While some women are blessed with perfect genes, many struggle to attain the body they want even after rigorous dieting and exercise. With curvaceous and athletic body types gracing many of the covers of magazines these days, many women with fewer curves can be left feeling inadequate and embarrassed. One area that can be particularly frustrating for women in today’s world is having a flat or boxy butt. Fortunately, there are safe and effective options available when squats and lunges just aren’t enough to get the body of your dreams. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Traci Temmen has changed countless lives by offering the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure to her patients. This blog post will discuss this transformative procedure and address a common patient question, “Does a BBL look and feel natural?”
Prior to plastic surgery of any kind, your board certified plastic surgeon will perform a detailed medical history and physical exam. Dr. Traci Temmen also encourages patients to bring in “wish pics” that show the kind of result they are looking for to give her a good idea of the patient’s goals. During this one-on-one session, Dr. Temmen goes over what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, as well as the expected results. Dr. Temmen recognizes that surgery of any kind is a big decision, and encourages women to share their concerns and ask any questions they have, no matter how silly they may seem. It is very important to find a board certified plastic surgeon who you can trust as they will be performing the surgery and also managing your care going forward. Dr. Temmen is board certified in plastic surgery and trained not just to perform surgery but also to appropriately manage any complication that may arise. In addition to her expertise, patients appreciate her gentle and approachable bedside manner, and feel at ease knowing she is treating them with the same care and respect as a friend or family member.
Now let’s dive into the basics of the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure. This surgery can be thought of in two parts. In the first part, your surgeon will perform liposuction of the belly, back, sides, and other problem areas to slim and sculpt the body into an attractive silhouette. It is important to note that liposuction is a great tool for shaping the body, but is not designed for weight loss. Therefore, patients should be close to their ideal weight before deciding to undergo any procedure involving liposuction, such as the Brazilian Butt Lift. Once liposuction is complete, the collected fat is prepared for transfer. The highest quality fat is then injected into the buttocks to create the desired shape and volume. At the end of the surgery, the tiny incisions used for liposuction and fat transfer are closed. Patients recover in a private suite with a nurse dedicated solely to their comfort, and are able to return home the same day. Patients are sent home with 2-4 drains which are typically removed 1-5 days after surgery, and are given a compression garment to wear for six weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within 3-5 days, drive when they are no longer taking narcotic pain medications, and return to full exercise by six weeks.
Now that you have an idea of what the BBL entails, let’s answer the common patient question, “Does a BBL look and feel natural?” The short answer to this question is, yes! As described above, the only thing injected into the buttocks during a BBL is your own natural fat tissue. This means that the result should look and feel just like you, because it is you! This natural look and feel is one advantage of the BBL over butt implants, which can sometimes look less natural or out of proportion with the rest of the body. During a BBL, a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Temmen will perform body sculpting with the liposuction to create a smooth silhouette that blends seamlessly into the BBL result. A final thing to note is because a BBL transfers your own natural fat, the tissue will also behave like the fat in the rest of your body. This means that if you gain or lose weight, the fat that was transferred to the buttocks will be affected just like the rest of your body. This is another reason why it is recommended that patients considering a BBL try to get close to their ideal body weight prior to the procedure, to prevent fluctuations afterwards from altering the result.
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a great method of enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks without the use of synthetic implants or fillers. It is a particularly good option for those interested in the body sculpting benefits of liposuction who are also looking for buttock enhancement that looks and feels very natural. Board certified Dr. Traci Temmen frequently performs BBLs on patients of many body types, and has mastered the art of creating beautiful results that stay true to the patient’s individuality and goals. To see real examples of amazing results, please explore our Gallery of patient photos. If you would like to learn more about if this procedure is a good fit for you, please call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!