Today, big, curvy booties are all the rage. With celebrities like the Kardashians making this trend skyrocket, more and more women are seeking out plastic surgery to enhance their behinds. The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is an extremely popular procedure to achieve just that! Read on to learn more about this procedure and what to expect.

BBL Basics

The Brazilian Butt Lift helps to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks using fat. During the procedure, fat is suctioned from other areas of the body such as the waist, back, hips, and flanks using liposuction. This fat is then injected into the buttocks to help augment it. Because liposuction is used to remove fat from other areas of the body, patients can receive the benefits of two procedures in one!


Results from a BBL are long-lasting. Because the fat cells injected into your buttocks are your own, they will naturally enlarge or shrink with any weight fluctuations of body fat. That is why it is important to be near or at your ideal body weight when receiving this procedure. During recovery, it is helpful to sleep on your side of stomach, and it is very important that you do not sit directly on your behind. If you absolutely must sit down, try sitting on a donut pillow.

Dr. Shienbaum typically allows his patients to return to non-stressful work in 5 to 7 days. Low impact exercise is encouraged in the first week and sexual activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks.

If you are interested in learning more about the Brazilian Butt Lift in Brandon, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Shienbaum.

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Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit