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Marielock laurinburg, NC
2 months ago

Interested in getting a BBL...I’ve did my research but I would like to know more about the risks and also if payment plans are available for doing this kind of thing. Also after my consultation with a dr about how long will it be till the surgery ?

Steven Wallach, MD New York, NY
2 months ago

This forum is really not the place to go over all the risks etc. In my office we do work with companies that can finance your surgery. We are usually pretty good about accommodating our patients various schedules. Best of luck!

The price for BBL varies with the number of areas being liposuctioned, which can only be determined at consultation.

Shruti Tannan, MD Raleigh, NC
2 months ago

Hi! Why don't you come see us in Raleigh? Risks depend on how we address the problem, (best explained in person) and our schedule tends to be accommodating. We have financing available and our all female staff can explain this to you.

Nelson Castillo, MD Atlanta, GA
2 months ago

Thank you for sharing your question. I would recommend setting up a series of ASPS board certified plastic surgeon consultation to get the best advice on appropriate treatment options for your specific case. Financing is available at most practices with timing of surgery dependent on the individual practice.

Arian Mowlavi, MD Laguna Beach, CA
2 months ago

BBL results have been maximized through the use of VASER Liposuction thanks to its ability to reach both the suerficial as well as the deep layer of fat. Additionally, an experienced VASER surgeon may utilize multiple advantages when it comes to post-op care ( A thorough Skype or Facetime consultation with a trained VASER specialist is recommended to answer any additional questions you may have.

Arian Mowlavi MD

Ricardo Rodriguez, MD Lutherville-Timonium, MD
2 months ago


It is great that you are asking about BBL risks. This procedure does carry a higher risk of complication compared to other cosmetic surgery procedures. In recent years, a high number of Pulmonary Fat Embolisms (PFE's) have been reported. This lead our ASPS society to establish a Gluteal Fat Grafting Safety Task Force. I am a member of that team and we have studied the issues and created guidance for surgeons.

The good news is that the risk of this complication can be greatly reduced by following the guidance we issued. I have written extensively about this BBL safety topic on my blog. When performed correctly, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a great procedure with fantastic results !

Regarding financing, my office accepts payment plans via 4 financing companies.

You can contact me via the contact form at this site.

Ricardo L Rodriguez MD

Baltimore, Maryland


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