Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility.
Dermal filler injections are among the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States with over a million injections performed every year. Within the dermal filler category, hyaluronic acid fillers are by far the most popular due to their good safety profile and versatility. Two filler manufacturers offer hyaluronic acid fillers–Restylane and Juvederm. Both are about equal in usage and most providers offer both. Northwest Face & Body offers the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland provides.
Juvederm is a type of cosmetic injectable known as a dermal filler. It is injected for two main purposes: to fill hollows and wrinkles or to augment areas of the face. Primarily used on the face, dermal fillers like Juvederm are among the top non-surgical procedures for anti-aging. With millions of filler injections performed every year, it is an extremely popular and versatile tool for looking younger and achieving your ideal facial aesthetic.
Within facial fillers, some subcategories refer to what the filler is made out of. Juvederm belongs to the largest and most used classification: hyaluronic acid fillers. This means that Juvederm is lower risk than semi-permanent fillers and can treat more places such as the lips.
The master injectors at Northwest Face & Body are masters at using Juvederm to artfully augment and fill in facial features. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Juvederm Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Juvederm has many applications across the face. Some of the areas Juvederm can treat include:
Patients can usually treat multiple areas at once. Juvederm also pairs well with neurotoxin treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport. Your master injector will discuss which areas you are a candidate for treatment and the best Juvederm filler for each area.
Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the body, the largest concentrations of which are in the eyes and joints. Therefore, while rejection or allergy to the filler is possible, it is highly unlikely. Another major benefit of hyaluronic acid filler is that they have a natural reversal agent, hyaluronidase.
When injected, it breaks up the filler. If you experience major side effects or complications or end up unhappy with your new look, there is an easy antidote. This also increases the safety of hyaluronic acid fillers when compared with other types of fillers. If occlusion (the injection of filler into a blood vessel) or an adverse event occurs, it can be immediately addressed in the office.
While it may not seem like an advantage at first, the temporary nature of hyaluronic acid fillers allows patients to stop treatments whenever they want, try out various filler options, and try out different looks each time. This experimentation allows patients to find the exactly right filler option and technique for them.
Juvederm makes a few different fillers that each have a slightly varied consistency and tend to be used in different areas. The main Juvederm offerings are Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma. Your master injector can discuss each option with you in detail and help determine which is best for the area you are treating and your goals.
The first step for undergoing Juvederm filler injections in Bellevue is to attend a consultation with a master injector. At this appointment, your master injector will ask you about your goals, medical history, history with fillers, and lifestyle. They may also briefly examine the area to evaluate the skin quality, thickness, and other factors that influence the filler choice and process.
If they believe you are a good candidate for your chosen procedure, they will discuss the many fillers you have to choose from. In some cases, you may undergo filler injections the same day. Otherwise, you can schedule your appointment at your convenience or before leaving the office.
First, your master injector will prep the injection sites. This involves disinfecting the areas with alcohol and cleansing them of any makeup or environmental debris. After this, they will likely apply topical numbing cream. This will sit for around ten to twenty minutes. During this time, your injector will prepare the Juvederm.
Your master injector will then begin the filler injections. Depending on the treatment, they may use a needle or cannula. If using a needle, they will start injections immediately. With a cannula, they will make a small entry point for the cannula using a small needle. After inserting the needle or cannula they will slowly inject the filler. They may move the needle within the injection point or inject at multiple sites to add volume evenly for the ideal results.
For most areas, the injections themselves do not take longer than about ten to fifteen minutes. You can have multiple areas treated at the same time. Along with the topical numbing cream, the Juvederm contains a small amount of lidocaine to help ease the filler as it is injected.
In the days following the injections, you may notice some common side effects such as:
For the most part, these side effects should clear up in a week or two. For a day or two following Juvederm injections, your master injector may recommend avoiding strenuous exercise, alcohol, and certain blood-thinning medications and supplements.
Your filler will continue to settle for about two weeks. If you still notice lumps, unevenness, or the result does not fit your goals after two weeks, our master injectors can perform a quick touch up.
A fully, round booty is one of the most common requests among plastic surgery patients. Whether they never carried much fat in their backside, or have experience volume loss for any reason, a fat transfer procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift is the best treatment for restoring and sculpting backside fullness. Brazilian butt lifts are fairly rare across the border in Vancouver, British Columbia. Luckily, Northwest Face & Body accommodates patients traveling from Canada and beyond. Northwest Face & Body provides the best Brazilian butt lift Vancouver offers.
A Brazilian butt lift surgery is a two-part procedure. First, your plastic surgeon will liposuction fat from certain areas of the body. Common liposuction areas include the abdomen, back, and hips. However, nearly any area that carries enough extra fat is a possible donor site.
After harvesting the fat and putting it through a purification process to remove the blood and other surrounding fluid, your plastic surgeon will precisely inject the fat between your skin and buttock muscles. This is known as the subcutaneous layer and is the best and safest place for fat injections in the buttocks.
The earliest form of the BBL was pioneered in Brazil in the 1960s. However, it would take a few more decades of refinement and the change of beauty standards for the surgery to become the highly sought after behemoth it is today. Originally, it began as a skin removal procedure to address the sagging of the buttocks. That is still a surgical procedure known as a butt lift.
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the procedure took on a form closer to what it looks like today. However, it was a much riskier surgery back then. Today, the techniques used to reinject the fat have become safer and more precise which increases the safety of the procedure. The general risk associated with a BBL is about the same as a tummy tuck.
