Are you considering a little nip here, a tuck there, or a Brazilian butt lift (BBL)? The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a surgical procedure that was developed to add volume to the buttocks while simultaneously giving them a tighter, more lifted appearance of your backside.
More and more women are getting it. Many point to the popularity of influencers as one of the main sources of the procedure’s steady rise–but at what cost to their health?
Using a combination of liposuction and fat grafting, a successful BBL can result in added volume, defined curves, and a higher, lifted butt. But there are serious concerns about whether this surgery should continue after numerous, almost daily reports from women whose bodies have become disfigured, their health has suffered or even some have faced death all because of a BBL.
So before you go under the knife or get injections, be sure to ask yourself or your doctor these five vital questions.
1. Why are you getting BBL surgery?
In case you missed it, BlackDoctor.org recently spoke with Lifetime’s “Atlanta Plastic” very own Dr. Wright Jones, who stressed “doing it for the right reasons.” Plastic surgery should never, ever be a “quick fix for self-esteem.”
If anything, going under the knife should be a “last resort” to achieving the body you’ve always dreamed of — first by adopting a less intensive approach: diet and exercise.
2. What are your qualifications?
Look for a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. ““Do your research. There are a lot of fake boards that have been formed – this can be confusing for people. The mission of this board is to promote safe, ethical and successful plastic surgery by maintaining high standards for education and certification,” explained Dr. Jones.
Also, ask what kind of training the doctor has received in relation to the specific procedure you’re considering—you don’t want someone whose training only extends to breast augmentation when you’re looking to get a butt lift.