Brazilian Butt Lift vs Non-surgical BBL with Fillers

When it comes to butt lift and building a perfectly perky derriere, women now have plenty of options. Whether they prefer a surgery, a minimally-invasive option or a non-surgical method, there are different procedures to enhance the buttocks. Widely known as Brazilian butt lift (BBL), fat transfer to the buttocks is a popular option now to help women achieve those fuller, shapelier and rounder buttocks, that too with minimal discomfort, faster recovery time and maximum results. Other major options available include butt implants and dermal fillers or injections. Check out why BBL is far better than fillers.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian Butt Lift Dermal Fillers
Enhancement done using one’s own fat Buttock volume can be increased
No chances of infection Increased chances of infection
Lower healing time Granuloma lumps may be formed
Swelling and associated discomfort are minimal Fillers may wear off after several months
Long-lasting results for even decades

Brazilian Butt Lift

Unlike fillers, Brazilian Butt Lift is a fat transfer procedure that uses one’s own fat for augmenting, increasing and improving the size of the butt. The procedure involves injecting a local anesthetic in the liposuction sites and buttocks and removing fat from the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, and/or other areas, purifying and preparing the extracted fat for transfer and injecting the fat injections into specific areas of the buttocks at different depths based on the degree of enhancement required.

  • The major advantage of this method is that these results can then last for several years and even for decades. With proper post-operative care, results can be completely visible in 90 to 180 days (3 to 6 months) after the procedure.
  • It is common to experience some numbness, bruising, soreness, and swelling. There may be slight pain as well, but the surgeon may prescribe medication to manage the pain and discomfort.
  • This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and provides natural-looking results with less downtime and recovery time than conventional BBL under general anesthesia.
  • The right candidate for Brazilian Butt Lift NYC is one who is over age 21, healthy and active, and have enough fat for transfer to the buttocks, among other things. The procedure is not recommended for those who smoke.

Dermal fillers

Unlike liposuction and fat transfer, dermal fillers are non-surgical butt lift options that involve adding volume and lift to the buttocks by injecting fillers. FDA-approved, injectable poly-L-lactic acid fillers are mostly used to stimulate natural collagen and elastin production, deep within the skin layers to plump the butt area. Several appointments may be needed to provide the right round shape. However, unregulated injections and fillers can cause life-threatening or fatal infections. Though dermal fillers work to help create volume in your skin, it may wear off after several months.

Side effects for fillers mainly include moderate pain in the area and serious infections. There are increased possibilities for the fillers used in the shots to travel to other parts of the body, creating lumps and bumps with potentially fatal side effects. Commonly used materials in buttock injections — including hydrogel and silicone — can travel to other parts of the body, leading to granuloma lumps. Other complications include infections, disfigurement, and scarring. In some cases, even stroke can occur.

So, compared to dermal fillers and augmentation injections, the safer alternatives for buttock augmentation are liposuction with fat transfers and buttock implants. It is important to choose an experienced BBL surgeon to perform the procedure. Professional surgeons can even combine BBL surgery with other body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation. Besides toning of the butt muscles, candidates can also achieve a sculpted lower body too with Brazilian butt lift procedure.