Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery, Cheshire & Manchester, UK

Treatment Time:

Between 2-4hrs

Hospital Stay:

One Night


Gently mobilise next day


Shower from next day, bathe once wounds healed


Not for 2 weeks


After 2 weeks, gentle stretching


Review at 10 days , 6 weeks, 3 months then a year 

Time Off Work:

At least 2 weeks for sedentary roles (sitting down)

A Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is a procedure which uses your own fat to increase the size or correct any sagging and asymmetry in the buttocks. Fat is harvested from other areas of the body, typically the tummy, thighs and back then processed and transferred into the buttocks. I do not use implants as I prefer the natural feel and permanent change I can achieve using your own fat stores.

The Results:

The results are usually amazing and the majority of women are delighted with their new shape.

The added bonus of using this type of surgery is that fat deposits are redistributed from areas that women on the whole wish to reduce, are utilised to create a shapely figure so that having areas of fat stored is a specific advantage as this is sucked up from typically the thighs, tummy and sometimes the back and then redistributed to the bottom area to produce your new shape and create an hourglass silhouette.

Top Questions about a Brazilian Butt Lift

Is it right for me?

You need to be in good overall health to proceed with a BBL The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia (so you will be asleep) and you need to be a non-smoker because the fat is very delicate and needs to develop a new blood supply. If you smoke you significantly reduce the blood flow which leads to the fat not receiving enough blood supply, which in turn kills the fat and leads to a very poor result.

You also need to have enough of your own fat to donate so if you are a size 8 with a low BMI then this is NOT the procedure for you.

(To find out your Body Mass Index – calculate it here

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How long does it last ?

The results are permanent but the unpredictable element is how much of the fat that is transferred remains. A good estimate is that approximately 60% of the fat will survive. I am very careful about how I harvest and process the fat and do not inject too much at one time as this means you will keep more of the transferred fat.

How much fat do I need to get a good result?

This very much depends on the result you want and what sort of frame you have. A very petite patient will only require a few hundred CCs of fat and will get a great result but a larger framed patient may need up to a 1000 CCs but this would need to be done in stages. That is why a Consultation and in person assessment is the only way I can determine if you are suitable for this procedure.

What is the recovery time after a butt lift?

The fat that is transferred is very delicate and needs to develop a new healthy blood supply if it is to survive. Unfortunately, this means that you cannot squash the fat which means no sitting for 2 weeks. You should also wear a compression garment for at least 6 weeks post op and try to minimise exercise for the first 4 weeks apart from light stretching.

What are the side effects of a butt lift?

The most common side effects after a BBL are bruising, swelling, discomfort and sometimes small irregularities. A rare but serious side effect is called fat embolism and has been featured in the media recently. This occurs when Surgeon’s inject with sharp needles and into the muscle. I use only the best equipment and avoid injecting into the muscle.

Can a Brazilian Butt Lift be reversed?

Yes, if there is s desire to go smaller, then the fat can be removed easily with liposuction. However, this will incur extra cost.

What happens if I gain weight or become pregnant afterwards?

It is important to try to maintain a constant weight after your surgery. The transferred fat cells are still able to increase in size and they tend to behave like they did when they were on your stomach or hips, so if you tend to readily gain weight in these areas and it is moved to your buttocks, you could find that you now readily gain weight in this area too.

Reviews From Patients

``Had a great experience with Reflect``
“Had a great experience with Reflect. I was so nervous but was made to feel at ease. I was able to call whenever I wanted and no question was a silly one. Dr Lambe was amazing! it took me years to find the courage to go through with it and now I just wished I’d done it sooner! The hospital was amazing and staff were amazing. Wouldn’t think twice about recommending him. “
ChristinaWest Didsbury
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FAQ About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

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A Brazilian Butt Lift originated in the South American region of Brazil where shapely women with curves names in their bust and bottom area are favoured.  Therefore surgeons in this region experimented on methods of replicating this body shape, hence the method of accentuating the bottom with a natural material was born.


If you have any cause for concern after your surgery such as dressings being soiled or increasing pain and redness, then you should contact the hospital on the number provided on your discharge notes. Mr Lambe will also review you in the clinic 2 weeks after surgery and remove your dressings and check the wounds are healing nicely.


You will need a private consultation to discuss your personal requirements as everyone is different.