Brazilian Butt Lift in London
Brazilian Butt Lift is one of our signature procedures at Centre for Surgery. We are one of the UK’s largest volume providers of BBL surgery in London. Perhaps you are you unhappy with the shape or size of your buttocks or you want a more fuller, curvier figure, without the need for implants? Centre for Surgery offers the ultimate solution with 360 liposuction with gluteal sculpting and superficial fat transfer using the latest and most safest techniques.
Gluteal sculpting with superficial fat transfer, or fat transfer to the buttocks, involves injecting your own body fat into the buttocks to create additional volume. This procedure will be able to create a perkier, more youthful buttocks.
This is the better option for those who do not want a foreign object implanted but want to achieve the results from their own body fat. Centre for Surgery currently does not offer buttock implants as a surgical option as the results are generally inferior and with more risk of complications compared with the Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL.
Our specialist centre at 106 Crawford Street was recently inspected and rated by the Care Quality Commission as good across all five domains of care.
Both of our BBL surgeons are on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery. If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic surgery in general, The Royal College of Surgeons of England has an excellent information resource on cosmetic surgery.
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|Length of stay 🛏||Day case|
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|Travel ✈️||4 weeks|
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|Postoperative garment 👕||6 weeks|
|Sleeping 😴||On front 2 weeks|
|Exercise 🏃🏽♀️||6 weeks|
|Full recovery 🕺🏻||6 weeks|
|Final results 😃||6 months|
The top BBL surgeons in London
Why choose Centre for Surgery for your BBL surgery?
- Dedicated specialisation in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery – Our surgeons have refined their techniques with many years of experience.
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed BBL takes time and should not be rushed. Our surgeons perform a maximum of ONE BBL surgery in a day. We do not cram 5+ procedures into one day like other providers especially in Turkey. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform Brazilian Butt Lift which is a very physically demanding procedure to get the very best results.
- 100% safety record – we have an impeccable safety record with BBL surgery and this is due to our rigorous policies and procedures which fully conform to British NHS standards. All BBL consultations, procedures and aftercare take place in our UK based locations.
- Our surgeons live and work in London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons from Italy. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise. Those who choose Eastern Europe or Turkey for their procedure will NOT have this option available to them.
Our surgeons are full members of:
BBL before and after
Our patients have 360 liposuction of the abdomen and flanks with average volumes ranging from 700cc to 1200cc fat transfer to the buttocks for maximum projection. Expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL) was used in all cases. EVL enables large volume fat transfer in the safest manner and Centre for Surgery are the only provider in the UK using this advanced method.
BBL surgery at Centre for Surgery combines precision body contouring using PAL lipo and EVL fat transfer to achieve results unattainable by other providers.
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What makes Centre for Surgery different?
Patients who choose Centre for Surgery for their BBL procedure are getting a completely different level of service compared to other providers. First of all, both of our surgeons are true specialists in body contouring surgery. This means that they perform surgery exclusively on the breast and body. Although they trained as plastic surgeons and were trained to perform all types of cosmetic surgery, they no longer perform hand surgery, trauma surgery or facial surgery. Patients who choose Centre for Surgery for their BBL procedure do not do so based on price – they choose based on our reputation. We are not inexpensive but are reasonable and fair. You will always get a cheaper price abroad and often in the UK also. Our surgeons take their time to perform fat transfer surgery utilising advanced surgical techniques which are continually refined with knowledge gained from attending international conferences. Very importantly, our surgeons are ethical, 40-50% of patients are turned away – they do not need a BBL procedure!. Of course no surgeon can guarantee results but the very high number of satisfied patients are testament to the skill of the surgeons, Dr Tillo and Dr Erel. Do not choose Centre for Surgery if you looking for a bargain. Choose us if you want a surgeon with the super-specialisation by operating only on the breast and body and exceptionally high degree of ethics and professionalism to take care of you from start to finish.
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Questions to ask at your BBL consultation
At the BBL consultation, you will have the opportunity to ask key questions to help you form a better idea of how the buttock fat transfer procedure can benefit you and whether it is the right procedure for you. The consultation with the plastic surgeon is the most important part of the decision making process.
