December 10th, 2022
Dr. Thomas Bell, MD
What is a BBL?
A Brazilian Butt Lift, commonly referred to as a BBL, is a procedure that found popularity in the mid-to-late 2010s, with the rise of J-Lo, the Kardashians, and an emphasis on hourglass figures. The procedure uses liposuction to obtain excess fat from places like the stomach or thighs (where people typically want less fat). The fat is then purified and injected into the hips and buttocks – this process is also often called “liposculpture.”
The End of the BBL Era – Why is the Trend Dipping?
Beyond its hefty price tag and the extensive recovery time, many patients report still not being satisfied with their physical appearance and body image after the procedure – seeking out even more surgeries afterward to obtain that ideal hourglass figure.
Additionally, over time, the BBL look can appear much different from your initial, subtle enhancement as the fat grows and expands as your body does – causing more stretch marks or dimpling. Many people take it too far with Brazilian Butt Lifts and end up with a completely unnatural look – which is why people seek ways to reverse the lift or lessen the appearance.
Like some other procedures, the Brazilian Butt Lift was a trend for a few years – but this trend is fading away as people search for true inner happiness and ways to enhance their natural beauty. This is why many are seeking a BBL reversal.
How Does a BBL Reversal Work?
The demand for a less extreme and more natural look has caused many plastic surgeons and clinics to offer reverse BBL services. While the reversal process typically involves more liposuction, it can be difficult. After removing fat from the buttocks, the patient may experience sagging and even the possibility of complicating scar tissue from the original procedure.
However, this can be easily avoided if you’re in the hands of an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Bell. Some plastic surgeons are now opting to use minimally invasive techniques to reduce the look of sagging after a BBL, such as radio frequency devices that tighten the skin. In terms of recovery, it will take you around six weeks to get back to physical activity and a total of six months to recover fully – which is a rule of thumb for any liposuction procedure.
Benefits of a BBL Reversal
A revision BBL can improve your overall look, enhancing your natural figure and correcting irregularities from the original lift. Although the size of your buttocks will be reduced, the skin in that area can be tightened, and the areas where the fat was originally removed will remain the same.
Downsides of a BBL Reversal
Fewer risks are involved with a BBL reversal than with a BBL procedure. You may experience some bleeding, infection, or deep vein thrombosis, but Dr. Bell will discuss any risks involved pertaining to your particular figure, health concerns, and procedure. Of course, asymmetry and sagging can occur, but these effects can be treated with noninvasive skin tightening treatments.
So long as you are in the hands of a trusted cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Bell, your BBL reversal will go smoothly, and you can enjoy your natural beauty once again.
Toronto Plastic Surgeons
Dr. Bell has dedicated his 25 years of practice to cosmetic plastic surgery of the face and body. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care. He and his team are known for their skill and personalized, respectful approach to patients. Contact Dr. Bell and his team today for a consultation!