Getting a Safe Brazilian Butt Lift

Getting a Safe Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in Houston, TX

If you long for a perky, round butt that fills out your silhouette and enhances your overall appearance, it’s best to inform yourself on how to augment your derrière safely.

Is the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) a safe cosmetic procedure?

While the Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world of plastic surgery – and the demand for this procedure continues to increase yearly – several serious risks have been associated with this procedure, and many patients inquire as to its safety.

Fortunately, the risks that are typically associated with BBL procedures can be safely avoided, and the procedure can be completely safe if you make sure to have your Brazilian Butt lift performed by a licensed, board-certified, and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Olga Bachilo at Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa.

How is a Brazilian Butt Lift performed?

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical buttock augmentation procedure performed using a process that may be referred to as gluteal fat grafting, gluteal augmentation with fat transfer, or gluteal lipo-injection.

The fat transfer or fat grafting procedure is a two-part process that involves harvesting fat from a donor site in the patient’s own body using a gentle liposuction treatment that suctions away unwanted fat using a vacuum technique. In most cases, the fat is harvested from a donor site such as the thighs, hips, abdomen or midsection. This fat is then liquefied and processed, and the doctor injects it directly into the buttocks to produce increased fullness and volume and increased firmness in the gluteal region.  The increased amount of fat in the gluteal region can make your derrière more round and perky, imparting a more youthful appearance to your entire body contour.

Typically treated as an outpatient procedure, the BBL may be performed using general anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or local anesthesia.  The procedure is simple and safe when performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who has undergone specific training in the BBL technique.  In most cases, the biggest problem you may face is the possibility of your body absorbing some of the injected fat, which may require additional sessions to inject more fat into the area.

In some patients, the fat grafting procedure may also be enhanced with the surgical placement of butt implants to add more fullness and volume than that which may be achieved via the fat grafting technique alone.

The BBL is a widely performed procedure that adds volume and fullness to the buttocks while also giving your buttocks a rejuvenating lift, producing a rounder and firmer butt and tightening sagging skin and muscle tissue in the gluteal region. Because the procedure is performed using fat from your own body, the results look and feel totally natural.

What are the specific risks associated with BBL Procedures?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the most dangerous risk associated with the BBL procedure is the possibility of developing a fat embolism or mass that may block a vital blood vessel or lodge itself in an essential organ such as the lungs or the brain, producing life-threatening consequences.

The biggest danger lies in the fact that, while any surgeon may be licensed to perform cosmetic procedures, the BBL requires a specialized skill level that only an experienced and properly trained plastic surgeon can deliver.  An inexperienced surgeon may accidentally inject the fat cells too deeply into the patient’s muscle tissue, potentially affecting the gluteal veins, leading to serious complications.  If the physician accidentally injects fat cells into the blood vessels that supply blood to the muscles in the gluteal region, a blockage in a gluteal blood vessel may develop, which may rapidly escalate into an embolism, producing a dangerous condition.

Other possible complications, such as fat necrosis, swelling, bruising, or the scarce possibility of injury to surrounding tissue resulting from the liposuction procedure, are far less threatening. There is also a small risk of complications resulting from the use of anesthesia.

How can these risks be avoided?

The best way to avoid risk and ensure a safe Brazilian Butt Lift is to trust your procedure to an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with a documented successful track record of safely performed BBL procedures and a list of satisfied patients, such as Dr. Bachilo. When considering any plastic surgeon for this procedure, be sure to ask how much experience he or she has with the Brazilian Butt Lift and other fat transfer procedures, and ask to see Before and After pictures of patients who have undergone the BBL procedure to get an idea of what kind of results you can expect.

All cosmetic surgery procedures require the skilled hand of an experienced surgeon. To perform a BBL safely, the surgeon must have the right training and expertise to deliver the fat injections into the gluteal region using a precise angle and depth. Great precision is required to avoid injecting the fat too deeply and causing any potential damage to blood vessels in the region. You must choose a doctor who has extensive experience with this procedure and knows just how to deliver the lipo injections safely and correctly.

When carried out by a surgeon with the proper training and experience, the lipo-injection treatment is a safe, simple procedure that carries minimal risk.  Because the fat removed and transferred from the donor site is the patient’s own tissue, there is minimal risk of any adverse reaction. The procedure requires minimal downtime and recovery.

If you’d like to learn more about the BBL and other cosmetic procedures, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Bachilo. She will recommend the most suitable treatment option for you.

 

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