Welcome back to another one of our Prosurgicare Blog Posts. We’ve noticed that a growing number of people are interested in getting that snatched look this year. Whether it’s through the removal of fat from the waist with Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck or by enhancing their posterior with one of our most popular procedures, the Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL, snatched is IN. Since it’s February and we are having our 360 Bootylicious Brazilian Butt Lift Special, we decided to highlight Everything to Know about the Brazilian Butt Lift.
First off, what is the Brazilian Butt Lift? How long does it last? And what is the recovery time like? The BBL is a surgical, aesthetic procedure used to enhance or augment the buttock and/or hips. The procedure includes the removal of fat from your back, sides and sometimes abdomen. This fat, your fat, is then transferred to your buttocks and/or hips to create a shapely silhouette. Once the fat cells are moved, there usually is a loss of fat cells of about 25%-30%, however, the surviving cells will stay there forever. They will grow and shrink as you gain or lose weight, respectively. After the procedure we recommend a downtime of 2-3 weeks, however, the golden rule of fat transfer is to NEVER sit on your butt for the first 3 weeks. We recommend using a butt pillow or cushion to keep your new butt big.
A lot of people may not be aware of the history of the BBL procedure. Although it is called the Brazilian Butt Lift, this fat transfer for augmentation procedure actually gained prominence after Sydney Coleman, a plastic surgeon from New York, published a number of papers standardizing the procedure in the 1990’s. As beauty standards are ever changing, by the year 2000, the butt was an increasingly attractive attribute. This culminated in 2014 being widely known as the ‘Year of the Rear’.
As a result of its popularity, there was a lot of news coverage when some persons died from the procedure. This was noticed by the International Society of Plastic Surgeons who formed a task force to investigate what was causing these deaths. They found that deaths occurred when fat was injected into the blood vessels of the butt muscles by accident. At the time, fat was routinely injected into the butt muscles because the fat cells really thrived there and made the butt visibly bigger. Now that the fat is injected under the skin, the procedure is much safer, however this technique limits the amount of fat that can be added during a single procedure.
On a cheeky lighter note many people tend to ask questions like “If I’m slim can I do the procedure?”, “Will each butt cheek match?” and “Are there any possible side effects?” Firstly, slim people can do this procedure, however, it is dependent on the amount of fat one has around their waist, that is, all the fat you can pinch. Also, it is interesting to note that when you are slim, you won’t need as much fat transferred to make an amazing difference. Secondly, yes both butt cheeks should match. This is ensured because the same amount of fat is added to each side. Asymmetry may present itself if it was already there before. Lastly, yes as with all things surgical there are possible side effects, however, they should be advised about by your doctor before the procedure is done in an informed consent meeting.
Well I hope you learned a bit about the BBL. If you need more information on the Brazilian Butt Lift or want to learn more about our February Special, feel free to contact us. If you enjoyed this post to the maximus, please feel free to share to your favourite social media sites.