Butt Augmentation using SAFEBBL™

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Plastic surgeons can take one of two approaches to butt lift surgery. In cases where the derriere is too small, has lost volume or sags in an unappealing way, the butt can be lifted and enhanced with fat injections. Dr. Delvecchio and Dr. Szczerba  perform Safe Subcutaneous Buttock Augmentations (SSBA)  using SAFEBBL ™ protocol. If you are interested in scheduling a consultation for Safe Subcutaneous Buttock Augmentation, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery institute.

Surgery Candidates

SSBA candidates are individuals in good physical and mental health who do not smoke and have reasonable expectations of the procedure and its results. SSBA candidates may have lost volume in their buttocks or noticed some sagging. In addition, SSBA is appropriate for younger patients who were born with a small derriere. The latter procedure is especially popular among women who desire to achieve a more sensual buttock appearance. Candidates for SSBA may have excessive, droopy skin in the buttocks area.

The Procedure

SSBA surgery is usually an outpatient procedure, performed at our state-of-the-art Jcaho-accredited surgery facility, under general or local anesthesia. For patient safety, anesthesia is administered by one of our board-certified anesthesiologists or nurse anesthetists. There are two parts to the SSBA procedure. First, Dr. Szczerba uses liposuction to remove fat from the patient’s abdomen or thighs. The fat is cleansed and purified, preparing it for re-injection. The fat is then injected into the upper portion of the behind to add volume and make it look more voluptuous. The lower back and/or waist may be liposuctioned to balance out the results and make the buttocks look more projected.

During traditional buttock lift surgery, an incision is made along the lower back from one hip to the other. Dr. Szczerba lifts the excess skin below the incision and removes it.


Patients must have a caretaker to accompany them home from our facility and look after them for 24 hours after the surgery. It is important for SSBA patients to avoid sitting or laying on their buttocks until the area heals. Post-operative pain can be treated with oral medication. Swelling and bruising is normal, and should fully dissipate in three months. The final results should reveal themselves within a year.

Benefits and Risks of SSBA

SSBA surgery uses the patient’s own fat, which eliminate the chance of an allergic reaction. The result is a beautifully curvaceous backside that looks youthful and perky. Because the fat is harvested from the thighs and/or abdomen, those areas will see some benefit from the liposuction as well.
Not all of the fat injected during a SSBA procedure will stay in place. Because the body absorbs some of the fat, repeated treatments may be necessary to achieve the desired appearance. Other risks include asymmetry, infection and unfavorable scarring.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are interested in SSBA, please contact Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute today to schedule a consultation.

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