Comparing Buttocks Lifts and Fat Transfer BBLs
There are two main procedures designed to enhance the buttocks – the buttock lift and the Brazilian butt lift. While they have similar names, they follow different principles.
Patients will generally inquire about what procedure is the most effective for achieving the results that they desire. Here we'll provide you with a general explanation of each one so you can get a balanced understanding of whether you'll be a proper candidate for either of them.
The Buttock Lift
The buttock lift, also known as a gluteal lift, is a procedure designed for individuals that have experienced a loss in buttock volume and skin elasticity.
This is generally caused due to aging, weight fluctuations, sun exposure, and genetics, playing a role in sagging the buttock area. During buttock lift surgery, an incision is made on the upper portion of the buttocks to remove excess skin, lift the buttocks, and form a smoother contour.
The procedure can remove excess fat and tighten skin, but it cannot enhance the volume of the area.
The Brazilian Butt Lift
The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a fat grafting procedure that uses excess fat from one area of your body and injects it into the glutes to add volume and projection to your buttocks and change their overall shape.
The BBL is best suited for individuals with good to moderate skin elasticity and enough fat to transfer to the buttocks. Skin elasticity is essential because the augmented volume requires elastic skin to house the new fat within the area properly. Also, the regions where fat is removed need the skin to retract, so it doesn't stay loose.
Comparing The Procedures
When deciding between a buttock lift vs. BBL, the main difference is the types of results you're looking for.
A buttock lift is an idea for patients with loose skin and are looking to remove the excess, also elevating the projection of their buttocks for a more youthful appearance.
Patients that choose this procedure are generally content with the volume in the buttocks.
Patients who aren't satisfied with the volume in their buttocks should opt for the BBL, given that it's designed to augment the area and slim down another region of the body simultaneously. It's also important to note that a BBL usually cannot treat loose skin.
Choose Elite Body Sculpture
What if you've got both issues at the same time? There's no reason to pay for two different procedures; get the results all in one.
Elite Body Sculpture in New York has the AirSculpt® Power BBL™, the minimally invasive fat transfer process that simultaneously helps tightens skin with the help of our advanced, patented technology.
We don't use a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia to sculpt natural projection and subtle curves, allowing for ideal results that are more comfortable and accurate than traditional procedures.
It's not about a buttock lift or fat transfer; it's about Elite Body Sculpture and why it's the best choice for you. For more information on how we can help you, come to our New York MedSpa for your first consultation.