Why the Ultrasound Guided BBL Has So Many Benefits
July 08, 2022
The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that we perform, and keeps growing in popularity. If you don’t already know what the surgery entails, it’s a procedure where fat is taken from one area of the body where you might have a little extra that you’d like to get rid of (like around your thighs, hips, or abdomen), is harvested, and then re-injected into the buttocks.
The purpose is to create a shapelier, more contoured, sculpted and lifted look to the bum, while at the same time slimming down other areas of the body and really giving the body a beautiful proportional silhouette and gorgeous final result.
Given the continued popularity of BBLs there has also been a push in research and technological advancement within the plastic surgery industry, to offer patients an even better more precise result and to make the surgery extremely safe, and this has recently been made possible with the ultrasound guided BBL.
Brazilian Butt Lift Safety
There has definitely been a lot of buzz around the safety of the Brazilian butt lift since the procedure first started to be performed.
Here’s what we’ll say about safety and the BBL. If you have done your research and have chosen a reputable clinic and an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to perform your surgery then you are in good hands. Yes, every surgery carries risks, but an experienced surgeon will never try to inject too much fat, or inject fat directly into the gluteal muscle, which could have severe consequences.
An experienced surgeon has the research, education, and know-how, to safely perform the Brazilian butt lift, and with the proper care you should feel just as comfortable getting a BBL as you would a breast augmentation or any other standard plastic surgery procedure that has been around for decades.
Unfortunately, because of lack of knowledge and experience, and because people have travelled to get a BBL on the cheap to places where they may have had someone inexperienced performing their surgery, the BBL has had a bit of a dark shadow cast around it with regards to its safety. But we can’t stress enough that this is an extremely safe surgery and has just gotten even safer at The Plastic Surgery Clinic.
What is the Ultrasound Guided BBL?
If you’re a patient of ours or have been one in the past then you know that our top priority is patient safety. Obviously, an amazing final result is also at the top of our priority list, but the safety and proper care for our patients always comes first. And no result can be truly amazing without also being totally safe.
This is how we feel about every single one of our procedures, including the BBL, so when we got the chance to make the procedure extremely safe, we jumped all over it, and are super happy to say that we are the very first practice in Canada to offer the ultrasound guided BBL.
With the ultrasound guided BBL, the butt lift surgery remains pretty much the same. Fat is extracted via liposuction from one area of the body where you may have more, harvested and then re-injected into the buttocks. The only thing that’s added with the ultrasound BBL is that your surgeon will be assisted by someone operating a real time wireless ultrasound machine which will provide your surgeon with a view of the area that they’re targeting.
What does this mean? It basically means that your surgeon now has eyes on the area and can therefore ensure that they are depositing the harvested fat in the right plane over the muscle. Not only does the ultrasound guided BBL make the procedure super safe it also ensures the best most accurate result as well. This is a truly groundbreaking approach and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with our patients.
And if that’s not enough to dispel any anxieties you may have had over getting the BBL because of safety concerns, we have taken into account all of the published scientific research about procedure safety and made adjustments to our protocols. At The Plastic Surgery clinic we are also in favour of the Florida BBL law that limits surgeons from performing more than 3 BBLs per day in order to avoid fatigue and reduce surgical risk.
This operation involves a lot of physically demanding work by your surgeon, and if they are required to perform multiple BBL’s in a single day, the risk of fatigue is much greater. That’s why we always ensure that your surgeon is not overwhelmed by an unreasonable case load—your safety will always come first.