SAFELipo BBL® for Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift (BBL) patients are typically seeking an overall improved silhouette with an uplifted, youthful, muscular, and athletic-looking bottom, accentuated by a slim waist and flanks. This is accomplished by harvesting fat—usually from the abdomen, flanks, back, or thighs—and grafting it to the buttocks. Though it may seem straightforward, there are nuances to this procedure that can make all the difference in terms of patient satisfaction and safety.

Surgeons can provide a targeted, precise, and safe BBL experience and outcome by using SAFELipo and a game-changing fat grafting process called expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL).

How Does It Work?

Brazilian butt lift involves autologous fat transfer—a well-established technique that is routinely used in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures—which is essentially transplanting fat from one area of the body to another. Using SAFELipo's unique 3-step process, surgeons initially harvest the fat, creating smooth, even results at the donor area. The gentler separation and aspiration process also yields larger volumes of high-quality fat for transferring to the buttocks, and without the high risk of strange contours or lumps and bumps from the liposuction—common with most other forms of liposuction.

In SAFELipo BBL, the fat grafting step utilizes expansion vibration lipofilling (EVL)—a game-changer for BBL in terms of safety, comfort, and outcomes. Specially designed instruments and techniques enable surgeons to improve safety and overcome many challenges presented by earlier BBL techniques. Innovative motorized cannulas pre-expand the tissues in the graft area, making space for the transferred fat to live entirely in the subcutaneous space and avoiding the deeper muscles. This allows the surgeon to graft fat exactly where he or she wants it—even in "tight" areas or those that have previously been inhospitable to grafted fat, such as the mid-buttock.

Why SAFELipo for BBL?

SAFELipo BBL presents numerous advantages for the patient, in terms of comfort, safety, aesthetics, and longevity of results.

  • The SAFELipo process is designed to carefully harvest and preserve the maximum volume of viable fat for transfer.
  • Because of the specialized instrumentation, technology, and technique (EVL), the fat is grafted superficially—100% over the gluteus muscles—avoiding the risk and discomfort associated with deep injection.
  • The targeted nature of EVL allows surgeons to focus in on certain areas for optimal, custom reshaping.
  • With larger quantities of grafted fat surviving in the buttocks, we see better volume maintenance with SAFELipo BBL.
  • SAFELipo BBL patients typically enjoy a higher, rounder, more athletic-looking buttock that holds its shape long term, even with weight fluctuations.

What Is Recovery Like?

You'll be advised to wear a special compression garment with foam for 4 weeks following your SAFELipo BBL procedure. You will also have to keep most weight off your buttocks during this timeframe, mostly when you're sitting. This is important for fat survival and for maintaining the shape of your new buttocks as you heal. You will likely be sore and somewhat tired for a few weeks, but over-the-counter pain medication and rest should keep you comfortable. Within 2 to 3 weeks, you should be able to return to light activities. Your surgeon will advise you as to when you can return to your exercise routine and other, more strenuous activities.


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