All plastic surgeries come with some benefits and risks. It is important to understand both before undergoing the procedure. Additionally, your plastic surgeon will assess your individual risks based on your medical history and general health.
First, let’s look at some of the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift in Vancouver:
Patients often seek surgery because of its benefits, the risks are just as important to know and understand. Some of the risks associated with a Brazilian butt lift are typical surgical risks while others are more specific to a BBL. Among the risks include:
Complications or major side effects are rare when your BBL is performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. With that said, many side effects and risks are treatable. Following your aftercare instructions and providing a comprehensive medical history will help your surgeon promote the highest grade of safety.
Brazilian butt lifts are rarely performed in Vancouver, BC. Thus, those who do perform them often do not specialize in BBL surgery. The surgeons at Northwest Face & Body perform Brazilian butt lift surgeries regularly using the most modern techniques.
Along with a high level of experience, the plastic surgeons and team at Northwest Face & Body have special programs in place to help patients traveling for surgery make arrangements and have peace of mind. First of all, we work with nearby hotels to offer a discount on your stay. Our team may also be able to recommend or arrange caregiving services if you need them.
Additionally, our surgeons and providers can accommodate several of your appointments virtually including your consultation and post-operative appointments after you are cleared to return home. We primarily conduct virtual appointments via Skype or Facetime. Northwest Face & Body wants to make achieving your aesthetic goals as simple and easy as possible.
Whether you choose an in-person or virtual consultation, you will meet with your plastic surgeon to discuss your goals and medical history. Once they understand the results you hope to achieve, they may ask about aspects of your medical history and lifestyle. This may include the medications you take and if you smoke. From there, your surgeon may examine the potential liposuction areas and the buttocks.
If they believe the results you want are possible and that you are a good candidate for a Brazilian butt lift,, they will further describe the procedure and what you can expect. If not a good candidate, they may propose other procedures or the results a BBL could yield for you. Before the end of the appointment, you will receive a personalized price quote and financing information.
After you are placed under general anesthesia, your plastic surgeon will begin harvesting excess fat from the donor areas via liposuction. This will include at least one area, but likely more. The liposuction part of the BBL surgery can take anywhere from under an hour to over two hours.
Once your plastic surgeon harvests enough fat, other substances such as blood are removed from the fat and it is reinjected into the buttocks. Your plastic surgeon will take the time to be precise both to lower the risk of the surgery and to achieve your goal results. After all the viable fat is transferred, your plastic surgeon may stitch the liposuction access points and then you will slowly begin to wake up from surgery.
For the first twenty-four hours after your BBL, you will need the care of a caregiver. This can be a trusted friend or family member. After this period, you may still need help with some tasks, but do not need round-the-clock assistance. Some of what you can expect following BBL surgery include:
Patients can typically return to their Vancouver, B.C. home after their one week post-operative appointment. However, based on your individual healing, your surgeon may request that you stay longer. This will be discussed once your surgeon evaluates you during the consultation and pre-op appointments.
Like with most elective surgeries, patients should have a BMI of around 30 or under. There are several exceptions to this. However, since a BBL requires the removal of fat, patients with a BMI under 25 may not be candidates. Therefore, sometimes patients have to lose or gain weight to get the results they want from a Vancouver BBL.
The plastic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body do also specialize in combination tummy tuck and Brazilian butt lift surgery for some patients. This could mean that a patient has a BMI over 30, but that a large amount of their weight is due to extra skin or factors outside of their control. Individualized screening and evaluation are required to determine if you are a good candidate for a BBL, regardless of your BMI.
A skinny Brazilian butt lift is when the procedure is performed with less fat than a traditional BBL. This is generally in patients who only have a small amount of fat to harvest and cannot get dramatic results with their natural fat. Sometimes, it is used to describe when a patient only wants a subtle result and thus only a small amount of fat is transferred.
Additionally, if a patient does not have enough harvestable fat for fat grafting, a dermal filler such as Sculptra can be injected to increase the volume of the buttocks. While this procedure cannot provide the dramatic results of a traditional BBL, it is a great option for thin patients who want to augment their buttocks.
Brazilian butt lifts are safe. In the last decade, there has been controversy concerning their safety. New techniques and protocols were created to make the surgery safer, including injecting the fat only in the subcutaneous layer of the buttocks. This means placing the transferred fat between the skin and muscle without going into or beyond the muscle. When this occurs is when a BBL becomes higher risk.
With these improvements, a BBL still carries roughly the same risk as a tummy tuck. Therefore, it is a surgery that requires the right patient and surgeon for the highest amount of safety and success.
In theory, once the fat creates a healthy blood supply, the results are permanent. Though like all the other fat on your body, it is subject to lose, if you lose a significant amount of weight, it could come off in the buttocks as well. Therefore, it is recommended that patients maintain a steady weight as much as possible after BBL surgery.
The starting cost of a Brazilian butt lift at Northwest Face & Body for Vancouver residents is $4,000. This includes one area of liposuction. Additional areas will incur more costs. This also does not include travel or lodging expenses. We do work with outside financing and can offer discounts at certain local lodging locations. You can find all of our pricing on our price list.
Northwest Face & Body has served the Pacific Northwest for over three decades. Providing high quality plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, Northwest Face & Body aims to help all of our patients achieve their cosmetic goals. As one of the leading and most experienced providers of BBLs, Northwest Face & Body provides the best Brazilian butt lift Vancouver residents can get.