Why is BBL so popular?
There are several reasons people opt to have a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). It is an elective surgery involving the transfer of fat from one part of the body to the buttocks to contour its shape and enhance its size. Some may undergo the procedure to fit better in their clothes. Others may want more balanced proportions.
Whatever the reasons for having BBL surgery, the procedure offers two key benefits that are ubiquitous to all: The result is more natural-looking than with butt implant surgery, and it is associated with far less risk of infection.
What happens during a BBL?
A plastic surgeon uses liposuction to collect fat from areas such as the hips, abdomen, or thighs. After it is filtered, the fat is injected into the butt cheeks to contour and improve their size.
Some of the transferred fat cells won’t survive. So your surgeon might choose to inject some extra fat to account for this loss. Once the swelling goes down and the new fat cells meld, the full results become evident.
Reasons to have a BBL
Men or women may choose to have a BBL for a variety of reasons such as:
- Balancing proportions between the upper and lower body
- Achieving an hourglass shape
- A desire for buttocks augmentation without implants
- Improving the fit of clothing
- Minimizing areas of fat in other parts of the body
- Filling in areas of cellulite or dips in the hips and/or buttock(s)
The shape of your body is largely determined by a combination of genetics and lifestyle. Everyone has a natural tendency to store fat a little bit differently, and your skeletal structure plays a big role in your overall silhouette. Changes like pregnancy or weight lifting can alter the natural shape a person is born with to an extent.
The BBL is an elective cosmetic procedure, meaning it is not essential to your health and is done for aesthetic purposes only. For those who work out and eat well but remain unhappy with the shape of their bodies, a BBL can create a look that’s otherwise impossible to achieve through lifestyle changes alone.
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Are you a candidate for BBL surgery?
BBL surgery depends on sufficient fat stores in other areas of the body to provide sufficient donor tissue. The best candidates for a BBL are those who plan to maintain their current weight. Gaining or losing weight after a body contouring procedure such as BBL can lead to undesired changes in your overall physique.
If you’re planning to become pregnant or undergo weight loss surgery like a gastric bypass, it’s best to wait until you’ve reached a stable weight before getting a BBL.
As with any procedure, it’s ideal to be as physically healthy as possible before your BBL surgery. Getting regular exercise, eating well, and having a positive mental outlook can improve your chances of having a healthy recovery.