Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


Category: BBL

What Is the Best Procedure for a Round Butt?

Beauty trends come and go, and currently, there’s nothing hotter than having a sexy, rounded butt. You’ve seen this fashionable fad displayed everywhere from beauty blogs to Instagram. Unfortunately, weight fluctuations, aging, and hormonal changes can come between you and your goals of having a shapely backside.

While you can strengthen your buttocks muscles through targeted exercises, your workout regimen will do little to reverse the effects of time and deliver the lift you desire. Fortunately, a popular cosmetic procedure is available to elevate your derriere and boost your confidence when wearing bathing suits, summer shorts, and tight jeans.

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat offers body contouring for your rear view. For example, if you need a lift in your buttocks but don’t want to commit to implants, a Brazilian butt lift is the optimal procedure for a rounder, shapelier derriere.

About the Brazilian Butt Lift

Proportion and contours are essential factors in creating an attractive silhouette. With a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Mussat can employ advanced fat transfer technology to achieve a rounder buttock contour.

A Brazilian butt lift is a focused fat transfer that can augment your buttocks’ size and shape without implants. Dr. Mussat extracts excess fat from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs and strategically grafts it into the buttocks.


Dr. Mussat can enhance your lower body with a Brazilian butt lift surgery, simultaneously improving several problem areas.

Genetics primarily determines your buttocks’ proportion – including your skeletal structure and how your body stores fat. A healthy workout regimen can build lean muscle and help you burn more calories, even when you’re at rest.

You should consider a Brazilian butt lift if you want to:

  • Enhance your lower body curves
  • Reduce stubborn fat deposits on the thighs, hips, or abdomen
  • Wear clothing more attractively
  • Achieve an aesthetically pleasing shape
  • Improve the balance between your upper and lower body

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Right for Me?

A Brazilian butt lift can be an excellent option to improve your backside. Still, it is crucial to have realistic expectations about the procedure, recovery, and outcome.

A Brazilian butt lift involves three steps. First, Dr. Mussat removes fat from a donor site with liposuction. Next, she purifies the extracted fat for transfer. Finally, she injects the cleansed fat into strategic areas to increase volume and enhance your buttocks’ contour.

What Can You Expect From a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Since the fat cells removed with liposuction will never regenerate, your Brazilian butt lift benefits should be long-lasting. The cells that survive transfer will remain for years if you commit to maintaining a stable weight.

Typically, you can expect to realize your full results within six months of surgery, after swelling diminishes and your body has fully healed.

Your Brazilian Butt Lift in Chicago

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat to experience the transformative effects of a Brazilian butt lift, contact our Chicago office online or call (312) 751-9000 today.

How Long Before You Can Sit After a BBL?

Brazilian butt lifts are trending in cosmetic medicine, driven by curvy celebrities like Kim Kardashian. And now that the weather is warming, it’s time for your figure to heat up in your favorite swimsuit, shorts, or tight jeans.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat and her exceptional staff are proud to offer the innovative and exciting Brazilian butt lift in Chicago for women interested in displaying an hourglass figure with a fabulous backside.

If you’re considering this body-sculpting procedure to firm up your rear for the long term, you should have a good grasp of the process and the restrictions you can expect during the healing process.

What Happens During the Initial Recovery?

Immediately after your BBL surgery, expect bruising and swelling in the donor site where Dr. Mussat harvested the necessary fat to inject into your buttocks. While you can manage any discomfort with prescription pain meds, for safety reasons, please limit your use of these potentially risky drugs in favor of over-the-counter painkillers.

Though everyone recovers differently from the operation, most people feel well enough to take light walks within a day or two after surgery. This gentle activity can aid your healing process by stimulating your circulatory system.

The Benefits of Wearing a Compression Garment

After BBL, Dr. Mussat will fit you with a compression garment to support your new contours, minimize swelling, decrease pain, and allow your skin to contract. She will recommend you wear the surgical attire for eight weeks, so the donor and recipient areas heal correctly. The compression garment will likely have the rear end cut out to allow more fat grafts to survive.

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.

Instead, Dr. Mussat advises you to sleep on your stomach or side. If you must sit, use an inflatable doughnut-shaped pillow. Placing the pillow behind your legs helps you avoid putting pressure on the fat graft by lifting the buttocks.

Even if you are careful not to put weight on your buttocks, 40% of the transferred fat still may not survive. Therefore, after eight weeks of recovery, continue to use a cushion and avoid sitting for prolonged periods, and don’t sleep on your back for the same timeframe.

When Can You Resume Everyday Activities?

Immediately following your BBL surgery, please avoid high-impact activities that include heavy lifting. After a month, you can resume light activities, such as fast-paced walking. Depending on how well you respond to your butt lift surgery, you can return to your typical routine six to eight weeks after surgery.

After the fat cells stabilize, you can resume more strenuous activities, as you should be capable of withstanding the impact of fat-burning exercises like jogging or running. You must follow all Dr. Mussat’s post-operative instructions to help ensure the outcome results for a pleasing contour.

Your Brazilian Butt Lift in Chicago

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Mussat and be another step closer to experiencing the transformative effects of a Brazilian butt lift, contact our Chicago office online or call (312) 751-9000 today.