The societal pressure to look perfect pushes many women to undergo the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure. BBL is a surgical procedure that involves transferring fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks to make them look fuller and curvier. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery, over 10,000 women in America are having BBL every year.

This popularity has been brought about by the extensive media coverage of American female celebrities who have undergone the procedure, including Kim Kardashian, Jenifer Lopez, and Nicki Minaj. The majority of women having this procedure are millennials who want to look sexy on Instagram and other social media platforms. But what do Brazilian stars think about the procedure, considering it originated in Brazil in the early 1980s?

Bruno Herkenhoff

Bruno Herkenhoff is the regional director of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery. In August last year, he released a public statement urging women who want to get a Brazilian butt lift to seek help from qualified plastic surgeons. This statement was in the wake of reports of backstreet plastic surgeons who have been performing the procedure illegally, putting the lives of their patients at risk. Bruno added that such a procedure should only be performed in a hospital and other licensed, reputable cosmetic clinics.

“Interventions of this kind are considered safe and widely performed worldwide, provided that a qualified plastic surgeon performs them and that all risk assessment tests are performed, including consultation with a cardiologist,” Bruno said.

Alessandra Ambrosio

Alessandra Corine Ambrósio is a renowned Brazilian-American model, artiste, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and television personality. She is celebrated for her excellent work with Victoria’s Secret, where she worked as the company’s first spokesmodel for its PINK line. She worked as a Victoria’s Secret Angel between 2004 and 2017. Ambrosio has also modeled for many fashion houses, including Christian Dior, Armani, Ralph Lauren, Next, and many others.

In 2016, Ambrosio decided to get a Brazilian butt lift before to enhance her looks before the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in France. Speaking about her experience after the butt lift, she said that it helped her prepare for the fashion extravaganza, adding that it gave her a better shape than she had tenten yearsyears prior to the procedure.

However, she was quick to note that the procedure took a significant toll on her because it gave her back pain. But she admits that the surgery helped her target and tone her butt without increasing the size of her legs.