You must be in good medical health to be considered a good candidate for any type of plastic surgery. If you have heart disease, lung disease, or neurological disorders, you may not be a good candidate for a BBL.
The main difference between a BBL (autologous fat transfer procedure) and butt implants is how much fat you have in your body. With a BBL by (autologous fat transfer) there are fewer complications. At the same time, liposuction can also be performed to give the buttocks more roundness, shape and curvature. Fat (from your own body so there is no risk of rejection) forms well, can be placed specifically in the areas where it is needed and helps form hips.
While it varies from person to person, you should be a few pounds over your ideal weight before undergoing BBL surgery. The important factor is that once you gain weight for a BBL, you need to maintain the same weight afterwards to get the results.
We believe that the Brazilian butt lift procedure is very safe – the procedure is extremely popular. Complication rates are relatively low and the main risks include pulmonary or fat embolism (blood clots in less than 1% of patients) and anemia.
Normally we extract the fat from the typical women’s problem areas of abdomen, hips and thighs and after cleaning and preparation transplant it into the buttocks. The Brazilian Butt Lift, known under the name, has an additional bonus: the liposuction in the stomach and hip area slims the entire silhouette and the new curves of the buttocks are shown to their best advantage.
We always try to keep scarring to a minimum. With BBL, there are small scars (about 4mm long) in the folds around the buttocks and abdomen. We try to hide as many as possible and do most of the operations in the areas that are hidden. Sometimes the scars are raised after the operation, sometimes they become dark, and sometimes you can’t see them at all. It all depends on how your individual body heals.
The fat we put in your body is a graft, just like a skin graft. We take fat from one area of your body and place it in another. A skin graft does not disappear and neither does the fat – this is a very long-lasting process. On average, expect about 65% of the injected fat to remain in the region and about 35% to be reabsorbed by the body. That’s why we always inject extra fat grafts.
We advise our patients not to sit at all for up to six weeks after the procedure, if possible. After that you can sit on a special cushion so that you sit on the back of your thighs and not on your butt. There are also special chairs that allow you to sit without sitting on your buttocks.
We strongly encourage our patients to exercise after surgery. However, we don’t want anyone doing excessive cardio, which can cause them to lose transferred fat. To increase heart rate and still maintain BBL results, we recommend squats, lunges, and strength training—exercises that will provide a good workout and even increase results.
Usually, patients can return to work about a week after the procedure. What seems to work well for our patients is bringing their special pillow to the office and using it in their work chair.
You might be a good candidate for a butt lift if you:
– You’ve lost a significant amount of weight and your butt is now sagging and sinking.
– Are overweight and have not been able to lose weight through physical activity and dietary changes.
– You are of normal weight but want to dramatically improve the look of your lower body.
– You are of normal weight but your skin does not tighten after liposuction due to poor elasticity associated with aging.
– Are dissatisfied with the overall shape and lack of firmness of your butt.
– If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift