Non-Surgical Butt Lift vs Brazilian Butt Lift: What is the difference? - The Cosmetic Skin Clinic (2023)


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In an effort to achieve a perfectly toned butt, many women have been seeking out surgical Brazilian butt lifts to tone, lift and plump their behinds. But non-surgical Brazilian butt lifts (bum lifts) are now available to help you attain the look in a safer and less invasive way. In this article, we compare the similarities and differences of these butt enhancement procedures, detailing how you can achieve the same results of a Brazilian butt lift non-surgically.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

First off, let’s delve into what we mean by the Brazilian butt lift. Many celebrities from Kylie Jenner to Amber Rose are admired for their sculpted and toned buttocks. This has certainly helped to boost demand for the Brazilian Butt Lift treatment. This surgical buttock augmentation procedure (also known as a surgical BBL) helps patients to achieve this much-desired hourglass shape by transferring fat to the buttocks to make them full and plump. A fat graft is performed under local anaesthetic using liposuction to transfer fat from areas like the hips, stomach or thighs to the buttocks. These extracted fat stores are then purified and reinjected into your butt to maximise volume and fullness.

The result is a full and plumptious-looking bottom that wouldn’t look out of place in a bikini on the sun-drenched shores of Ipanema or Copacabana beaches.

But there is a downside. As it is a surgical procedure, there is a list of side effects attached to the procedure, including scarring and potential infections. It has been noted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons to be one of the riskiest cosmetic procedures out there.

Can you get a non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift?

The answer to this frequently posed question is Yes! Patients can now achieve the same lifting and volumising benefits of a Brazilian butt lift without going anywhere near a scalpel. Body contouring technologies can efficiently build muscle in the buttocks to firm them up, while non-surgical skin lifting technologies can achieve tighter and more lifted skin. The result is a firmer, more curvaceous and defined bum without any sagging or banana rolls. Our founder Dr Tracy Mountford discusses this non-surgical butt lift in her Q&A video below:

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What is the difference between a surgical and Non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift?

The main difference between the two procedures is procedure recovery time. It can take up to 6 weeks for swelling to subside after having surgical liposuction BBL procedure. Patients must also avoid sitting for long periods of time for up to 3 weeks after their surgery. This can cause a lot of discomfort and inconvenience for the patient when compared to the non-surgical approach.

The other main difference is the treatment time. Surgical BBL’s typically require one single treatment. However, a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift usually involves 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart for maximum results. The beauty of a non-surgical butt lift is that there is zero downtime. So you can return to your normal activities straight away.

Why have a Non-surgical Brazilian Butt Lift?

With a non-surgical butt lift, we can create a more naturally defined and contoured bum by minimising sagging pockets of fat, tightening the skin and toning up the gluteal muscles:

  • Shape, sculpt and firm your buttocks for a better body silhouette
  • Minimise the appearance of banana roll fat (the layer of fat that sits between the buttock and the top of the thigh)
  • Tighten and lift saggy butt cheeks
  • Build and strengthen your glutes
  • No need for invasive surgery or injections
  • Zero downtime or recovery time needed

The Non-surgical Brazilian butt lift

We achieve a non-surgical butt lift using 3 main body sculpting technologies at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic. These are all designed to tone, sculpt and uplift the buttock area in several unique ways:

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Non surgical Butt Lift with EMSculpt

EMSculpt is a non-invasive procedure that builds up muscle while reducing stores of fat. When applied to the buttock area, it can build up your gluteal muscles while lifting and firming the skin. EMSculpt sends High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy (HIFEM) through the skin to cause our muscles to contract at a super intense rate. This equates to 20,000 physical crunches or squats in the gym. These intense contractions force your muscle tissues to remodel their inner structure. As a result of this process, your gluteal muscles become stronger while fatty deposits break down. This helps to make your butt pert and more defined, with a nicer shape and curvature. After just 2-4 weeks of treatment, patients will begin to see these amazing visual results.

