Having shapely and proportionate buttocks are critical factors in having an attractive physique. The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) uses fat transfer to give you a fuller, rounder rear that cannot be attained with exercise alone.
BBL 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, New York City, and Tri-state areas.
Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure
BBL surgery is a fat transfer cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape and size of your buttocks without silicone implants. Instead, Dr. Smita will remove extra fat from your abdomen, sides, thighs, or hips with liposuction using a cannula.
Then, she will process and clean the fat and inject it into the buttocks.
Benefits Of A BBL New Jersey
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 Candidates For A Brazilian Butt Lift
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.
Surgery Preparation For A Brazilian Butt Lift
BBL is a serious surgery, so you will need to prepare in advance for the procedure. Dr. Smita may require some or all of the following:
- Have a medical evaluation and blood tests to determine if you’re healthy enough for surgery.
- Take certain medications or stop taking them.
- Not smoke for several weeks before and after surgery to speed healing
- Not take anti-inflammatory medications or aspirin before and after surgery
The BBL will be performed in an ambulatory care center or hospital and will include anesthesia. You will wake up in the recovery room and can usually be driven home after an hour or two.
Brazilian Butt Lift 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.
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 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 Are The Chances Of Dying From A Brazilian Butt Lift?
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.
This procedure 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. Ramanadham.
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