The Brazilian butt lift is an increasingly popular procedure as the hourglass silhouette remains in vogue. Patients in the Baton Rouge area can turn to Dr. Luke Cusimano for a safe BBL surgery with the results they are looking for. Dr. Cusimano can answer any questions that you might have about a BBL during a consultation, but it helps to know the basics before your appointment.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian butt lift, or BBL, is a combination of liposuction and buttock augmentation through fat transfer. During a BBL, fat is first removed from donor areas to sculpt the abdomen, waist, back, or thighs. This fat is then prepared and transferred via injection into the buttocks. This creates a lifted, rounded, and more voluminous shape in the buttocks, which is complemented by the slimmer abdomen or thighs for a curvy, hourglass shape.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Many patients who are interested in achieving a curvier shape are good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift. Candidates must have adequate fat in donor areas to complete the procedure. Most patients, including those who are relatively lean, will have enough fat to achieve a proportionate shape that meets their aesthetic goals. Often, BBL candidates have common concerns like losing their natural shape due to weight fluctuations, feeling uncomfortable in their clothing, or failing to achieve the body contour results they want through exercise. You should be generally healthy overall before undergoing a BBL. This includes being at a healthy and stable weight and a nonsmoker. Dr. Cusimano will review your health history and examine the treatment areas to determine whether you are a good BBL candidate.
What’s the Difference Between a Brazilian Butt Lift and Butt Implants?
A BBL uses your own natural excess fat to create the intended results as opposed to silicone buttock implants. Generally speaking, butt implants will result in a less natural look, and the procedure is much more invasive. There is also a risk of capsular contracture and a higher risk of infection in butt implant procedures. Finally, butt implants can become displaced or ruptured, which would require patients to undergo revision surgery. For these reasons, Dr. Cusimano recommends a Brazilian butt lift rather than implants.
How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?
Immediately after a Brazilian butt lift, the buttocks will appear larger than your final results. This is due to swelling as well as the necessity to inject slightly more fat than is required to achieve the intended results. Over time, some of the transferred fat will fail to establish a blood supply and will be safely metabolized by the body. Over time, significant weight fluctuations can also affect your results. This means that patients should take care to maintain a healthy and stable weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise.