What is Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) ?
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to enhance the size, shape, and overall appearance of the buttocks. However, this procedure is performed by a plastic surgeon and typically begins with liposuction. During liposuction, a small cannula (a thin tube) is inserted into the body through a small incision. The cannula is used to suction out excess fat from targeted areas of the body, such as the stomach, hips, or thighs.
After liposuction, the fat that has been removed is then processed and purified. So, the purified fat is then carefully re-injected into the buttocks, using a series of small injections. The fat is typically injected in multiple layers and at different depths to ensure that it is evenly distributed and adheres well to the surrounding tissue.
The goal of a BBL is to create a rounder, more lifted, and more shapely buttocks. This is done by adding volume to the upper and outer regions of the buttocks, which helps to create the “Brazilian Butt Lift” look. In addition to liposuction, some patient may need to have some skin excised. Specially if they have a lot of excess skin which is resultant of weight loss.
The surgery usually take between 2-5 hours and is typically performed under general anesthesia. After the procedure, patients are usually required to wear a compression garment for several weeks to help with swelling and support the newly injected fat. However, the Recovery time is usually around 2 to 4 weeks and patients are typically able to return to work and other light activities within a few days. But strenuous exercise and other high-impact activities should be avoided for several weeks to allow sufficient time for healing.