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How Ultrasound Guidance Is Allowing for a Safer BBL

Posted on: November 28, 2022  |   Category: ,

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There’s hardly been a time when women haven’t desired full, shapely curves. The hourglass figure has long been considered “ideal,” and part of that shape includes a rounded, full, and lifted backside. 

Woman's backside wearing underwear and t-shirt

That said, most women are not blessed with the exact butt contour they want. Often, these women turn to cosmetic enhancement. 

There are many types of butt augmentation, but the most popular is butt enhancement with fat grafting, more commonly known as the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL). 

Even with the popularity of this treatment, there is a sad truth that the BBL has a history of safety-related complications. Fortunately, advancements in ultrasound technology are helping this surgery become safer than ever. This technique is known as the Ultra BBL or a #SAFER BBL.

What Is Fat Grafting Butt Augmentation?

The BBL is a fat grafting/fat transfer procedure that uses fat that has been removed from the body via liposuction, often from the abdomen, hips, or thighs, and injects those purified fat calls into various areas of the buttocks. 

The results of this surgery are two-fold. First, you can tone areas of your body with excess, unwanted fat and add volume and lift to your butt using a natural augmenting material. 

Results are natural-looking and long lasting. 

What Makes the Brazilian Butt Lift Dangerous?

All plastic surgery procedures have the possibility of complications, and the BBL is no different. In fact, it has one of the highest complication rates. These risks include infection, fat necrosis (which is when the transferred fat cells do not survive), hematoma, and fat embolism. 

Fat embolism is the most dangerous of these complications, which can lead to serious complications or even death. This occurs when the injected fat enters the bloodstream and travels up to vital organs, such as the heart. This can only happen if the fat is injected into the muscle.

While this is undoubtedly frightening, it is important to note that these complications are very rare when the surgery is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon skilled in Brazilian Butt Lift procedures like Dr. Frank Agullo at Southwest Plastic Surgery.

Even so, it is still exciting to announce that advancements in BBL techniques have made this surgery even safer. 

Introducing the Ultra BBL

Dr. Agullo is one of only a few plastic surgeons who offer the #SAFER BBL. 

The Ultra BBL uses ultrasound guidance to allow for the exact placement of the fat in the buttocks. This helps prevent the fat from being injected into the muscle, and by ensuring exact placement, this treatment offers safer and more precise results. This is because the ultrasound allows for visual guidance to be absolutely sure that no fat is injected intramuscularly (into the muscle)

Because there is more precision with this technique, the Ultra BBL also tends to result in a lower risk of complications across the board, including bruising, swelling, and nerve damage. 

This technique also allows for the greatest retention of fat cells, meaning the healthiest and longest-lasting results.

Interested in Butt Augmentation With Dr. Agullo in El Paso, TX?

The BBL is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Agullo. He offers several variations, including the traditional BBL, the supercharged BBL, and now the Ultra BBL. 

Schedule a #SAFER BBL consultation today by calling (915) 950-7900 or filling out our online contact form.