For a shapelier contour or the hourglass figure, many women want buttocks that are rounder, fuller, and perkier. However, they may be unable to achieve it because of their genetics or musculoskeletal system. One way to get a rounder, perkier buttocks is to get BBL Turkey, also known as a Brazilian butt lift. It can give you permanent and natural-looking results.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
A Brazilian butt lift is a fat grafting procedure where the surgeon harvests fat cells mostly from the abdomen (sides and back) of the patient and then injects them into the buttocks region. This increases their overall volume. BBL Turkey always takes place in combination with liposuction.
Although BBL has the word “lift” in it, it is not a lifting procedure. Therefore, it does not involve the removal of excess, sagging skin around the buttocks. Some of the fat injected into the buttocks gets absorbed by the body, which is why the surgeon makes sure to inject a slightly greater amount of fat than is needed. The remaining injected fat cells will “take” permanently. The amount of fat removed depends on the Body Mass Index (BMI) of the patient.
How Much Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey?
According to a survey by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), buttock augmentation (implants and fat transfer) accounted for almost 3.9% of surgeries in Turkey in 2020. More than 12,000 surgeries were performed in Turkey alone. There are many reasons that people fly to Turkey for BBL surgery.
Firstly, the cost of private healthcare is significantly lower in the country than in the UK or Europe, in part due to currency exchange. Secondly, many medical facilities have Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditations, and the Turkish Ministry of Health regulates the medical tourism industry. Lastly, many surgeons have registrations and accreditations from the GMC and ISAPS to ensure the provision of high-quality services. This is why many international patients come to Turkey. They can get the best of both worlds in terms of BBL cost and quality.
In Turkey, Brazilian butt lift cost can vary depending on the size of the surgical area(s) from where the surgeon harvests the fat and whether or not you’re getting any additional cosmetic surgery. However, when doing your research, make sure to find out the average BBL Turkey cost in an area. That’s because the high demand for BBL Turkey has driven many unlicensed and unregistered clinics to start offering this surgery at a very low cost. The surgeons do not have enough experience and are unaware of the safety guidelines to perform the surgery. So, be careful about that and don’t be lured by a very low Brazilian butt lift cost.
Who Can Have Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey & Why?
You are a good candidate for Brazilian butt lift Turkey surgery if you:
- Have enough fat deposits in different areas of the body and want to get rid of them. If you are quite lean and don’t have enough fat, the surgeon may recommend butt implants.
- Are at your ideal weight. Weight fluctuations (loss or gain) can change the appearance of the buttocks after surgery.
- Have a disproportionate figure and want to fit better into your clothes.
- Want to achieve an hourglass figure and want to have a smoother, rounder buttocks contour.
Am I Suitable For BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift?
What To Think About Before You Have Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey?
When you’re thinking of getting a Brazilian butt lift procedure, you need to find the right clinic and the surgeon. First and foremost, you should learn a little about the procedure itself and then ask the surgeon how they will perform the surgery.
Next, ask the surgeon about the training, experience and registrations. Are they board-certified? If so, which board? You should ask them how many BBL Turkey surgeries they have performed and for how many years. In addition, you should check out the before and after photos of their patients (whose body is similar to yours) to get an idea of the kind of results you can achieve from the surgery. You can supplement this by reading the BBL Turkey reviews online.
Last but not least, you should also communicate your expectations and needs to the surgeon and ask if they’re achievable. If not, what other treatments does s/he recommend so you can achieve your aesthetic goals? All these questions will help you in making an informed decision when you’re getting a Brazilian butt lift Turkey.
How Best To Prepare For Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey?
Before coming in for your Brazilian butt lift in Turkey, you need to make the following preparations:
- Do not smoke two weeks before the BBL Turkey and stop drinking alcohol a week before. In addition, discontinue the use of blood thinners and any herbal medicines/supplements. All these increase the risk of bleeding.
- You should not apply any moisturizer, cream, lotion, or perfume to your body before coming in for the surgery.
