What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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A Brazilian butt lift, otherwise known as a BBL – not to be confused with Broadband Light therapy which also used the BBL acronym – is an increasingly popular procedure that uses fat taken from other areas of your body to augment and reshape your buttocks. If you are dissatisfied with the shape or size of your buttocks and are also interested in fat loss, a BBL might be a good option for you.

A BBL is a powerful combo that can contour your body and adjust your proportions through liposuction and buttocks augmentation. If reshaping your buttocks through fat grafting interests you, consider a BBL at Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics. Dr. Smith is a board-certified surgeon with over a decade of experience performing plastic surgery and will work with you to help reach your body goals.

Am I a Candidate?

Liposuction is the first step of the BBL procedure and will provide the fat to be used for the butt lift portion of the procedure. Because liposuction is a surgical procedure, patients of a BBL must be in good health to be valid candidates. You should be within 15 to 25 pounds of your ideal body weight and have healthy and realistic expectations for the results of your BBL.

Liposuction is a body contouring surgery, not a weight loss procedure. You will notice a difference in the shape and physical appearance of your body, but the scale may not show much, if any, difference in weight. Liposuction is meant for those who have been unsuccessful in removing body fat via diet and exercise. Sometimes fat just refuses to go away no matter how hard you try, and that’s where liposuction steps in.

If you are within the necessary health parameters for liposuction and are unhappy with the shape or size of your buttocks, then you are most likely a candidate for a BBL. A BBL can help adjust your proportions to the ideal feminine waist-to-hip ratio of around 70 percent to achieve that coveted “hourglass” figure.

The BBL Procedure

The first step of a BBL is to liposuction the fat necessary for the fat grafting. Not all fat that is removed will be used for the butt lift, so you can expect to have more fat removed than is actually transferred to your buttocks. Fat is typically removed from the abdomen and thighs for the procedure so you can enjoy a slimmer waist to go along with your new curvy rear end.

The removed fat is processed and then precisely injected into the buttocks to create the new shape and size. Small incisions are used for the fat removal and injection, but with proper care and recovery, the scars are minimal and undetectable to the average eye.

At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Smith chooses to use local anesthesia instead of general anesthesia during her BBL procedures. The procedure will still be painless, but local anesthesia provides fewer risks and is also more inexpensive for her patients. Recovery time also tends to be shorter with this approach.

Recovering from a BBL

Recovery from a BBL does take some time, but with the proper care, you can ensure your results will be satisfying. Immediately following the procedure, you will want someone to take care of you for the initial 24 hours as you recover from the surgery. You will need to avoid sitting down for at least two to three weeks while you heal and will need to sleep on your stomach or sides during this time. Putting direct weight on your buttocks can kill the transplanted fat cells and harm your results.

While you will immediately notice the results of your new proportions, swelling and bruising following surgery will take some time to subside. Final results will be fully-developed three to four months after the operation takes place. Post-procedure, it’s important to maintain your new proportions through a healthy lifestyle. Further weight gain can add fat back into areas that have been treated with liposuction and interfere with your new figure.

If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your rear end, a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you adjust your proportions and contour your body to a shape you’re happy with. At Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics, Dr. Smith will work with you to create an individual plan for removing fat and reshaping your buttocks in a way that will make you happy with your new body. Schedule your one-on-one consultation today by calling Sapphire Advanced Aesthetics at 952-460-1970.

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