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What Are The Pros And Cons Of A BBL?

Plastic Surgery

August 31, 2022 | 4 minute read

What Are The Pros And Cons Of A BBL? | El Paso TX Plastic SurgeryAn increasing number of men and women are considering bigger butts. It’s among the top procedures performed in the United States. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic procedure that involves fat grafting. There are several benefits to getting a BBL which has fueled the popularity of this procedure. BBL involves removing fat from other areas of the body, such as the flanks or abdomen and inserting it in the buttocks. 

You should be aware of the benefits and limitations of a procedure before choosing it. Dedicated plastic surgeons make sure their patients know the pros and cons of getting a Brazilian Butt Lift before making a decision. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by successful board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides BBL surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities. 

Advantages of a BBL Surgery

Natural looking posterior

You can enjoy a softer and more natural appearing backside because fat is transferred for the buttock lift. This result is usually not achieved with butt implants, which can be more pronounced and obvious. The best part is that once settled, the fat doesn’t shift over time as implants do. 

Requires small incisions

A definite advantage of getting a BBL plastic surgery is that the incisions made for inserting the fat are tiny. In most cases a cannula is used for extracting and inserting the fat, which doesn’t leave any major scars. 

Attractive butt

BBL enhances the natural curves of the lower body. The combination of fat addition and fat removal is a powerful tool for body shaping. Furthermore, it can take up to a year for you to see final results from the procedure. The best part is that you can sculpt another body area as well. The surgeon will remove fat cells from your tummy, flanks, or upper arm for the procedure.

Limitations of a BBL Surgery

Surgical procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure and carries with it all the risks inherent to a surgery. You are taking a risk every time you undergo a surgical procedure. You will be placed under the effect of anesthesia which may have adverse reactions. 

Restricted sitting during recovery

BBL is performed on a very active part of the body that takes a lot of pressure. You would be asked to be cautious following the procedure. Your surgeon may ask you not to lie or sit directly on the buttocks for at least a week depending on your life and job situation. In some cases, these restrictions may be placed for a longer time following the surgery. 

Fat reabsorption

A major con of butt augmentation through fat grafting is that the transferred fat may get reabsorbed over time. You may lose up to 40% of the fat. With that said, it’s crucial that you set realistic expectations from the procedure.

Suitable Candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift

Your surgeon will consider your desired expectations and current anatomy to determine whether you are a suitable candidate or not. Your health should be suitable, not terrible but you don’t have to be an Olympian either, for the cosmetic surgery procedure, and you should have surplus fat tissue available in certain donor areas of your body. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by highly respected cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for BBL surgery.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

Para obtener más información sobre cirugía plástica y procedimientos y tratamientos de spa médico no quirúrgico, comuníquese con las oficinas del cirujano plástico certificado por la junta, Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) haciendo clic aquí o llamando 915-600-2639.

Sirviendo a pacientes en El Paso Texas, Las Cruces Nuevo México, Ciudad Juárez México y áreas circundantes.

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