The surgical procedure dubbed the ‘Brazilian Butt Lift’ has been gaining popularity in recent years but has also received a lot of media attention lately due to the higher risks that come with it. Dr. Berman suggests a safer alternative to the BBL procedure that can yield similar results. Getting the look of a larger and contoured buttocks can be done by minimizing the size of the surrounding areas with traditional liposuction without adding any additional fat from other areas or implants.
What is a traditional BBL?
A Brazilian butt lift is essentially fat-grafting for creating a larger more sculpted buttock. Volume can also be added using implants or a combination of both. Typically, the fat used would be pulled from other areas of the body and injected into the buttocks fatty tissue and glutes. However, the risks of a gluteal augmentation are higher than traditional sculpting through liposuction. Some of the more serious risks include Infection of the area, implant rupture, blood clots fat embolisms and potential cardiac/pulmonary complications.
What is the Alternative?
Creating the elusion of a larger rear can be easily done by the slimming and sculpting of the upper thighs and hips with liposuction. The benefits of traditional liposuction are that your surgeon will be able to contour the body to enhance the size and shape without the transfer of fat or adding implants. All surgical procedures carry a risk but comparatively, traditional liposuction has a much lower risk than a Brazilian butt lift.
If you are considering a buttocks recontouring procedure, consult a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation to find out the best treatment plan for you. Dr. Jonathan Berman is a double board certified plastic surgeon serving the Boca Raton area with over 20 years of practice experience. Contact his office today to make a consultation at 561-235-3208 or you can complete a contact form here.