Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Preparation: Before the surgery, the patient will meet with the surgeon to discuss their goals and undergo a physical examination. The surgeon will also provide instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, including guidelines on eating, drinking, and taking or avoiding certain medications.
  • Anesthesia: The BBL procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient will be asleep during the surgery. The anesthesia provider will give the patient medications to help them relax and sleep through the procedure.
  • Liposuction: The surgeon will make small incisions in the areas from which fat will be harvested, such as the stomach, thighs, or buttocks. They will then use a cannula (a thin, hollow tube) and a suction device to remove excess fat from these areas.
  • Purification and preparation of the fat: The removed fat will be purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks. This typically involves separating the fat cells from the excess fluid and blood that were removed during the liposuction process.
  • Injection of the fat: The surgeon will then make small incisions in the buttocks and inject the purified fat into specific areas to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks.
  • Closure of incisions: The incisions will be closed with stitches or surgical tape. The patient will then be wrapped in a special garment to support the buttocks and help with the healing process.
  • Recovery: After the surgery, the patient will need to take some time to recover, which may include wearing a special garment to support the buttocks and taking medication to manage pain and swelling. The patient will also need to follow the surgeon's instructions for caring for the incisions and avoiding strenuous activities.

How long does the surgery take?
The duration of the surgery can depend on the extent of the enhancement desired and the specific technique used. BBL surgery can take several hours on average.
Will I have scars after the surgery?
BBL surgery usually involves making small incisions in the areas from which fat is harvested and in the buttocks. While these incisions are usually well-hidden, they will leave scars. The size and appearance of the scars will depend on the extent of the surgery and the individual's healing process.
Will I be able to sit down after the surgery?
Some discomfort when sitting may be expected after BBL surgery as the injected fat needs time to settle and the incisions need time to heal. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to sit during the recovery period to minimize discomfort and avoid putting too much pressure on the buttocks.
How long will the recovery process take?
The recovery process after BBL surgery can take several weeks. You will need to take time off work and avoid strenuous activities during this time. It is important to follow your surgeon's instructions for care after the surgery to ensure proper healing.


Opr. Dr. Cenk MelikoğluOperating Doctor Cenk Melikoğlu was born in Görele, in 1978. In 2002, he graduated from Dokuz Eylül University Faculty of Medicine. Between the years of 2003 and 2010, he did his specialization in İzmir Atatürk Training and Research Hospital, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Clinic. In 2015, he worked as a guest lecturer in the American Hospital of Paris. When abroad, he especially focused on the transfer of free vascular lymph nodes for lymphedema treatment, in the field of microsurgery. He participated in numerous training and meetings in this area. There are more than 30 articles in the literature, which were published in national and international journals. Since 2016, he has been working in İzmir Özel Ekol ENT Hospital in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Cosmology Clinic. He speaks English well. He is married and has one child. His special interests are; Breast Aesthetics & Dual-Plan Method, Aesthetic nose surgery, Lymphedema surgery, Endoscopic facial stretching, Aesthetic body shaping surgery (abdominal stretching, liposuction, aesthetic breast surgery), Hair transplantation with FUE method, Migraine surgery, Gynecomastia correction, Genital aesthetics (especially penis enlargement), Lymphedema Treatment (Laser Assisted, With Microcannula Lymph Protective Method), Penis Enlargement (Length & Thickness Combined Method), Migraine Surgery (Closed Method with Scopy). He was entitled to receive the "Proficiency Certificate" by being successful in the examination, which was held by the Turkish Plastic Surgery Association in 2010. In 2015, he participated in a scientific competition by Gülhane Military Medical Academy with his study 'Saddle-nose deformity repair with micro-plate-adapted costal cartilage.’ He has won the first place in the field of surgical medicine. In 2018, he worked at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago, USA for three months in April, May and June on advanced techniques on gender reassignment and penis enlargement in men. He is still continuing his academic and scientific studies.
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