Non-surgical Butt Lift with Ultherapy

Ultherapy butt lifts utilise non-invasive ultrasound technology to reboot the replenishment of natural collagen and elastin stores in your buttocks. As we age, these vitally important structural proteins deplete, leading us to the dreaded ‘saggy bum’ look. But with Ultherapy, these hydrating and nourishing proteins are encouraged to renew themselves. This can help to achieve a 1-1.5cm lift to the buttocks in less than an hour of treatment, without any associated downtime.

Non surgical Bum Lift with CoolSculpting

The CoolSculpting butt lift is ideal for patients who want to attain a perfect butt without the fat. As you try to get a pert and curved derriere, it can sometimes be obscured by a layer of fat that hangs between the edge of your buttocks and the top of your thighs. This crescent-shaped fat bulge is known as the ‘banana roll’ and can prevent your clothing from fitting properly. It also prevents your bum from having a round and peachy shape. In order to attain a more sculpted and sensuous bum shape, we can use CoolSculpting’s fat freezing technology to crystalise and break up fat deposits across your banana roll. This can create better definition between your thighs and the start of your buttocks, particularly when viewed from a side angle.

CoolSculpting can also reduce skin laxity in this area to a degree. But when combined with a treatment like Ultherapy, we can tighten and lift the skin just above where we treated the banana roll, to give the buttock itself a greater and more prominent lift. Results should start to show through from 4-6 weeks post-treatment. After this time, the frozen fat begins to break down as Ultherapy ramps up your body’s own natural collagen and elastin production.

Non-surgical Butt Lift results

While each of the above butt lift treatments are slightly different, we usually recommend 4 sessions in total. Repeating the technological treatments helps your butt to reshape and firm up as your fat breaks down, your muscles build up and your tissues start to replenish themselves. See an example of our EMSculpt butt lift treatment below to get a sense of these sculpted results:

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Non-surgical Butt Lift Before and After

Improving muscle tone and reducing fat across the buttocks using EMSculpt:

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Your non surgical Butt Lift Consultation

When having a non-surgical bum lift, one of our expertly qualified practitioners will assess the shape of your buttocks while understanding your own body sculpting goals. Based on this assessment, we will then put forward a preferred treatment choice that will maximise results in line with your bespoke requirements. In contrast to surgical Brazilian butt lifts, our non-surgical procedures do not generate instant results. But they will lift and sculpt your butt in a matter of weeks and months, as your buttocks respond to the treatment. The benefit being that you will not have any scars or surgical risk. See below for an estimation of the expected results for each of our treatment options:

  • Ultherapy butt lift results: skin tightening and lifting results from 3 to 6 months after treatment, as collagen and elastin stores rebuild. Results last up to a year.
  • EMSculpt butt lift results: lifted and toned skin across the butt from 2-4 weeks after the final treatment session. Results can last up to a year.
  • CoolSculpting butt lift results: noticeable fat reduction after 4-6 weeks after the final treatment, with a progressive fat reduction over 14-16 weeks. Results last indefinitely as long as you keep to a healthy lifestyle.

To find out more about these non-surgical butt lift procedures, arrange a personalised consultation with us. Our butt lift procedures are available at both our London and Buckinghamshire clinics. Alternatively, you can call us directly on the following number: 0343 253 8240(London and Buckinghamshire).

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What is the difference between surgical and non-surgical BBL? ›

Surgical BBL's typically require one single treatment. However, a non-surgical Brazilian butt lift usually involves 4 sessions scheduled 2-3 days apart for maximum results. The beauty of a non-surgical butt lift is that there is zero downtime. So you can return to your normal activities straight away.

What does a non-surgical bum lift do? ›

A non-surgical Brazilian Bum Lift is a safe and non-invasive butt augmentation procedure to lift the sculpt and shape of your bum without having to go under the knives. It uses radiofrequency to shape and lift your bum giving you the desired hourglass figure in a matter of weeks without any stringent side-effects.

What is the safest buttock enhancement? ›

Overall, silicone implants have been documented as safe and effective for buttock enhancement. Implants are preferable for people with little fat as they may not have much to inject for a Brazilian butt lift.

