If you’re considering a major plastic surgery such as a Brazilian butt lift (BBL), you may wonder what to expect. You may ask, “Is BBL permanent?” to know if you should expect changes or a new look for the long term. If you’re concerned about BBL long-term results, consider the following information as a guideline to help you decide if this procedure is right for you.
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What is a BBL?
A BBL is a surgical procedure that takes excess fat from your abdomen and moves it to your buttocks. The surgery uses liposuction to remove the fat tissue. This tissue is purified before being injected back into the buttocks. If you don’t have enough fat tissue in the abdomen, the surgeon may use tissue from your back or thighs.
The surgeon will inject the fat tissue into the upper buttocks to create a full look. The number of injections will depend on how much fuller the buttocks need to be. Once the surgery is finished, you will wear compression garments for several weeks for recovery before you can see the final results of your surgery.
Is a BBL Permanent?
Fat tissue doesn’t get dissolved in the body. In that aspect, a BBL is long-term. The fat cells stay in the buttocks unless liposuction is used to remove them. They won’t move around or disappear.
Fat cells respond to any changes in weight, which enables them to change size and alter your appearance if you gain or lose weight. To maintain your look after the BBL surgery, follow a healthy diet and lifestyle to maintain your weight.
What Happens with Weight Gain After BBL?
You may notice changes in your BBL with pregnancy, hormone changes, or any weight fluctuations. For example, if you gain weight after having a BBL surgery, your buttocks will get bigger along with the other areas of your body.
Note that the parts of your body where fat tissue was removed will be slimmer because there are fewer fat cells to grow.
Will my BBL Get Bigger with Weight Gain?
If you gain weight, your BBL results will change as well. The buttocks will increase in size where the fat was injected. However, you may still be in proportion because other areas will also gain weight.
How you gain weight may depend on your BBL type. For instance, a round shape, also referred to as bubble butt, will likely be even rounder if you gain weight. A heart-shaped butt may fill out more at the fullest part of the buttocks.
What to Expect with a BBL
If you are planning a BBL in Houston, you’ll want to know what to expect. Before the surgery, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Leo Lapuerta. As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lapuerta has more than 20 years of experience and has performed hundreds of BBL surgeries. He will help you decide where the fat transfer surgery should take place on your body and what shape you want for your buttocks.
The surgical procedure will take between three and six hours, depending on how many donor sites are needed. You will wear a compression garment right after surgery and for several weeks afterward. The buttocks and fat removal sites will be bruised and swollen. It’s recommended that you stay off your buttocks for up to six weeks to ensure optimal results.
Schedule Your Consultation for BBL Surgery in Houston
You want to choose an experienced surgeon who stays up to date on the latest trends and technologies for these surgical procedures. Dr. Lapuerta is recognized by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has performed surgeries along with BBL, such as breast augmentation and thigh lift surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Learn more about the BBL surgery and how it can enhance your shape and your life.