Have you considered a Brazilian Butt Lift but heard enough about the risks that you decided against it? Now there’s a safer, more effective way to perform a BBL, and many doctors have switched to ultrasound-guided BBLs to achieve better results.
What Makes an Ultrasound Brazilian Butt Lift Better?
A standard Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) uses liposuction to remove fat from another part of your body, purify it, and transfer it to your buttocks. Some of this fat will graft to the area, settling in and developing their own blood supply, and this fat gives you the fullness and lift of a BBL. Once this fat has settled in, it will remain there for the rest of your life.
The amount of fat that settles safely and grafts to its new home dictates how much improvement you will see in the size and projection of your butt. In a standard BBL, the surgeon has to place the fat without seeing exactly where they put it. As a result, fat that should have ended up in the fat layer can end up in the muscle or, more dangerously, in a vein.
An ultrasound BBL uses the same ultrasound technology that doctors use to examine unborn babies. This allows the surgeon to see each layer of tissue and direct the fat exactly into the layer where it belongs. This decreases the risks of the procedure by making sure the surgeon does not disturb any important structures or put your fat anywhere it shouldn’t be.
How Does an Ultrasound BBL Work?
This procedure usually happens under general anesthesia to keep you comfortably asleep throughout. The surgeon will start by taking fat from a part of your body that had some to spare. Most people don’t object to the removal of some extra fat. After purification, the fat cells are ready to test out their new home.
The surgeon will place an ultrasound wand over the area, using it to see the different layers of muscle and fat as well as any veins. Instead of working blindly, surgeons can now see exactly where your fat goes. This makes your procedure safer, and it also improves the results of your BBL by letting more fat cells survive.
Considering a Brazilian Butt Lift?
If you’ve been thinking about a BBL, here are some points you may want to consider.
- An ultrasound BBL improves the safety and effectiveness of the procedure
- Grafting of fat cells into your buttocks is key to getting results
- Your results are there to stay, unlike more temporary methods
- Because it uses your own fat, a BBL is much safer than an implant
- An ultrasound BBL causes less swelling and soreness after the procedure
If the risks of a BBL have kept you from getting one, talk to an experienced surgeon about ultrasound-guided BBL for a safer experience.