Brazilian Butt Lift

Conveniently located to serve St. Louis, Missouri

Brazilian Butt LiftBrazilian Butt Lift is a generic term to describe any fat transfer to the buttock or hip area. It has nothing to do with the size, or shape of the buttocks created. Dr. Samer Cabbabe believes most women who are entertaining a body contouring procedure would benefit from some type of fat transfer to the hip or buttock area. Since liposuction is already being performed with every body contouring procedure, the fat is available to be used to enhance any area needed. Each patient is an individualized approach based on goals, body shape and capabilities. Size and shape are differentiated with the techniques used by Dr. Cabbabe.

What to Expect During the Brazilian Butt Lift

When BBL surgery was first being performed, plastic surgeons were trained to inject fat into the gluteus muscles in an attempt to maximize blood flow to the fat deposited. This unfortunately led to a high incidence of fat embolism, wherein the fat could be deposited into a large blood vessel in the muscle and then travel to the lungs, causing breathing and oxygenation problems. Once this was realized, a transition was made to inject the fat only into the fat layer, above the muscle. This reduced the rate of fat embolism significantly to the point now where it should be a rare event. Dr. Cabbabe only injects fat into this safe layer of the buttocks.

Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the body to give his patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is an expert in cosmetic, reconstructive and minimally invasive body surgery. Many bariatric surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Cabbabe for his expertise. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine you and will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result prior to surgery.

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Prior to Surgery

Dr. Cabbabe will evaluate you during your consultation to determine how much fat is available, the best areas to liposuction for the best results and if the procedure can be done without skin removal, otherwise a tummy tuck or lower body lift may be recommended to prevent long term problems.

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Surgery

All liposuction done is using Hi-Definition/4D/ab-etching techniques, of which Dr. Samer Cabbabe is recognized nationally for. The liposuction portion of the procedure may be the most important aspect of the entire procedure, sculpting together harmoniously the abdomen/flanks/hips and buttocks. Failure to liposuction correctly, in the correct areas and in the correct layers with correct access points leads to an unsatisfactory result that may not be able to be corrected later with revision surgery. For this reason, it is essential to get it right the first time with a real expert. Most patients undergoing liposuction surgery benefit from skin removal. More in-depth information about this topic can be found in the liposuction page of our website.

All surgeries are performed with safety as the #1 priority. Dr. Cabbabe is a double board – certified plastic surgeon and the current Chief of Plastic Surgery at his hospital.  He has an impeccable track record of safety with minimal complications for the extended scope of work being done for his patients.  There are never elective marathon surgeries exceeding 6-7 hours as this is well-established as leading to a high rate of complications, including death. All major surgeries are performed in the hospital and overnight stays with IV fluids and monitoring are required for these surgeries with discharge generally the following day after approval from Dr. Cabbabe or his staff.

Multiple things are done to minimize scarring including techniques during surgery and dressings and incision care after surgery.  We carry a silicone gel in our office, silicone tape is also helpful to minimize scarring and can be purchased online, silicone is the active ingredient to look for.  Patients should take iron supplementation prior to surgery, a multivitamin with iron once a day or iron with calcium once a day is recommended 3 months prior to surgery.  Blood loss is always a part of surgery, particularly liposuction, and anemia must be minimized prior to surgery for optimal results. Patients need to be in good general medical health with no significant heart, lung or other organ problems.  Risks increase in patients with increasing BMI and 35 is generally recommended for safety and optimal results.  The results for patients over BMI 35 is often unsatisfactory and weight loss is recommended.

Patients will be expected to wear compression garments for a minimum of 6 weeks after surgery and lymphatic massages are generally recommended starting within 1 week of surgery.  We can help you with recommendations.




Your Brazilian Butt Lift will be performed in a hospital or surgery center in St. Louis, MO.

After your Brazilian Butt Lift

It is recommended that you avoid sitting on the areas of fat injection as much as possible to maximize blood flow to the new fat. BBL pillows and other pillows are available online for purchase. Other useful items to have on hand include: additional compression garments/FAJA’s (more than one size), extra pillows, extra gauze, polysporin ointment and vaseline or other similar moisturizers.  It is helpful to have a recliner to sleep on for the first week or two when you transition to a bed. Extra compression garments, including FAJA’s in different sizes, are helpful as your size will decrease after swelling goes down. Female urination devices can be purchased online to be used while garments are worn.

Return to full work and exercise is generally within 2-3 weeks of surgery due to Dr. Cabbabe’s protocols which he has built based on hundreds of body contouring surgeries.

Contact Our Office

At Cabbabe Plastic Surgery, you’ll have the experience of Dr. Samer Cabbabe who is regarded as one of the best plastic surgeons in St. Louis & US who will help develop a fully customized surgical plan and guide you through your entire surgical process. If you’re interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift, don’t hesitate to contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.

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