A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) revision is a cosmetic surgery designed for patients who are unsatisfied with their results from an initial BBL procedure. This could be for a variety of reasons, including size, shape, asymmetry, or due to issues with healing, among others.
Similar to a first BBL procedure, a BBL revision aims to enhance and reshape the buttocks using excess fat from nearby areas of the body.
Dr. Omar Tillo is a specialist in BBL, having pioneered the Buttock Enhancement and Superficial Transfer of Fat (BEST-F) technique. With years of experience, he is one of the leading surgeons in the country for the procedure.
This technique is safer than the traditional BBL procedure, as it grafts excess fat from around the buttocks and injects it over the gluteal muscles. As a result, the chance of fatal fat embolisms (which can often occur when fat leaks into the gluteal vein) is significantly reduced.
If you’re ready to get the results you desire with a BBL revision, contact CREO Clinic today.
Signs Of A Botched BBL
The term botched is often used by patients to describe a BBL that has not met their original expectations. However, it is often confused to wrongly ascribe fault on the part of the doctor, hospital, or patient. In fact, bad results can sometimes arise organically from the natural risk of surgery. For example, the body absorbing more of the fat grafts than expected, reducing the volume of the buttocks.
Overall, it is more helpful to identify signs that may indicate that you require a BBL revision:
- Large, excessive, and clearly visible scars
- Asymmetrical disfigurement at the site due to overfilling or underfilling
- Abnormal shape of the buttocks, such as the “ant deformity” and the “blow out deformity.”
It is also worth taking into account that fat necrosis is a common painful condition that patients can experience after a BBL. This condition typically occurs when the treatment area does not receive enough blood supply and subsequently dies off. Fat necrosis can cause the area to feel lumpy and hard underneath the skin.
Pros And Cons Of A BBL Revision
If you are considering a BBL revision, it is important to first consider the pros and cons associated with the procedure:
Pros Of A BBL Revision
- A BBL revision can address any areas of concern you might have with your original BBL procedure, including asymmetry, size, shape, lumps, dents, and rippling.
- The fat reinjected during a BBL revision should typically survive at the same rate or sometimes even better than it does during an original BBL procedure. This is because there is usually more space for the surgeon in the buttocks and hips to distribute the fat the second time, meaning the fat tissue is less cramped.
- BBL revisions can often be performed through the existing scars. Furthermore, if a new donor site needs to be used, the scarring is usually minimal.
- A BBL revision offers quick and prominent results – something which can’t be achieved through exercise alone.
Cons Of A BBL Revision
- Depending on the reason for your BBL revision, it may take more than one treatment to address.
- It is recommended to wait at least six to nine months after your first procedure before having a BBL revision. This is because the scar tissue requires time to soften and resolve.
- The risks associated with a BBL revision are similar to those of primary surgery, with an increased risk of skin damage and contour deformity.
- The recovery time can be as long as the initial surgery, although touch-up procedures may require less downtime.
How Long Do You Have To Wait Before A BBL Revision
You will need to wait at least six months before having a BBL revision. This is to allow for proper healing from the original procedure.
BBL Revision Procedure
First, an anaesthetic or sedative is administered before liposuction is used to collect fat from surrounding areas of the buttocks where it is in excess.
The collected fat is then purified and prepared for injection into the buttocks, superficially above the gluteal muscles. This is different from the much riskier traditional BBL procedure, which injects large amounts of fat into and under the muscle.
To ensure the safety of the BEST-F procedure, the surgeon will also use an ultrasound scan to check that no fat has leaked into the gluteal muscle.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From BBL Revision
Following the surgery, you may experience side effects such as bruising, soreness, and swelling in both the buttocks as well as the area where you had liposuction.
In general, recovery from a BBL revision is similar to that of the initial procedure, although recovery time can vary from patient to patient depending on factors such as the number of liposuction areas and the amount of harvested fat.
You should be able to resume the vast majority of your daily routine three weeks after surgery. You will, however, have to adjust your workout routine after your BBL to ensure your body is able to heal fully. Furthermore, we will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure that your recovery is as smooth and straightforward as possible.
This includes a wound check after a week by Dr Tillo or the nurse, a check of the early healing and scars at week six, and then a final check of the outcome of surgery at six months.
When Do You See Results From A BBL Revision
Immediately after the surgery, you can expect to see a significant change in your buttocks due to injected fat grafts and post-surgical swelling.
You may find that your buttock is larger than you originally anticipated. This is because, during the first three months post-procedure, it’s normal for your body to absorb up to 30-50% of the fat cells injected into your buttocks. The surgeon will therefore take this into account when determining the amount of fat to be injected.
In general, it usually takes around four to six months to get your final BBL revision results, as, by this time, the swelling will have subsided, and the remaining fat cells will be stabilised.
How Much Does A BBL Revision Cost?
If you are interested in a BBL revision with CREO, you can schedule a 1-on-1 consultation with our expert surgeon Dr. Tillo for £250.
The cost of the procedure in London at the CREO Clinic is 20% more than the initial BBL surgery, which starts from £7,900. However, the exact cost of the procedure can vary depending on the surgical needs of each patient.
Is A BBL Revision Worth It?
BBL revisions are becoming an increasingly popular cosmetic procedure as the buttocks is an area of the body that many people want to improve in order to achieve their ideal figure.
Most patients who undergo a BBL revision with a qualified and experienced surgeon consider it a worthwhile procedure as they reach the result they were originally looking for.
Schedule a Consultation with CREO Clinic Today
So, if a BBL revision in London is something that you’re interested in, contact us to schedule a consultation with CREO Clinic today.
Our body contouring surgeon, Dr. Omar Tillo is a pioneer in the safe and best practice of BBL surgeries, giving you the reassurance that your new butt will be able to reach your original expectations.