Can you get a BBL look without surgery? ›

A traditional brazilian butt lift is performed by liposuctioning fat from an unwanted region and transferring it to enhance a patient's natural curves. By comparison a non-invasive BBL procedure uses dermal fillers such as Radiesse to beautifully restore a plump rounded smoother silhouette.

What are the risks of non surgical BBL? ›

WHAT ARE THE RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS INVOLVED IN BUM LIFT PROCEDURE? Just like any other body augmentation procedure, there are certain risks involved in doing this procedure. It can include the formation of nodules below the skin, bleeding, swelling, or bruising in the treated area.

Does a non surgical BBL last? ›

Some people see results that last 2 to 3 years. In the best case scenario, results can last up to 4 years. After a Brazilian butt lift or other types of autologous fat injection, results will be more immediate. You can expect about 50 percent of the injected fat to absorb during the healing process.

How long is non surgical BBL? ›

Each treatment can take up to an hour, and is usually completed without anaesthesia, however ice can be used if you'd like the area numbed, and to reduce swelling. You may see immediate effects following the procedure, though initially this may be due to swelling.

Does a non surgical BBL hurt? ›

Pain will vary for every patient. Before the procedure, Dr. Sajan will apply a topical anesthetic and potentially lidocaine injections as well. This dulls the injections, though patients may still feel some pressure and pain as the buttocks are particularly sensitive.

How long does a vacuum BBL last? ›

How long do results last? The results are only permanent with maintenance sessions, exercise and clean eating. Without monthly maintenance, your results will last about 6 months after you complete your initial package.

What procedures make your buttocks bigger? ›

Buttock implants are silicone-filled devices that are surgically placed deep within the tissues of the buttock. Buttock augmentation through the use of fat grafting involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body into the tissues of the buttocks. This technique is sometimes referred to as a Brazilian butt lift.

How much does it cost to enhance your buttocks? ›

How much does buttock enhancement cost? The average cost of buttock augmentation with fat grafting is $4,807, the average cost of butt implants is $5,278 and the average cost of a buttock lift is $5,482, according to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

What are the risks of buttock fillers? ›

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In fact, when injected into areas with many blood vessels, such as the buttocks (butt), silicone can travel through those vessels to other parts of the body and block blood vessels in the lungs, heart, or brain. This can cause a stroke or even death.

What can I do instead of a BBL? ›

There are many alternatives to the Brazilian Butt Lift for those instances in which the BBL is not an option. The most popular non-surgical Brazilian Butt lift alternatives are buttock implants, skin tightening lasers, Brazilian Butt Lift compression garments, buttock injections, exercises, topical creams, and diets.

How can I make my buttocks bigger without surgery? ›

Dr. Katzen suggests using the stair master, elliptical machine, lunges with weights, dead lifts, and squats. Many yoga poses can also increase the size of your butt. You can even exercise your butt while sitting in your chair right now by flexing or pinching your butt.

Can you get a BBL naturally? ›

Choosing a BBL over Butt Implants

Unlike butt implants, which are synthetic and can often look artificial or feel uncomfortable, a natural BBL using fat transfer provides a more seamless and subtle result. Fat transfer also carries less risk of complications and has a more natural feel and appearance.

Who is not a good candidate for BBL? ›

Who Are Not Good Candidates? Usually, as long as you want to enhance the shape or size of your buttocks, you are a good candidate for this procedure. However, if you have excessive sagging or loose skin on the buttocks, then a procedure such as a butt lift surgery may be a better option for you.

What happens years after BBL? ›

Ten years after your BBL surgery, you can expect to have the same desired butt from your cosmetic procedure. However, you should stick to a healthy weight and avoid any drastic changes to ensure your butt stays plump and perky and your body remains proportional.

What are the side effects of vacuum therapy for buttocks? ›

Vacuum therapy is a noninvasive procedure, so you can expect few to no side effects. However, you may feel slight pain and tightness after the procedure. Mild swelling can also occur.

Does a BBL sag after years? ›

When a Brazilian butt lift is performed by a trained and experienced professional, BBL results can last many years. However, patients should remember that this body contouring treatment does not stop the normal aging process. Your bottom may flatten over time or change as a result of weight loss, exercise, and diet.