The following are possible questions you could ask your surgeon:
- Is the BBL procedure right for me?
- Do I have realistic expectations based on my body shape
- Is one procedure enough to give me the shape I want?
- Do you have before and after pictures I can view of similar patients?
- What is the recovery period like after Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
- Do you offer continuous nursing support after the procedure?
- What side effects can I expect to have in terms of bruising, swelling and numbness?
- What happens if I am unhappy with the outcome?
What are the differences between buttock implants and a Brazilian butt lift fat transfer?
- The BBL fat transfer will appear more natural than implants.
- Surgeons will be able to create a larger, rounder buttocks than they can with implants.
- A Brazilian butt lift is using your own fatty deposits, so you are not inserting a foreign implant into your body.
- You will have a quicker and less painful recovery period than with implants.
- You will have less scarring – there will be no obvious signs of the procedure when you are wearing shorter clothes.
- Implants may result in post-op complications, which you are able to avoid with a fat transfer.
Please note that Centre for Surgery does not currently offer buttock implants.
We do, however, offer a buttock lift, which removes excess skin from the buttocks, which is a common occurrence after major weight loss.
On table BBL results
360 liposuction, buttock contouring and augmentation with superficial fat transfer. 950cc each side
360 liposuction, buttock contouring and augmentation with superficial fat transfer. 1150cc each side.
Intraoperative photo before and after 360 liposuction and 650ml fat transfer to each buttock
360 liposuction and superficial fat transfer to the buttocks. 860cc each side
On-table before and after with 1200cc fat transfer to buttocks using EVL technique.
On-table before and after with 750cc fat transfer to buttocks using EVL technique.
The secret to performing safe BBL surgery
The diagram below illustrates the location of the blood vessels as they pass through the buttock area. The key is to inject above the layer containing the blood vessels at all times.
The solution is a technique called expansion vibration lipofilling or EVL. EVL involves the use of a special blunt-tipped vibrating cannula measuring 5mm in diameter. The cannula is a lantern shaped tip which also helps to expand the gluteal space permitting large volume fat transfer with maximal safety. Centre for Surgery are the first centre in the UK to use this technique.
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Brazilian butt lift ideal candidates
All patients should be in good health and have realistic expectations about what can be achieved with a fat transfer to the buttocks.
The key to being a good candidate for the Brazilian butt lift or fat transfer to the buttocks is to have an adequate amount of fat in other areas of your body. Liposuction will remove excess fat from areas that may include the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, back or arms. This fat will be purified and reinjected into the buttocks. Without available fat, the procedure cannot be performed.
We do not treat patients below the age of 18 years of age.
You should ideally have a body mass index of 20-28. A BMI over 30 (obesity) means you will not be an ideal candidate for BBL and you may not get the results you desire.
Healing is better if patients refrain from or quit smoking. Patients who smoke will have lower fat transfer survival rates and an increased risk of infection.
The Brazilian butt lift procedure is performed purely for cosmetic purposes, to help improve one’s image and self-esteem.
Preparation for Brazilian Butt Lift
At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons strongly believe that the success of any cosmetic surgery procedure including Brazilian butt lift is optimised when patients fully adhere to all of the surgeon’s pre-procedure and post-procedure instructions. We always strive to go above and beyond to make sure all our patients are optimally prepared for BBL surgery – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Gluteal sculpting with superficial fat transfer is performed under a general anaesthetic. At Centre for Surgery, this is known as TIVA general anaesthesia. Unlike traditional general anaesthetic methods, the recovery is much smoother and quicker. There is a lower incidence of dizziness and drowsiness. You will be able to leave the clinic on the same day as the procedure, once the effects of the anaesthetic have worn off.
The procedure takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete on average depending on the amount of liposuction performed.
The gluteal sculpting with superficial fat transfer involves three stages:
Stage one – liposuction
Using liposuction, fat will be removed from the donor area of your body. Centre for Surgery uses SAFElipo for all liposuction procedures. Unlike other liposuction methods, SAFElipo™ does not involve the use of heat, lowering the risk of injury to the delicate skin.
