When considering plastic surgery, one of the most common concerns patients have is wanting the result to look natural. For example, while there are certainly some patients who desire a big “Kardashian butt”, most people want a rounder, shapelier butt that has just a little extra oomph. For this reason, many patients have concerns about going under the knife and coming out on the other side looking like a cartoon character. This post will explain the steps of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure (also known as BBL), and show how partnering with a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Traci Temmen can ensure that you leave with a beautiful, natural-looking result.
So, what exactly is a BBL?
Popularized by the media, this procedure is actually built on a simple idea – removing fat from your problem areas (where you don’t want it) and moving it to the buttocks (where you DO want it!) First, fat removal is accomplished through the use of powerful and precise liposuction to target the belly, back, and sides. This can remove stubborn fat deposits like love handles and back fat that have bothered patients for years. At the same time, this also helps bring out the body’s natural contour, sculpting it into a curvy, attractive hourglass. Once the fat is removed, it is gently purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks. Finally, the fat is carefully injected into the buttocks to add beautiful shape and volume. At the end of the procedure, the small incisions through which the liposuction and fat transfer were performed are closed. Dr. Temmen always takes care to place scars in the least noticeable locations possible, so that one year after surgery many patients are not even able to find their old scars.
For those who have concerns about getting an unnatural or artificial-looking result from a BBL, rest assured that with the proper plastic surgeon, your result can appear very natural. No one except you may even be able to tell you had surgery! This is because the BBL is by no means a “one size fits all” surgery – on the contrary, it’s a carefully calibrated procedure that takes into account the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals to create a personalized surgical plan that’s perfect for you. This means that liposuction can be performed in the areas you need it most, and then the fat can be injected precisely where you want it – whether it’s to fill in stubborn “hip dips” on the sides of the butt or add more projection. For patients with asymmetrical features, Dr. Temmen can also inject different volumes of fat into different aspects of the butt to restore symmetry and balance. Unlike an implant that comes in a certain size, the BBL can be fully customized to the patient’s needs. Patients who want a dramatic, bold look may desire larger volume of fat to be injected, while those looking for a subtler change may be happy with just a little boost to help round out their shape. No matter the goal, Dr. Temmen is ready and excited to work with each patient to make their dreams a reality.
What Can You Expect?
The goal of cosmetic plastic surgery is to help you look and feel your best without losing what makes you YOU. The Brazilian Butt Lift is a perfect example of a surgical procedure that can be completely customized to suit your anatomy and aesthetic goals. To view real examples of the diverse array of stunning patient results, simply explore the Gallery section of this website. In the hands of a highly trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, the BBL is a powerful tool that can help you regain your self-esteem and feel confident taking on the world each day. If you’d like to learn more about this life-changing procedure, please call 813-877-2277 to book your one-on-one consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Traci Temmen, MD, today!