A Safer BBL: Painless and Wide Awake

Safe. Painless. Wide Awake.

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves removing fat from one area of the body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and then injecting it into the buttocks to enhance their size and shape. The procedure can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation.

An “awake BBL” is a procedure performed with the patient under local anesthesia and sedation, allowing the patient to remain conscious throughout the procedure. The main advantage of an awake BBL is that it avoids the risks associated with general anesthesia, such as breathing problems, nausea, and vomiting.

Local anesthesia is generally considered safer than general anesthesia because it is a localized numbing of a specific area of the body, typically with less risk of systemic side effects. Local anesthesia is perfect for the modern techniques of liposuction.

Remember, general anesthesia carries a slightly higher risk of complications than local anesthesia, including the risk of breathing problems, nausea and vomiting, confusion and memory loss, and damage to the teeth or tongue. However, modern anesthesia techniques and monitoring have greatly reduced the risks of complications associated with general anesthesia, making it a safe and effective option for many surgical procedures.

However, an awake BBL still not entirely risk-free: including bleeding, infection, and nerve damage.  Nonetheless,  Dr. Wilkes and the physicians at Bala Better Health The surgeon must also take extra precautions to ensure that the patient is comfortable and safe during the entire procedure.

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