Brazilian Butt Lift Portland | BBL Portland

Beauty standards change every few decades. In the last two decades, a curvy body has become the standard that women strive for with fat and volume in all the right places. A plump, round booty is one of the top goals that people come to Dr. Jonov wanting to achieve. While in the past, the options were limited, today a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift helps patients get the booty of their dreams. Dr. Craig Jonov at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery performs the best Brazilian butt lift Portland and surrounding areas offer.

Overview: What Is A Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift procedure–commonly referred to as BBL-is a fat transfer procedure where the patient’s fat is harvested using liposuction and moved to the buttocks. Not only does it provide a larger and shapelier behind, but it can also help contour the body and achieve a smaller waist, abdomen, and thighs.

The procedure was first innovated by a Brazilian surgeon. From there, plastic surgeons around the world refined the procedure to create the modern BBL which has helped thousands of people get their desired body contours.

Before & After

A Before and After photo of a Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood

Before & After

A Before and After photo of a Brazilian Butt Lift Plastic Surgery by Dr. Craig Jonov in Bellevue, Kirkland, and Lynnwood


There are many benefits of a Portland Brazilian butt lift surgery. Patients who are bothered by their current contours or have seen unwelcome changes due to aging likely will see many benefits and improvements following a BBL. Some of the benefits and advantages include:

  • Larger, rounder buttocks
  • Correction of age related sagging
  • Removes unwanted and/or stubborn fat
  • Fill in hip dips
  • Addresses volume loss
  • Improves the overall contours of the body
  • Uses only the patient’s fat, no foreign implant
  • Look and feel natural
  • May help disguise existing cellulite
  • Can address existing abnormalities in shape or symmetry
  • Viable for patients with even a small amount of fat
  • Customizable procedure
  • Less invasive than other buttock augmentation surgeries
  • Only small incisions are necessary


All surgical procedures come with some amount of risk. However, when seeing the right surgeon and when the correct surgery is performed on the right patient, surgical risks are minimal. Dr. Jonov minimizes risks via thorough patient screening, medical evaluation, using specially made cannulas, and safe surgical techniques. Some of the risks of a BBL surgery include:

  • Reactions and complications associated with general anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Fat embolism
  • Excessive bleeding, swelling, or bruising
  • More fat reabsorbs than expected
  • Raised or noticeable scarring
  • Seroma
  • Asymmetry
  • Skin or tissue necrosis

Most of these complications are rare, preventable, and/or treatable. People with certain medical conditions may be more prone to certain risks or complications than others. This is why a thorough consultation is necessary to determine candidacy and individual risk levels.

BBL vs. Butt Implants

Buttock implants were the go-to procedure before fat transfer to the buttocks was realized. Unlike breast implants, buttock implants never rose to the same popularity, despite many people interested in buttock augmentation. While still performed in rare cases today, a BBL is widely considered a better, longer lasting, and safer option than butt implants. The table below shows some of the major differences between the two procedures.

BBL Butt Implants
  • Uses patient’s fat
  • Fat is injected above the muscle; less risk of infection or rejection
  • Can last decades
  • Feels and looks natural
  • Smaller incisions hidden within natural creases of the body
  • Less risk of complications in the years following surgery
  • Uses a silicone implant
  • Implants usually placed under the muscle; more risk of infection or rejection
  • Unlikely to last decades without complications
  • Can feel harder than natural buttocks
  • Larger, more obvious incisions

Dr. Jonov does not place butt implants and rarely will ever recommend it. A Brazilian butt lift is considered safe, offers better results, and tends to last longer. Buttock implants are difficult to remove and have a higher risk of complications which has caused them to fall out of popularity among both plastic surgeons and patients.

Before & After Brazilian Butt Lift


For Portland-based patients interested in a Brazilian butt lift, Dr. Jonov offers both in-person and virtual consultations. Patients can come to either our Lynnwood, WA or Seattle, WA offices or have their consultation in the comfort of their home. Regardless of the type of consultation, you will receive a thorough consultation with Dr. Jonov.

First, he will want to know about your goals for the procedure. He will then inquire about your medical history and lifestyle. Finally, he will perform a physical examination to determine what is necessary for you to get the results you want. He may also want to examine potential liposuction areas.

If Dr. Jonov believes that you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift surgery, he will customize a surgical plan and describe it to you. Once agreed upon, you will receive a personalized price quote and financing information.


