Bump Up Your Booty with a BBL

Brazilian Butt Lift South Bay

The backside has become a central focus of a woman’s anatomy today with many searching for ways to add curves and fullness to this area. If Mother Nature didn’t give you the shape you want, there are other ways to enhance your booty today. At South Bay Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center, we offer the popular Brazilian butt lift or BBL to our patients that want to boost their buttocks without invasive surgery.

BBL Basics

A Brazilian butt lift uses your fat, taken from another area of the body, to create the fullness you want in your backside. This procedure offers positive results without the need for long incisions or the use of synthetic implants. Because the fat used in the augmentation is from your own body, the chance of rejection or a reaction to the substance is non-existent. This procedure offers natural, beautiful results that can be permanent for many of our patients.

The BBL is completed in three separate steps, which begins with the removal of unwanted fat from one or more areas of the body like the abdomen, hips or thighs. The second step is to process the fat that was removed to prepare it for step three; the injection of the fat cells into the buttocks to add fullness and curves. All three stages are completed by Dr. Verbin in a single session in our office.

Is a BBL Right for You?

The Brazilian butt lift can be performed to address a variety of concerns in addition to buttocks that are disproportionately small. Other issues corrected with this procedure include:

  • Asymmetrical buttocks
  • Buttocks that are flat and lack definition
  • Buttocks that have begun to droop or sag
  • Undesirable changes to the buttocks, due to weight fluctuations or aging

Patients undergoing a BBL should be in good health and have a stable weight, with isolated areas of fat to remove for the procedure. While the procedure is less invasive than augmentation using implants, you will need to be prepared to avoid placing excessive pressure on your buttocks for a few weeks after treatment to ensure the fat settles evenly into the treatment area.

Dr. Verbin will perform a comprehensive examination during your initial consultation to determine whether a BBL is a viable option for you. He will also discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals to be sure this procedure will meet your needs best.

Sculpting Problem Spots

Tumescent liposuction is used to remove fat, which is performed by injecting a sterile tumescent solution into the area first to loosen the fat cells and make them easier to remove. A narrow cannula is then inserted into the fat deposit via a micro-incision, which further loosens the cells before suctioning them out of the body. The incisions used for the procedure will be too small to require sutures and scarring after liposuction is very minimal.

Dr. Verbin performs his liposuction procedures in his accredited surgical suite using general anesthesia in most cases. Common places for fat elimination include the midsection, lower back and hips, where the sleeker contour will complement the newly enhanced buttocks even further. While you are still asleep, the removed fat is prepared for injection and then administered directly into the buttocks.

Boosting the Backside

Multiple injections will be used on the buttocks to create uniform fullness and a natural result. In addition to adding size to the backside, Dr. Verbin will strategically place injections to sculpt a defined contour that will be proportionate to the rest of your body profile. One of the primary advantages of this method of buttock augmentation is that there will be no incisions or visible scarring afterward that you must worry about covering up with clothing.

Recovering from a BBL

Recovery from the liposuction portion of this procedure takes a week or less, while light exercise is usually restricted for up to two weeks. A compression garment will be worn over the treatment area for three to four weeks to promote healthy healing of the area and the best possible contour.

Fat injections do not involve a significant amount of discomfort and do not require much downtime afterward. However, you will not be able to put any pressure on the buttocks for about two weeks. This means limiting the amount of time you spend sitting and using a special cushion when you are seated. Sleeping should be done on your side or stomach to further alleviate pressure on the treatment area at night. You will be able to resume light exercise about two to three weeks after your treatment and more strenuous activity within six to eight weeks.

Long-Lasting Results

A Brazilian butt lift offers natural results for most patients that can last for many years. If some of the fat is reabsorbed by the body over time, you can schedule a second fat transfer procedure to add more volume, as long as there is sufficient fat to take from another area. If a Brazilian butt lift sounds like the right procedure for you, schedule your initial consultation today by calling South Bay Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center at 805-568-5988.

