While rappers prove themselves through their body of work, many of their female admirers prove themselves by working their bodies in the form of dance or going under the knife to get work done to their bodies. The ideal body associated with Hip Hop was perfected in Sir Mix-a-lot’s Baby got back “Little in the middle but she got much back!” The middle referring to her waist, further corroborated by the lyrics, “ when a girl walks in with an itty bitty waist and a round thing in your face you get sprung” and lastly, famously sampled by Nicki Minaj who is known for her bottom half enhancements, ” My anaconda don’t want none unless you’ve got buns, hun!”
Western Beauty Standard Crumbles Under the BBL.
Western beauty standards were based heavily on the image of white women until cosmetic surgery allowed anyone with enough money to partake in these curves common among those of African descent. Black women used to be shamed as fat and low class for having protruding body parts but women like the Kardashians have unwittingly shuffled black women into the beauty standard by modeling themselves in the image of women with sub-Saharan African heritage.
Why is it called a BBL?
Many years ago, Leonard Grossman, M.D. was performing a fat transfer surgery on television. His patient was from Brazil. The show was titled “Building the Brazilian Butt.” The nickname for the procedure stuck from this allegedly, and it’s now known by that moniker. However, many have said this is not where the name of the procedure originated from.
Some dispute this as the origin of the term which has been abbreviated as BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift). It has been said that the procedure was named “Brazilian” as a credit to Dr. Ivo Pitanguy, possibly Brazil’s most famous plastic surgeon. He first started publishing information on this lift back in the 1960s. Even still, some are saying that shapely buttocks are synonymous with the women of Brazil and that the procedure has been named for its goal: the ideal shape as seen in many women of Brazilian or South American heritage. Brazil is a nation that contains the largest population of black Africans outside of Nigeria, again, this curvy bottom half is common among those of African descent.
What is a BBL?
The BBL is a surgical procedure that is becoming more and more refined as it becomes more and more popular. Women of all races are flooding countries like the Dominican Republic coming home with fuller rear ends in hopes of attracting a suitable mate with their new beauty. A BBL combines all-inclusive Lipo 360 with butt augmentation fat transfer. It basically uses your own body fat to create a curvier, more contoured appearance. Lipo 360 is a liposuction procedure that smooths your body’s contours around your entire midsection to create a more sculpted look.
The Brazilian Butt lift allows patients to kill two birds with one stone by having two surgeries at once.
How is a BBL performed?
A Brazilian butt lift involves three basic steps:
Excess fat is removed from the hips, lower back, thighs, abdomen, etc. via liposuction. The extracted fat is then purified and prepared for transfer. The cosmetic surgeon injects the fat into measured and specific points on the buttocks to increase volume and improve its appearance. The results of a Brazilian butt lift can be permanent but often it lasts for a few years and in some cases only a few months. Some bodies will metabolize the fat which would make all the money and risks, a total waste.
Are BBLs Dangerous?
Women are dying to live happy life. The all-natural curvaceous body of Ki toy Johnson from OutKast music video ” I like the way you move” is not only coveted but now possible for those with video vixen aspirations. Surgeons who reported injecting fat into the muscle necessarily cause an increased risk of fatal and nonfatal PFEs. The BBL death rate was between 1 in 6,214 and 1 in 2,351. As of late due to the increase of these surgeries the range has since been averaged out to 1 in 3,000.
The BBL is more formally referred to as SSBA (Safe Subcutaneous Buttock Augmentation), involving the aforementioned procedures: liposuction and augmentation. Only about 60% to 75% of the fat injected into the buttocks survives long term; the results of a BBL will vary from patient to patient.