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How Visible Will Scars Be After BBL Surgery?

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If it seems like everyone in Hollywood and on Instagram has a larger-than-life booty these days, you’re not imagining things! A curvy, full butt has continued to be one of the hottest trends year after year, and it looks like it’s here to stay. Because this look can be exceptionally challenging or even impossible to achieve through diet and exercise alone, many men and women turn to plastic surgery for butt enhancement. The expert team of board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer Brazilian butt lift in Reston, VA as a minimally invasive solution for getting the plump, round, sexy rear end you’ve been hoping for. Find out what you can expect after BBL here, including what results are possible, how long recovery may take, and what kind of scarring you may have.

How does Brazilian butt lift work?

Thanks to its somewhat misleading name, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is often mistaken for a traditional lift (skin removal) procedure. However, BBL is actually an augmentation procedure that aims to enhance the size, shape, and contour of the butt using fat from another area of the patient’s body, such as the abdomen, flanks, or thighs.

During BBL surgery in Northern Virginia, your Austin-Weston surgeon will first perform liposuction to harvest fat cells from a predetermined location on your body. The fat will then be harvested and purified using a specialized centrifuge machine. Finally, your surgeon will strategically inject the fat cells into the buttocks in thin, precise layers. By massaging between each layer of injections, the surgeon can manually sculpt a smooth, natural-looking, ideal new butt shape.

Will I have scars after BBL?

Unlike butt augmentation with gluteal implants, BBL results in an exceedingly minimal amount of visible scarring, if any. There should be no scarring on the buttocks at all, as the fat is injected via syringe. The only scars will result from the tiny, 2 – 3 mm incisions required during liposuction. While these scars should be small and virtually imperceptible over time, the surgical team at Austin-Weston understands the importance of discretion and takes great care to place BBL liposuction incisions in areas where they can be easily concealed within the natural lines of the body and/or underneath clothing.

How long does it take for a scar to heal after BBL?

With proper aftercare, BBL incisions should close after about 1 – 2 weeks. During this time, patients should keep the incisions clean, avoiding submerging them under water, and follow their surgeon’s full list of BBL recovery instructions. Once the scar itself begins to form, it should fade from red to pink and ultimately to a white or skin-colored tone, which may take 6 – 12 months. Keep in mind, BBL scars are usually only a few millimeters long and do not typically pose a cosmetic hindrance to the patient. Should a patient be unhappy with their BBL scars, a scar removal treatment or topical agent may be discussed. However, the vast majority of patients are thrilled with their BBL results and are barely able to point out their own scars!

Am I a candidate for Brazilian butt lift near me?

Patients considering BBL in Northern Virginia should be:

  • In good overall health
  • Nonsmokers
  • At a healthy, stable weight
  • Have enough excess fat available for transfer
  • Have realistic expectations for BBL recovery time
  • Be committed to maintaining a stable weight after BBL

With virtually no visible scarring, a Northern Virginia Brazilian butt lift can be your best-kept secret!

Don’t get trapped in the never-ending cycle of endless squats and fad diets. With Brazilian butt lift surgery, the butt of your dreams can finally become a reality! To learn more about the exciting possibilities of BBL in Reston, VA, call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery to schedule your private consultation or virtual appointment with one of our renowned board-certified plastic surgeons today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.