The year is 2019 – otherwise known as the year of the booty and the year we saw a skyrocket in Brazilian butt lift procedures. The Brazilian butt lift, commonly referred to as the BBL, has recently become the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery in the nation, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Popularized by celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B. and Jennifer Lopez, the procedure sculpts the buttocks and adds volume to the buttocks area using the patient’s own fat from other areas of the body, resulting in a curvier, more refined shape.
So what exactly makes the BBL so popular? Below, we discuss specific factors that have cause the BBL to rise in popularity over the past five years.
Great for all Ages and Body Types
No matter the patient’s age, genetics, or other factors, butt enhancement can lift, tighten, and improve the overall appearance of the buttocks. The Brazilian butt lift is very popular among new mothers who have gained extra weight throughout their pregnancy, as it allows them to remove unwanted fat and transfer it to the hip and buttock area. Likewise, women in the forties or fifties enjoy the procedure because it allows them to remove stubborn fat that may not respond to exercise around the back, sides and stomach and transfer it to their buttocks area for a lifted, more feminine and youthful appearance.
Many patients are also attracted to the BBL because the procedure is straightforward. The Brazilian butt lift is usually performed as an outpatient surgery under IV sedation or general anesthesia. The first step in the procedure is the extraction of fat from one or more donor areas. These areas may include the stomach, hips or thighs, and will depend on the amount of fat needed and the distribution of fat throughout the body. Liposuction is performed through small incisions, removing excess fat from the donor areas to ensure there is enough fat for grafting. Once the fat is retrieved, it is washed, spun, and purified to isolate the most viable cells for transfer. About 25 percent of cells will be healthy enough to reuse. The prepared fat is then injected into the buttock area, carefully shaping, lifting and augmenting the area according to the patient’s wishes.
Can be Financially Planned For
Paying for your plastic surgery might seem like an impossible task at first. But it is entirely possible to get the BBL of your dreams within your budget. By planning ahead, looking at different financial options and doing your research, you will be well on your way to booking and paying for your Brazilian butt lift and achieving the perfect hourglass shape. Plastic surgery procedures like Brazilian butt lift often go down in cost during certain times of the year. Specials and sales are frequent; you just have to keep your eye out for them! If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re getting the best bang for your buck, call your clinic of choice and ask if they expect to have any seasonal sales starting soon. You might be able to secure your BBL for a couple hundred dollars cheaper this way. Additionally, many clinics offer financing options with special plastic surgery credit providers like Care Credit. The total cost of all your monthly payments may come out a bit higher with financing. However, splitting up your payments can provide some peace of mind if you are tight on cash.
Natural Looking Results
Although some women choose to have a dramatic BBL that results and a lot of projection in both their buttocks and hip area, other opt to have a BBL because it offers them the enhancement they desire while still maintaining a natural appearance. Because your own fat is used in the procedure, your newly enhances buttocks region will have a soft, smooth appearance. The other alternative to a BBL is buttocks implants. While this surgery may yield desired results for some women, it tends to produce a less natural looking result.
Possibly the most attractive aspect of the Brazilian butt lift is that the procedure is completely customizable from patient to patient. Some patients may want a subtle natural boost in their buttocks. Others may opt for a dramatic hourglass figure, with a very small waist, wide hips and a lot of projection in the buttock region. No matter what your body type looks like or your desired surgical outcome, with a BBL, your surgeon can work with you to get you as close to your desired aesthetic as possible.
For patients who desire dramatic results from their BBL, more than one procedure may be required. However, by meeting with your surgeon ahead of time, you can come up with a plan that will address your specific needs and desires.
Results that Last a Lifetime
After a Brazilian butt lift, the body will only take a certain amount of the injected fat. While some of the injected fat may be metabolized by the body, the fat that does stay will remain there for life. Final results become apparent at about six months to a year after surgery after swelling subsides and the fat establishes itself in the buttock area.