The surgeon will make several small incisions where the liposuction cannulas will be inserted. The fat is then removed, processed and purified.
Not only will the appearance of your buttocks be enhanced, but you will also have a reduction in fatty deposits from your thighs, hips or abdomen.
Stage two – fat processing
The fat is processed with the addition of saline to wash the fat prior to reinjection. The SAFElipo method increases the number of viable cells to be transferred compared with traditional methods. The amount to be transferred will depend on what your surgeon has planned in agreement with yourself preoperatively.
Stage three – fat re-injection
The fatty deposits are then injected into your buttocks. This will generally involve multiple injections using the expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL) technique. The fat will be injected above the muscle using specially designed blunt tipped cannulas.
The surgeon will sculpt the buttocks, creating a rounder and larger appearance.
During stage three, there are several steps surgeons can take in order to prevent any complications occurring. This includes:
- Using a specially designed cannula specific for Brazilian Butt Lift
- Injecting only when the cannula is in motion
- Using the correct angulation – avoiding any downward or deeper positions
- Stay away from gluteal veins and sciatic nerves
- Inject the fat above the muscle, rather than into the muscle
- Avoid bendable cannulas and mobile luer connections, as these can compromise the control of the cannula
- Maintain awareness of the cannula tip
A specialised BBL compression garment will be applied at the end of the procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift cost
There are a number of factors which will determine the overall cost of your BBL procedure and the final quotation will be given after your face to face consultation with your plastic surgeon.
- How many areas of liposuction combined with fat transfer
- BBL combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures
- Primary or revision BBL
Why not call 0207 993 4849 and speak to one of our expert patient coordinators who may be able to give you a rough costing prior to your BBL consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon.
Always remember that price should never be the determining factor when it comes to choosing your provider. We feel that safety and quality of service should be your number one priority and instilling in you the confidence that our team will look after you before, during and after your procedure to the best of their ability.
Spread the cost of your BBL surgery
Centre for Surgery are fully approved to offer finance via our specialist finance partner, Chrysalis Finance.
You no longer need to use your savings to pay for your treatment – you can apply to spread the cost of your procedure with Chrysalis Finance using their simple 1,2,3 application to pay for your procedure.
Don’t wait until you have enough money for your treatment, apply today and (subject to status) pay for your procedure easily in monthly instalments, using one of their payment options.
Chrysalis Finance is the only ethical provider who focus solely in the provision of specialist financing for medical procedures.
Recovery after BBL
After the Brazilian butt lift fat transfer, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising. This will begin to subside after a few weeks. While you will be able to notice the results of the procedure immediately, the final results will only be noticeable once the swelling has completely gone down. This can take up to three months.
After the procedure, you may feel some pain and discomfort, which can be managed by taking suitable medication. However, you should be able to walk around the day after the procedure.
During your recovery period, you will have to avoid sitting and lying on your buttocks. For the first few weeks, you will have to sleep on your stomach and sides. When you have to sit down, it is important to put the weight on your thighs, rather than your buttocks.
You will be encouraged to wear a compression garment for up to six weeks following the Brazilian butt lift. This will help to minimise swelling and keep the buttocks in the best shape possible.
The surgeons and medical team will keep in contact with you during your recovery period in order to monitor your progress and ensure you have the best results. Aftercare is included in the initial cost, so you will be able to return and see your surgeon any time you have questions or concerns.
Potential risks and complications of Brazilian Butt Lift surgery
Brazilian butt lift surgery has received a lot of adverse publicity in the media due to complications occurring. It is important to be aware of the risks of Brazilian Butt Lift. Centre for Surgery use the most safest techniques for BBL surgery utilising a combination of SAFElipo and EVL using large calibre cannulas. Our surgeons have built up significant experience in the BBL procedure over a number of years.
You should make sure you have a healthy body mass index (BMI<30) for the procedure. If you are obese, you may not be considered an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Potential risks and complications of Brazilian Butt Lift include:
- Anaesthetic risks
- Postoperative haemorrhage
- Surgical site infection
- Fat necrosis
- Venous thromboembolism
- Seroma or haematoma
- Poor wound healing
- Poor graft take
- Requirement for a revision procedure
Brazilian butt lift before and after
View our collection of BBL before and after photos to get an idea of what can be achieved following your procedure.
