BBL Is Preferred over Implants by Most Patients
Traditionally, butt augmentation was performed with silicone implants. However, in the past decade, BBL has overtaken implants as the most popular approach for enhancing the butt. Surgeons prefer it because it allows them to mold contours with actual fat cells, producing results that look more appealing and natural. Meanwhile, patients find sitting to be more comfortable when their butt is cushioned by real fat rather than with implants. Some patients may still be considered better candidates for butt implants, usually those with a low body fat percentage who do not have excess fat to transfer.
Results Last Indefinitely
Not all plastic surgery procedures are considered permanent, but BBL can last a lifetime. Because the body recognizes its own fat cells, most transferred fat cells thrive in their new location in the buttocks, behaving like any normal fat cell would. To maintain BBL results for as long as possible, the key is to keep a steady weight. Patients that lose or gain a significant amount of weight will see the contours achieved with BBL change.
Patients Must Adjust How They Sit and Sleep During Recovery
Following BBL, putting pressure on the buttocks in the first few weeks can cause discomfort, prolong bruising and swelling and diminish the quality of the results. That means that patients must alter their normal way of sleeping and sitting to keep pressure off the butt. During the recovery period, patients should sleep on their stomachs. They should also purchase a BBL pillow, which allows them to sit down in a manner that puts pressure on the thighs rather than the buttocks.
Schedule a Consultation
Because great plastic surgeons produce the best BBL results, look no further than the elite team of surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists. To learn more about the procedure, please contact our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or Piedmont West office at (404) 343-0897.