What’s even less fun than endless repetitions of the same glute workout? A workout that doesn’t produce the results you’re looking for. Depending on factors like your age and body composition, it can be difficult toning up certain parts of your body through regular exercise. So, what option does that leave you? At LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Bradenton, FL, we’re confident that Brazilian butt lift surgery is the best option for achieving your body goals.
What Does BBL Surgery Mean?
BBL Surgery is shorthand for a Brazilian butt lift surgery, which is a cosmetic procedure that contours, enhances, and reshapes your buttocks. As a body contouring procedure, the goal of the treatment is to help you refine the shape of your body – specifically, refine the shape of your buttocks. As a lifting procedure, this treatment is appropriate for fat reduction as well as anti-aging.
How Does This Procedure Work?
So, how does this body-contouring surgery work? Performed under anesthesia, the general steps of the process start with liposuction to remove fat from some areas of the body and grafted into the buttocks to add volume or augment the shape of the buttocks. Sometimes, this procedure also involves lifting and tightening the skin of the buttocks to correct other issues, such as cellulite on the thighs. The procedure itself should take about two to three hours, depending on how much fat needs to be grafted.
Where Is Fat Grafted From?
Liposuction is the first step of your treatment, but where is the liposuction performed? In general, we try to remove fat from areas of your body where you no longer want to have fat. Usually, this means grafting unwanted fat from the hips, abdomen, and thighs, which are the areas of the body that possess the most adipose fat.
It’s important that patients considering this surgery have enough unwanted fat to use for fat grafting. In fact, many patients who consider this procedure are already candidates for traditional liposuction. For those who do not have an adequate amount of unwanted fat, other procedures may need to be considered for your aesthetic goals.
A major part of your procedure is your consultation appointment, which is your first appointment where we will get to know your aesthetic goals and the condition of your body. Your consultation gives us the opportunity to learn about how you would like your results to look after you heal; for this reason, it may be beneficial to bring reference photos to your consultation so that your surgeon will have a clear picture of your appearance goals.
Part of your consultation will also include gathering certain medical information about you, such as any drug allergies you may have, your lifestyle habits, and any previous cosmetic treatments or procedures you have tried in the past.
Preparing for this procedure will be similar to preparing for any other cosmetic surgery. You will need to follow certain directions the night before your treatment, such as abstaining from food and water. You may also benefit by preparing for your procedure by using an Arnica Montana supplement that will reduce the amount of bruising and swelling you may experience after your procedure is complete.
The main restriction you will need to observe during your aftercare is not sitting on your butt for prolonged periods of times for at least two weeks after your treatment, which includes sleeping on your back. You will also be discouraged from certain strenuous activities during your immediate recovery area. You may need to attend a follow-up appointment to assess how well you are healing several weeks after your appointment.
What Is Your Recovery Period Like?
Your immediate recovery period will last for about two to three weeks, depending on how much work is done. As with any other invasive cosmetic surgery, you can expect some minor tenderness that will fade as you heal from the treatment. Most people resume their normal daily activities, including some exercise, within three to four weeks of their procedure appointment.
How Soon Can You See Results?
You will be able to see the results of your treatment within four to six months, which is when the fat graft should settle into your buttocks to produce the shape that you want. If you only had minor work completed, you may be able to see results more quickly.
How Long Will Results Last?
The results of your treatment are designed to last for a long time, sometimes even a decade or longer. This is because your results rely on your own body tissues and will not break down for as long as you can maintain the results through lifestyle choices.
How Can You Maintain Results?
Maintaining the results of your treatment will depend largely on how well you can manage your weight and keep your body toned. For this reason, it’s important that you are at a healthy weight during your treatment and that you are committed to an exercise routine that will help you maintain your desired body shape.
Can You Combine This Procedure With Others?
