Posted: September 11, 2018
7 Questions to Ask Your Doctor Before A BBL Session
Do you want to enhance your assets with a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) but don’t know where to start? Then start by asking the right questions!
BBL involves harvesting fat from large areas of the patient’s body and injecting it into the buttocks to improve the shape and appearance. A procedure that is highly dependent on the surgeon’s technique, BBL is one plastic surgery procedure that requires much experience and expertise to be a success.
Before you undergo a BBL session, it is important that you pick the best surgeon to handle the surgery. Consult only with the doctor who will perform the surgery so you can discuss your requirements and expectations. Here are important questions to guide you through the consultation and help you get the information that you need.
Are you board certified? By what organization?
Botched cosmetic surgeries performed by surgeons who don’t have the right qualifications and experience are prevalent in procedures like BBL. Trust only a doctor who has the specific board certification, like our Harvard-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Sacha Obaid, who is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and trained specifically in plastic surgery. A BBL procedure is one of the specialties of the North Texas Plastic Surgery, and so many clients have loved their results.
Do you have before and after photos of BBL procedures you have performed?
Beware of doctors who claim to perform BBL but cannot provide photos of their previous surgeries. The surgeon must be able to show examples of his work, as well as testimonials from real clients who have undergone the procedure.
Am I suitable to undergo Brazilian Butt Lift?
Not everyone is suitable for a cosmetic surgery like BBL. The right surgeon must be able to assess your suitability and be able to explain why you are qualified to undergo the procedure–and alternatively, why not.
In my case, will you be using fat transfer or implants?
A BBL can be done in two ways: fat transfer and implants. The surgeon should conduct a detailed examination, consider the look that you want to achieve, and assess your full medical history to determine the BBL surgery that is best for you
How does the BBL procedure work?
You can learn the level of the surgeon’s knowledge and expertise on this particular procedure if he can explain in clear details how BBL, especially a fat transfer butt lift, will be performed. Know that there are three steps to a fat transfer butt lift: liposuction, fat processing, and fat reinjection.
How long will the BBL surgery and the recovery period take?
A typical BBL surgery takes approximately eight hours to complete. The surgeon must be able to fully explain why it will take that long, what will be the post-operative and recovery process, the possible complications, and when the scars will fully heal. Scars can take 18 months at the most to fully mend.
Will I need a redo or touch-up after some time?
The surgeon must be able to explain what will happen if you fail to maintain the ideal weight after surgery. The fat cells transferred to the buttocks will react to weight fluctuations just like the other fat cells in other areas of your body. He should also divulge the extent and costs of the touch-ups and redos so you are absolutely aware of your options.
Want to learn more about the Brazilian Butt Lift options we offer at North Texas Plastic Surgery? Feel free to schedule your FREE consultation today. We proudly provide quality plastic surgery services to those who live in and near Dallas, Plano, and Southlake, Texas.