What happens when Sculptra wears off? ›

Treatment with Sculptra can produce results that last 2-4 years. If further treatments are not done to maintain the result, the effect will gradually fade and the fullness produced will be lost. Your face should return to more or less what it looked like before the Sculptra.

What is a mini BBL? ›

A Mini BBL is a procedure that isn't that focused on liposuction, but it uses it to touch up areas of the butt, and hip dips, or to create a natural-looking projection. A Mini BBL starts with liposuction, in which a surgeon harvests fat from your body, processes it, and then reinjects it into your hips and buttocks.

How long is bed rest for BBL? ›

For the first two weeks, you should avoid sitting or lying directly on your backside. You can sleep on your side or stomach, and sitting will require an inflatable doughnut-shaped seat or a pillow. Most BBL patients can resume light activity within seven days post-op and return to work within seven to 10 days.

How long after BBL can you sit without a BBL pillow? ›

For three weeks following a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) surgery, you should avoid sitting down and putting direct pressure on your buttock. Your surgeon may advise you to sit on soft pillows for two more weeks to reduce the weight on your butt.

Can I sit 3 months after BBL? ›

The majority of patients are advised to refrain from sitting, lying, or otherwise putting direct pressure on their backside for a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks following BBL surgery.

How many hours can I sit after BBL? ›

No Butts About Sitting Down

One of the most crucial recovery tips regarding Brazilian butt lift surgery is not sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for eight weeks after surgery. The goal is to avoid affecting blood circulation, which could destroy the newly transferred fat cells.

Can vacuum therapy be permanent? ›

There is a spa in Miami who is performing this vacuum therapy. It is very unlikely that suctioning can grow tissue permanently, especially in 45 minutes. More likely, this treatment is causing an area of swelling which makes the butt look bigger but it goes down as the swelling goes down.

What kind of exercise makes your buttocks bigger? ›

Squat and Tone

The squat tops every list of butt-sculpting exercises. It directly works the glutes. You can build bigger bottom muscles by adding hand-held weights. Form: Slowly lower the hips as if sitting way back in a chair, trying to keep your knees from moving forward toward toes; then return to standing.

What causes buttocks to increase? ›

The muscles in your buttocks will only increase in size if you lift very heavy weights (for 6 to 12 reps) or if you eat a high-calorie diet. If you're using lighter weights you don't usually need to worry about your derriere.

How do I get a big perky bum? ›

5 Exercises For A Perkier Bum
  1. Barbell Squat. To add some resistance to your squat, try squatting with dumbbells. ...
  2. Lunges. Although this is one of the simpler ways to work on your bum, it's certainly one of the most effective. ...
  3. Glute Bridges. ...
  4. Weighted Kickbacks. ...
  5. Curtsy Lunge.

What to do for a sagging buttocks? ›

  1. A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits on the upper arm.
  2. Buttock Lift Surgery and Thigh Lift Surgery are procedures to correct drooping of flat buttocks or excess skin on the.
  3. Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) ...
  4. Cellulite Treatment. ...
  5. Hernia Surgery. ...
  6. Labiaplasty. ...
  7. Laser Liposuction.
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Is 2 vials of Sculptra enough for buttocks? ›

Sculptra Butt Lift Cost

The cost of a Sculptra butt lift varies based on your unique aesthetic goals and the amount of volume you want to add to your buttocks. It is common to use up to 5 vials of Sculptra for each side of your buttocks. With 2-3 treatment sessions, this equates to 20-30 vials.

Is there an injection for bigger buttocks? ›

The non-surgical butt lift, also known as the Sculptra Butt Lift is performed via injections of Sculptra into the buttocks to achieve improve projection and volume of the buttocks. This treatment involves no incisions and no significant recovery time.

What fillers are FDA approved for buttocks? ›

Sculptra is different because it is a type of filler that is injected into the buttocks area and has minimal to no side effects. It is an FDA approved filler (Sculptra for buttocks is off-label) that naturally works with your body to build collagen.