360 liposuction + 900cc fat transfer to buttocks using EVL technique.
360 liposuction + fat transfer to buttocks (900cc volume transferred).
Non surgical Brazilian Butt Lift
If you prefer only a very subtle change in your buttock appearance, you may be a candidate for a non-surgical BBL. Often those patients who have insufficient fat will be good candidates for the non-surgical option. Another option is to gain weight to gain sufficient fat reserves to then qualify for the surgical BBL. A non-surgical BBL involves using a injectable filler known as Sculptra to increase the size and shape of the buttocks. The Sculptra non-surgical BBL will need to be repeated once or twice a year to maintain the results. The non-surgical BBL is not a permanent procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift specialists
If you are interested in BBL surgery, we would recommend to book a consultation with an expert BBL surgeon at Centre for Surgery. At your consultation, your surgeon will take a thorough medical history including your current medications and will perform a physical examination. A discussion of your aesthetic goals will be taken into account when formulating your customised treatment plan. The surgeon will assess you to make sure you have enough fat for fat transfer to the buttocks to achieve a noticeable result. If you lack adequate fat deposits, your surgeon may recommend to gain weight or have Sculptra filler injections. Sculptra injections for non-surgical BBL need to be repeated twice a year for optimum results.
The Brazilian Butt lift surgical technique will be explained in detail including information on SAFElipo, EVL and ultrasound-guided fat injection. It may be recommended to avoid having a BBL if your BMI is above 30. 3D computer imaging may also be performed to give you an accurate idea of how you could look after your procedure. The recovery process will be explained including the need to avoid any pressure on the buttocks for 14 days after your procedure.
Once you have made your decision to proceed with BBL surgery, your designated patient coordinator will work closely with you to make sure you are fully prepared for your breast lift procedure.
How should I prepare for the gluteal sculpting with fat transfer procedure?You should stop smoking four weeks prior to your procedure
Stop any medications that could cause bleeding
Drink a lot of water in the days leading up to your surgery
Use an antiseptic wash prior to surgery
What anaesthetic is used?A fat transfer to the buttocks or Brazilian Butt Lift is performed under TIVA general anaesthesia. You will be asleep for the duration of the procedure.
What is the recovery period after a Brazilian Butt Lift?Patients will need to avoid sitting on their buttocks for first two weeks. Normal activities can resume after this. The buttocks will appear largest at about 2-3 months following the procedure.
Will I have scars?One of the major benefits of Brazilian Butt lift or gluteal sculpting with superficial fat transfer is that there are no major incisions. That means minimal scarring. Patients can be assured that they will be able to wear bikinis and other revealing clothing without showing scars.
Does the Brazilian Butt Lift carry the same risks as Macrolane injections?The gluteal sculpting with superficial fat transfer procedure uses the body’s own natural fat, with no foreign substance or objects being injected into the body.
Furthermore, the fat is transferred above the muscle, rather than into the muscle, lowering the risk of potential complications.
Are there any potential complications?The risks include bleeding, infection, and collection of fluid under the skin, swelling and deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
The surgeon takes special precautions to minimise the risk of complications developing after the fat transfer.
What is the recovery period like after a Brazilian Butt lift?After a BBL, you will experience swelling and bruising which will last for two weeks. You may also experience some pain and discomfort.
You will have to avoid sitting on your buttocks for a few weeks. You will need to ensure you avoid sitting or sit with the weight in your thighs. You will have to sleep on your front or side.
Will I have to wear a compression garment?You will have to wear a compression garment for six weeks after the Brazilian butt lift. This will help to reduce swelling and keep your buttocks in the best shape possible.
What To Expect
When you have decided to proceed with BBL surgery, you will need to have a consultation with your surgeon. At consultation, a number of measurements are taken of the body areas where fat is to be removed and an assessment will be made of the soft tissue quality. Those who have good skin elasticity then you will be a good candidate for liposuction and BBL. Your surgeon is skilled in all types of liposuction including power assisted liposuction and the most appropriate choice will be made based on your physical examination. The surgeon will also give information on the location of the small incisions for the liposuction and fat transfer and also whether the liposuction is to be combined with another procedure such as BodyTite for skin tightening.
