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Brazilian Butt Lift or Implants: Which is better?

Brazilian butt lifts (or “BBL” as the kids are calling it) are becoming an increasingly popular procedure for achieving a more lifted, rounder and of course, bigger rear end. The Brazilian butt lift is a common name for a procedure known in the plastic surgery world as a “fat transfer”. During a Brazilian butt lift, your surgeon will move unwanted fat from one part of your body into your behind. 

Chances are if you’re looking to increase the size of your buttocks you know that there are essentially two choices: Brazilian butt lift or implants. Currently it seems most patients choose to go the route of a BBL to implants, however the only way to know which is best for you is to schedule a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A BBL or fat transfer procedure involves your surgeon performing liposuction on an area of your body with more than enough fat, most patients choose their back, stomach, or thighs, and moving it to another part of your body, in this case your buttocks.

Who is a Candidate of a BBL?

The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in having a rounder, lifted and fuller backside. Additionally, it is imperative to have a little extra fluff that can be removed for the fat transfer. Almost above all, you should be in great health. If you aren’t sure if you have enough extra padding for a fat transfer, ask your doctor. They may either suggest you gain a little weight before the procedure. This might include helping you develop a diet to help you gain weight in a healthy manner. Adversely, they may tell you that this procedure is not for you.

Why Do People Prefer Brazilian Butt Lifts to Implants?

The chances of your body rejecting the fat from your own body used in the transfer are low. However, if you elect to have implants added to the buttocks, there is a higher chance of rejection. Most importantly to some, a BBL also looks more natural than implants do. There is another silver lining with a Brazilian butt lift. By choosing a fat transfer procedure, you can also remove unwanted fat from your waist or any other problem area.

How Do I Choose a Qualified Surgeon?

Choosing your plastic surgeon is important and the decision should not be taken lightly. Be sure to find a board-certified surgeon who is experienced in this procedure. Make sure you ask to see before and afters. There are risks, as with any surgery. Therefore it’s important to find a doctor you know who has experience. If you are looking for a consultation for a Brazilian butt lift in Beverly Hills contact us!