25 Minute Body Contouring With SculpSure

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Oh, what a world it is, where you can workout and diet but also melt away the additional fat that just won’t slim down in the process. No matter how much kale you eat or how many crunches you do, there are always a few little spots that need a touch-up, but liposuction may be too much for you. At SB Aesthetics, our goal is to provide our patients with the best options for nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to give you the results you’re hoping for with the least amount of recovery time and the most comfort. We want to introduce you to a new treatment device that health magazines, beauty bloggers, patients and physicians alike are raving about and that treatment is noninvasive laser fat reduction with SculpSure.

Why SculpSure compared to other fat reducing treatments?

Over the past few years, there have been a variety of fat reducing treatments in the cosmetic and plastic surgery fields that offer an alternative to liposuction. Although liposuction for patients that require extensive amounts of deeper fat tissue to be removed from the body for a variety of reasons is still a great option, this laser fat reduction treatment offers no downtime and recovery. SculpSure uses laser heat energy to shake up fat cell membranes to cause breakdown and healthy disintegration through your normal daily metabolic activities. We don’t have to give you the details on that, you know what we mean.

Since the body is quick to allow seamless heating of these fat cells without harming the surrounding tissues fairly quickly, SculpSure requires less time in treatment. Compared to other fat reduction devices used for freezing the fat, SculpSure takes a fraction of the time and requires less application. While other treatments such as CoolSculpting promise maybe twenty percent of subcutaneous fat reduction, SculpSure does much better over time with up to thirty percent. That’s a lot of extra fat!

How—it works, how long it takes, it’s applied and more…

Fat cells are best treated using heat since these little cells are packed with energy, and the metabolism can break them down making use of that energy given off during the process. The body is amazing and always uses any energy available to fuel something else working overtime. This fat reduction isn’t an instant process but takes some time to happen gradually, usually about six to 12 weeks for you to see the change. However, we will take pre-treatment photos, so you’ll see the difference in detail as it happens week by week. Others often require months to see any type of change in your tissues.

If you’ve got 25-minutes, then you have time for SculpSure. We recommend SculpSure to patients that understand the difference between fat reduction and fat loss as they’ve met their weight loss target. Our fat reduction treatment won’t shed pounds but inches off of your waistline. SculpSure will contour the body as the fat is reduced based on the placement of a few applicator tools that deliver the laser energy through the skin in under 25-minutes. The optimal treatment areas for SculpSure are the abdomen or love handles, under the arms, thighs and the chin. We can treat up to four sections of the body in these sessions which is out of this world because others only perform the reduction on one section at a time.

While SculpSure destroys fat cells in the body that sit on the surface causing asymmetry and undefined bulges, heat energy works on the dermal layer to tighten the skin at the same time by attacking old collagen and elastin fibers! Can you believe it, skin tightening and fat reduction? You’ll be happy with the results you see after one to four treatment sessions based on your consultation at SB Aesthetics. We know you’ll be on your workout game with more confidence than ever before because you’ll see progress in all the areas you’ve been working hard on over the years. It’s a new you this year, so melt off the inches with SculpSure!

SB Aesthetics has answers and recommendations for you to achieve your best look. So call our clinic at 310-539-6500 to schedule a consultation for this SculpSure procedure today.

Melt Off the Inches With SculpSure

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Oh what a world it is, where you can workout and diet but also melt away the additional fat that just won’t slim down in the process. No matter how much kale you eat or how many crunches you do, there are always a few little spots that need a touch-up. Liposuction may be too much for you. At SB Aesthetics, our goal is to provide our patients with the best options for nonsurgical cosmetic treatments to give you the results you’re hoping for with the least amount of recovery time and the most comfort. We want to introduce you to the newest noninvasive fat removing laser- Sculpsure- that health magazines, beauty bloggers, patients and physicians alike are raving about.

Why SculpSure compared to other fat reduction treatments?

Over the past few years, there have been a variety of fat reducing treatments that offer an alternative to liposuction. Although liposuction for patients that require extensive amounts of deeper fat tissue to be removed is still a great option, this laser fat reduction treatment is simple, easy and quick with no downtime and no surgical recovery. SculpSure uses laser heat energy to destroy the fat cells. We don’t have to give you the details on that, but your body metabolizes and absorbs the breakdown.

