What Determines Butt Shape and Size?
Butt shape and size is determined by your skeletal structure and how your body stores fat, and genetics play an important role in both of these characteristics.
While healthy eating and regular exercise can offer improvements, many men and women live with ‘flat’ buttocks. BBL helps overcome genetics by enhancing the curves of your lower body. A secondary benefit of the procedure is reducing fat deposits elsewhere on your body, such as your hips, thighs, or stomach.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
BBL surgery continues to grow in popularity as a low-risk surgery that produces natural-looking, long-lasting results.Schedule online
The surgery originated in Rio de Janeiro, and over 24,000 BBL procedures are performed every year in the United States.
Also known as a gluteoplasty, BBL is a preferred method for reshaping the buttocks with fat transfers. Although it is possible to use implants for a butt lift, BBL surgery is usually the preferred option as it is less invasive, and offers more rounded, natural results.
BBL offers the dual benefits of removing fat from unwanted areas, such as the hips, stomach, waist, and love handles. Very little fat is required for the BBL. If you are happy with these areas of your body, the removal of fat will not make any noticeable difference. Once harvested, the body fat is injected into the buttock area to refine and reshape the posterior. The new fat adds shape, contour, and lift to the buttocks.
Because the procedure uses your body’s own fat stores as a filler, the results are long-lasting, lasting up to seven years.
- Precise injections of fat produce natural-looking results
- More roundness compared to silicone buttock implants
- Addresses sagging and shapelessness associated with aging
- Fat harvesting with liposuction may contour the waist, thighs, stomach, and other areas of your body
- Improves balance and proportions of the body
- Low risk of infection when the procedure is done correctly
- Uses your own fat, so there is no risk of allergic reaction or rejection by the body
- Minimal scarring from the liposuction for harvesting, usually in places that are easily hidden
- Long-lasting results if weight is maintained
- High satisfaction rating
- Side effects may include infection, scarring, and pain
- There may be lumps under the skin at both the donor and graft site
- Potential deadly fat embolism in the heart or lungs
- May not give the intended results – the body may break down and absorb up to 40% of the injected fat
- Improper surgical techniques increase the risk of the surgery
- Sufficient fat stores in other areas of the body are required for harvesting
- Full recovery may take one month or longer
- Revision surgery may be needed to correct lumps, dents, slumping, and fat absorption