Am I a Candidate for BBL?
A Brazilian butt lift is a procedure designed to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks without implants. By extracting fat from other parts of your body like the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and injecting it into your buttocks, a BBL gives you that desired curvy, voluptuous look. It's a two-fold benefit - you get to remove unwanted fat from other areas and add it to your derriere!
BBLs can bring balance and proportion to your physique, which can boost your self-confidence and overall body image. While the procedure has its risks, as any surgery does, advancements in technology and surgical techniques have made it safer and more effective than ever before.
The Ideal Candidate for a BBL
The ideal candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift isn't defined by age or gender, though most candidates will have to be at least 18. Instead, it's determined by a combination of factors, one of which is having sufficient fat to graft. It's not enough to want a larger, rounder buttock. Your body needs to have the resources to make that dream a reality.
Understanding the Importance of Having Sufficient Fat to Graft
In a BBL procedure, your own body fat is the star of the show. It's what gives your buttocks their new size and shape. But if you're too lean or don't have enough fat to remove, you can not achieve the results you want. That's why plastic surgeons often recommend that candidates have a certain amount of excess fat to qualify for the procedure.
This doesn't mean that slim people can't get a BBL, but it does mean that the surgeon may need to harvest fat from multiple areas of the body. And sometimes, despite these efforts, there still may not be enough fat to achieve the desired result. It's a delicate balance - you need enough fat to graft, but not so much that it becomes unhealthy or hazardous.
The Role of Good General Health in BBL Candidacy
Good general health plays a significant role in determining your candidacy for a BBL. Like any surgical procedure, a BBL poses risks. These risks can be significantly reduced if you're in good health. Chronic conditions like diabetes, heart disease, or lung disease can complicate the procedure and recovery, so it's essential to discuss your medical history with your surgeon.
Additionally, good general health extends beyond physical health. Mental and emotional health are equally important. Having realistic expectations and a positive outlook can improve your experience and satisfaction with the procedure.
Schedule a Consultation for a BBL Today
Determining your candidacy for a Brazilian Butt Lift involves a careful evaluation of your physical health, mental and emotional well-being, and the availability of sufficient fat to graft. Being 20 to 30 pounds over your ideal weight can provide more options for fat grafting, but it's critical to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle overall.
A BBL is a significant decision that requires consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon who can provide an honest and thorough assessment. You might just be the perfect candidate!
Consult with Dr. Metzinger about your candidacy for a Brazilian butt lift, visit Aesthetic Surgical Associates at our Metairie, Louisiana office. We provide outstanding care so you can feel confident in your safety, and achieve beautiful results. Call 504-226-8200 to schedule a consultation today.