- Since your BBL Turkey surgery may take place under general anaesthesia (ask your surgeon about this beforehand), you should not eat anything after midnight.
- Before coming to the clinic, make sure that you’re wearing loose-fitting clothing. They won’t “squish” or apply any pressure to the surgical areas after the BBL Turkey operation.
What Does Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey Involve?
First, the surgeon performs a physical exam and may ask for some medical tests. After that, s/he will mark the areas of the body from where they will remove the excess fat. An anesthesiologist will then administer general anaesthesia or local anaesthesia with sedation. A BBL Turkey surgery involves the following:
The patient is given tumescent anaesthesia from the area where the surgeon will harvest the fat. This swells the area and decreases the risk of damage to the blood vessels. Incisions are made, the cannula is inserted, and the fat is vacuumed out.
Afterwards, the surgeon will purify the fat cells. They are not directly injected since it contains tumescent fluid and blood. So, the surgeon filters the liquid and puts it into a centrifuge machine so that s/he can obtain a concentrate of healthy fat cells.
Fat Transfer Procedure
For the fat transfer procedure, the surgeon makes incisions into the buttocks. S/he will fill the syringes with fat cells (syringe has a cannula attached to it). Fat is then injected into the subcutaneous tissue, also known as hypodermis. This lies beneath the dermis (the second layer of skin) and is largely made of fat cells, protecting the underlying muscles. This must be the site for the injection. Once this is done, the surgeon will suture the area using dissolvable stitches.
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Recovery & Results of Brazilian Butt LiftTurkey
A Brazilian bum lift is usually an inpatient procedure, so you’ll have to stay in the hospital overnight. You’ll get discharged the next day. The surgeon will give you prescription antibiotics (for infection), and painkillers. For around 6 weeks, you will need to wear a compression garment in the area where the liposuction took place. Only remove it when taking a bath.
You may need to take 1-2 weeks off work. The results from BBL Turkey surgery are immediate. However, it will take around 1-2 months for you to see the results because of the swelling. However, you may see the final results in about a year. If you maintain a stable weight, you can permanently enjoy the results of this cosmetic surgery.
Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey Aftercare
After a Brazilian butt lift in Turkey, you need to make sure that you’re following the aftercare instructions of the surgeon. These may be as follows:
Sitting & Sleeping Position
For at least a day after the BBL Turkey, you shouldn’t sit or lie down on your back. This can be longer if the surgeon finds it necessary, so make sure to consult them about it. You may use a BBL pillow (in the shape of a doughnut) to sit more comfortably. As far as sleeping is concerned, you shouldn’t lie on your back 1 day after the surgery. It’s better if you sleep on your sides or stomach.
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
After getting a BBL Turkey procedure, your surgeon may say that it is OK for you to have a lymphatic drainage massage a week after the surgery. You can keep getting it for a month. It can help with the swelling, so moving the lymphatic fluid. However, some surgeons recommend against it because of the risk of trauma and increased swelling. So, make sure to ask your surgeon about it after the Brazilian butt lift surgery.
What To Eat After BBL Turkey Surgery
For three months after the surgery, you need to have a high-calorie diet to nourish the injected fat cells. This will also help maintain the volume of the buttocks. However, you don’t need to make a permanent switch to this kind of diet. It is only temporary.
For one month after a Brazilian bum lift, you should avoid vigorous exercise and sexual activities. You can, however, take walks to improve blood circulation. It can shorten the recovery period. It is recommended that you wait at least one week after BBL Turkey to start doing that.
Side Effects to Expect After Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey
After the Brazilian butt lift in Turkey, you may experience the following side effects, temporarily, in the healing process:
Pain: It is normal to experience some pain and bruising after the surgery. Your muscles will feel sore. Make sure to take your painkillers. This way, go away after 1-2 weeks.
Swelling & Inflammation: The swelling after BBL Turkey may be quite high in the first two weeks. However, it will continue to decrease over time. It is a normal part of the recovery time.
