A Brazilian Butt Lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that auguments the size and the shape of the buttocks without the implants.
What are the benefits of BBL?
*Unlike other forms of buttock surgery, such as placement of silicone buttock implants, a Brazilian butt lift is touted for providing more natural-looking results while also creating more roundness in your backside.
*It can also help address certain issues, such as the sagging and shapelessness that sometimes occur with age.
*You might also consider the procedure if you’re bothered by figure imbalances that make it difficult to wear clothing comfortably.
*Another benefit to Brazilian butt lifts is that there is a lower risk of infection compared to silicone buttock implants. It does have a better safety profile than other substances, such as silicone caulking and sealants, that are sometimes illegally injected into buttocks by people not qualified to perform the procedure.
How it is performed?
A BBL starts with liposuction. Surgeon starts to suck fat out of areas in the body then re-inject it into the buttocks and hips. The areas of planned liposuction are marked by suregon before the operation. At first the patient is positioned on the operating room table in a face-down position and gets general anesthesia. Liposuction is performed in desired areas and the fat is collected in a specialized system that separates live fat cells from liposuction fluid. Later fat is injected in the marked areas of the butt. Surgeons sometimes graft fat into the thighs or hips, depending on what body shape the patient wants. The procedure requires a few very small incisions that sutured closed at the end.
What can be the possible side effects?
Brazilian butt lift like other surgeries carries few potencial risks. There are as follows:
-Discomfort or pain
-Lumps under the skin in the areas suctioned or injected
-Loss of skin in the treated areas caused by deep infection Bleeding
-Fat embolism in the heart or lungs, which can be life-threatening.
What to know about the recovery period after BBL?
One of the most important recovery tips regarding Brazilian butt lift surgery is to not sit directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks after the procedure. Patients are often advised to sleep on their stomach or sides. If you have to sit you should use a donut pillow or inflatable pillow. Placing the pillow behind your legs is helpful to avoid putting pressure on the fat graft by raising the buttock. This is very important to achieve long lasting results, as sitting directly on the buttocks can affect blood circulation in the area. It is also advised to continue to avoid sleeping on your back for the first eight weeks after your surgery.
Immediately following the procedure, the patient can expect to have bruising and swelling in the areas used to harvest the fat cells.
Pain can be managed with medication, although it is advised to switch from narcotics which helps to avoid constipation.
very patient recovers differently from surgery, but most often one can expect to be up and walking a day or two after the procedure. Moving around will also help with constipation.
Excess tumescent fluid may also drain from the incision points. Do not be alarmed if the fluid is tinged with blood, as this is completely normal and will cease a few days after surgery.
After the surgery, the plastic surgeon will put the patient in a special compression garment to treat the areas where liposuction was performed. It is recommended that the patient wear the garment for eight weeks to ensure that areas where the fat was harvested heal properly. This also helps to minimize swelling, decrease discomfort, and help the skin retract.
Just right after the surgery, high impact activities should be avoided, especially any
type of bouncing. After one month, light activities, such as fast-paced walking, can be performed. Depending on how well one responds to the procedure, most patients can return to their normal activities six to eight weeks after surgery. It is important to listen to all of the post-operative instructions provided by your plastic surgeon to help ensure the final results provide you with an aesthetic pleasing contour.