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Where Does Fat Come From For a BBL, And is AirSculpt Different?

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No matter how many squats or lunges they do, some people cannot achieve their desires' round, perky buttocks. Whether it's due to aging or genetics, it can be pretty frustrating for women who feel like they can't get the result they want no matter what they do.

Surgeons with extensive knowledge and experience performing the Brazilian butt lift, or BBL for short, can improve the shape of the buttocks without using synthetic materials.

Here we'll discuss the fundamental aspects of the procedure, so you can get a clear idea of what the entire process entails.

How Does The BBL Work?

The Brazilian Butt lift may seem like a magical process for many patients. You're removing fat from areas where you don't want it, and it's used to plump up your buttocks naturally!

The Brazilian butt lift is a procedure divided into two steps. The first step is liposuction on the body. The surgeon will accomplish two goals here: removing the unwanted fat deposits and harvesting them later in the Brazilian butt lift.

Step 1

Surgeons tend to use tumescent liposuction for these procedures. A saline solution containing lidocaine is used, and epinephrine is injected into the areas where fat is harvested. Lidocaine helps reduce pain, and epinephrine reduces bleeding and bruising.

The saline solution plumps up the fat, separating it from the underlying tissues and making it easier to remove fat.

Liposuction is then performed to suction the saline solution alongside the unwanted fat. 

Where does fat come from for a BBL?  The areas that tend to be used are the abdomen, waist, back, inner thighs, arms, and sides, as renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Aaron Rollins describes in the above video.  You'll be able to discuss with your surgeon your aesthetic preferences to guarantee that your body ends up with an equal distribution of fat.

Step 2

The next step is the fat transfer to the buttocks. After the fat has been collected via liposuction, the surgeon processes the fat.

The fat is then injected into other buttocks areas, layer by layer, to form the desired contour and shape. For instance, patients who prefer more projection can have extra fat injected into the back of their buttocks, whereas those who prefer a rounder shape have fat injected into the sides.

Surgeons should work closely with their patients to ensure that they can meet their aesthetic goals. 

Once all the fat has been injected, the surgeon will ensure the results are symmetrical and proportional to the rest of your body. The tiny incisions used for liposuction and the fat grafting process are sutured and then stitched.

That said, the Brazilian butt lift is an excellent surgical option for those looking for an effective manner to enhance their buttocks. For some, the BBL is a life-changing experience, adding a boost of confidence to their lifestyle.

AirSculpt® Provides Better Results

Now that you're more aware of the inner workings of a traditional Brazilian butt lift, you may wonder if there's a more effective fat transfer technique to ensure better, safer, and more comfortable results.

After all, a traditional Brazilian butt lift is still an invasive surgical procedure, so risks or unwanted medical complications are still a reality you will naturally want to avoid.

Nonetheless, Elite Body Sculpture and their patented AirSculpt® are able to curb these risks by offering you dramatic, all-natural fat transfers without the invasive characteristics of traditional surgery.

While most Brazilian butt lifts use incisions, needles, general anesthesia, and drains for your surgery, the AirSculpt® Power BBL™ by Elite Body Sculpture does not. That's why patients can undergo a fat transfer while awake and be back home in a couple of hours. Given that no scalpels are used, BBL scarring is minimal, if it shows up at all!

How Does AirSculpt® Power BBL™ Work?

The AirSculpt® Power BBL™ procedure starts with the Elite Body Sculpture provider using the AirPen. This patented device uses pressurized air to spread numbing medication to the area where fat will be harvested.

Once the area has been numbed, the Elite provider uses a biopsy punch to form a symmetrical two-millimeter hole. Our surgeon will prepare the fat for extraction through the freckle-sized aperture and apply local anesthesia.

Next, our patented AirSculpt® cannula is inserted to extract the fat from the harvest site. With AirSculpt®,  fat can be harvested essentially anywhere on the body. Our precision technology can delicately remove fat from areas not able to be targeted with traditional tools. Our cannula is designed to simultaneously extract fat and leave the skin tighter, which allows you to have a more optimal contouring process. While many patients opt for regions like the stomach or thighs, more discreet pockets like the banana rolls, underarms, or lower back can all be used as donor sites for a BBL. 

Once the fat has been extracted and cleansed, the AirPen and the biopsy punch steps are repeated on the buttocks. The cannula is then placed into reverse mode, and the fat is strategically injected above the glute muscles to augment the volume and enhance its shape.

Why Work With Elite

Elite Body Sculpture works under the philosophy that all procedures should involve a spa-like experience and precise results for patients who want to make meaningful changes to their bodies.

Here we don't just transfer your fat and sculpt your body – we also sculpt your confidence, making you feel more comfortable within your skin.

That's why we use the best technology in the field and hire a dedicated staff to ensure that every detail is accounted for. 

Call our San Diego location or the body sculpting office closest to you to schedule your first consultation and learn more.


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