BRAZILIAN BUTTOCK LIFT (BBL)
It has always been obvious that the body shape is the key driving factor in terms of determining physical attraction for both women and men. There have been endless number of studies undertaken in order to find out the formation of the optimal proportions of a women body.
Although fashion trends, changing tastes and styles may alter the perception of the ideal women’ s weight, height and body proportions, the outcome has remained pretty much the same over the centuries as majority of men are attracted to a women whose waist measurement is 70% of her hip measurement.
There is a remarkable increase in the Brazilian buttock lift surgeries performed especially in the past few years and it has rapidly become one of the most demanding plastic surgery procedure so as for the individuals to achieve more rounded, shapely and well-proportioned buttocks.
WHAT IS BRAZILAN BUTT LIFT?
Brazilian buttock lift is also known as ‘butt lift’ or ‘butt augmentation’ or ‘gluteoplasty’ also referred to as ‘fat transfer’ which is a cosmetic surgery performed in order to improve the appearance of buttocks.
It is a fat transfer procedure that removing the individuals own undesired fat from common areas such as abdomen, flanks (love handles), hips, thighs, bra-roll area or lower back, then some of this fat is strategically placing it back into the buttock area.
REASONS BEHIND GETTING A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT
Genetics is the main driving factor for the shape and proportion of the individual’s skeletal structure including buttocks. Despite a healthy lifestyle, endless diets and workouts, some individuals remain unsatisfied with the flat buttocks that lack of shape.
The individuals who is undergoing a BBL procedure usually fit at least one the following categories:
- Think their body is disproportionate
- Are seeking the enhance the size of their buttocks
- Are satisfied with the size but desire for a better shape of their buttocks
- Feel that more fullness and roundness in their buttocks will improve their appearance
- Are seeking for a procedure which increases the size of third buttocks and slims the waist at the same time
- Feel that their butt is dropping as they get older
- Seek an enhancement to improve a well-balanced body shape
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR AN A BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT ?
Brazilian butt lift is a good option in order to improve the size and shape of the buttocks. However, some individuals are better suited to undergo this procedure. You are a good Brazilian butt lift candidate generally, if you have the following conditions:
- Healthy skin tone
- Lack of tissue or fullness in the buttock area
- Desire for a fuller, rounder and well-shaped backside
- Excess fatty tissue in undesired areas to harvest for placement into the buttocks
- Good health as an overall
BEFORE THE SURGERY
Following needs to carried out prior to the surgery in order to ensure that the patient is healthy enough for the procedure:
- Stay away from smoking and alcohol for a few weeks
- Undertake extensive medical tests
- Maintain a stable weight
- Avoid all sorts of blood thinners
- Any other medications will also be checked thoroughly as they might lead to complications
MEDIEXPERT BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT PROCEDURE STEP BY STEP
The following steps are taken in a common procedure. MediExpert’s surgeon will clearly discuss the details of the steps to be taken during the consultation prior to the surgery.
1. ADMINISTRATION OF ANESTHESIA
A typical BBL is performed under a general anesthesia. However, in some cases intravenous sedation is also applied or a combination of both. MediExpert’s surgeon’s will provide you the best solution consulting the patient.
Tiny incisions are made both at the extracting and buttocks area. MediExpert surgeon will do the utmost to make the incisions unnoticeable as the incision size will not be more than the size of a grain. Extracting areas are the entry sites for the micro-cannula which is a thin tube placed under the skin and function is to remove the fat from the body by suctioning fat through a connected vacuum.
Donor fat is then carefully removed often from flanks, lower back, abdomen, hips and thighs through cannula. It is actually possible to perform a liposuction three times of the amount of fat than what is reinjected into the buttocks.
3. FAT INJECTION
The fat obtained from liposuction is absorbed into a special canister which reduces the risk of infection and not allowing for the fat to interact with the air to increase fat’s viability. Then fat cells are separated from other components through a purification process and transferred into syringes that are connected with a special cannula. MediExpert will use this cannula in order to add fat into the buttocks through micro injections focusing on the upper part of the butt to achieve rounder, curvier and lifted results.
4. CLOSING THE INCISIONS
The incisions are then closed with sutures in order to prevent the incisions from opening up to finalize the procedure.
RESULTS AFTER THE BRAZILAN BUTT LIFT PROCEDURE
Brazilian butt lift surgery can well assist on overcoming the effects of genetics by reshaping the buttocks as well as the surrounding areas including hips, flanks, lower back, and thighs. BBL procedure can be customized as per the body type along with the needs and desire of each individual accordingly.
You are more likely to have the following achievements after undergoing a Brazilian butt lift surgery:
- Curves of your lower body will be improved
- The fat areas on your hips, flanks, thighs or belly will be minimized while increasing fullness to the buttocks area will be increased simultaneously
- The clothing will fit more attractively
- Will have a more young, charming and aesthetically pleasing shape of buttocks
- Will optimize your overall body proportions by developing balance between the upper and lower body
The results of the BBL procedure is immediately visible, however the final results can be seen around 4-6 months after the surgery.
HOW LONG IS THE BRAZILAN BUTT SURGERY?
