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December 29, 2023 | Butt Lift, Cosmetic Surgery

10 Questions To Ask At Your BBL Consultation

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In recent years, the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has gained immense popularity as a transformative cosmetic procedure designed to enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks.

This surgical technique involves liposuction to remove excess fat from specific areas of the body, which is then purified and strategically injected into the buttocks to achieve a fuller and more lifted appearance.

As the demand for a curvier silhouette has increased, so has the interest in BBL surgery. Before beginning this life-changing journey, you must undergo a comprehensive consultation with a certified plastic surgeon.

Importance of a Consultation

BBL is a risky procedure. In 2017, it became known that the risk of dying from a fat embolism in the lungs was a real concern, especially with the BBL procedure. This made the procedure have the highest risk of death. South Florida, in particular, had the highest number of these cases in the whole country.

Having an initial consultation will ensure that you’re going through a safe procedure, plus meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon serves as an opportunity to discuss your goals, understand the procedure, and assess potential risks and complications.

During the consultation, you can gain a better understanding of the BBL procedure, its potential outcomes, and the surgeon’s approach to achieving the desired results.

This open dialogue allows for realistic expectations to be set and ensures that the patient is well-informed before making any decisions about the surgery.

Questions to Ask Before BBL Consultation

Before your Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) consultation, it’s helpful to gather some preliminary information.

1. What are the basic steps of a BBL?

A BBL typically involves liposuction to remove excess fat from areas like the abdomen or thighs. The purified fat is then injected into the buttocks to enhance their shape.

2. Can I get information about the surgeon’s background and experience?

Asking about the background of the surgeon can assure you that you are choosing the right doctor to do the procedure.

3. How can I determine if I am a good candidate for a BBL?

Ideal candidates are generally in good health, have enough donor fat for the procedure, and have realistic expectations. During the consultation, we will assess your suitability based on your medical history and physical examination.

4. What are some common risks and complications associated with BBL?

Risks may include infection, asymmetry, or fat embolism. These will be discussed during the consultation with us, including steps taken to prevent or minimize the risks. Being aware of the risk can help you decide if your body can take the procedure.

5. How long is the typical recovery period for BBL?

Initial recovery usually takes a few weeks, during which you’ll need to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks. Full results may take several months to become apparent.

6. What kind of results can I realistically expect from a BBL?

Results vary, but generally, patients can achieve a fuller, more sculpted buttock appearance. We will discuss your specific goals during the consultation. During the assessment, the medical team can check on the limitations and discuss any expectations that may arise after the surgery.

7. Can I get an estimate of the total cost of the BBL procedure?

The cost typically includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, facility fees, and postoperative care. A precise estimate will be provided during the consultation.

8. Are there any preparations I should make before my consultation?

You may be asked to gather information about your medical history, current medications, and any specific questions or concerns you have about the procedure. This way, complications can be avoided, and you will have a safer procedure and result as well.

9. Will I be under general anesthesia for the BBL?

Yes, general anesthesia is commonly used to ensure your comfort and safety during the procedure. The details will be discussed during the consultation.

10. What kind of follow-up appointments should I expect after the surgery?

Typically, there will be several follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns you may have during the recovery period. The recovery period may take longer and still needs to be monitored by your surgeon.

Questions to Ask During Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Consultation

Asking questions before taking a BBL can help you decide if your body can manage the procedure.

What are your qualifications and certifications as a plastic surgeon?

Asking your surgeon’s qualifications and certifications can give you an idea if they’re experienced enough to do the procedure. As mentioned, BBL is a risky procedure, so you have to make sure that your surgeon has the right credentials and knowledge to perform it.

Can you show me before and after photos of patients who have undergone BBL under your care?

Portfolios of surgeons include a compilation of their previous works; since they work on someone’s body, they file photos of the before and after appearance of their patients. Looking at their portfolios can encourage prospective clients that they can indeed do the job well.

What specific techniques do you use for BBL surgery?

Typically, a combination of liposuction to harvest fat from donor areas and then purifying and strategically injecting the fat into the buttocks to achieve the desired shape is the most common method.

However, asking your surgeon this specific question can help you determine if they have the right tools and techniques to do the procedure safely.

What is the typical recovery process like after BBL surgery?

You want to be ready for the results—after all, this is your body being changed. No matter what type of procedure you take, it will change its appearance. If not done right, it will have major consequences. Former model Linda Evangelista learned this the hard way after her ordeal with CoolSculpting.

What potential risks and complications are associated with BBL surgery?

Don’t be afraid to ask about risks, especially when your body is at stake. If you feel it’s too risky, don’t proceed with the procedure.

How long can I expect the results of the BBL to last?

This will help you get ready for the aftercare and help you get follow-up questions just in case you’re not happy with the results.

Are there any lifestyle changes or restrictions I should be aware of before and after the procedure?

Be as specific as possible with this question. You might have to reschedule some workouts or make adjustments to your work or school setting.

What is the total cost of the BBL surgery, and does it include all associated fees?

Getting a specific amount for the procedure before going for it is essential, so you can be prepared financially and be able to tell if you are indeed ready to proceed with the procedure.

Why Choose the Sadeghi Center for Plastic Surgery for Your BBL Procedure?

1. Expertise and Experience: Dr. Ali Sadeghi is a highly skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and specialized training in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

2. Personalized Approach: We understand that each patient has unique goals and desires. We make sure to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. This ensures that you achieve the results you desire and enhances your overall satisfaction with the procedure.

3. Emphasis on Safety: Safety is our top priority. Dr. Sadeghi adheres to the highest standards of medical care and follows strict safety protocols throughout the BBL procedure. We utilize state-of-the-art surgical techniques and equipment to minimize risks and ensure optimal outcomes.

4. Comprehensive Care: We provide comprehensive care throughout your BBL journey. From the initial consultation to the post-operative period, their dedicated team is there to guide and support you every step of the way. They offer personalized pre-operative instructions and thorough post-operative care, and they are readily available to address any questions or concerns you may have.

6. Positive Patient Reviews: The satisfaction of previous patients is a testament to the quality of care provided by us.  Many positive reviews and testimonials highlight the exceptional results and compassionate approach of Dr. Sadeghi and his team.

When considering a BBL procedure, it is crucial to choose a plastic surgeon with the right expertise, experience, and commitment to patient satisfaction. Sadeghi Plastic Surgery ticks all