How Will My BBL Results Change After Weight Loss?
The Brazilian butt lift continues to gain popularity, and for a good reason. BBL fat transfer treatments can create natural-looking, fantastic results to a once flat backside. This cosmetic surgery can add shape, volume, and definition to your buttocks while using your unwanted fat removed from another area of the body. More and more Dallas, TX women and men look to this natural way to transform their backside. At CosmeticGyn Center, board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas is an expert who offers this uplifting procedure. Read on to learn more about what to expect after BBL surgery and how losing weight may affect your results.
How does a BBL fat transfer work?
A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a cosmetic surgery that uses your fat to enhance your buttocks' shape and size. It may sound crazy, but unwanted fat cells can give your backside a boost. Dr. Huertas will extract unwanted adipose tissue with liposuction in common areas, such as the hips, flanks, thighs, or stomach. Once removed with liposuction, it goes through a purification process so that only the healthy fat remains. It is then strategically transferred back into a patient's buttocks to add the right amount of volume and shape.
What to expect after BBL surgery
While a BBL is less invasive than butt augmentation with implants, there is still a recovery period with specific guidelines to follow. After a BBL fat transfer procedure in Dallas, TX, it is crucial to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least three weeks to enable the new fat cells to settle properly into their new environment. Wearing compression garments, sitting on a special pillow, avoiding strenuous exercise, and taking 10 – 14 days off from daily activities and work will aid in an easier, quicker recovery. Men and women can enjoy long-term results. However, a touch-up BBL fat transfer procedure may be necessary when a patient experiences weight gain or loss post-surgery due to pregnancy or other factors.
What happens if I lose weight after BBL surgery?
A common question often asked is, "If I lose or gain weight, will my BBL results change?" If a patient loses a small amount of weight after a Brazilian butt lift, they likely won't see any negative results. However, it is generally recommended that patients maintain stable, healthy body weight and not diet immediately post-operative since transferred fat cells are fragile. It will take 3 – 6 months for the transferred fat cells to establish permanency and an adequate blood supply. Before considering this cosmetic procedure, patients should know that transferred fat will act like other fatty tissue in the body. As the buttocks area loses volume with weight loss, it can affect a person's BBL results. To maintain the results, maintain the same weight afterward.
One of the aspects of a Brazilian butt lift is that almost any healthy adult can be a candidate no matter their body type. These two unique cosmetic procedures of liposuction and fat grafting require excellent surgical skills and a creative eye to create fantastic results, so finding an experienced expert is vital. Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas at CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX is your first step in creating a customized plan to give you the beautiful results you desire. To learn more, contact our office today to schedule your BBL fat transfer consultation with Dr. Huertas.