Reshape Your Body with BBL!

The beauty passion of women is an undeniable fact that has persisted throughout history. Every woman wants to be more attractive and beautiful for her own sake. It takes proper care and time to be more attractive and beautiful as well as with the right practices. It is an indispensable habit for women to care for their body and skin. Today, with the developing technology, women's opportunities in these matters have increased. The most important and popular of these is the beauty that comes with "plastic surgery".

The most common application of recent times is the butt lift operation also known as BBL. There are correct exercises for larger and shaped hips, but plastic surgery is preferred for faster results. So we provide you with more detail on the BBL operation in this article.

What is BBL?

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure developed to add volume to the buttocks while giving a tighter, more beautiful appearance. A completely natural procedure that uses the body's own fat to create a proportional body.

BBL is used to create a more shaped appearance, and to transplant the fat from its less needed areas to the buttocks where it is needed. Diet and exercise do not always lead to perfect proportions. Surgery is usually required to achieve this perfect ratio with more curved lines.

How is BBL Operation Performed?

Step 1: Removing Excess Fat with Liposuction

It is a multi-step process that begins with liposuction to remove fat cells from the abdomen, back, inner thigh or any other part of the body that needs less volume. At this stage of the fat transfer process, surgeons carefully shape the body to create a slimming effect in areas that need less fat. Creating symmetry is an important goal at this stage. Doctors can remove fat from multiple parts of the body to achieve the most pleasing and balanced appearance. The removed fat cells are then processed to be used in the next stage of the procedure.

Step 2: Fat Purification

Fat cells taken from an area of ​​the body are purified and strengthened with a special process before being transferred to the buttocks. This stage of the procedure is necessary to help fat cells survive when they are transferred to their new location.

Step 3: Injecting the Fat Cells

After fat cells are removed from an area of ​​the body and processed for transplant, the surgeon uses a small cannula to insert the fat cells into the hips. Typically, this procedure is done without general anesthesia, making the surgery much safer and more comfortable for patients. Local anesthesia and sedation are used instead for the patients’ comfort. It may require little or no stitches. Patients can return to work within 7 to 10 days, but cannot sit directly on their hips for about 3 weeks.

Who Can Be BBL Candidates?

The best candidates for Brazilian Butt Lift are patients who are generally in good health but has lost their natural shape due to age or weight gain and who do not smoke. Fat transfer requires the body's ability to provide a healthy blood supply to newly implanted fat cells making a good health condition essential. The ideal patient needs at least 15 to 20 kilos of excess fat that can be used for transfer to the hips.

The total weight of a patient and the location of fat in their body is an important factor. Fat should be removed from various parts of the body using liposuction where it is possible. For example, abdominal fat can only be accessed if it lies above the abdominal muscles. Fat around the organs and under abdominal muscles cannot be used for BBL since liposuction can only remove subcutaneous fat, but not visceral fat.

Generally, 6 to 7 liters of fat is removed from the body using liposuction, but only 1.5 to 2 liters can be used for transfer to the hips. It is important that the surgeon can obtain large amounts of fat cells for purification because most of the fat cannot be transferred. Therefore, in order for the procedure to be successful, patients must have a little too much fat in their bodies.

What Are the Things to Do after BBL?

To achieve the best results after the BBL operation, patients should be prepared to properly care for themselves and their newly transferred fat cells. The surgery itself can take 2 to 6 hours, depending on the amount of fat to be removed and the number of areas to be treated on the body.

Following the procedure, a patient's compliance with what he or she should do after BBL usually determines whether the fat cells could successfully develop an adequate blood supply to become permanent in their new location. Accordingly, it is important and necessary to follow the doctor’s instructions.

Taking the necessary medications and wearing compression garments will help the skin heal properly to give the smoothest, most natural looking results.

Patients are advised not to sit directly on newly transferred fat cells for at least 3 weeks and to avoid strenuous exercise for at least one month.

It is important to eat healthy and nutritious foods and to drink plenty of water to detox the body that accumulates edema after surgery, and to help create the necessary blood supply to nourish the newly transferred fat cells.

It is also important to avoid smoking and alcohol in order to prevent decreased blood flow and dehydration.

It is very essential that you fully comply with the instructions of your surgeon in order to speed up the healing process and avoid any problems. You can continue your daily activities and return to work 1 week after the operation .

Can I Sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift? How Should I Sit?

First of all, while you can have minimal pain that can be controlled with pain medication, it should not be applied by sitting or lying down directly on the hips for about 2 weeks after the BBL butt lift. Sitting on the newly transplanted fat cells can reduce blood flow to that area, which can cause some or all of the fat cells to be damaged. Instead of sitting, patients can lie on their sides or in prone position, or use a special inflated pillow to keep most of their weight on other parts of the body.

When Can I See the Permanent Results?

Since most people respond to such operations in different ways, it would be wrong to give precise statements about the BBL healing process, but swellings are inevitable after the procedure. Therefore, if the treated area looks larger or asymmetrical than desired at first, you should not be alarmed immediately. It is not possible to see the final results sooner than 1 month after the operation. At this point, if everything and especially the weight of the patient remains constant, the transferred fat will continue to live where it was transferred. For achieving the best results possible, all of the BBL healing process tips and instructions should be followed such as sleeping on your side or face down and using BBL pillow while sitting.

When we consider the BBL procedure in general, it not only provides better looking hips, but also makes the body more proportional and symmetrical with a perfect shaped buttocks. While the process simultaneously adds volume to the buttocks, it also removes excess fat in problematic areas, improving the overall body profile and providing a great appearance from all angles.

In short, after fulfilling all of the requirements after the operation, you will feel much more beautiful than before and hence will be motivated to have a healthy lifestyle ever after!

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