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Dr. Ravi Answers Houston’s Top Questions About Brazilian Butt Lifts

Questions about BBL

02/04/2021
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure in which liposuction of certain areas of fat from your own body is reinjected to the buttocks to improve the size, shape, and profile of your buttocks. It can add volume, improve symmetry, and help enhance the entire low body. 

Keep in mind that the chosen areas of liposuction will also get much more improved with Dr. Ravi’s unique set of techniques for body contouring.  Think of Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics BBL as not only a buttock procedure but a full body procedure!

Where is the fat for BBL taken from?

We use advanced liposuction techniques such as VASER High-Definition Liposuction to safely remove fat from a pre-selected donor site with excess fat to spare. Typically, we choose the abdomen, thighs, or flanks, but we can remove fat from any suitable area of your body for your BBL procedure.

The advantage of choosing Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ravi Somayazula, is that he specializes in body contouring surgery, specifically High-Definition Liposuction.  With his BBL surgery, you are not only improving your buttocks but also improving many other areas of the body.  His philosophy is that in order to make the buttock look more pleasing, it’s very important to make sure the surrounding areas are improved as well.

How long does recovery from BBL take? 

Initial recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift is relatively fast. You should be able to resume non-strenuous work within five days, though more demanding activities and job duties may need to be avoided for up to four weeks. While there will be some limitations on activities, most people feel back to “normal” within six to eight weeks.

To improve the chances of keeping as much of the donor fat in place, Dr. Ravi does recommend decreasing the pressure to that area.  He will recommend when possible to sleep on your stomach, as well as useful accessories such as the Booty Buddy to reduce pressure on your buttock while seated.  It’s also important to sit on soft surfaces by using fluffy pillows instead of hard surfaces.

Is BBL permanent?

Following your procedure, your body will inevitably reabsorb some of the fat that has been used to enhance the size and shape of your derriere. This process can continue for a period of four to six months. After that, your results will be as permanent as you make them. As long as you don’t lose a lot of weight afterward or gain an excessive amount of weight, then your results will be long lasting!

Following specific dietary recommendations and getting plenty of booty-boosting exercises every week will go a long way towards making your results last for several years to come.

Is BBL safe?

BBL is a safe and effective way to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of your bottom. As with any surgical procedure, however, there are certain risks. General surgical risks such as bleeding and infection are possible with the Brazilian Butt Lift.

You reduce your risk for complications when you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who frequently performs this procedure and is well versed in the proper techniques to make this a safe procedure.  Dr. Ravi performs BBL surgery very frequently as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with his SMART Tummy Tuck and Mommy Makeover surgery.  Also, he performs his surgeries at his own accredited surgical facility, Houston Plastic Surgery Center. By having a specific plastic surgery centric staff there, we maintain a private AAAASF-Accredited Surgical Facility to help ensure optimal patient safety and comfort. 

Am I a good BBL candidate?

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your butt? Then you may be a good BBL candidate. Additional considerations, such as your general health, ability to take time to recover, and expectations will play a role as well. The best way to learn for certain is by calling our Houston office at (281) 242-1061 for a Brazilian Butt Lift consultation.

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Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both Board-Certified Physicians, use a patient-centered approach and spend as much time as needed to make each patient feel special and respected—not just another person walking through the door. As a team, a one-of-a-kind treatment plan is created to address concerns from head to toe with the latest surgical and non-surgical techniques, including: Breast Augmentation (Implants), Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Mommy Makeovers, miraDry®, Botox®, Dermal Fillers, and Sculptra®. Working side-by-side, Dr. Ravi and Dr. Gopathi strive to create a long-lasting relationship with each patient, meeting any new aesthetic needs as they arise. Together, the staff at Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics take each patient step-by-step through their cosmetic journey to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

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Body by Ravi Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics sends well wishes to all of those impacted by COVID-19. Dr. Ravi and our staff understand that this has impacted our community in multiple ways, but we are ready to support you in any way we can. Patients have multiple concerns and anxieties, and we want to assure you that as a medical practice, we are here for you.

Our office is currently open and ready to serve you. We are performing elective surgeries per Texas state guidelines at our Ambulatory Surgery Center, Houston Plastic Surgery Center.  All surgical patients are required to test for Covid-19, this will be reviewed in detail with you by your Patient Care Coordinator.  We are also still performing Injectables, such as Botox and fillers, and other in-office Med Spa procedures, such as miraDry and Morpheus8 radiofrequency microneedling.  In order to do our part to decrease the spread of Covid-19, our office does have a strict screening protocol and all staff and patients are required to wear masks at all times.  Our staff continues to follow strict guidelines to increase the frequency of cleaning of all contact surfaces, such as door handles and countertops, with appropriate cleaning solutions. Your safety has always been, and will continue to be, of utmost importance.

Dr. Ravi Somayazula and Dr. Swapna Gopathi, both board certified physicians, continue to offer in person consultations as well as virtual consultations via a secure HIPAA compliant platform. We are happy to provide these two options to guarantee your comfort.

As responsible leaders in our community, we will always take the appropriate steps to ensure that every decision we make is focused on the health and safety of our patients and staff. We continue to monitor the CDC’s guidelines on infection control and are implementing their recommendations on an ongoing basis.

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