Are you interested in having a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in Florida? If you are, you’ll need to know what to expect. The media often portrays this procedure in a poor light. However, if you choose the right surgeon, it achieves excellent results for patients. It’s, therefore, essential to understand what the surgery involves and how to maximize the results. In this beginner’s guide, you’ll learn all you need to know about this procedure.
How Does BBL Surgery Work?
BBL surgery is a two-part procedure. It involves initially removing excess fat from one area of the body with liposuction. The surgeon then treats and purifies the fat. Finally, they inject the fat back into the patient’s buttocks. The result is a curvy, sculpted look for the bottom without any need for implants.
The idea of BBL surgery is that using the patient’s own fat achieves a more natural result than using implants. Furthermore, liposuction also helps to enhance the curve. Many surgeons remove fat from the patient’s abdominal area or back to emphasize the feminine shape.
What Happens During A BBL Consultation?
During your BBL consultation, your surgeon will take a complete medical history. They will also carry out an examination to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. The surgeon explains the procedure in full and lets you know what kind of result you can expect to achieve. They also give you the chance to ask any questions you may have about the surgery. If they decide that you’re a suitable candidate and you wish to go ahead, they arrange your surgery. They also let you know what you need to do and what you should avoid before your procedure.
What Will BBL Recovery Be Like?
During your initial recovery period after surgery, you will need to take some time off work. You will feel some discomfort in both your buttocks and the area where the surgeon harvested the fat. You will have some bruising and swelling too. Painkillers will help, however, and you’ll need to rest for a few days. It’s imperative to avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks. You will need to lie on your side or on your stomach when you sleep. When you sit, you will need to use a donut pillow. Sitting directly on your buttocks will cause more fat cells to die and will spoil the outcome of your procedure.
Will My Buttocks Stay As Large as They Are Immediately After Surgery?
Not all of the fat that the surgeon transfers into the buttocks will survive the process. It’s entirely normal for your body to reabsorb some of the fat. That is why the surgeon injects extra fat into the buttocks to compensate for this. Your buttocks, therefore, will seem especially large immediately after your procedure. They will reduce in size over the first couple of weeks. The size of your buttocks after 4-6 weeks is the size they will stay.
You can maintain your results for several years as long as you adhere to your surgeon’s advice. But a BBL isn’t permanent. If you wish to maintain the shape and size of your bottom, you will eventually need another procedure.
To find out more about getting a Brazilian Butt Lift in Florida, get in touch with ArtLipo today.
Dr. Thomas Su, is the owner and cosmetic surgeon of Artistic Lipo. He has led our full-time clinic specializing in awake-only liposuction since 2007. Dr. Su began his medical career in internal medicine, practicing that until 2005, when he began to provide a full spectrum of non-invasive cosmetic procedures.