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A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic treatment that includes moving fat from a part of the body where it is undesirable to the buttocks to increase fullness and enhance aesthetic appeal. The procedure can also aid in the treatment concerns like sagging and shapelessness of the buttocks, which can arise due to aging or genetics.

How Long Does A BBL Last?

A BBL can be expected to last for several years and even decades. The longevity of your BBL results is affected by how you manage your recovery instructions during the healing period, the health of the fat used, and proper sizing via the amount of fat used without oversizing.

A patient may anticipate keeping at least 90-70% of the original fat transplanted to the buttocks when the procedure is done correctly, and the patient follows recovery instructions. Your new look will go through stages following the BBL treatment before eventually settling in shape and size approximately ninety days post-surgery. Swelling and absorption of some fat are inevitable while your body establishes a new blood supply to stabilize the transferred fat.

The Popularity of the BBL

Over 24,000 Brazilian Butt Lifts were performed in 2018, according to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons. This was a 19% rise over the prior year.

The growing trend for BBLs continues from 2019 to today. According to Google, the BBL is also one of the most well-researched and evaluated cosmetic procedures on the market.

Advantages of a BBL

Among the benefits of having this cosmetic procedure by a skilled cosmetic surgeon are:

  • Natural-looking results
  • Contoured waist, thighs, and other areas requiring a reduction in volume
  • Long-lasting results
  • No possible allergic reaction to your body fat
  • Safe when performed correctly
  • Minimal and easily hidden signs of treatment

The Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

An autologous fat transfer removes fat from one area of your body and uses it to contour and improve your buttocks. Liposuction using small suction tubes is used to draw fatty tissue from the donor location during the surgery from the areas of your body that have a lot of fat cells, such as the belly, thighs, upper arms, and love handles.

Post-Removal Fat Processing

The fat will be prepared in an air-tight container and cleaned for transfer after being taken from the donor location. Syringes are loaded with your body fat and then attached to cannulas (specialized needles used in liposuction treatments) to be injected

Three to five tiny incisions are made for fat injections, deliberately positioned in places that clothing typically hides. The fat is then transplanted to your buttocks in several layers while the cannula travels back and forth to achieve a smooth, linear deposit of fatty tissue.

Concluding the BBL Procedure

After the fat transfer, the incisions will be sutured closed, drainage tubes will be placed as needed, and a compression garment will be fitted to wear while you recuperate.

Not all of the fat that has been transplanted to your buttocks survives in its new position. A skilled surgeon accounts for a certain amount of fat to be absorbed by the body. The final result is likely to little smaller when the swelling goes down and the body has absorbed 10-30% of the harvested fat. Occasionally patients opt for a second treatment to get the desired outcomes, but as a rule, one session is most common.

Despite its name, the treatment is mainly concerned with enhancing your body’s overall contours and giving you a curvier shape by reducing the waistline, filling hip dips for that classic hourglass shape. Typically, no skin is removed during this procedure, and the “lift” sensation is caused by an increase in the outward projection of the buttocks. When extreme sagging, due to age or genetics, is a factor, your surgeon may recommend a lower body lift to achieve optimal results.

In theory, the effects of the Brazilian Butt lift are permanent. After the fat has been transplanted, the fat that established a new blood supply should be long-term. In essence, the quantity of injected fat that remains six months after surgery is your permanent result.

A Final Note: How Long Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Last?

A patient who loses a large amount of weight across the body will shrink everywhere, including the buttocks. Conversely, a patient who gains a large amount of weight will gain everywhere except where fat cells have been removed by liposuction. However, maintaining a healthy weight keeps the connection between the buttocks and the rest of the body constant.

What’s Next?

So now that you know the details about how a BBL can improve your body, it’s time to make a consultation appointment and get that amazing shape you desire. Please fill out our contact form here to take your next step with Dr. Cyr or call today! 1 (833) CHISEL U | (833-244-7358).