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Butt Implants vs BBL: What is the Difference Between Brazilian Butt Lift & Butt Implants?

butt implants vs bblIs your bottom small and deflated? Butt augmentation may be the solution. What are your options? Let’s take a look at two of the most popular butt augmentation options: butt implants vs BBL (Brazilian butt lift).

Right now, the booty is big. Inspired by “bootylicious” celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyoncé, women around the country are embracing their bottoms. If you’re not naturally blessed with a voluptuous bottom, the Brazilian butt lift may be your solution. If you’re considering the treatment, keep reading for five things you need to know.

A Brazilian Butt Lift Isn’t Butt Implants: BBL vs Implants

Many people confuse the Brazilian butt lift with other derriere enhancing procedures like butt implants. In reality, implants and the Brazilian butt lift are entirely different. Butt implants are silicone-filled products that are placed deep within the tissue of each buttock. The Brazilian butt lift is a fat transfer procedure. First, let’s talk about implants to fully understand butt implants vs BBL.

Butt Implants Explained

If you’ve heard negative things about butt implants, the procedure likely wasn’t performed at Hunstad Kortesis Bharti Plastic Surgery + MedSpa. We place butt implants on top of the muscles, minimizing post-operative discomfort. Using this technique, we can augment the full buttocks, not just the upper sections. Incisions are hidden between the buttocks for almost no visible scarring after healing. This is a very popular procedure and our patients have been elated with the results.

Your surgeon will choose the best butt implant for your desired results. Since shifting and leakage are concerns with butt implants, the implants used are made of solid silicone, a highly durable material that resists rupturing, even when under pressure. The results of a butt implant are long lasting and very natural looking.

What is the Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is another option for gluteal enhancement. This procedure transfers fat from unwanted areas (like the abdomen) into the butt. First, liposuction is performed to harvest fat. This collected fat is purified and then expertly injected into the buttocks using the syringe technique. The Brazilian butt lift has several benefits including:

  • No Risk of Rejection: Since your own tissues are used, there is no risk of rejection.
  • Enhances More than Just the Butt: Fat is harvested from another area in the body and transferred to the buttocks. This allows us to enhance two areas with one procedure. The results of your buttocks augmentation shine even more when paired with a newly flatter stomach.
  • No Need for Lengthy Incisions: The incision for butt implants is very well hidden, but for patients looking to avoid large incisions, the Brazilian butt lift is a good option. A few small incisions are needed for the liposuction, but the fat is injected into the buttocks, eliminating the need for a large incision.
  • Long Lasting Results: Some of the transferred fat will be lost in the weeks following the procedure, but the majority of it will remain. This fat will become a long lasting part of your buttocks for lasting results.

Liposuction + Butt Enhancement = Even Better Results

The Brazilian butt lift is a two part procedure: liposuction plus booty enhancement. This makes the results of your treatment even more noticeable. Many women will need some sort of liposuction to achieve their dream silhouette, even with butt-enhancing surgery. The Brazilian butt lift packs a two-part punch. The liposuction helps to create the ideal silhouette and the fat transfer creates that perfectly rounded bottom you’ve always wanted. You’ve never looked so good!

What’s Recovery Like for BBL vs Implants?

When considering any cosmetic procedure, recovery is a big concern on many patients’ minds. With the Brazilian butt lift, you may need to limit sitting in the early weeks after treatment (your surgeon will give you specific recovery instructions). Most patients take a couple of weeks off from work and spend this time resting and giving their body time to heal. Talk with us about any specific recovery questions you might have.

The Surgeon You Choose Matters

The Brazilian butt lift is a highly specialized procedure and requires an expert hand for the best results. Choose your surgeon carefully. Ask to see results from former patients and make sure you like what you see.

Brazilian Butt Lifts Last

Many women worry that the results of their Brazilian butt lift won’t last. They think that fat transfers will work like dermal fillers, there one day and gone a few months later. This isn’t how a Brazilian butt lift works. It’s actually a type of fat grafting. The fat that is moved will become a long lasting part of your body. Some fat loss is normal after a transfer, but once you’ve recovered, the fat that remains will stay. Of course, the results can change with time. These fat cells will act like the other fat cells in your body and will grow and shrink as you gain and lose weight.

Are you ready to transform your bottom? Call us at 704-659-9000 to request your consultation.