A new study by bodySCULPT®‘s plastic surgeons titled “Brazilian Butt Lift under Local Anesthesia (BBLULA): A Novel Technique Addressing Safety Concerns” has been scheduled for publication in the December 2018 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Performed using local anesthesia, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) in NYC is a relatively a new concept invented by leading plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT®. BBL provides women with a well-shaped curvy posterior using their own fat from areas where it is available in excess. The popularity of the treatment has soared as it provides beautiful natural looking outcomes without the hassles associated with implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), BBL or buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased by 10% in 2017 over the previous year.
The reason why women now prefer Brazilian butt augmentation is that it is safer than implant-based butt augmentation and can provide natural-looking results. The procedure involves two components – liposuction and fat grafting. The first is fat removal, where advanced liposuction techniques are used to extract the needed fat from the body areas such as the mid back of bra rolls, flanks, stomach, and thighs. In second step, the fat tissues are processed and injected into the buttocks to enhance the shape and appearance of the buttocks. A skilled surgeon can shape the back area just under the curvature of the top of the buttocks in such as way that it decreases waist size and improves the projection of the buttocks even before the fat is injected.
What makes the Brazilian Butt surgery in NYC special is that the procedure can be performed using local anesthesia, minimizing anesthesia-related side effects as well as downtime. Research in the field has shown that local anesthesia is the safer option than general anesthesia because it presents minimal complications or risks for the patient. Moreover, it allows patients to remain awake throughout the procedure and get back quickly to their normal routine.
Ideal candidates for the Brazilian butt lift in NYC include those who are in good general health and have enough fat and an appropriate body type in order to be able to harvest enough fat, in order to make an effective change to the buttocks during transfer. However, techniques have evolved over the years and skilled plastic surgeons can provide excellent results for even smaller patients who would have been considered too slim earlier.
As in the case of all surgical procedures, patients undergo the standard history-physical and other appropriate workup before an operation to determine their candidature for BBL. Patients who desire significant enhancement would require more generous amounts of fat transfer. In such cases, general anesthesia would be required to achieve and maintain maximum results. This is because relatively larger amounts of fat harvesting and larger areas of liposuction have to be performed.
According to bodySCULPT’s experts, a small to moderate size BBL can be safely performed using local anesthesia administered by surgeons who are experienced with this type of technique. In this case, the areas of liposuction and the amount of fat that is injected to the buttocks is limited when compared to when done under general anesthesia. BBLULA is an ideal option for patients who want subtle results. It is a relatively short procedure with a very short recuperation time and a quicker return back to normal activity.
If you are having a Brazilian butt lift in NYC, it is important that you discuss their goals with your surgeon to achieve optimal results. A reliable surgeon will also educate you on the benefits and risks of the treatment at the consultation.