BBL in Turkey: Low-cost cosmetic procedure with natural-looking results

  (photo credit: Dr. Yunus Dogan)
(photo credit: Dr. Yunus Dogan)

Butt Lift surgeries are very popular these days, helping both men and women being unhappy with their buttocks’ appearance to have a fuller, more symmetrical backside.

The trendiest buttock esthetics surgery is BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift), and people increasingly opt for a BBL in Turkey. This Eurasian country boasts exceptional plastic surgeons, and no cosmetic procedure breaks the bank.

Butt lift costs in Turkey are significantly lower than in the US and other developed countries, which does not mean the quality is anything but superb. The low BBL cost only reflects Turkey’s devalued currency and low cost of living.

If you’re thinking about undergoing this surgery but don’t know where to start looking, we present you one of the most reliable surgeons in Turkey who can transform your current appearance without a hitch.Keep on reading to learn more about him before digging deeper into the BBL procedure and its results.

Dr. Yunus Doğan – An Expert in Plastic, Reconstructive & Esthetic Surgery

Dr. Yunus Doğan is an expert plastic surgeon from Turkey,Istanbul, who graduated from the Faculty of Medicine at Istanbul University, specializing in Plastic, Reconstructive, and Esthetic Surgery, who also recieved his speciality training at the same university department.

In 2017, he became the Assistant Professor at Medical Park Florya Hospital at Istanbul Aydın University and founded ClinicPlast in the heart of Istanbul,Turkey.

Dr. Yunus Doğan has published numerous studies in international scientific journals and earned many certificates, including the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery (EBOPRAS) Certificate.

In order to minimize the risk of fat embolism,fat injection is performed under the ultrasound guidance. Dr.Yunus Doğan is one of the few doctors who is applying this unique and safe technique to his patients.

He performs many surgical and non-surgical procedures at his clinic, including:

  •       Breast reduction;
  •       Facial esthetics;
  •       BBL;
  •       Arm, thigh, and back lifts;
  •       Post-bariatric surgery;
  •       Hand surgery;
  •       Hair transplants.

The clinic offers all-inclusive packages to international patients, taking care of hotel accommodation and transfers to and from the airports, hotels, and the clinic. Those are excellent reasons to decide to have a surgery in Istanbul, besides Dr. Yunus Doğan’s expertise and his medical teams‘ dedication to patient comfort and safety.

What is BBL Surgery?

BBL surgery is a cosmetic, fat-grafting procedure that involves harvesting excess fat from various body areas and transferring it to the buttocks to create a fuller posterior.

It’s an excellent solution for saggy skin in the buttocks area after excess weight loss or for anyone who wants to add more volume to that area.

This cosmetic surgery can help to shape your buttocks and add symmetry, projection, and volume, tightening saggy skin and even reducing the appearance of cellulites. You can have the toned, smooth look you’ve always dreamed of and flaunt your firm skin at the beach with your confidence going through the roof.

It’s essential to note that BBL provides more natural-looking results than butt implants since it involves your body fat instead of silicones. However, those implants are the only option if you don’t have a sufficient amount of fat that the surgeon can harvest for a successful BBL procedure.

How Does It Work?

Brazilian butt lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires only general anesthesia. It typically takes 2 to 4 hours.

An anesthesiologist administers a saline solution with a local anesthetic to dilute the fat and contract blood vessels, ensuring minimal bleeding and complications.

The surgeon makes small incisions of 2-3 millimeters in the donor areas (abdomen, thighs, hips, lower back, and sometimes arms) to insert a cannula and remove fat. You don’t have to worry about scars because there won’t be any.

Once the cannula is in place, the surgeon performs VASER liposuction, a surgical technique that utilizes ultrasound technology to break up fat cells for seamless transfer.

The necessary amount of fat depends on your desired results, but the surgeon will harvest and transfer more because not all fat cells will survive. Your body will absorb 20-40% of transferred fat cells.

Before making slits on the buttocks to inject the harvested fat, the surgeon will purify it to remove anesthetic residues and blood and ensure the fat cells’ survival.

The fat transfer includes injecting the fat with one hand and sculpting the buttocks with the other hand to achieve the desired results.

When You Can Expect To See the Final Results?

It takes 4-6 months to see the final, long-lasting results of a Brazilian Butt Lift. However, the variation may change due to significant body weight fluctuations, so usually,we can‘t give a certain time for the healing process.

You must follow strict rules after your BBL surgery to ensure the desired results:

  •       Wear a compression garment for six weeks.
  •       Avoid blood-thinning medications, alcohol, and smoking for the first 2-3 weeks.
  •       Avoid physical activities for two weeks.
  •       Use a BBL pillow for sitting if you must return to work one week following the surgery.
  •       Avoid sitting and laying on your back for at least 2-4 weeks.
  •         Sleep on your stomach for 2-3 months.

What is Post-Bariatric Surgery?

Post-bariatric surgery is an esthetic body contouring surgery for removing excess skin and fat after bariatric surgery, which is a weight-loss procedure. It helps to contour the body to improve its shape, tone, and overall appearance.

A BBL is an excellent choice if you’ve had post-bariatric surgery as it can make your posterior more voluminous, tightening and smoothing the skin.

Dr. Yunus Doğan often combines post-bariatric surgery with buttock esthetics, abdominoplasty, facial, back, and breast lift to contour the entire body after a massive weight loss.


If you’re looking for a high-quality butt lift in Turkey that is more affordable than in the US, you can’t go wrong with Dr. Yunus Doğan. We highly recommend contacting him for a free consultation to discuss the surgery and your expectations and make an informed decision.

This article was written in cooperation with Crabs Media