WHAT IS BUTT AESTHETICS (BBL)?
Bbl is one of the most frequently performed body contouring procedure in the world nowadays.
Brazilian Butt Lifting is a special method of injecting fat into the buttocks area that has been harvested from certain parts of the body through liposuction (fat removal).It augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants.
History of BBL
For women, the buttocks are body parts that have been emphasised throughout human history and have also been a source of inspiration in many artistic fields.
In earlier times and in different cultures, the concept of beauty of the buttock area often involved a disproportionately large volume.
The first publication on fat transplantation is more than 100 years old. Long-term results from transplanted fat cells were first observed and published by Lexer in the 1920s following fat tissue grafting for breast ptosis.
Later, Brazilian plastic surgeon Ivo Pitanguy (1926-2016) is commonly referred to as the creator of the Brazilian butt lift, but this technique builds on decades of innovation in its field.
In 1964, Pitanguy published a paper on early buttock lift surgery, which removes excess skin and tissue to correct sagging. This method tightened and lifted the buttocks but did not increase volume or protrusion. A few years later in 1969, Bartels et al. documented the earliest buttock augmentation procedure using a silicone breast implant to correct atrophy in a patient's left buttock. Cocke and Ricketson went on to document the first purely cosmetic buttock augmentation in 1973. This led to the commercial development of a buttock-specific implant. Gluteal implants continued to evolve over the next decade as style and size options increased in line with innovative new surgeries and fabrications.
During the 1980s, liposuction gained interest as a viable technique in body contouring, but this was still a very new field. Plastic surgeons worked on the processing and re-injection of fat removed through liposuction. The method became more popular in the 1990s after plastic surgeon Sydney Coleman conducted many studies outlining standard practices for this procedure.
How are Butt Lift and Augmentation Procedures Performed?
The Brazilian butt lift consists of three steps:
Fat is harvested from the buttocks, waist, thighs, abdomen and/or other areas.
The harvested fat is purified and prepared for transfer
The plastic surgeon injects fat into specific points on the buttocks for body contouring to increase volume and improve shape.
The surgery is typically performed in hospital under general anesthesia. It usually takes 2 hours. The patient may return to work after 10 days. However, you are asked to use a special BBL pillow while sitting to avoid pressure on the surgical site. You can return to your normal life in 8 weeks.
The other method of butt enhancement is gluteal implants. If you are very lean, you may not have enough fat to harvest, and buttock implants may be the only way to achieve your desired size increase. Buttock implants may be a good option for some patients.
And another recently used method is composite gluteal augmentation. It provides to use the reliability of the implant’s core volume projection, drawing on the natural appearance and feel of fat for transitional fill and lateral hip management. In thin patients with inadequate fat the indication for composite buttock augmentation is one of necessity.
Patients with inadequate buttock projection regardless of the amount of fat available, has inadequate central mound projection, this may only be accomplished by a composite approach in one session. You should wear a compression garment and avoid sitting for 1 month.
Buttock reduction surgery
If the buttocks are too large than normal and disturb the patient both aesthetically and in terms of body comfort it is preferred to perform a buttock reduction with liposuction. Buttock reduction operation, which is not a complicated surgery, is frequently preferred by both men and women and the treatment period is shorter than other operations. The aim is to achieve aesthetically pleasent body contours.
Is there an age limit for bbl?
Age is not e determining factor of a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure. The important issue is the patients health, one has to be in the best health condition to do a liposuction and bbl.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift?
One of the most important qualities for Bbl is good health. Being healthy will help you achieve the best results so that you can enjoy those results in the long term. When you come in for your pre-treatment consultation, we will review your health history and make sure you do not have any medical conditions that could affect your results or be made worse by this treatment.
Smoking is not only harmful to your overall health, but it can also negatively affect the results of aesthetic procedures, including BBL. Patients who wish to undergo this treatment should not smoke, as smoking will negatively affect your results and prevent you from enjoying the full benefits of this specialized cosmetic treatment.
You should have enough fat in the waist, abdomen, under the buttocks so that can be used for buttock fat injection.
You should have realistic expectations about the procedure results.
Do Men Also Get Butt Aesthetics?
Although butt aesthetics is generally popular for women, it is also a procedure performed in men. Butt aesthetics can be performed to everyone. In butt aesthetics, the procedures to be performed vary according to the patient's complaint. Generally, patients complain about the size of their buttocks, some may complain their buttocks are flat and some complain that their butt is too big. It is possible to perform liposuction to the butt area and remove excess fat. At the same time, fat injection into the buttocks, which we often do after body shaping surgeries, can lift the buttocks and enlarge them at the same time. These are surgeries that give very good results. It removes flatness, lifts, and brings it to the required size.
When Does Butt Aesthetics Show Its Effect?
After the BBL (Brazilian Buttock) procedure, which is the most common type of butt aesthetics, the fullness in the butt becomes immediately noticeable. However, since the healing process may take a few weeks, the exact results are fully revealed within a few months after the operation. After Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), the person should not sit on his/her butt for a 6 weeks and should lie on his/her side or face down while sleeping. Some of the fat transfered into the buttocks in the BBL procedure may dissolve 20-60%. If the injected fat is absorbed too much, the BBL procedure may need to be repeated several more times