It takes typically 2-5 hours depending on the complexity and scope of the procedure as the procedure might take longer for slim patients who require fat extracting from more than one area.
IS THIS PROCEDURE ONLY FOR WOMEN?
Although BBL is more commonly performed on women, it can also be performed on men as well. More than 85% of MediExpert’s patients consist of women.
WILL I HAVE A BIGGER BUTT AFTER BBL?
Yes, the buttocks will be larger in size after the procedure. However, the main purpose of a BBL procedure is to make the buttocks firmer and lift it as much as possible. Eventually, you will end up having a fuller, rounder and a well-shaped buttocks which is certainly going to be more attractive.
I AM TOO SKINNY AND DO NOT HAVE MUCH FAT. CAN I STILL PROCEED WITH THE BBL?
If you are too skinny, gaining weight until there is an enough fat available for a donor by following a healthy approach is considered to be the best way. MediExpert strongly recommends weight gain in preparation for BBL in order to achieve the most natural results.
HOW MUCH OF FAT IS REQURED TO UNDERGO A BBL?
The safety limit of the fat transfer is not to exceed 7% of the total weight of the patient. The amount of fat to be transferred can vary from patient to patient. Practically, up to 2000ccs of fat can possibly be applied per cheek and minimum of 400ccs of fat need to be transferred to each side to see a major difference.
Although the amount of fat transfer indeed depending on the buttock size, as an average MediExpert applies between 1200-1400cc fat transfer per cheek in BBL procedures. The beauty of the BBL procedure is that it can be customized as per the needs and desires of each individual.
HOW MUCH FAT WILL SURVIVE THE TRANSFER PROCESS?
MediExpert uses latest technologies and updated liposuction techniques in order to increase the survival rate of the fat up to 80%. New method of expansion vibration lipofilling is also used which is a syringe free method for large-volume fat transplantation.
IS SOMEONE ELSE’S FAT CAN BE USED?
It is mandatory for the individual’s own fat to be used. Using someone else’s fat can lead to an infection and rejection of the fat by the body.
WHERE SPECIFICALLY IS THE FAT INJECTED?
The most of the fat injected into the upper part and the sides of the buttock in order to achieve the amazing ‘S’ curved body.
WHICH PARTS OF THE BODY HAVE THE MOST SUITABLE DONOR AREA FOR FAT?
In theory, fat can be extracted from all parts of body. Common places for BBL procedure include thighs, abdomen, back, hips and bra-roll area. However as MediExpert suggests that the most suitable donor areas are flanks (love handles) and lower back in order to deliver a gorgeous V-shape from the back.
This V shape from the back will assist on the S shape from the sides to be under the spotlight as they are complementary of each other in terms of gaining the perfect shape.
It is also important to target the areas in the body for fat extraction where it is difficult to get rid of from fat and to lose it the last.
DOES IT REALLY MATTER IF I AM A SMOKER?
Studies indicate that smokers tend to lose more of the injected fat in comparison to the non-smokers. Moreover, it also increases the risk of a surgical complication. Therefore, MediExpert advices you to stop smoking minimum 4 weeks prior to the BBL and 8 weeks after the procedure accordingly.
IS THERE ANY AGE LIMIT?
BBL is an excellent procedure for especially younger women to give them well-shaped buttocks to improve their attractiveness. Although there is no eligibility for a BBL procedure as it depends on the patient’s overall health rather than the age, MediExpert recommends for the individuals to be at least 18 before undergoing a BBL procedure.
CAN I HAVE A PREGNANCY AFTER A BBL PROCEDURE?
When pregnancy occurs after a BBL procedure, it will most likely affect the results especially if this is happening shortly after the procedure as the body will not have enough time to heal properly.
That is why MediExpert always recommends women patients to hold to undergo a BBL process unless they are sure that they will not be having anymore children prior to scheduling a remodeling of their body in order to maximize the results of the procedure.
IS THE BBL PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
Individuals will not feel any sort of pain during the procedure, since the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Although individual results may vary, there is minimal pain after the procedure which is manageable and overcome by prescribed pain relievers after the procedure in order to reduce any possible discomfort.
ARE THERE ANY SCARS AFTER BBL?
MediExpert surgeon sometimes need to apply liposuction to more than one area of the patient’s body to get sufficient amount of fat taking into account that not all of the extracted fats will qualify for reinjection to the buttocks area.
Scarring will only occur from the liposuction areas which is likely to be flanks, thighs, sides or abdomen. However, MediExpert places the incisions strategically in the hidden parts of the body as much as possible, so that the scars will be covered.
As scarring might vary patient to patient as the genetic make up and heredity of the individual can sometimes be the driving factors determining the extent of the scar, but scars are often around 2-3 mm. in length which is not more than a grain of a rice. The scars will gradually diminish over time and following MediExpert instructions with proper after care will become virtually invisible.
On the other hand, buttocks area will be absolutely scar-free and smooth since in the process of transferring fat into the buttocks, there will not be any incisions as a state of the art designed needle is used while placing the fat strategically by injection.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY TIME AND WHEN CAN I GO TO WORK?
