Brazilian Butt Lift: How Long Do Results Last?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the frequency of Brazilian Butt Lift procedures has risen 112% since the year 2000! This popularity of this procedure has greatly increased, and only continues to grow. Many prospective patients are opting for this curve enhancing procedure, but some question the longevity of their results. The good news is that, as with any cosmetic surgery, the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift are generally long-lasting, especially for patients who maintain an active lifestyle and stable body weight after surgery. Inevitably, results can be influenced by the natural changes that human fat and skin undergo.

Learn more about how your BBL results can be affected and how to maintain them!

Cell Survival

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is performed using fat grafting procedures – a surgical procedure which entails taking fat from one area and moving it to another. Fat grafting is a delicate process and not all the fat cells transferred during a BBL procedure will survive. This means that some degree of fat loss is normal and expected in the months following surgery. While around 70 to 80% of fat cells survive, the remainder of the transferred fat cells may ultimately die and get processed out of your body. This also means confirms the importance of choosing a qualified, board-certified surgeon. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons understand and plan for this reduction when choosing how much fat to graft! It is important to note that, while some fat cells do die shortly after the procedure, enough remains to see a significant difference, and obtain the desired results of a BBL- as you can see from the photos below. 

Real Synergy Plastic Surgery Patient
Real Synergy Plastic Surgery Patient


Aging will inevitably change the appearance of your buttocks after your procedure. This butt augmentation procedure cannot stop the inevitable effect of years of gravity and of the natural aging process. As you age, your skin will become more slack, and you may notice a bit of sagging or another type of change that affects your buttocks area. If you work out and keep the muscles strong, you may find that you’re happy with the appearance regardless. Aging affects each of us differently, so it’s hard to say just how much it will affect your results. Furthermore, these changes can more often be seen in cases where in ordinate amounts of fat were transferred. The best rule of thumb is to pursue results that are natural and not out of proportion. This will provide you with a better long-term result in addition to maintaining your health.

Weight Fluctuation

The fat cells being transferred into the buttocks can shrink or enlarge like elsewhere on your body. When a Brazilian Butt Lift is performed, patients are using their own natural fat cells instead of artificial implants.  This means that the fat will ultimately behave like other fat in your body. If you experience weight fluctuations, whether you lose or gain weight, you will subsequently notice a difference in the appearance of your buttocks, or the weight fluctuation may affect the appearance of other areas of your body.

Overall, the results of a Brazilian Butt Lift are long-lasting, and patients can expect to maintain those results with regular exercise and an active lifestyle.

If you are considering a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery or have questions about alternative procedures in Austin, TX, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Synergy Plastic Surgery today!

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