When choosing to have your BBL at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, they are one of the few Washington State practices that cater to out-of-state patients. Working with local hotels that can offer discounts on your stay and also have concierge services to help you find anything you may need while you are in town. The Gallery of Cosmetic surgery aims to make your travel to Washington and BBL surgery as stress-free as possible.

Along with travel accommodations, you may also need to seek medical clearances and prepare for surgery. Plan on having someone come with you and stay with you during your recovery. Additionally, make alterations to your medical treatment and lifestyle as instructed by Dr. Jonov.


After you are placed under general anesthesia, Dr. Jonov will begin by harvesting fat using liposuction. The exact liposuction areas will vary from patient to patient based on their exact needs and goals. Once he has removed enough fat, he will purify it and begin transferring it into the buttocks.

The transfer process will look slightly different for each patient. While it will involve the same use of a cannula, the injection points will vary based on your starting anatomy and overall goals. Dr. Jonov will strategically inject the fat into the buttocks to create the shape, projection, and size you want.

It is customary to transfer slightly more fat than necessary during a BBL. This is done because some of the fat will not take during transfer. Thus, this helps ensure better and longer lasting results.


After most plastic surgeries, Dr. Jonov will ask that you stay in town for a week. This allows him to check up on you often and for you to attend your post-operative appointments. During a BBL recovery, you will not be able to sit or lay directly on your buttocks. When you leave, you will receive a BBL pillow that allows you to sit without disrupting your results.

Like with most surgeries, you will need to refrain from exercise for at least two weeks. Though, strenuous exercise may need to be discontinued for up to eight weeks. Most patients take about two to three weeks off work.

Dr. Jonov and staff are very caring and professional. They care about the quality of their work and well being of their patients. I am pleased with my results and the care I received 😊


Dr. Jonov was my third consult. From the first time I walked into his office to my one year follow-up, the whole staff has been amazing! Dr. Jonov listened to me, he heard what I asked for and helped me decide what was going to be the best options for me and my lifestyle, my money and MY BODY!


Dr. Jonov was incredibly kind along with the staff!! They care about their customers and you can tell!


If you are looking for top notch service this where you need to go. Doctor Jonov and his team were hands on and provided the best service. Highly recommend!


Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Does A BBL Last?

A Portland Brazilian butt lift can be considered permanent in many cases. However, age and weight fluctuations can cause the buttocks to lose or gain fat. The skin will also begin to lose elasticity. Many of these factors are unavoidable. You can help prevent them by working to maintain your weight and undergoing occasional skin tightening treatments. Some may choose to undergo another BBL later in life, but this is purely a personal choice.

Are Brazilian Butt Lifts Safe?

When BBLs first started to become popular, they came under some controversy due to a high amount of risk. However, that was several years ago and plastic surgeons have refined the techniques and surgical tools they use to increase the safety of the procedure. A Brazilian butt lift has about the same amount of risk as a tummy tuck.

What Is “Fluffing” After A BBL?

Following a BBL, the buttocks are said to start “fluffing” at a certain point after surgery. The fluffing stage can last months. It involves the skin of the buttocks stretching and growing to accommodate the new fat. This is when the results of a BBL truly start to become visible.

Where Can Fat Be Harvested From For Fat Transfer To The Buttocks?

Fat can be taken from nearly anywhere extra fat exists on the body. The most common liposuction areas during a BBL include:

  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Arms

Dr. Jonov will discuss the ideal liposuction areas for you during your consultation. Not only will he evaluate the amount of removable fat in those areas, but he will also look at how to obtain the ideal contours.

How Much Is A BBL In Portland?

A Brazilian butt lift at The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery starts at $4,995. This includes one area of liposuction and does include additional areas or travel costs. The exact cost is best determined during a consultation. The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery does work with outside financing companies. You can find more information and links to apply on our financing page.

The Best Portland BBL At The Gallery Of Cosmetic Surgery

Dr. Craig Jonov is a top plastic surgeon in the Pacific Northwest. He has performed plastic surgeries for over a decade and specializes in both facial and body contouring surgeries. Dr. Jonov is also an expert injector who frequently is called upon to teach the best techniques for cosmetic injections. His skill, experience, and expertise allow him to provide the best BBL Portland offers.

The Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery is located in Lynnwood, WA, but also has offices in Seattle and Kirkland. They work with patients from all around the world to help them accommodate their stay and get the best results from their plastic surgery procedures.

To learn more and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov, call us at 425-775-3561. You can also reach out online via chat, online form, or Price Simulator.