What to Know Before Your BBL Consultation
Posted on May 15, 2020 by Dr. Carlos Chacon - Buttock Augmentation
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a great surgical option for patients who seek a fuller, contoured shape for the derrière and an improved profile for the lower body. Below, experienced San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Carlos Chacon explains the benefits of the procedure, how it is performed, and what to expect with your final result.
Brazilian Butt Lift uses fat from the hips, thighs or abdomen to add proportion and volume to the buttocks. Fat is harvested using liposuction, the proven surgical technique that is commonly used to shrink pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Your genetic profile largely determines the size and shape of the buttocks and how your body stores excess fat. Creating the Brazilian look without a surgical solution is difficult, as any attempt to add volume to the buttocks through weight gain, will affect your entire body profile.
Adding volume is not the only goal of Brazilian Butt Lift; creating an appealing shape is also important. As an experienced San Diego plastic surgeon, Dr. Chacon adds balance and proportion to your final result, in addition to the full, contoured profile you seek.
Because Brazilian Butt Lift uses your own fat cells, it is a more natural and less invasive alternative to implants. The procedure is simple and convenient, with fewer potential complications. The result tends to look and feel better, too. Implants may be advised for very slim patients who may not have sufficient fat to transfer.
During Brazilian Butt Lift, the fat harvested from pockets elsewhere on the body is purified and filtered. Although such transfers have been performed for many years, today’s technique is far more sophisticated than procedures done decades ago. Advanced plastic surgeons now use a small-particle version of your body’s natural fat that will become an integral part of your buttocks. A portion of the fat cells will be absorbed by the body, and Dr. Chacon will compensate for this during the transfer.
Dr. Chacon performs Brazilian Butt Lift as an outpatient procedure, and offers general anesthesia, IV sedation or even local anesthetic, if preferred. Discomfort during recovery is minimal, but you will need to tolerate the inconvenience of not sitting or sleeping on your back for approximately two weeks. Patients must modify physical activity for about two months, but are typically able to return to work after 10 days. You will be able to admire your final shape in about six months, and the results will be long-lasting.
To learn more about Brazilian Butt Lift, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Carlos Chacon at his San Diego-area office in Bonita by contacting Divino Plastic Surgery today.