Butt Implants vs BBL: Key Differences

Butt Implants vs BBL

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Many people desire to have a curvy appearance, as this is the epitome of a classic, gorgeous feminine body. Some people are born with natural curves, while others have to look for alternative methods of getting the body that they want. When it comes to your buttock’s region, there are a couple of options that you have available.

Two that we’re going to be talking about today are the Brazilian butt lift surgery as well as butt implants. Both are surgical procedures that can create more definition in the buttock’s region, but their approach is quite different, in addition to some of the other factors that you should be taking into account when you’re thinking about any kind of cosmetic or plastic surgery.

Procedures Approach: Key Differences Between Butt Implants and BBL

The Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift surgery utilizes liposuction to remove fat from areas of the body like the thighs, hips or waist. This gives a thinner, more defined appearance on these areas. The fat will then be injected into the butt to make it look larger and curvier. It’s a very natural approach to changing your appearance, as the surgeon you’re working with can incorporate the fat into different areas.

Unlike butt implants, there isn’t just one implant that’s surgically put into place in the bottom region of your body. Implants can also impact your ability to move in certain ways, which isn’t a risk with a Brazilian butt lift.

Butt Implants

When you have butt implants put in place, a surgeon will make a small incision in the area between your butt cheeks. Depending on the look you’re trying to achieve, this incision can be placed at the top portion of the buttocks or the bottom. Implants are inserted into the incision, usually beneath muscle. Once the surgeon is sure that the implant is in the right location, the incision is closed up.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Butt Implants versus a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Butt implants tend to be a preferred option for women who have a small and lean frame. If there isn’t enough fat on the body to remove and transfer to the buttocks, then there really is no other option than using an implant to get the desired look you want. Butt implant surgery provides instant results that last a long time, leaving other areas of your body alone. However, implants have more long-term risks associated with them. Also, the recovery time is quite a bit longer, and you have more complications to worry about.

Butt Implants vs. BBL: Advantages and Disadvantages

Brazilian Butt Lift

The nice thing about a Brazilian butt lift surgery is that it uses natural material that is already in your body. It’s injected in small amounts in your buttock’s region, and it doesn’t run the risk of shifting in an awkward manner. The results usually last around five to ten years, so it’s not a permanent solution.

Butt Implants

While butt implants provide you with a very dramatic change that is permanent as long as the implants are in place, there are some increased risks that you need to be aware of. With certain movements, a butt implant can be dislodged from the location that it was originally put into. This can impact how your buttocks look, how it moves, and how you feel. To remedy this situation, an additional surgery will be needed.

Cost Comparison of Butt Implants and BBL

The cost of a Brazilian butt lift surgery compared to butt implants isn’t dramatically different. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a BBL is around $4,800. The cost of butt implants is around $5,200, depending on the size and placement that you choose. The cost of these procedures is based on a number of different aspects of your surgery. This includes things like:

  • The fee for the surgeon to perform the procedure
  • Hospital fees
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Prescription medications during recovery
  • Testing that may be done prior to your surgery to ensure you’re a healthy candidate

Comparing Scarring

Having butt implants put into your body will cause some scarring at the site of the incision. Where the surgeon cuts are where you will have the scarring. Some professionals are very good at placing incisions in areas that will be somewhat hidden.

For example, incisions can be made in the creases underneath the buttocks or in between the buttocks, where nobody will see them. This is something you can talk to your surgeon about when you’re at your initial consultation.

Does Brazilian Butt Lift Cause Scarring?

A Brazilian butt lift will cause some bruising initially, but it’s unlikely that you’ll have any kind of scarring afterward. Remember, there’s no large incision to worry about with a BBL. A small needle will be used to remove the fat from the other parts of the body, and that fat is injected into the buttocks using another small needle.

Will I have scars from butt implant surgery?

You’ll have some scarring after butt implant surgery. The extent of the scarring depends on the location of the incisions. Talk to your plastic surgeon about where they’ll make the incisions and whether the scars will be visible after recovery. And ask your surgeon about the best way to care for your incisions after surgery to minimize scarring.

It’s a good idea to speak with a trusted surgeon in your area to determine how your anatomy and your desires affect your decision. An experienced professional can provide you with their expert opinion regarding which procedure you should consider, butt implants or a Brazilian butt lift. Reach out to Boutinic Aesthetics if you are interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift procedure. We strongly recommend this option over butt implants, and we do not currently offer butt implant surgery.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres

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Dr. Ernesto Torres specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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