How long do buttock implants last? ›

If you like your results, butt implants are permanent, so you won't need additional procedures to maintain the look.

What is an instant BBL? ›

The Bella Vida Instant BBL is a minimally invasive, non-surgical butt enhancing treatment that utilizes a series of strategically placed FDA-approved dermal filler injections to lift and reshape your glutes instantly.

How can I enlarge my hips and buttocks naturally fast? ›

Here are some exercises to get you started.
  1. Squats. To do this: Stand with your feet hip distance apart with your toes slightly turned out to the side. ...
  2. Lunge presses. To do this: ...
  3. Fire hydrant lifts. To do this: ...
  4. Leg lifts. To do this: ...
  5. Bridge presses. To do this: ...
  6. Single-leg deadlifts.
  7. Reclining side leg exercises. To do this:

How can I increase my hips and buttocks naturally? ›

A healthy diet geared towards a bigger butt should include the following:
  1. Dry fruits: These include dates, raisins, prunes and coconuts, and avocado, among others. ...
  2. Peanut butter: Peanut butter contains high amounts of fats and proteins, which can help to increase your weight around the booty.

Can your body reject a BBL? ›

The Brazilian Butt Lift is not dangerous because of the fat that is used. The fat that is injected is your own fat; your body cannot reject this fat, and it is rare to cause an infection. Instead, it is the placement of the injection that causes the issues with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

Can you get hips without BBL? ›

Yes, fat can be transferred to just the hips, not just to the buttocks. I agree your photo suggests that increased buttock volume is not needed. Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

Can you get a BBL twice? ›

If your aesthetic goal requires more fat than can be placed in the subcutaneous layer in one surgery, you could have a second and even a third procedure. Many patients come back for a second round after achieving satisfactory results the first time. They simply want more.

How long does non invasive BBL last? ›

The non-surgical butt lift accentuates your body's natural curves without the need for surgical intervention. The procedure takes as little as 30 minutes and results may last as long as five years!

What are the different types of bbls? ›

Learn The Different Types of BBL Shapes
  • Classic Pre-BBL Types and Shapes.
  • Inverted or V-Shaped Butt.
  • Square or H-Shaped Butt.
  • Heart or A-Shaped Butt.
  • Round or O-Shaped Butt.
  • Heart Shape or A-Shaped BBL.
  • Round, Bubble, O-Shaped BBL.
  • Plus Size BBL Surgery.
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What is the difference between a skinny BBL and a regular BBL? ›

A Skinny BBL uses liposuction of more areas than a traditional BBL because one or two areas of the body will not have enough fat deposits to be used for the enhancement. This means that liposuction of multiple areas will need to occur to ensure that enough fat is gathered.

Why do people get 2 BBLs? ›

Having the BBL done a second time is an option as long as the patient has enough fat to be transferred. The revision implies that there is less fat than the first time, and scar tissue will make the surgery much more difficult on the surgeon.

Why do BBLs have a high mortality rate? ›

The reason why BBLs are so risky is because a vital heart artery is located near the butt. When the surgeon injects the excess fat into the desired location, the fat can enter the artery and block blood flow.

What is the weight limit for a BBL? ›

Answer: Specific weight for a BBL

There is no specific weight limitation for a BBL. H plastic surgeon use their own discretion to make decisions of who and when to operate.

What is the most you can weigh for a BBL? ›

While there is not a maximum or minimum weight required for BBL surgery, your surgeon will likely evaluate your BMI, body fat percentage, and other factors to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. In some cases, exceptionally thin patients may not have an adequate amount of extra fat for BBL surgery.

How much do you have to weigh to get a BBL? ›

Due to natural differences in height and build, there is no exact weight that a patient needs to be in order to undergo a BBL. An average person likely carries enough extra fat for a BBL, unless they want especially dramatic results. However, some thin patients may not have enough fat to safely harvest.

Are butt fillers safe? ›

Safety Tips

This means you should never get breast fillers, “butt fillers,” or fillers for spaces between your muscles. These products, which include certain types of injectable silicone, can be dangerous and can cause serious injury and even death. NEVER buy dermal fillers on the Internet.


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