You might have heard the term Brazilian butt lift or its acronym BBL being used by various celebrities and influencers in the last few years, but how much do you actually know about the process and what it involves? Essentially, the purpose of a Brazilian butt lift is to provide the recipient with the kind of rear that Jennifer Lopez or any Kardashian would be proud to have. Lots of lift, lots of volume, and lots of voluptuous shapes… all of the things that you are looking for when you imagine a perfect behind! Of course, this isn’t something that is done with the waving of a magic wand. A BBL is a surgical procedure that involves fat transfer from one area of your body to another. To help you better understand, here is some key information about the BBL process.
You Are Placed Under General Anesthesia
For the BBL process to be undertaken, you will need to be placed under general anesthesia before the surgery. The surgery lasts somewhere between 2 and 4 hours on average depending on individual circumstances. When you wake up, you are sent to a recovery unit for 24 hours of care until the surgeon feels you are ready to be discharged for home recovery.
You Need To Have A Sufficient BMI To Qualify
In order to qualify for a BBL treatment, you need to be between the ages of 18 to 55 and have a BMI, or body mass index, of 34 or lower. These are important requirements for making sure that the fact transfer will work successfully and that the right ‘kind’ of fat is being transferred around your body.
You Need To Reach A Certain Hemoglobin Level
Another requirement for the surgery is that you have a hemoglobin level of 12,0 or higher. This, again, is an indicator of whether or not your body will be able to physically cope with the surgery and the transfers that your surgeon needs to make from one part of your body to your behind.
The Fat Is Taken From Your Torso Region
In terms of the actual details of the procedure, the surgeon uses liposuction to remove fat from around your torso area and this is generally the place that has the most to ‘spare’. This fat is then washed and reinjected into the buttocks and the hips to create a perkier, fuller appearance that looks naturally sculpted.
The result is a fabulous curvy shape that looks completely natural, and in a sense, is completely natural because it is your own fat that is just being dispersed in your body in a different place. With the appropriate maintenance, this treatment can last for a lifetime.
Now that you understand the nature of the fat transfer process, you should feel confident about booking an appointment to explore your BBL options at the Venice Beach Surgical Center. Dr. Rojas and his team of expert professionals are ready and waiting to answer any questions that you might have and put your mind at ease about the procedure.