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March 13, 2023

What is BBL and What Does it Have to do With Plastic Surgery?

When talking about plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures, most people have heard the term BBL before, especially when it is associated with famous celebrities or included in the news, but do you know what it is? BBL is an abbreviation used for a popular plastic surgery procedure that many people undergo, and you’ve most likely heard the term before!

What is BBL?

BBL, or Brazilian Butt Lift, is a procedure that is used to increase the look and shape of the patients buttocks. This includes adding volume and giving an “hour glass” shape that people look for. If you’ve been trying to gain volume in your buttocks by exercising and lifting weights, but you aren’t seeing the results you want, a BBL may be the option for you.

Benefits of a Brazilian Butt Lift

Just like any plastic surgery procedure, people come to Illume looking for change for many different reasons. We understand that even though people may commit to the same procedure, it does not mean they have the same goals for the procedure. There are, however, some benefits that everyone can get from a BBL surgery.

  • Increased Confidence

Most people that come to get a BBL surgery are looking to achieve a certain result that will help increase their self-esteem and self-confidence. When people get the bodies they want and deserve, it can be a great boost for their mental health.

  • Larger Buttocks

A little obvious, but one of the benefits of a BBL is that you increase the size of your buttocks. If you aren’t happy with the size or volume of your current look, a BBL is a great way to increase that and give you a natural look.

  • Hourglass Look

When you hear about BBLs, most of the time it is associated with celebrities like Kim Kardashian. BBLs are great for giving you an “hour-glass” type look that some women find more attractive. While this isn’t everyone’s goal with a BBL, it can help bring out the natural curves in your body.

  • Clothing Fits Better

Sometimes the reason for getting a BBL is as simple as your clothes not fitting as well as you would like them to. A BBL can help fill out pants that don’t fit right, or help your dress fit tighter and show off your body. When your clothing fits better, it can help your confidence in buying and trying new things, too!

How Long Does a BBL Last?

Because people are shaped differently, the length of how long a BBL can last differs, but for the most part, people can expect a BBL to last around 5 years with the possibility of it lasting even a few years longer than that. It does take a few months for your BBL to fully come to shape and see final results, so its important to be patient with your procedure.

How is a Brazilian Butt Lift Different Than a Regular Butt Lift?

Don’t get it confused, there are different types of Butt Lifts you can receive, and you should look through the benefits of each. When it comes to a Brazilian Butt Lift and a regular butt lift, the biggest difference is that a BBL uses liposuction to remove fat from one area and place it into the tissue of the buttocks. Most of the time, this excess fat comes from either your hips or lower abdomen. For a regular butt lift, a plastic surgeon would need to add silicone products to your buttocks. These silicone products can still provide natural looking results.

When it comes down to deciding which one you want to receive, here are the benefits of a BBL over a regular butt lift.

  • More Natural Looking Results

A lot of people say that the use of your own excess fat helps create a more natural look than a silicon product or insert. This helps people feel more confident in their look and feel more positive about the overall results.

  • Lower Risk of Infection

Brazilian Butt Lift can have a lower risk of infection compared to silicone buttock implants.  It has a significantly better safety profile than other substances, such as silicone caulking and sealants, that are sometimes illegally injected into the buttocks by people not qualified to perform the procedure.

If you are struggling to decide what is right for you, schedule a consultation with our team and see what we can do! We are happy to discuss your goals and your dream body, and want you to have the results you’re looking for.

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