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BBL - What Exactly Is It?

The shape of a person’s butt is mostly determined by genetics. A healthy diet and exercise can optimize and tone the muscles, but some patients remain unhappy with a flat butt that lacks shape.

BBL or a Brazilian butt lift surgery can help reshape the buttocks to help clothing fit more attractively, enhance your curves and provide you with a more youthful & aesthetically pleasing shape.

A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from anywhere in the body with liposuction, and this extracted fat is purified and then injected into specific areas to achieve the desired shape and size.

The outpatient surgery can take anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. I tell my patients about 30 to 50% of the injected fat survives, but some people like to claim 95% survival rates.

Most patients notice an improvement right away and any lumpiness or bumpiness that they have is usually gone within 3 to 6 months. Even though the fat that survives is permanent, and can last forever, that fat and other fat can get bigger or smaller if you gain weight or lose weight. Of course, as we age things only fall whether it's the face or the butt, or any part of the body for that matter. Sometimes a lift is required in the future, but only if the sagginess bothers you.

Is BBL good or bad?

Even with the new safety guidelines, a BBL is a major and serious procedure with some potentially deadly risks associated with it, making it more imperative than ever to do your research and choose a well-trained, reputable plastic surgeon.



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