BBL in New Jersey has grown enormously in popularity in the past decade, in part because the procedure has been promoted by social media stars such as Kim Kardashian and others. Between 2000 and 2015, BBLs rose by 250%, with about 4,760 performed in 2015 alone.
Dr. Smita R. Ramanadham is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who can enhance your rear with a Brazilian butt lift to meet your aesthetic goals. She specializes in many cosmetic procedures in the New Jersey.
What is Brazilian Butt Lift?
Referred to as a Brazilian butt lift, this surgical technique involves the extraction of surplus fat from one region of the body, which is then strategically injected into the buttocks. Frequently, the fat is obtained from a targeted area known as a “problem area,” such as the hips, thighs, or lower abdomen.
By redistributing the fat, the Brazilian butt lift enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of the lower body.
It’s important to note that despite its name, this procedure does not originate from Brazilian culture. Instead, it pays homage to the Brazilian surgeon who pioneered the technique.
Smita R. Ramanadham, M.D. – Female Plastic Surgeon
Following a highly successful academic journey at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, MA, she is thrilled to have returned to her home state.
Dr. Ramanadham honed her skills in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the distinguished University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX, which has been nationally recognized as the leading institution in plastic surgery by Doximity. During her training, she had the privilege of working under the guidance of the world’s foremost experts.
She actively contributes as a valued member of The Aesthetic Society, an esteemed society that represents the most accomplished group of aesthetic plastic surgeons. Additionally, she is an active participant in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), where she cherishes the opportunity to advance the field of plastic surgery on a larger scale. Within the ASPS, she serves on several national committees, including Women Plastic Surgeons, Young Plastic Surgeons Steering Committee, Curriculum Committee, Social Media Subcommittee, Wellness Task Force, and Coding and Payment Policy Committee.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
Typically conducted on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia, Brazilian butt lift surgery involves the use of liposuction to extract fat from various areas of the lower body. The harvested fat is subsequently purified and skillfully injected into specific regions of the buttocks to attain the desired shape and size.
Discomfort following the procedure is typically minimal, with some tenderness being common. Prescription pain medication is seldom required for adequate pain management.
BBL New Jersey Benefits
The proportion and shape of your rear are determined mainly by genetics, including the skeletal structure and how the body stores fat in the lower body.
Eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly can give you ideal body weight and muscle tone, but your rear can remain flat that lack the shape you want.
BBL may help you overcome your genetics by enhancing the shape of your butt. Some of the benefits of BBL surgery include:
- Improve the contours of the rear and lower body without invasive butt implant surgery
- Reduce stubborn fat pockets on the abdomen, thighs, and hips while making the rear fuller.
- Help your clothes fit better.
- The procedure is safe if done by a skilled plastic surgeon.
- Provide a rounder and more pleasing shape to flat buttocks.
- Improve your proportions by enhancing the balance between the upper and lower body.
Also, the BBL has a natural look and feel that is usually superior to implants. Silicone implants can have good results, but they can move and look unnatural if placed too close to the skin. Implant surgery also is complex and invasive, and you cannot sit on your rear for at least two months.
BBL also is a fat procedure with less recovery, and you can begin to see results in a few days, in many cases. This procedure will give you a rounded, more pronounced rear that cannot be achieved even with hours of squats at the gym every week.
Some patients also say that their cellulite isn’t as visible after BBL surgery. This is because there is more fat to even out the lumpy appearance of cellulite.
Also, this procedure lifts the rear and can reduce the appearance of cellulite on the thighs. You will notice your bottom and butt looked more toned than ever.
Ideal BBL Candidates
The Brazilian butt lift can be a great option to enhance the shape and size of your rear, but some are better suited to the procedure than others.
You may be an ideal candidate for BBL if:
- You want to have your butt augmented without having butt implant surgery, which requires a long recovery.
- You have a relatively tight skin tone in the buttocks and hips.
- You have enough fat in other body areas to inject fat into the buttocks.
- You can avoid sitting directly on your rear for several weeks.
