Plastic surgeons are seeing a massive uptick in requests for Brazilian butt lifts, more commonly referred to as BBLs. While nose jobs are still the number one cosmetic surgery performed in the United States, BBLs are quickly closing the gap, becoming the fastest growing cosmetic surgery according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Popularized by the rear ends of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Cardi B., and Jennifer Lopez, the procedure involves harvesting unwanted body fat via liposuction and then reinjecting it into the buttocks to add volume and shape. Because the procedure uses the patient’s own fat cells, a BBL is safer than butt implants, which may be one reason for its popularity. Here are several more.
BBLs are Great for all Ages and Body Types
Thanks to BBLs, you’re no longer at the mercy of Mother Nature or genetics. No matter what your age or body type, a BBL will work for you, lifting, tightening, and improving the appearance of your booty no matter how flat it may be at the moment.
New mothers often embrace the BBL because it can take stubborn pregnancy weight and transform it into a shapely behind. Likewise, women in their 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. Transferring this fat to the buttocks creates a smoother silhouette and younger appearance while perking up the buttocks.
It’s a 2-for-1 Procedure
Because it shapes the buttocks and harvests fat via liposuction, a BBL is actually two procedures in one. Most women who opt for a BBL are focused on their rear end, but liposuction is part of the package. When performing liposuction to harvest the fat needed for your BBL, your surgeon doesn’t just blindly suck out the fat. Instead, he identifies areas on your body where you have fat to lose. These areas typically include the stomach, hips, or thighs, and will depend on the amount of fat needed and the distribution of fat throughout your body.
As he removes the fat from your donor sites, your surgeon will shape and sculpt that area before moving on to your buttock injections. So in addition to getting the booty you want, a BBL makes adjustments and improvements to other parts of your body as well.
BBLs are Affordable
We all have wish lists of things we would do or buy if only we could afford them. At Mia Aesthetics, we don’t believe plastic surgery should be on that list — if you want a cosmetic procedure, we think you should be able to have it safely and affordably. If you’re willing to plan ahead, explore different financing options, and do your research, we can help you make your BBL affordable and attainable. We offer several financing options like Care Credit through our clinic and may be able to suggest other alternatives. Many of the choices we can offer allow you to pay off your procedure during an interest-free period.
If you’re craving that perfect hourglass shape, remember that plastic surgery procedures like Brazilian butt lifts often go down in cost at certain times of the year. We frequently run BBL specials and sales: you just have to keep your eye out for them! And we’re not secretive about it. If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re getting the best bang for your buck, call the Mia Aesthetics plastic surgery clinic near you and ask if they expect to have any seasonal sales starting in the near future.
BBLs Deliver Natural Looking Results
There are some women who firmly believe that you can never have too much “junk in the trunk” and opt for exaggerated BBL procedures. We strongly encourage these women to go on with their bad selves and live their best lives. Most of our clients, however, prefer a natural look, and that’s exactly what we give them. After a BBL, your buttocks will have a soft, natural feel and appearance because it will, in fact, be natural. There is nothing artificial or extra added to your body during a BBL. Some of your fat cells will be in different places after a BBL, but your enhancements will be all you.
BBLs are Completely Customizable
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 or desired surgical outcome, your surgeon will work with you to get you as close to your desired aesthetic as possible.
Keep in mind that if you’re looking for extremely dramatic results, you may need more than one BBL procedure. If that is the case, you will know ahead of time so you and your doctor can plan accordingly.
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. Barring any large fluctuations in your weight, you can expect the results of your BBL to last for many years. Your BBL should still look great after 5 years. Many BBLs hold for 10 years or more and others last a lifetime.