BBL or Liposuction: Which One Is Right for Me?

body-sculpting Body sculpting can give you the body you’ve always wanted but only when you choose the type of body contouring that’s right for you. If you’re uncertain about whether a BBL or liposuction will satisfy your needs, speak with licensed medical professionals. Board-certified body sculpting surgeons in Chicago, IL, can tell you which procedure is best for you.

How Does a BBL Work?

A “BBL” is a Brazilian Butt Lift–a fat transfer procedure. BBLs are meant to enhance your buttocks. During a BBL session, a board-certified surgeon will remove excess fat from one or more areas of your body and inject the fat into your buttocks. At the end of the procedure, your buttocks will look rounder and fuller. Most clients prefer us to remove fat from their abdominal area. The combination of a slenderized abdomen and fuller buttocks works best to enhance your buttocks size. However, we can remove excess fat from your lower back or thighs, if you prefer.

How Does Liposuction Work?

During a liposuction, the medical professional suctions the fat away from a specific area. This fat removal procedure prevents the fat cells from growing back. You can get liposuction on your chin, forearms, stomach, flanks, thighs, calves, and back. A surgeon can lipo multiple areas in one session. In fact, you may prefer getting a Lipo 360 to save yourself the time and trouble of scheduling multiple appointments. When you get a Lipo 360, the surgeon will remove excess fat from your abdomen, flanks, lower back, and hips.

What Are the Important Differences Between Them? 


BBLs are a type of body sculpting that’s intended to enhance the appearance of your buttocks. Liposuction is a form of body sculpting that’s meant to improve any part of your body where you want there to be less fat. Liposuction does not involve transferring fat cells to another area.


BBLs give your body a dramatically new appearance. The lower half of your body becomes more shapely and curvaceous. Liposuctions slenderize a part of your body and are more subtle in nature.

Body Sculpting Professionals Near Me

Old Town Med Spa has several locations throughout Chicago and offers same-day body sculpting appointments for your convenience. Our experienced BBL and liposuction surgeons aim to please you. If we can’t fit you in for the same day, we can get you in some time that week. To schedule an appointment, call one of our locations or fill out our contact form.

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