The laser targets the fat primarily without causing damage to nerves which can be seen with modalities like freezing fat. SculpSure’s laser diffusion helps attain smoother contours compared to clamp on devices for freezing fat treatments. Sculpsure requires significantly less time in treatment. Compared to other fat reduction devices- like Coolsculpting (used to freeze the fat), SculpSure takes 25 minutes instead 2 hours.

How—it works, how long it takes, it’s applied and more…

Fat reduction/resolution is gradual and takes about six to 12 weeks for you to see the complete change. We take pre-treatment photos, so you’ll see the difference during the following several months. A consultation with our staff and plastic surgeon will evaluate your concerns and fully explain treatment options.

If you’ve got 25-minutes, then you have time for SculpSure. We recommend SculpSure to patients that understand the difference between fat reduction and fat loss as they’ve met their weight loss target. Our fat reduction treatment won’t shed pounds off but will slim down your waistline and other bothersome annoying areas. SculpSure will contour the body as the fat is reduced Optimal treatment areas for SculpSure are the abdomen and waistline, back, thighs and arms. We can treat multiple areas of the body in the same session- which is out of this world because others only perform treatment one section at a time.

You’ll be happy with the results you see after one to four treatment sessions based on your consultation at SB Aesthetics. We know you’ll be on your workout game with more confidence than ever before because you’ll see progress in all the areas you’ve been targeting. It’s a new you this year, so melt off the inches with SculpSure! It’s easy, quick and even possible to have done at the conclusion of your consultation if you are busy and short on precious time.

SB Aesthetics has answers and recommendations for you to achieve your best look. So call our clinic at 310-539-6500 to schedule a consultation for this SculpSure procedure today.

A Plastic Surgeon’s Cheat Sheet (Part 1)

 

Blog Exclusive: A Plastic Surgeon’s Cheat Sheet for Fillers and Blockers!!!

 

Will Botox fill in your wrinkles? Where can you put Voluma? What the heck is Xeomin???

 

(Note: the information provided in this blog is Dr. Verbin’s preferred off label uses. This blog is not to represent FDA approved indications of any product mentioned. Please consult with your doctor to determine if you a candidate for treatment.)

 

With more and more injectable products on the market, how is a patient to know what could and should be put where? Here is Dr. Christopher Verbin’s patient cheat sheet to help sort out all the confusion!

Blockers: A toxin botulin injected to block certain muscle movements.  Used to treat muscle conditions, migraine headaches, and cosmetically used to prevent and smooth wrinkles in the face. Also, strategic placement in certain muscles allows one to lift the eyebrows (the chart below is for cosmetic uses only). Note: all blockers come in unique units of measurement creating a range of cost per unit; however the costs per area average out to about the same.

 

Blocker

Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For

Botox

onabotulinumtoxinA

Fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, between the eyebrows, forehead, chin and lips; preventing deep lines; lasts 3-6 months; results in 5-7 days.

Filling in deep wrinkles

Dysport

abobotulinumtoxinA

Same as Botox; many Dysport faithfuls believe results come quicker and last a bit longer.

Filling in deep wrinkles

Xeomin

incobotulinumtoxinA

Same as Botox; does not contain additives like Botox/Dysport, so is good for patients that are no longer getting a good block since they may have built antibodies to the others; lasts 3-6 months; results in 5-7 days.

Filling in deep wrinkles

 

 

Dermal Fillers: While the main ingredient may vary, the purpose of fillers is to volumize the area.  This can mean plumping up the deep lines and folds in the face, or giving volume to the cheeks, temples, chin and other areas to create a more youthful and balanced appearance.

1.        HA Fillers

Fillers we commonly use in our clinic are generally 3 types of HA clear gel fillers.  There are many different brands and they can be reversed or dissolved away quickly and easily if correction is needed.

Filler

Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For

Belotero

Hyaluronic Acid Sulfur Gel

Fine lines and fine wrinkles, delicate areas; lasts 3-6 months.

Deep lines/folds, major volumizing, those who want the longest lasting filler.

