What Are the Risks and Complications of Brazilian Butt Lift? 🤷🏾‍♂️

Written by Hollywood Surgeon

Last updated 08 January 2024

2 min read

In this article:


  • While a BBL is considered low risk, it's not zero risk, and complications can occur.
  • From a risk of infection to failure of fat uptake, sometimes things don't go totally according to plan.
  • Communicate with your surgeon post-op and make sure you're getting the care you need as you recover.

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has gained a lot of popularity in recent years, promising perkier and more pronounced buttocks. But, everything comes with a price, and it’s not just in dollars and cents.

 Before you jump into the procedure, it’s wise to be fully informed about the potential risks and complications. After all, knowledge is power, right? Below are some of the risks & complications that can occur from BBL. Whilst some of these are rare, it’s a good idea to be informed and to watch out for the signs. 

A Risk of Infection 🦠

Infection can crash the post-surgery party and lead to serious health problems. Your surgeon will take all the necessary precautions, but it’s something to be mindful of. Regular care and following post-op instructions can help keep infections at bay.


Surgery Scars 🤕

BBL surgery may leave some scars, which can be like the battle marks of your booty transformation journey. Proper care can minimise scarring, but remember, these marks might tell the story of your new curves.

Loss of Skin🦵🏻

If infection occurs, you could even lose some skin in the treated areas. It sounds scary, but a responsible plastic surgeon will discuss this possibility and guide you through prevention.

Some Post-Surgery Pain & Discomfort 😣

It’s a surgery, not a picnic! Some pain is expected, but your healthcare team will be there to manage it and keep you as comfortable as possible.

Failure of Fat Uptake ❌

Sometimes, your buttocks may reject the harvested fat stores, and you might need additional procedures. It’s like a fickle game where the rules keep changing, but your surgeon will be your coach along the way.

Formation of Lumps 👊🏻

Lumps might form as a result of the surgery, another curve in the road to that perfect curve. Regular follow-ups with your surgeon can help navigate these bumps.

SOURCE: Dr William Miami

Fat Embolism: A Rare But Serious Concern ⚠️

Fat embolism is a rare but potentially fatal complication where injected fat can travel to vital organs. It’s like a villain in a movie, rare but terrifying. Your surgeon will make sure you’re aware of this risk and take all necessary precautions.

An Informed Decision is a Good Decision 🤓

With great power comes great responsibility. In the case of a Brazilian Butt Lift, that power lies in having all the information and understanding the risks involved. Your plastic surgeon will ensure you’re aware of these risks during the consultation process, helping you make an informed and confident decision.

Whether it’s to fill out that favourite pair of jeans or boost your self-confidence, knowing what you’re signing up for is key. So here’s to empowered choices, beautiful curves, and the wisdom to walk the line with caution.