Dr. Smita will consult with you to determine if you’re a good candidate for this procedure. It’s also important to have realistic expectations and a good body image to be a good candidate for plastic surgery.
Finally, you should do BBL because you want it, not because a spouse or partner wants you to do it.
Risks And Complications
BBL surgery is safe when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, but any surgery has risks. Some possible risks and complications of BBL include:
- Blood clots
- Blood loss
- Heart complications
- DVT or deep vein thrombosis
- Fat embolism
- Uneven result from sitting on the rear too much
- Liposuction or anesthesia complications
- Fat death
BBLs have a higher risk of complications, mainly because the popular procedure is sometimes performed by unqualified personnel. Therefore, you should always verify that your surgeon is board-certified and experienced with BBL surgery.
When done by untrained staff, one of the most common problems with BBL is when fat is injected too deep into the muscle. If this happens, the fat can be injected into the bloodstream, leading to possible fatal complications.
For most patients who had a fatal complication, the autopsy usually revealed fat injected into the butt muscles. A proper procedure injects the fat under the skin on top of the gluteal muscles.
Dr. Smita will follow up with you after surgery to ensure your recovery is going well. It’s essential to attend these appointments to ensure your safety.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Having surgery on the rear requires some modifications and care during recovery. Pain is usually mild and controlled with a prescription or over-the-counter medication. However, you cannot sit or lie on the buttocks for approximately two weeks.
During this period, you must sleep on your abdomen or side. Also, you need to stand or avoid sitting on your rear at all times except when you use the toilet. When your body is recovered enough, you can sit on a donut seat or put pillows under the thighs to avoid pressure on the rear.
You can usually sit on the buttocks, typically after approximately eight weeks. If you follow these instructions, you can probably go back to light activities after a week and back to work after 10 days. Most patients can go back to their regular workouts after six to eight weeks.
It takes time to see BBL results but is final after about six months. After the swelling has faded, you should quickly see a curvier rear and better lower body proportions.
Brazilian Butt Lift Cost New Jersey
The baseline price for a Brazilian butt lift (BBL) may cost around $10,500 but will depend on multiple factors. This cost estimate does not include things like liposuction (necessary for fat harvest or retrieval).
Like many other cosmetic procedures, the overall cost of this surgery can vary greatly. For example, if the patient wants to harvest fat from multiple areas on the body, the liposuction element of the procedure will naturally cost more as more work will be required from your surgeon, and you’ll be spending more time in the operating room.
HOW NEW JERSEY BBL COST IS CALCULATED
The BBL cost New Jersey patients pay depends on the following factors:
- Who your surgeon is. Not every surgeon charges the same price for their services. Surgeons with unique experience performing Brazilian butt lifts will charge more for their higher level of skill and expertise. Regardless of their skill level, expect your surgeon’s fee to be the largest chunk of your bill.
- The location of your surgery. Whenever a larger city has a higher cost of living, getting surgery in that city is going to cost more because everything costs more. Likewise, all facilities in a given city will charge different prices for the use of their location, equipment, materials, and staff as well.
- What type of anesthesia is used and who administers it. Anesthesiologists charge their own unique fees. Likewise, you’ll need to pay for the cost of anesthesia. Some surgeries require general anesthesia while others require local anesthesia. Each type comes with a different New Jersey Brazilian butt lift cost.
- Other out-of-pocket necessities. These expenses won’t necessarily be on the itemized quote you receive prior to scheduling your surgery, but they’ll be required nonetheless. This category of expenses includes things like the cost of post-surgery garments, medications, in-home help, and any medical tests that are required prior to getting clearance for surgery.
Brazilian Butt Lift FAQ
Some of the most common questions about Brazilian butt lifts include:
How Long Will A BBL Last?
The filler used in a BBL is your fat from other body areas, so the results may last for many years. However, keep in mind that your body will continue to age and change, so you may need a revision procedure eventually.
How Dangerous Is a BBL?
