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Butt implants ? what can you warn me before getting it . and can you tell me the difference between a brazilian butt lift and butt implants ?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
At 16, you're not: a candidate for surgery and it's unlikely you need it . Focus on dance and sports.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto commented
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Provided original answer
same applies to 18 y/o
Apr 28, 2015
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
Gluteal Implants have been present for over 20 years. But their very high complication rates have caused most boarded PSs to avoid offering this operation. upto 24% infection exposure rates. As for BBL - it is sterile collected liposuctioned fats transferred into the buttock in a fixed volume, usually less than 1,000 c's per side. Results us the "no hands" techniques for collection and the Coleman
Apr 28, 2015
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
(cont) from above) techniques of droplet injection, have increase fat graft survival. There are very few expert BBL docs with good survival rates. Research for one..
Apr 28, 2015
Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
Implants: I perform fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift). This is where excess fat is taken from unwanted areas such as the thighs or hips and inserted into the upper buttocks to give them a more rounded, perkier appearance. It is a safe and effective procedure.
Dr. Brian Arslanian
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Butt implants were used for a long time, and continue to be used in other countries. Here in the US, most surgeons have switched to fat grafting in the majority of cases. It is safer, less complications and gives a more predictable result. In patients that have very low body fat, BBL might not be possible so gluteal implants may then be the only option.
Nov 17, 2015
Dr. Darryl Blinski
Plastic Surgery 46 years experience
The major difference is complication rates. In buttock implants at least 25% complications occur vs fat grafts or BBL less than 10% rates.
Nov 17, 2015

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