Surgery is a big decision. No patient should make the decision without having all of the information up front. It is so important to #doyourhomework and make sure you are in the right hands. Here are a few simple tips to help get the conversation started.
- Are you Board Certified and by whom?
You should always be sure that your surgeon is who he says he is. The only person who should be performing your Brazilian Butt Lift is a Board certified Plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a booming field and there are many people who will take advantage of a patient’s lack of knowledge when it comes to board certifications by appearing as though they are properly boarded in Plastic surgery, when in reality they are boarded by another entity. This only makes it more challenging to find the right surgeon. A doctor certified in anything but plastic surgery should immediately be removed from your list; this includes “cosmetic” surgeons as well. Click here to learn the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon.
- How many BBL surgeries have you performed?
Experience is key when it comes to achieving your desired results. Be sure to ask for an exact number. It is always important to ask the doctor to show you before and after photos. An experienced surgeon will show you several examples of different body shapes as well, letting you see he can work well with different types of women. This may also help you identify with other patients and help set realistic goals.
- Is a BBL the same as “butt shots”?
Absolutely NOT! “Butt shots” are illegally performed procedures where they inject silicone or any other substance other than your own fat into your buttocks. This is extremely dangerous and can be life threatening. You should never consent to a procedure of this kind. You should never let cost be the deciding factor over safety.
- How is a BBL performed?
BBL procedures should always be performed in an accredited surgery center by an experience board certified plastic surgeon. The procedure typically takes about 3 hours incorporating liposuction of key areas: abdomen, flanks, and back. This allows your surgeon to create a smaller waist and accentuate your curves. The fat is collected into a sterile container where it is cleaned and drawn up into syringes. The fat is then injected into the buttocks in specific areas in a very strategic manner to achieve the best possible results.
These are just a few examples of how to get the conversation started with your surgeon. The more questions you have answered at your consultation, the more informed of a decision you will be able to make,thus ensuring you have put your trust in the right hands.