If your surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, the Brazilian butt lift is safe. However, the risk of severe complications and death is higher with the BBL than other cosmetic procedures.
This is mainly because the popular surgery is often done by unlicensed practitioners using dangerous, unapproved methods. This is the reason you should make sure your surgeon is board-certified and qualified to do Brazilian butt lift surgery.
Will My Butt Sag After A BBL?
If your procedure is performed by a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon, you won’t have any sagging.
For those with sagging skin in the buttocks, you may need additional procedures for ideal results.
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For BBL?
The best candidate for a Brazilian butt lift is someone who wants to improve the appearance of their buttocks without using implants.
You also should have fat available in other body parts that can be injected into the buttocks. If you don’t have enough fat available, you may need to consider butt implants.
Also, you should be in good health and not smoke to ensure the best results.
Will I Lose My Results If I Lose Weight?
No, losing weight won’t affect your BBL. The procedure involves harvesting fat from other body parts and injecting it into the buttocks, but this fat won’t disappear if you lose weight.
Why Can A BBL Be Dangerous?
This surgery isn’t dangerous if you select a board-certified plastic surgeon. But the most significant risk is getting a pulmonary embolism where injected fat gets into the bloodstream and lodges in the heart or lungs.
Who Shouldn’t Get A BBL?
If you have serious health problems, such as heart disease or cancer, you may not qualify for BBL surgery. Further, people who don’t have enough fat in other body areas for injection may need to consider implants.
Can You Use Fat From Someone Else?
No. Fat from someone else will probably be rejected by your body and lead to other complications. Therefore, the fat must come from your own body.
If you don’t have enough fat available, talk to Dr. Smita about implants.
What is the Death Rate of a BBL?
The death rate of BBL is about 1 in 3,000, making it a higher risk than other plastic surgeries. But much of this risk is because it’s sometimes performed by unqualified personnel.
Can I Still Have Children After BBL?
Yes. The results of your surgery won’t change if you have children afterward. If you have breast augmentation or a tummy tuck, similar so that, these procedures can be undone by pregnancy.
Can You Get A Flatter Stomach From BBL Surgery?
It depends on where the fat is drawn from. If the surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from your abdomen, you may have a flatter belly after a Brazilian butt lift.
How Much Does BBL hurt?
Most people only have mild pain after a BBL, and it’s often described as soreness more than anything. If you have done intense workouts on the butt muscles, it’s similar to that type of muscle soreness
When Can I Wear Jeans Again?
Most patients can wear jeans again after two or three months after their BBL. Dr. Smita will closely monitor your recovery process and tell you when to begin working out and wearing your favorite clothes again. Please remember to attend your follow-up sessions with Dr. Smita.
Will I Gain Weight After A Brazilian Butt Lift?
No, most people will not gain weight from BBL surgery. However, it’s important to try to maintain your body weight after surgery to maintain the results. People who gain a lot of weight after this surgery may end up looking out of proportion.
Will My Body Reject A BBL?
If the procedure is performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, you shouldn’t have this problem. The fat injected is yours and your body won’t reject it.
Some of the transferred fat will die after it’s injected, but Dr. Smita will overfill the buttocks by a small amount to compensate.
Sometimes it’s necessary to have revision BBL to increase the volume of fat in the buttocks.
What Are Some Of The Side Effects Of Fat Transfer?
Most patients who have fat transfer for BBL surgery don’t have any problems, but you could have some numbness, bruising and swelling, and small scars that fade after several months.
The most common side effect after a BBL is soreness in the rear that is similar to the muscular soreness the day after an intense squat session.
BBL Surgery has become more popular due to the fact it allows men and women the chance to attain the shape and figure they have desired. As the world around is honed in on a healthy, rounder bottom, the Brazilian butt lift has become one of our most sought-after procedures at our welcoming facility.
If you wish to achieve an enhanced shape to your buttocks and are seeking a natural approach, we welcome you to contact us in New Jersey to learn more from Dr. Smita Ramanadham.
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