Non-Surgical Solutions for a Better Butt: Alternatives to BBL



Updated on 11/27/2023
Mai DelacruzBy Mai Delacruz
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Women with very thin bodies who want to change the appearance of their butts will have to consider alternatives since there will not be enough fat on their bodies to do a transfer. A Brazilian Butt Lift without surgery is recommended in this case.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is strongly recommended as your go-to procedure for your augmentation, provided you have a unique body type that allows for it. Due to the fact that we are using materials that are naturally found in your body, it is the most natural way to enhance the size of your buttocks. You don't introduce anything foreign into your body's ecosystem, so everything goes smoothly and the risk of complications is reduced. An augmentation makes a more natural transition with your body as you age and there is no risk of your body rejecting the procedure. There is also less risk of infection.

In the event that the BBL is not an option for you, some alternatives to bbl include:

  • Implants vs. BBL
  • Injections or fillers that stimulate collagen production
  • Lasers for skin tightening


A buttock injection

Filler injections or collagen stimulating injections

Brazilian butt injections are a popular non-surgical alternative to a Brazilian Butt Lift. Poly-L-lactic acid is used in these injections, which are technically known as collagen injections. Generally, it is used as a one-time treatment regimen of up to four injection sessions scheduled about one month apart for healthy people with healthy immune systems. By stimulating your skin's own collagen production, poly-L-lactic acid helps restore your skin's inner structure and increase volume that has been lost over time. The change is subtle and occurs over time, gradually thickening the skin up to four times thicker, which is the main source of improvement. It will take several months to see the final results, which will last for two to three years.

There are some drawbacks to this option, including the fact that it is not permanent or dramatic. A second disadvantage is that the results are only minimal to moderate, and it is very expensive. However, this Brazilian butt lift injection is still popular because it's non-surgical, takes about thirty minutes, does not require anesthesia, and has essentially no downtime afterward. Your normal routine can be resumed immediately.


Lasers for skin tightening

The use of skin tightening lasers and technology is another option for improving the appearance of your buttocks. There is nothing mysterious about this methodology. Skin tightening lasers and technologies are used to tighten the buttocks skin and stimulate collagen production in order to create a fuller, rounder, and more lifted appearance.

As women age, they produce less estrogen and collagen, and their skin becomes less elastic. By using non-invasive procedures, this technology offers noticeable results that typically last for a few years. It does not alter your back end's natural shape, but it does help restore it to a more youthful, shapely one. It takes time for this improvement to occur, however, as collagen gradually increases over time. You may not see your final results for three to six months.

This technology is commonly used in Thermage, Ultherapy, and Titan therapies. Despite some differences between these therapies, their overall goals and procedures are similar, and none of them require a lot of downtime.

Compression garment for Brazilian butts

The Brazilian Butt underwear enhances the appearance of your bum without actually augmenting it. Brazilian Butt lift garments are ideal in this situation.

In order to give your backside a more natural lift, you can do specific exercises to enlarge your gluteal muscles. You will see gradual results, however, if you maintain a consistent and long-term effort. Below are a number of recommendations:

  • Brazilian Butt squats
  • Brazilian Butt lunges
  • Brazilian Butt Massage
  • Brazilian Butt training
  • Brazilian Butt Lift band


Diet for Brazilian Butts

A few supplements claim to increase fat storage in the hips and buttocks. There are, however, no clinical studies to support these claims.

There are other options as well

You can also try some at-home methods, such as:

It is possible to use topical creams to enhance your butt size by plumping up your fat cells over time.

Choosing the best option for your long-term goals and desires involves considering many factors. Although we believe the BBL is a safe and attractive procedure, it may not always be an option for all of our patients.


There is a black market to beware of

It is unfortunate that some women turn to the black market for injections in order to save a few dollars. A 31-year-old mother died in July 2017 after undergoing a black-market injection procedure to increase the size of her butt. Her chest pains and dizziness began 12 days after the illegal injections. Life support was removed from her after she was pronounced brain dead.

