Butt enhancement is one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgeries. The procedure involves a transfer of your own body fat that is injected for more fullness into your buttocks. The combination of liposuction removing body fat from other areas of the body and injecting it into your buttocks means BBL is often referred to as a 2-in-1 procedure. BBL is an attractive option for patients as it is considered a more natural implant option.
Who is this for
Patients looking to enhance the appearance of their buttocks
Patients looking to improve the symmetry, shape or size of their buttocks
Patients who lost their natural shape due to weight loss, child birth or age
Patients with excess body fat in other areas of the body
How to prepare
Before undergoing BBL it is encouraged patients maintain a healthy diet and stop smoking. Additionally, patients are recommended they continue their exercise regimes to keep the muscles in the buttocks and upper legs toned. This can help quicken the recovery process.
What to expect during the procedure
The treatment normally takes between 5-6 hours, completed in two parts.
Taking care after treatment
Whilst tired and groggy, you should be able to leave the clinic the same day of treatment. However, it is recommended you have someone there to support you and help you in the first few days after the procedure.
You will be given a special compression garment that you are encouraged to wear continually for 8 weeks. This will help reduce the swelling, decrease discomfort and help the skin to heal. It is also important to not sit directly on your buttocks for around 8 weeks after surgery. Instead, if you do have to sit patients should use a donut or inflatable pillow. Patients should also alter their sleeping position by sleeping on their back or side for at least 8 weeks.
After one month you can resume light exercise, such as fast-paced walking. Depending on your response to treatment and follow up conversations with your doctor, most patients can resume normal activities and exercise 6 to 8 weeks after surgery.
Be aware of the risks
While there are alternative butt implant procedures, BLL is considered to be the lowest risk. However, as with all surgery, the procedure has some potential side effects:
Patents can expect to see the results of the procedure immediately after surgery. However, some of the volume will be due to swelling, so you will need to wait for this to subside in 3 to 6 months to see the final outcome. However, the transfer of fat cells is not a permanent solution. Many fat cells do not survive, meaning the shape of your Brazilian Butt Lift may change over time. The longevity of results depends on each person but can last many months to years.
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