The procedure is relatively simple. Fat is harvested from selected areas of your body through liposuction. This fat is purified, the ‘best’ fat cells kept and strategically injected into your buttocks that need enhancement. The results are youthful, fuller and lifted buttocks without implants. The bonus of getting a BBL is the liposuction needed to yield fat for transfer – you get to remove unwanted fat which contribute to a leaner and more contoured shape overall. No wonder the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reports that the butt lift procedure is the fastest growing cosmetic procedure in the U.S.!
After the BBL procedure, you will be fitted with a compression garment to keep the swelling down and to maintain the shape. The garment is expected to remain for at least 2 weeks, where you are advised not to sit on your buttocks during this period.
With any fat transfer procedure, it is common that not all transferred fat will survive the ‘transition’. A good survival rate is about 70%, which is why your surgeon will usually transfer more than necessary in view of this. What you see after surgery will not determine the end result.
Final results of your shapely, well-rounded buttocks are usually evident 3 – 6 months later.
As with any surgery, the BBL has its complications and risks including asymmetry, bubble skin and scarring. These risks can be minimized by thoroughly researching a quality plastic surgeon and planning your surgery with good lifestyle habits and realistic expectations.