A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) reduction, revision, correction, or reversal is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to reduce the size and shape of buttocks that have been previously enhanced by fat transfer. It is also known as a gluteoplasty.
Have you undergone a brazilian butt lift, bbl, or fat transfer to the buttocks and / or hips and are not happy with the results? Is the butt too big? It could be that you initially liked the result but now have different desires. Some patients got the results they asked for but now feel that it is out of proportion and they want to soften the appearance. You may have originally loved your butt but have now gained weight and it is too large. It also may be that the outcome has been more than you wished for right from the start. It could even be an unsatisfactory result due to a boxy, deformed, or uneven shape.
Over the past couple decades, fat transfer to the buttocks and surrounding areas has become a very popular procedure. Using liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks, celebrities have exaggerated the shape of their bodies and this has had influence on the public and the doctors who perform the procedures. A lot of surgeons approach fat transfer to the buttocks in an excessive fashion with an exaggerated outcome. Fat has been taken with liposuction from areas all over the body including the abdomen, flanks, waist, back, arms, hips, arms, and thighs. The fat is then transferred to the buttocks to create more projection from the profile, more width from the front and back, and an overall increase in size. But unfortunately the buttocks are too big, the hips are too wide, the projection is excessive, and there is even a “shelf” effect at the lower back buttock junction. Some may even describe it as a cartoon appearance. Some women do not like the extra attention they get with their new appearance. The look is too much for them. The preoccupation is too much. Their features are not natural and the work is obvious. They want an enhanced appearance but they do not want to be gawked at. This trend is diminishing and although curves are still attractive, a more athletic build is becoming more popular and so is the reduction of previously over-enhanced buttocks. Patients may seek reduction of the buttocks very early on or years after their transfer. The soonest we offer a bbl reduction is at least three months after the transfer and after full healing on physical exam.
Thankfully, there is a safe answer to this situation and it does not require general anesthesia or even a lengthy recovery. At our office, the procedure is performed by our board certified Plastic Surgeons, with the patient comfortably relaxed on oral medication, and fully numbed with local anesthesia. The procedure involves the precise removal of fat from the buttocks and surrounding areas such as the hips through our advanced liposuction process.
The surgery takes around two hours to complete. Tiny hidden incisions are typically made in the creases of the buttocks, where excess fat is removed using PRECISION SCULPT® liposculpting. The remaining tissue is reshaped and contoured to create a more natural, proportionate, symmetrical, and aesthetically pleasing appearance.