Cellfina Before or After a BBL?

Published on October 23, 2018

This is a great question at multiple levels. First of all, it addresses the fact that the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) will not treat the cellulite in the butt and thighs.  The BBL is a great treatment to enhance your buttock and overall shape, however it does not treat the superficial cellulite. 

There are several ways to address the cellulite for your butt and thighs.  The options are surgeon specific and should be discussed with your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon performing your Brazilian Butt Lift. 

The first option is to have the Cellfina done at the time of your Brazilian Butt Lift if your surgeon has that option available for you.  This is easier logistically as your two procedures are combined in one.

When choosing between doing the procedure before or after the BBL I would recommend doing the Cellfina prior to the Brazilian Butt Lift as it will release the bands and in my patients, it seems to allow for more fat transfer.  However, if you do it prior, it needs to be several weeks prior to your Brazilian Butt Lift. 

With all of this said you are still a candidate for Cellfina after your Brazilian Butt Lift.  I typically have patients wait at least six weeks after their BBL to undergo a Cellfina treatment. 

The versatility of being able to do the Cellfina in the office under local or in the operating room as part of your Brazilian Butt Lift gives patients a lot of options.

I hope this helps.  Please consult with your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon about your Cellfina treatment as every surgeon has a specific time-line for having a Cellfina treatment before and after a Brazilian Butt Lift.