Bumps & Numbness: Bumps form as the inflammatory cells take care of the damaged fat cells, and numbness occurs because of the nerve tissues. Both of them will resolve after a few weeks.
Tingling Sensation: You may feel phantom pains, tingles, itchiness, and warm sensations. This is a result of the damaged nerves repairing themselves. This will go away after a few weeks.
What Could Go Wrong After Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey?
After a Brazilian butt lift surgery, you may end up with an infection in the surgical areas (of liposuction and buttocks). This can result from smoking, sweating, and being in dusty areas. Other than that, you may form indents in the buttocks because of pressure and subsequent permanent damage to the fat cells. A deeper injection into the gluteal muscle poses a risk of pulmonary/cardiac embolism. This can be life-threatening, which is why experienced surgeons choose to avoid injecting in that area.
What To Do If You Have Problems After Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey?
If you’re feeling unwell or think that your recovery isn’t proceeding normally after a BBL Turkey surgery, you should immediately get in touch with the Aftercare team online. They will offer you a free consultation. You can forward your images to them, which they will share with the surgeon to get an assessment. Also, to learn more about the aftercare process, you can read the post-op guides for Brazilian butt lift surgery available on our website.
Alternatives To Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey
There are surgical and non-surgical alternatives to BBL Turkey. First is buttock implants. As the name indicates, it makes use of silicone implants which the surgeon places in the butt region. The other is a non-surgical alternative – dermal fillers. Of course, dermal fillers will not drastically change the contours of the buttocks. Moreover, it won’t last as long as a traditional butt implant or injecting sucked fat from other parts of the body.
Other Procedures to Have with Brazilian Butt Lift Turkey
The recovery from Brazilian butt lift Turkey can be difficult for the patient, which is why the patients can be recommended against some plastic surgeries. As you cannot sleep on your back for at least a day and may have to sleep on your stomach, you shouldn’t get breast surgery with BBL Turkey surgery. However, you can safely get non-surgical procedures like fillers, Botox and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy with bum lift surgery.
|Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)||Butt Implants||Dermal Fillers|
|Procedure||Harvesting fat from body and injecting it into the buttocks||Placing silicone implants||Injecting hyaluronic acid into the buttocks|
|Aim||Increase volume of the buttocks||Increase volume of the buttocks||Increase volume of the buttocks|
|Surgical time||2 hours||2 hours||1 hour|
|Downtime||1-2 weeks||4-6 weeks||1-2 days|
|Results||Permanent.||Implants last for 10-15 years.||Temporary. Need new fillers after 2 years.|
FAQs for BBL Turkey
When can I fly home after the Brazilian butt lift surgery?
You can fly back home one day after your check-up appointment. Your surgeon may suggest that it is okay for you to sit down 1 day after the surgery. However, consult your surgeon about it.
How much fat transfer can take place?
You may want to achieve maximum fullness and volume from the surgery. However, the amount of fat transfer that can take place depends on how much fat you have, your anatomy, and the thickness of the tissue in your buttocks. The surgeon will also consider your aesthetic goals.
What’s the difference between traditional butt lift and Brazilian butt lift surgery?
If you are concerned about sagging buttocks, you need to have a traditional butt lift in Turkey. The surgery removes excess skin and smoothens the contours and appearance of the bum. It can be done above or below the buttocks, depending on your areas of concern. A traditional butt lift does not change the volume of the buttocks, nor does it get rid of unwanted fat.
Is BBL Turkey surgery safe?
Done by highly experienced surgeons who are board-certified and trained, a Brazilian butt lift surgery is safe. The injection deep into the muscles can damage the blood vessels, which is why fat should be injected into the subcutaneous tissue (above the muscles) of the patient’s bum, which is what our surgeons do.
In addition, there is no rejection of the fat tissue by the body since the surgical procedure uses the patient’s fat. You have to be careful around the buttocks area after the BBL Turkey surgery and follow the aftercare instructions of the surgeon.