Brazilian butt lift or BBL is one of most the demanded plastic surgery procedures in Turkey and it is very important that you have all the informations about its risks and benefits. The BBL is a refined procedure that combines standard liposuction or ultrasound liposuction with the transfer of the patient’s own fat from other parts of the body into the buttocks. Because the added fat tissue is not foreign, there is no chance of rejection, but the fat cells, transferred from an area to another of the same body, will have about 70% chances of survival.
In other words, some of the fat injected will be reabsorbed naturally by your body, so that you will be able to appreciate the final result of your buttock enlargement only after a few weeks after these processes has finished and the swelling has been reabsorbed.
Similarly, to other cosmetic procedures, The Brazilian butt lift can be combined with other surgeries like breast augmentation or liposculpture, or tummy tuck, reshaping the all body.
The buttock lift procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and takes between one and two hours.
The procedure can be targeted at a single area on the buttocks or thighs, or can be extended to cover the whole area. In some cases, the buttock lift may be combined with liposuction to remove excess fat over a wider area and free up the skin that needs to be lifted.
Typically, your surgeon will remove tissue at the junction of lower back and buttock. This allows for an elevation of the tissue and a reshaping of the buttocks, hips and the lower back. Buttock cosmetic surgery can also be performed in combination with liposuction of the hips. The removed fat is then transferred into the buttock area. This is ideal for patients with flatter buttocks and can restore their youthful curves.
There are four different buttock lift techniques:
Upper buttock lift : the most invasive method of surgery where an incision is made at the top of the buttocks, the excess underlying tissue removed and the buttock repositioned to improve its appearance and contour. This procedure can leave a long scar at the top of the buttocks but is a very effective means to lift the position of the buttocks.
Lower buttock lift : a suitable option if you have moderate sagging only. An incision is made in the lower buttocks where there is a natural crease in the buttock fold. Excess tissue is removed from the lower side of the buttock resulting in a less visible scar, hidden in the natural crease line.
Butterfly buttock lift : this procedure gets its name from the shape of the incision which starts from the central crease and carries on upwards and outwards like the wings of a butterfly. This method is effective in tightening the skin, but it less effective for repositioning or lifting of the buttocks.
Lateral buttock lift : also suitable for moderate buttock sagging is a lateral approach to the buttock lift. An incision is made into the outer side of each buttock and is a good choice for people who do not have dramatic sagging or large amounts of excess fat and skin, and want to minimise scarring