Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)


Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian butt lift is a specialized fat transfer procedure that augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Excess fat is removed from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs with liposuction, and a portion of this fat is then strategically injected into the buttocks.


Undoubtedly one of the most popular and influential procedure in modern plastic surgery. The procedure involves the removal of body fat via liposuction, that fat is then used to enlarged, mold and lift the buttocks. Liposuction was invented by the Italian gynecologist Dr. Giorgio Fischer but used and perfected for aesthetic purposes for the first time by Dr. Gerard Yves Illouz of France in 1977, who coupled a cannula and introduced the continuous movements used until today. The technique has undergone major modifications since its introduction mainly in relation to cannulae, aspirators, anesthesia, technology as well as more precise indications. However, there is no doubt that the greatest evolutionary leap occurred in 1985 when dermatologist Jeffrey Klein invented tumescent liposuction or wet method that we know today as a hydrolipo.


Contrary to what most people think this procedure is really indicated for the treatment of localized fat and its not intended to give disproportionate volumes to the buttocks. It is not a technique to lose weight or to regulate. The best candidates to be treated with lipoaspiration are those patients who are an index of body fat or slightly elevated appropriate for their height and age, it is recommended that you find in a stable body weight by approximately 4 months. Different authors agree that must not be removed more than 5 liters of fat and should not be treated more than 40 % of the body surface, hence the importance of making a good consultation with a certified plastic surgeon.


During the operation, the surgeon prepares the area with asepsis and antisepsis, mark the areas to be treated and it makes a small cut in the skin by which injects a liquid solution. This solution consists of anesthesia, a drug that constricts the blood vessels and saline solution (serum) that will help to dislodge the fat of the skin and the muscle, by breaking it up and turning it into a viscous liquid. Later, it will proceed to the withdrawal of fat by a suction procedure, through a cannula that has been previously introduced and that is connected to a suction machine. The removed fat is collected in a sterile bottle, to be treated (decanted, medicated and in cases centrifuged) and injected into the buttocks.


Without a doubt one of the surgical techniques that more has taken advantage of the technology and evolution of modern medicine is liposuction. Today can be done with the assistance of laser equipment, ultrasound, vibratory, or in a conventional manner; each with its specific benefit and indication. All carried out with the addition of a tumescent solution to facilitate the removal of the fat. Fat removal can be used to model areas always goes through a delicate treatment process and can also be injected with the assistance of state-of-the-art technology.


Considered one of the safest procedures in the field of plastic surgery, depending on the extent of this procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis (the patient receives the high the same day) or need the internment. For an adequate recovery the at overwintering and good nutrition are essential, as well as the use of compressive girdles, massage modellers and lymphatic drainage. The patient should sleep for a period of two weeks or more on her belly to avoid the weight of the body from compromising the injected fat.The stitches are removed 5 to 7 days. Like any surgery the prepared with appropriate laboratory tests, cardiovascular evaluation and anesthetic are mandatory. Treatment for pain and edema surgical position greatly facilitated the return to normal activities.

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