL scars:
- Scarring can only develop in the extraction and injection sites. Your surgeon uses a very thin cannula for these procedures. BBL incisions are placed in hidden or hard-to-notice areas.
- Since your buttocks can easily be protected from sun exposure (at least during your recovery!), this makes the area even less prone to scarring. Protecting the area from the sun can help the scars fade and become almost imperceptible.
- Your skin color can make you more or less prone to scarring, but by following your surgeon’s incision care instructions, you can minimize this risk.
- Your surgeon can also help you with an additional treatment specifically designed to reduce surgical scars
Average Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery Cost
The average price of a Brazilian Butt Lift in Tijuana, Mexico is $4,500 including surgeon fee, anesthesia, facility, and medication. This cost includes operating expenses and the price is subject to change according to each patient’s individual goals. For international patients, check out our BBL All Inclusive Travel Package here.
Additionally, some patients may want to package their Brazilian butt lift surgery with other body contouring procedures, such as a breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, loose skin removal, or a full mommy makeover package. This can influence the final cost of the buttock augmentation procedure.
When you ask how much a BBL costs, we always explain what’s included in the price to help patients prepare and make their surgery stress-free. After a complimentary consultation with our Tijuana, Mexico plastic surgeons, you’ll receive a personalized estimate of the final cost of your BBL surgery. This estimate will include the following:
- Board-certified plastic surgeon fees
- Board-certified anesthesiologist fees
- Operating room fee
- Lab work and Electrocardiogram
- Liposuction from donor sites
- Nursing care during pre-op and post-op
- Pain medications for your initial recovery period
- Door-to-door pickup service between San Diego International Airport (Tijuana is directly across the border from San Diego) and our clinic
Little things add up! Remember that to determine how much a BBL will cost, including extra out-of-pocket expenses, you should consider the following items:
- Compression garments
- OTC pain medications (always cleared by your surgeon)
- Accommodations for the day prior to the surgery
- Post-op care in our Recovery Boutique, if you’d rather leave the healing and pampering to us
You can get your quote from our medical team by scheduling a free virtual consultation here.
Our Affordable Brazilian Buttlift Cost
When we talk about an affordable Brazilian Butt Lift, we do not mean cheap cosmetic surgery or doing it by sacrificing your health or comfort. At VIDA Wellness and Beauty Center, we pride ourselves on offering the best low-cost BBL out there.
By low cost, we mean:
A Brazilian butt lift in Mexico by some of the best plastic surgeons in the region, true experts in body enhancement procedures, staying at an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility and having outstanding medical care in your language.
While the cost for a BBL in Tijuana will vary from $3,800 to $6,000 US, the same procedure at another clinic in California can set you back 10,000 to 12,000 US.
Why? How is that possible? Overhead costs for plastic surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, from medical supplies to real estate are lower, which allows us to give you a surgical experience unlike any other at a cost that cannot be matched.
Male BBL Cost
A Male BBL will have the same cost as a female BBL: approximately $4,500 US, with the final cost depending on the patient himself. What does change for a Male BBL is the way the board-certified plastic surgeon:
- Performs liposuction. The plastic surgeon sculpts the male body differently, emphasizing a slim and manly physique around the abdomen and thighs.
- Shapes the buttocks. The doctor shapes the buttocks considering a strong masculine shape.
There are subtle differences between male and female BBLs, but both surgeries involve the transfer of fat from one area to another to improve appearance.
VIDA’s cosmetic surgeons don’t believe in charging more for male plastic surgery, instead, they believe in personalizing every procedure to satisfy their patient’s aesthetic plastic surgery needs.
Learn More About a Brazilian Butt Lift in Mexico
You might be surprised to see how shaping and lifting your posterior can lift your spirits overall! To schedule a one-on-one Brazilian butt lift package consultation with one of our licensed, board-certified plastic surgeons to find out more about getting a Brazilian butt lift in Mexico, please contact COSMED / VIDA Wellness and Beauty by calling 1 (619)738-2144 now.