One of the cosmetic procedures that patients all over the world are asking about is the Brazilian butt lift, also known as the BBL. Our team at Image Center in Huntington Beach, CA is ready to help anyone looking to benefit from the contour-improving results that this procedure offers. Here’s all the information you need about this procedure.
Brazilian Butt Lift
More and more patients are looking to this type of lift as a way to improve the contours of their bodies. The secret to this procedure is augmenting the buttocks naturally using unwanted fat from other parts of the body.
Does It Involve a Lengthy Procedure?
There are a number of factors that can influence how long this procedure will take to finish, from how many areas fat is being taken from to how much volume you want to be added to your buttocks. The usual duration of this procedure is typically between two to three hours. The duration can extend to four hours or longer if you also wish to have other cosmetic procedures performed in conjunction with this one. You’ll get more specifics during your first consultation so you know what to expect.
How Does a BBL Work?
The first step to this procedure uses a fat-removal technique that has been employed for decades, liposuction. Target areas are first treated with a cannula, a harvesting tool that allows the unwanted fat to be suctioned out. That excess fat is then processed after removal. Damaged fat cells are discarded where the healthy fat cells are cleaned. Once that cleaning process is complete, the healthy fat cells are then placed near blood vessels in the buttocks.
What Areas Can Unwanted Fat Be Taken From?
Virtually any region of the body can be targeted for the fat-cell removal process of this procedure. The thighs, hips, or abdomen are all common areas for patients to want fat removed from. You may also wish to harvest excess fat cells from your upper arms or chest region. We’ll help evaluate the regions of your body you wish to slim down when you’re in for your initial consultation. We’ll be able to tell you which of those areas are suitable for harvesting.
What Results Should I Expect To See?
Your Perfect Aesthetic
You’ll be able to perfect your appearance with the incredible results that this procedure provides. Your curves will be enhanced in a way that looks perfectly natural. The appearance of small areas like the backs of your knees or your underarms that have stubborn fat can be improved using this procedure.
Anyone who has struggled with stubborn cellulite will love the smoothing results of this treatment. If you’ve tried everything to smooth away upper thigh cellulite, the rounder, fuller, and more lifted results that a BBL provides may be the solution you’re searching for. Eliminating unwanted fat from your upper body while simultaneously augmenting your buttocks can also improve the symmetry of your body.
Fit Into Clothes Better
You’ll notice following your procedure that your clothes fit in a far more flattering way. Wearing your best bikini or that favorite pair of jeans you own will look that much better after your buttocks are naturally augmented. Once you remove the stubborn excess body fat from your torso and arms will also help clothes fit better in those parts of your body as well. You’ll have the confidence to try on clothes you may not have even considered prior to the procedure. A whole new world of wardrobe options will open up after you get a body you can be confident in, giving you limitless possibilities.
What Can I Expect Following the Procedure?
Short Observation Period
To ensure you’re alert enough to go home, there will be a brief observation period following the procedure if you received general anesthesia, local anesthesia, or a strong sedative. You’ll be reminded of your post-op care instructions once you’re fully alert. At this point, you’re free to get a ride home. Remember that receiving medication that may cause drowsiness, such as general anesthesia, prevents you from driving for 24 hours.
Relaxation and Recovery
Your primary focus once you’re back home should be rest and recovery. Take a nap if you’re feeling drowsy, and grab a snack if you feel peckish. Listening to your body will help guide you to what you need for the recovery process. In addition, you should make sure you’re drinking a minimum of eight ounces of water per hour, even if you aren’t feeling thirsty.
One good idea would be to make arrangements for your pets or childcare needs so that you can focus on taking care of yourself. Try to arrange for somebody to be with you for the 24 hours following your operation so that they can take care of things so that you can relax.
Walking regularly after the first 24 hours following your operation helps to support your circulatory system. The circulatory system assists with the healing process by delivering micronutrients to your skin, and moving regularly helps this process. You may also feel groggy following the initial 24-hour post-op period because your body is using a lot of energy to heal itself. Take a nap to build your energy back up after taking these walks, and listen to your body when you’re feeling tired.
How Long Will Results Last?
Transplanted fat cells attach to the local blood supply in the area they’re moved to, lasting forever after that. One thing to remember is that we’ll add a bit more volume than is necessary to achieve your desired aesthetic during the initial injections. This is due to the fact that not all of the transplanted fat cells will take hold. If you notice results aren’t what you want them to be after you lose weight and the fat cells in your buttocks shrink, contact us for a follow-up procedure.
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Anyone looking to augment their buttocks and remove stubborn fat from other areas can benefit from a Brazilian butt lift. Our team at The Image Center in Huntington Beach, CA can give you all the information you need to find out if this procedure is the answer you’re looking for.