BBL Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

One of the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery, in which fat is suctioned out and transferred, creating a fuller and round look on your butt.

Advantages of Having a Brazilian Butt-Lift Surgery

  • There are other types of buttock surgeries as well, for example, silicone implant placement in buttocks, but the results are not great. The Brazilian butt lift is aimed to provide natural-looking outcomes, while at the same time, giving you a fuller and round butt.
  • This surgery helps in addressing specific problems, for example, shapelessness and sagging that sometimes occur with age.
  • If you are not happy with your imbalanced figure and it makes you uncomfortable to wear clothes, then Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is the ultimate solution to this problem.
  • When compared with silicone buttock implants, there are reduced chances of infection in the Brazilian butt lift.

BBL FAQ

  1. How long does the operation last?

    The surgery itself could take approximately 2 hours, depending on the amount of fat harvested and the number of body areas you want to operate. Some doctors may leave patients overnight to observe them after the procedure. The first night after you are out from the hospital, it may be best to ask a friend of your loved one to help you with household chores.

  2. How much is the fat volume needed?

    Your physician will determine the ideal amount of fat to harvest from other areas of the body for transfer to the buttocks. A variety of factors can influence the amount of fat harvested to achieve the best results. Still, the overall proportional balance of the body from head to toe is always a consideration. Often, a maximum of 4,000cc of fat will be removed from the body by liposuction. Still, we may use only 1.5 to 2.0 liters for the transfer to the buttocks. The surgeon needs to collect many fat cells for purification because much of the fat will not be transferable. Therefore, patients must have excess fat in the body for the procedure to be successful. Underweight patients may be advised to gain weight to become a good candidate for the course.

  3. Can I sit up after a BBL?

    Sitting on the newly transplanted fat cells can decrease the blood supply to that region, resulting in the death of some or all of the fat cells. Instead of sitting, patients may lie on their side or stomach or use a unique inflatable pillow to keep most of their weight on other areas of the body.

  4. What are the risks?

    All surgeries involve some risk. The most severe threats to consider are excessive blood loss, infection, development of blood clots, fat embolism, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac arrest, pulmonary complications, and adverse reactions related to anesthesia. Other risk considerations include the possibility of bruising, numbness or pain, and the possible need for revision surgery.

  5. What can I eat after surgery?

    Avoid overly processed foods that cause inflammation, such as refined carbohydrates (bread), fried fatty foods, junk foods, high sodium foods. Instead, opt for foods with anti-inflammatory properties, such as salmon, avocado, fresh fruits and vegetables (not canned!), fresh spices such as turmeric, oregano, and ginger. Eat plenty of dark leafy greens packed with antioxidants. Stay away from salty and sodium foods at all costs, and don’t forget to drink 2 gallons of water daily.

  6. Should I wear compression garments after surgery?

    Wear compression garments as prescribed. Your doctor will likely give you compression garments to wear while your body recovers from liposuction. These compression garments will help your skin heal properly to provide you with the smoothest, most natural-looking results. Wear the garments as your doctor instructs. Please wait for your doctor to permit you to stop wearing them.

  7. Does the garment put too much pressure on the transplanted fat cells?

    They help the skin to tighten better so that it looks toned and taut. The garments should be snug but not too tight. Compression garments will not put considerable pressure on fat cells. Therefore, there should be no risk of fat cell loss when wearing a garment.

  8. How painful is a BBL?

    During the procedure, patients do not feel pain, although they may feel pressure or other sensations. After surgery, patients often feel sore and bruised. Still, to make the recovery process more comfortable, we may prescribe pain medication. Within a week, painkillers become practically unnecessary.

  9. Can I have sex after surgery?

    We highly recommend postponing sexual intercourse for one month after surgery because fat transfer procedures require strict adherence to recovery guidelines for the process to be successful.

  10. What are the indications to follow?

    Drink plenty of water. After surgery, your body will need to detoxify so that you will need plenty of water. By drinking plenty of water, you can also help your body build up the blood supply required to nourish the newly transferred fat cells.
    Eat healthy foods. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables while recovering from your Brazilian butt lift. Eating healthy, nutritious foods increases the chances that new fat cells will survive the transplant. You may need help preparing food during the recovery process. Plan to ensure that you can have nutritious meals during the early stages of recovery.
    Avoid strenuous exercise for at least one month. Your doctor will let you know when you can return to your regular workout schedule. At first, you will practice a light exercise, graduating to more and more training over time. Talk to your doctor and get permission to increase your activity during recovery.
    Do not smoke. Smoking decreases circulation, and new fat cells need a solid blood supply to survive. Therefore, avoid cigarettes during recovery. ◦ Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can dehydrate the body, but you should stay hydrated during recovery to help build a new blood supply for the transferred blood cells.

  11. Can I have all my procedures at the same time?

    Some procedures can be combined, as in the case of Mommy Makeover, where you can connect a tummy tuck with a breast lift, reduction, or implants. However, procedures involving liposuction cannot be combined with any other, such as BBL. We are limited to removing a maximum of 1 liter of fat for safety, which may not be enough to achieve the desired results.

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