Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
The shape and proportion of the hips are important factors for an attractive and proportional body. Brazilian Butt Lift is a popular cosmetic procedure that helps create more fullness and curved lines in the hips and involves liposuction and fat transfer procedures.
Brazilian Butt Lift is a special fat transfer procedure that increases the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat from the hips, abdomen, waist or thighs is removed with liposuction, and some of this fat is strategically injected into the hips.
With Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can improve the proportions of the entire lower body, shaping both a fuller, rounder hip and body curves by removing fat from the problematic areas of the patient. The results can last for years.
When Should Brazilian Butt Lift Be Considered?
- If your lower body curves are narrower compared to your upper body, and your hips are flat,
- If you want to get rid of your fatty areas, shape your body contour and give fullness to your hips,
- If you want to look more attractive in your clothes,
- If you want to have younger, fuller and aesthetically pleasing buttocks.
If you experience one or more of the problems mentioned above, if your overall health is good and you have realistic expectations, if you feel ready and have a positive attitude about this procedure, you can be an excellent candidate for this procedure.
Proportional and curved body lines,
Opportunity to eliminate excess fat stocks in the areas of the body that make you feel uncomfortable,
Young and full hips,
Low allergy risk as the own fat tissue of the individual is used.
It cannot be performed to people with fat stock that cannot provide the required fullness,
The possibility that some of the transferred fat will likely be reabsorbed by the body, and therefore require supplementation.
How is Brazilian Butt Lift performed?
Brazilian Butt Lift involves fat grafting, which draws attention with its natural-looking results.
The procedure is usually performed under anesthesia; however, it can be performed with local anesthesia in procedures where less volume of fat is transferred. Your surgeon then uses liposuction to remove fat from other parts of your body, such as the sides, abdomen, waist, back and thighs. Liposuction involves making incisions in the skin, and then using a tube to remove fat from the body. Fat stock in your body are purified, and the extracted fat is prepared for injection into your hips.
Your surgeon completes the procedure by injecting the treated fat into specific areas of the buttocks to create a more rounded, fuller appearance. Three to five incisions are made around the hips for fat transfers. Both liposuction and fat transfer incisions are closed with sutures. Your surgeon then applies a compression dressing to the affected skin areas in order to minimize your risk of bleeding.
How Long Does the Outcome Last?
The results can last for many years with the right procedure, and ensuring an accurate healing process through good self-care. The fact that the nature of your fat is semi-permanent makes Brazilian Butt Lift semi-permanent. In other words, the result is permanent after some of the injected fat is reabsorbed by the body. However, this does not mean your hips will not change in response to your eating habits or the normal aging process over time.
Serious risks are rare, and the post-operative satisfaction rate is high in procedures involving body shaping.
Yet, all surgical procedures have a certain degree of risk. Some of the possible complications of all surgical procedures include:
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Hematoma or seroma (accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin, which requires removal)
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in skin sensation
- Lumps in the absorbed and injected areas
- Damage to lower layers
- Unsatisfactory results that may require additional procedures
- Blood clots in the legs, heart or lungs
- Following all the instructions given by your surgeon is very important for the healthy progress of your healing process (such as post-operative bandage, drain, incision care, medication/cream use, etc.).
- The duration of stay in the hospital is 1 day unless there is a medical necessity.
- After being discharged, you will have post-surgical follow-ups on the days to be determined by the surgeon. Your drains will be removed after the follow-up of your surgeon, or if necessary, the removal may be delayed until the next follow-up.
- You should not sit on your buttocks for two weeks after the surgery, and you should sleep on your side or face until the area completely heals.
- It may take an average of one week for you to return to your daily routine.
- During this period, you will have a feeling of tightness, pain, bruises and edema in the areas of surgery.
- You may need to be accompanied by a relative for a few days as you may feel tired and sensitive due to your surgery.
- Do not drive during the first 10 days.
- Edema can last six months or longer
- The outcomes of the procedure will reveal immediately; however, the final outcome cannot be evaluated until edema is completely eliminated. This can take from six months to a year in this procedure.
- Heavy exercise and heavy lifting, including infants/children, should be avoided for a minimum of three weeks after the procedure.
- Smoking reduces circulation, delays wound healing and significantly increases the likelihood of serious complications; therefore, you should discontinue smoking at least four weeks before and four weeks after your procedure.