Restylane

Hyaluronic Acid

Localized small volume correction, a more temporary fill; lips and areas to test; lasts 6-9 months.

Those who want the longest lasting filler.

Perlane

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; medium lines and folds; nasolabial folds, marionette lines; lasts 6-12 months.

Those who want the longest lasting filler.

Juvederm Ultra

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; medium lines and folds; nasolabial folds, marionette lines, under eyes; lasts 12+ months.

 

Juvederm Ultra +

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration in cheeks, temples; deep lines and folds; especially great for lips; lasts 12+ months.

Very fine lines and wrinkles.

Voluma

Hyaluronic Acid

Volume restoration for hallows of the face such as the temples, cheeks, above the eyebrow, along the jaw line, and under the eyes; lasts 2+ years and is the longest lasting HA filler.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, those who want a very temporary look (less than 1 year).

 

2.        Non-HA fillers, temporary but non-reversible

Filler

Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For

Radiesse

Hydroxylapatite

A thick, putty-like filler for volume in the deep folds, cheeks, bridge of the nose, chin; lasts up to 12 months.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, under eyes.

Sculptra

Poly-L-Lactic Acid

Volume restoration for the hallows of the face such as the temples, cheeks, above the eyebrow, along the jaw line; stimulates own college, results in 2 weeks, peak at 6 weeks; lasts 2+ years.

Very fine lines and wrinkles, under eyes, those who want a very temporary look (less than 1 year).

 

3.        Permanent Fillers (not a service we provide…ask us why!)

Filler

Made Of

Good For

Not So Good For

Artefill

Polymethylmethacrylate Beads, Bovine Collagen

Non-resorbable filler; FDA approved for nasolabial folds; considered semi-permanent lasting 10+ years and requiring surgery to remove.

Anyone who is not comfortable with permanent filler that can migrate and possibly harden over time. A skin test for allergies must be done 4 weeks prior to injection.

Silicone

Silicone/Other

Not safe as a loose injection

This is very dangerous as an injectable.  Avoid any clinic or individual offering to inject this material into the face, buttocks or elsewhere.

 

 

For a personalized consultation with Dr. Verbin exclusively, call Jill at (310) 539-6500 or email to jill@sbaesthetics.md.

 

Happy plumping!

 

Celebrating 2014: The Year of the Booty

The votes are in and America has a new favorite body part! From magazine covers of Kim K’s fantastically full rear, to the radio’s constant proclamation that it is “All About That Bass, ” 2014 was undeniably the most bootylicious year to date.  And no one fielded more questions on the subject than plastic surgeons!

Curves have been pushing the waif models out of the way since the success of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” in 1992.  Meanwhile, the beauty and entertainment industry has been slow to embrace the fuller figure. Sure we’ve had JLo and Beyonce to help lead the movement  but 2014 showed us in the aesthetics industry that women of all color and size were not only embracing this new trend, they wanted to know how they could be a part of it.  Enter the highly skilled fat grafting and board certified plastic surgeon.

What makes this procedure so appealing is not only a rounder rump, but the whittling of your middle as well.  Liposuction is performed on a patient’s abdomen and flanks (and anywhere else you would like to lose some fat) and then placed into the buttocks.  The result? Well, you won’t break the internet, but you might break a few hearts.  With a 93% satisfaction rating to date on Realself.com, this seems less like a trend and more like a surgical option that is here to stay. 

Let me back up a bit…it is important that you are getting you own fat injected and not black market filler like silicone or worse.  The news has been bombarded with stories in the past few years of people losing their limbs and lives due to infection caused by illegal butt injections.  If it sounds too cheap to be real, it is. If it is not injected by a board certified plastic surgeon, don’t do it.  If it is offered in a salon, spa or hotel room, run!

If you are interested in liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks, or a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery in Los Angeles, schedule some time with Dr. Verbin to find out if this surgical procedure is right for you.  With fat transfers performed every week, you are in some of the best hands in the business.  The consultation is free, so you have nothing to lose and only an enviable backside to gain.

Call Jill at (310) 539-6500 for more details.

Now let’s all raise our glasses to welcome 2015: The Year of You!!!

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