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The Big Alternative to a BBL

Posted 18 June 2019
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Question – what begins with the letter ‘b’ and is better for being bigger? Your bank balance, the beach or a bacon sandwich are all good candidates, but the answer of the moment has to be – bums. Yes, thanks largely to social media and the Kim Kardashian effect, bums are literally the latest big thing. And the desire for cheeky curves shows no sign of slowing down. Which is just peachy.

The beautiful bum revolution has led to a big rise in the number of people seeking procedures including the risky Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL. These really can be dangerous though, so is there a better option out there? The bottom line is yes.

The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure was pioneered as long ago as the 1960s and after a slow start, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures around. The process generally involves removing fat from a patient’s thighs or abdomen before injecting or implanting it back into their buttocks.

The results can look great, but procedure is costly, painful and has a pretty long recovery time. And as mentioned, it can be risky. In fact last year the BBL was deemed so dangerous, The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons recommended members stopped performing the surgery. Problems often arise when fat either becomes infected or is injected incorrectly and enters the bloodstream, neither of which has a healthy outcome.

With the BBL being so precarious, it seems high time to consider safer and speedier alternatives. And one of the best that I can recommend is 3D Lipo. Whilst not enlarging the bum, this treatment will leave it looking more defined and toned - with distinct curve appeal.

Non-invasive, safe and pain-free, 3D Lipo can produce great results in only a short time with no need for weeks off to recover. Plus you’ll be able to sit down straight away. The key to this treatment lies with banana rolls, or rather the removal of them.

Sadly these are not the delicious Chinese pastries, but the pockets of stubborn fat found below the buttock crease. Difficult to shift even with exercise, fat in this area can leave the bum looking saggy and shapeless. However, 3D Lipo makes it simple to banish banana rolls, lift the bum and bring back cheeky curves.

Using a combination of cryolipolysis and radio frequency, 3D Lipo can remove targeted fat, tighten skin and reduce cellulite. Cryolipolysis sees a very cold temperature applied to problematic fat cells, destroying them so they can be disposed of naturally by the body. Radio frequency then uses energy to encourage the production of collage and elastin, leaving a younger and more toned appearance.

3D Lipo is also perfect if you’d like to lose a few inches from your waist or thighs to complement those new curves.

Bums are officially a big thing, but the BBL can be painful and risky. 3D Lipo offers an alternative that is safe, quick and gives incredible results, so if you want to treat yourself to a cheeky treatment, contact me by phoning 01722 632633 or 07493 520517. No ifs or butts.

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