A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure designed to provide patients with a more shapely, contoured backside. The procedure involves removing fat from other areas of the body and using it to augment the buttocks. Many people wonder how long this procedure lasts and whether or not the results are permanent. In this blog post, we will take a look at some of the factors that can affect the longevity of your BBL results.
Fat Transfer Process
The BBL process typically involves liposuction, which removes fat cells from your abdomen, flanks, and/or thighs before transferring them to your buttocks for augmentation. It is important to understand that once fat cells have been removed, they cannot be replaced—so the number of fat cells transferred during the procedure will remain constant over time. However, those cells can still change in size due to lifestyle and environmental factors like diet and exercise habits or weight fluctuations.
Weight Loss & Gain
Weight loss or gain after a BBL can greatly affect your final results. If you lose weight after having a BBL, you may notice that your buttocks become less full than they were originally because fat cells tend to shrink when exposed to fewer calories—and since you already had fewer fat cells to begin with due to the liposuction process, any further decrease in size could be more noticeable than expected. Conversely, if you gain weight following your BBL then your buttocks may become larger than anticipated due to the expansion of existing fat cells as well as an increase in their number (if you gain enough weight).
Age & Genetics
Age and genetics also play a role in how long-lasting your BBL results will be. As we age, our skin tends to lose elasticity which can cause it to appear saggy or droopy—especially when there are large amounts of fatty tissue underneath it such as in the case of buttock augmentation procedures like BBLs. Additionally, genetics can determine how effectively our bodies break down stored fats which could lead to uneven results post-surgery if not taken into consideration beforehand. For example, if you have naturally low levels of fat breakdown enzymes then excess fatty build-up may occur more rapidly than normal post-BBL leading to unevenness or asymmetry in the final outcome.
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is an incredibly popular cosmetic surgery procedure for those looking for a fuller backside without going through invasive buttock implants surgeries. But how long does it last? The answer depends on several factors. While there is no definitive answer as every person’s body reacts differently–it is generally safe to say that most people who go through this procedure get excellent lasting results when properly cared for! With proper post-surgery care and maintenance such as maintaining healthy lifestyle habits by eating right and exercising regularly–patients should expect their BBL results last anywhere from five years up until upwards of ten years! Ultimately though–only time will tell exactly how long each individual’s particular results will last so make sure you discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns about duration prior to committing! Call Cincinnati Plastic Surgery today to schedule your surgical consultation.