With buttock fat grafting, it is important to assess how much fat is required to be harvested. The usual rule is to extract twice as much fat as that needed for the fat transfer to take account of the small amount of fat which will not survive the fat transfer process.
High-resolution photos will be taken and your surgeon may also use computer digital imaging. Your surgeon will take time to discuss the important risks and potential complications of liposuction surgery and what you can expect in the postoperative period.
The surgeon will also take a full medical history which includes previous operations, current list of medicines taken and any potential allergies. This information will be used to decide on your fitness for the liposuction procedure. If you are deemed to be a suitable candidate for lipo surgery then we would recommend to spend a period of time to reflect on all the information given. We always recommend a minimum of a '2 week cool off period' for to weigh up your options.
All our prospective patients are more than welcome to have as many follow-up consultations after their initial consultation to make sure you are fully empowered with all the information to make an informed decision for proceeding with liposuction surgery at Centre for Surgery.
Before the procedure
Once you have decided that liposuction is right for you, our preoperative assessment team will be in contact to prepare you for surgery.
The following are recommended actions to take:
- For 6 weeks beforehand, it is highly recommended to stop smoking as active smoking is associated with a number of risks including delayed wound healing which could result in wound infection.
- You should also avoid aspirin and all medicines containing aspirin for at least one week prior to the liposuction procedure.
- For 6 hours before the liposuction procedure, you should refrain from eating any food or any type of drink apart from sips of clear fluid (water and tea/coffee without added milk) which is allowed for up to 2 hours before the procedure.
On the day of the your procedure
Please aim to arrive for your liposuction procedure at the confirmed time. One of our nursing team will admit you for the procedure and will carry out a number of tasks including checking your blood pressure and other vital signs including pulse and temperature and then getting you changed into single-use clinic wear. The anaesthetist will then come in to assess you to make sure you are fit for TIVA anaesthetic and will also prescribe a number of pre-medications which are given by your nurse to help your recovery after the liposuction procedure. You will then be seen by your surgeon who will confirm the procedure to undertaken and you will sign the informed consent form. Skin marking and photos may be taken at this point.
Liposuction is a very commonly performed procedure at Centre for Surgery and is carried out under TIVA general anaesthesia as a day case. Liposuction of smaller areas can be carried out under local anaesthetic. The procedure takes approximately 1-3 hours to carry out. During liposuction surgery, your surgeon will make small incisions in the marked body areas The fat tissue is surgically removed using specialised cannulas to contour the marked body areas before closing the skin with dissolvable sutures.
Once you have woken up from the TIVA anaesthetic, our nurses will closely monitor you for 1-3 hours afterwards to make sure you make a full recovery. You will be given a fruit juice drink or a hot drink as you prefer to build up your energy levels. Once you are assessed as fit for discharge, you will require a responsible adult escort to take you home in a car or taxi and to look after you for at least the first 24 hours after surgery.
After your procedure
After your procedure, our dedicated postoperative support team are available round the clock to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our team will call you regularly for the first 2 weeks after your procedure to make sure your pain levels are well controlled and your healing is progressing as normal.
The recovery after liposuction is usually very straightforward with minimal discomfort that can be effectively controlled with tablet painkillers and the majority of our patients are very comfortable by the end of week 1. Your doctor may recommend a period of approximately one week off work. You should minimise any excessive physical activity for the first 2 weeks after surgery to help with the healing of the incisions and reduce swelling.
You will be required to wear a supportive compression garment for a full 6 weeks to make sure healing is optimal, and also so that scars heal with best results.
You will attend for a postoperative check up with one of our nursing team at 7-10 days to review your surgical wound sites and ensure proper healing is taking place. Recommendations on treatments for scar healing may be given for optimal cosmesis. At 6 weeks you should begin to see your final results and you will see your surgeon for a comprehensive review and make sure your results are in line with your expectations.