Yes! Liposuction for other areas of the body that are not being used for fat grafting for BBL is commonly combined with this procedure. Sometimes, it’s more practical for your overall recovery time to combine this procedure with other cosmetic procedures to achieve comprehensive body contouring results. This treatment is commonly combined with Mommy makeovers, breast augmentation, tummy tucks, and skin tightening treatments. If you would like to combine this procedure with others, please let us know during your consultation appointment.
Can This Treatment Help You Lose Weight?
Depending on how much-unwanted fat is removed during the liposuction portion of this treatment, it’s likely that this treatment can help you lose a mild to moderate amount of weight. It’s common for some patients to be able to drop jeans or dress sizes based on the work that is accomplished by this treatment. However, this procedure should not be viewed as a weight loss treatment itself, as it is intended primarily for body contouring and refining the shape of your body.
What Are the Benefits of a BBL?
There are many benefits for a Brazilian butt lift that are appealing to prospective patients, particularly the long-lasting results of the procedure and how easy it is to combine this procedure with others. A few other benefits of this treatment include:
BBL produces natural-looking results, which is often more preferable to the results produced by other butt augmentation procedures, such as implants. Natural-looking results are more comfortable to live with and generally feel better to the touch. Your results will behave just like any of your other skin tissues, which is an ideal result for any cosmetic treatment.
The primary reason your results will appear natural is that your own fat tissues are being grafted onto your body to augment the shape of your buttocks. But another reason for your natural-looking results is the discerning eye of your surgeon, who will prioritize shaping your buttocks to have a better, more natural appearance compared to implants.
Better Body Confidence
Having better body confidence is a benefit that can’t be overestimated. The primary reason many patients seek this treatment is the desire to feel more confident about their body and their appearance, which can refer to the appearance of your buttocks or the amount of unwanted fat on your body. Feeling more confident about your appearance is one of the best ways to feel better about yourself and lead a happier life.
Fat and Cellulite Reducing
One of the fringe benefits of this procedure is the ability to reduce your overall body fat and even the appearance of cellulite on your body. Depending on what areas of the body are used for fat grafting and the amount of fat that is removed, utilizing a BBL procedure to remove unwanted body fat is a two-for-one benefit that can swiftly slim your shape.
As for cellulite, the primary cause of cellulite is the breakdown of connective tissues in between your skin and the layers of fat on your body, which are usually most prominent on the thighs of women. A Brazilian butt lift seeks to lift and contour the shape of your buttocks, which has the bonus of taking pressure off your thighs so that the appearance of thighs can be smoothed and reduced.
Many patients see this procedure as an anti-aging treatment that can help them look younger rather than a body contouring treatment. This is because this surgery can help lift and tighten sagging skin on the buttocks, hips, and thighs, which can help your body look younger and firmer. The use of this procedure for anti-aging purposes is another huge draw for prospective patients, particularly patients who are experiencing the effects of the natural aging process.
More Flattering Clothing
The final important benefit of this treatment is the fact that it can help you fit into clothes better. Having more flattering clothing is something that can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your overall appearance. Clothing like pants, skirts, swimsuit wear, and intimate wear will all fit better when the proportions of your body have been perfected.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Many patients are potentially eligible for this treatment, such as those who are not satisfied with the appearance of their buttocks or their body. Good candidates for this treatment include those who are at healthy body weight, have an adequate amount of unwanted fat that can be removed with liposuction, and who would like to achieve a certain body proportion. You are likely a good candidate for this butt lift procedure if you want to:
- Look younger
- Feel more attractive
- Smooth cellulite
- Reduce fat
- Enjoy natural-looking results
- Be more body confident
- Wear flattering clothing
Feel More Confident With Brazilian Butt Lift
If workouts aren’t getting you the body shape you want, it’s time to find a new solution. A bbl surgery near me is the optimal choice for patients who want to contour the shape of their buttocks, slim and tone their shape, and feel more confident. If you think this procedure is a good option for you, please contact LA Plastic Surgery & Dermatology in Bradenton, FL to schedule your consultation today.