Apryl Brown was working as a hair stylist in 2014 when one of her clients offered to give her injections to increase the size of her backside. Brown jumped at the chance to get bigger buttocks at a fraction of the cost. As a result of a severe staph infection, she had to have her hands, feet, and flesh from her butt and hips amputated in order to survive. Upon investigation, bathroom caulk was found to have been injected into her. These black market cosmetic procedures carry dangerous risks, and she works to raise awareness about them.

Women are unaware of the dangers associated with these black-market trends, which are increasing in popularity. Increasingly, there are reports of "Pumping Parties." At these parties, people allow unlicensed physicians to inject illegal and outlandish substances into their breasts or buttocks in the hopes of increasing their size. Super glue, concrete, tire filler, and tire fillers are examples of these materials.

In most cases, industrial or commercial-grade silicone is used as an illegal filler. Often when people hear the word "silicone", they don't realize there are different grades and qualities. In contrast to silicone fillers that are illegally used on the black market, implants use a different type of silicone. It was never designed to be safe for human use, nor is commercial-grade silicone. Body tissues are adversely affected by it. A loose implant differs greatly from solid implants used in approved surgical procedures in that it comes in a "loose" form. It is not always the case that a loose substance will stay in the bum after being injected. There is just as much chance that it will travel to other parts of the body. Additionally, this will lead to other health risks as the body tries to get rid of this intruder in addition to an obvious problem with the buttocks. It is common for commercial grade silicone to not be sterile and to cause life-threatening infections.

It is possible to face other complications, such as the site becoming dark and leathery, or the weight of the injections causing excessive sagging and deforming the shape of the butt, even if the procedure does not cause death or permanent disability.

It is important to be aware of the dangers posed by these illegal procedures. You will not be able to afford to put your body or life at risk by doing them. Only twenty-one FDA-approved dermal fillers are available in the United States - none are approved for self-injection. It is extremely risky and potentially lethal to step outside the protective care of a licensed physician.


Frequently Asked Questions

What are the alternative treatment options to BBL?

Alternative treatment options to BBL include non-surgical procedures such as dermal fillers, non-invasive body contouring treatments, and exercises designed to tone and shape the buttocks. Additionally, diet and weight management can also be used to improve the appearance of the buttocks.

How do non-surgical alternatives to BBL work?

Non-surgical alternatives to BBL, such as dermal fillers and non-invasive body contouring treatments, work by using injectables or energy-based technologies to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. These procedures typically involve minimal to no downtime, and produce results that are temporary and typically last several months to a year.

Are non-surgical alternatives to BBL effective?

The effectiveness of non-surgical alternatives to BBL will vary depending on the specific procedure, the individual, and the desired results. Non-surgical alternatives are generally less invasive and have fewer risks than surgical procedures, and may be an effective option for individuals who desire a more subtle enhancement to the appearance of their buttocks.

What should I expect during a non-surgical alternative to BBL?

The specific experience during a non-surgical alternative to BBL will vary depending on the procedure chosen. Some non-surgical alternatives, such as dermal fillers, may involve a series of injections to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks, while others, such as non-invasive body contouring treatments, may involve the use of energy-based technologies to stimulate the growth of collagen and improve the appearance of the buttocks.

How long do the results of non-surgical alternatives to BBL last?

The duration of the results of non-surgical alternatives to BBL will vary depending on the procedure chosen, as well as the individual and their lifestyle. Some non-surgical alternatives, such as dermal fillers, may produce results that last several months to a year, while others, such as non-invasive body contouring treatments, may produce longer-lasting results with multiple treatments.

Are there any risks or complications associated with non-surgical alternatives to BBL?

As with any medical procedure, there may be risks and complications associated with non-surgical alternatives to BBL, although these risks are generally less significant compared to surgical procedures. Possible risks and complications may include swelling, bruising, and pain, as well as more serious risks such as infection or adverse reactions to the injectable substances or energy-based technologies used. It is important to carefully consider the risks involved and to discuss your concerns with your doctor prior to undergoing any non-surgical alternative to BBL.