The amount of liposuction or fat transfer is the main decisive factor which has an impact on the duration of the recovery time. Although recovery time may vary on each particular patient, 1 week to resume daily activities and 10 days off the work is usually required followed by the procedure which the duration depending on the amount time of required for sitting at work.
The pain is commonly minimal and easily manageable with pain relievers, while bruising and swelling are considered as normal which decrease gradually over the weeks. You may also advised to wear a support garment under your clothes after your procedure which is usually full-time for the first 3 weeks and part-time for the next 3 weeks.
After the procedure, individuals should avoid sitting or lying directly on their buttocks for about 2 weeks. Maximum survival of the fat has to be maintained by not sitting on the buttocks as sitting will put pressure on the buttocks which in turn reduces the blood flow in the area. Having applying this will assist on maximizing the best outcome of the procedure as well as having a quicker recovery period.
During this period, sleeping need to be made on stomach or side. After the initial 2 weeks period, a donut shaped pillows can be used under the thighs to avoid pressure on the buttocks while sitting.
It can take up to 6-8 weeks for the normal sitting activity to take place, however as each case is different, MediExpert surgeons will recommend what needs to be done in to what extent in detail taking into account your specific case.
I CAN NOT SLEEP NEITHER ON MY STOMACH NOR ON MY SIDE. WHAT CAN I DO?
For the individuals who can not achieve sleeping on their stomach or side can use inflatable mattresses with some smartly placed holes which can be a big help to lie on their backs and sit without putting pressure on their buttocks.
SHOULD I NEED TO STAY LONG TIME IN THE HOSPITAL AFTER ABDOMINOPLASTY?
It is not required to stay overnight following a BBL procedure unless you are experiencing unusual reactions. If this is not the case, we will send you home or to your hotel with the driver. However, as the anesthetic can affect you for the next 24 hours, someone is need to stay with you especially overnight.
WHEN WILL THE STITCHES BE REMOVED?
As the time will differ depending on the amount of fat removed and transferred, stitches is often removed within 7-10 days after the procedure.
WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
BBL is generally a safe procedure and the most of the common side effects are often temporary which include swelling, bruising, scarring, stretch marks, fat embolism and numbness. As with all the procedures performed with the administration of anesthesia, the risks involved are generally due to the anesthetic. Although a bad outcome rarely can occur, there is a minimal risk of infection and the transferred fat rejected by the body.
CAN BBL COMBINED WITH MULTIPLE SURGERIES?
BBL in itself is a multiple procedure as it is already combined with liposuction which sometimes applied to different areas in the body to get enough fat. However, tummy can well be combined with BBL especially for those patients where there is sagging and excess skin in the abdomen area which might be caused after pregnancy. Results of undergoing the procedures together will achieve the outlook what is called the hourglass shape. Moreover, this will result for the patient not requiring anesthesia more than once and also advantageous in terms of saving time and money.
Another common combination that is performed with BBL is the breast operations. However, MediExpert do not recommend undergoing these two procedures at the same time as patients spend a lot of time lying on their stomach and chest in the recovery time of BBL which might a negative impact on the healing process for the breast procedure.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST AND HOW CAN I ACHIEVE THE BEST RESULTS?
Although some part of the reinjected fat will be naturally absorbed by the body, most of the fat remains permanently. The normal estimate for the BBL results can last up to 20 years. Nevertheless, shape of the buttocks inevitably can be altered due to natural aging and the best results can be achieved by maintaining a healthy and stable body weight.
Therefore, significant weight fluctuations might have a negative impact on the shape of the buttocks as the transplanted fat will act accordingly with the body changes. Thus, a dramatic weight gain might cause enlargement of the buttocks and hips, whereas a dramatic weight loss might cause shrinkage of the buttocks and hips.
ADVANTAGES OF BBL OVER BUTTOCKS IMPLANTS
BBL uses an individuals own body fat to increase the buttock size in order to achieve their desired shape without the utilization of the implants leading to an exceptional natural results, whereas foreign object is placed into your body in buttock implants which may cause infection or risk of rejection from the body.
- BBL delivers a curvier lower back (S-curve) and a waistline (hourglass) shape.
- BBL is a minimally invasive procedure that provide faster recovery period than buttock implants since the individual’s own body fat is used
- BBL is a shorter procedure than buttock implant.
- Since BBL is performed with injection, there is almost no visible marks in the butt, whereas buttock implants leave a scar
- With BBL, you are not limited only to end up with a well-shaped butt, you are also slimming down the extracting areas of your body such as flanks, abdomen and hips as a bonus as well.
Nevertheless, in the case of being very skinny and not have sufficient fat to harvest, buttock implant may be the only option available in order to achieve your desired shape and size. However, individuals should note the higher risks for infection, internal scarring and shifting when undergoing a buttock implant procedure.
WHEN CAN I SEE THE FINAL RESULTS?
Final results typically can be seen within 4-6 months after the procedure after all the leftover swelling has faded away and you are completely healed. At this time, individuals can enjoy a fuller, curvier, rounder and well-shaped buttocks, while having improved body proportions are eye-catching in the way your outfit looks.