1. What is Lipo 360?
Lipo 360 takes traditional liposuction a step further to achieve a smoother, more contoured figure. Traditional liposuction removes unwanted fat from the abdomen, waist and back; typically one section at a time. Lipo 360 targets multiple areas of the entire midsection at once to create a more balanced figure. Lipo 360 can be tailored to your needs to achieve your overall body goals.
2. What is a BBL?
A BBL, also called the Brazilian Butt Lift or Lipo 360 + Fat Transfer, is liposuction of the entire torso where the removed fat is washed and re-injected into the hips and buttocks. This procedure is designed to give your buttocks a fuller, perkier appearance while creating a curvier and more contoured silhouette. The BBL is the most natural way to augment your buttocks because it’s achieved with the use of your own fat instead of an implant or filler.
3. How much does liposuction cost?
Consultations with Dr. Balgobin are required for full procedure cost. Lipo 360: $9,500 and Lipo 360 + Fat transfer (BBL): $12,000. Price includes your surgery, anesthesia fee, your first compression garment, Booty Buddy Pillow for BBL patients and recovery bag. It also includes your all-inclusive stay with Arijai’s exclusive Recovery House. At the Recovery house you’ll have 24 hour care, transportation and meals all provided by Recovery House staff. We recommend the Recovery House to all our patients because your recovery experience is the most important part of any procedure. You’ll recover in a safe, relaxing environment with staff who know how to take care of your needs.
4. How do I get a consultation?
In-state patients can call our office to set up an in-person consultation with Dr. Balgobin. Out of state patients can submit their information online for a virtual consultation. We require a medical form AND three photos (front,side and back either nude or in underwear from neck to knee with areas of concern exposed). After your consultation is submitted and you meet our surgical requirements our front desk will contact you to set up a phone consultation with Dr. Balgobin.
5. Does liposuction hurt?
All our surgeries are full cosmetic procedures done under general anesthesia. Surgeries can last 2-4 hours. Patient experience is different for everyone and pain associated with the surgery can be anywhere from moderate to severe. Some patients describe it as the soreness related to an intense workout while some say it’s comparable to childbirth. The first week is typically the hardest for patients, but most say severe pain subsides after two days.
6. What’s liposuction recovery like?
The initial healing period is 6-8 weeks, but it can take anywhere from three months to a year for patients to see their full post-procedure body. For the first 6-8 weeks the patient will experience swelling and bruising. They’ll also be required to wear their compression garment at all times, the exception being bathing and washing the garment. Patients can expect to drop down 2-3 garment sizes during this time. Additionally, patients who do the BBL will have to stay off their butt for 6-8 weeks. We provide all BBL patients with a Booty Buddy Pillow which allows them to sit down without their butt touching the pillow or seat. They’ll also have to sleep on their stomachs and avoid putting any pressure on the area during the initial healing period. The first 6-8 weeks are the most crucial in this healing process to ensure the patients best results.
7. How long do liposuction results last?
Results can last a lifetime with proper diet and exercise. Most patients undergo their procedure and work very hard to maintain their results. Some patients may return for additional rounds of Lipo to achieve their ideal body shape. In the state of Minnesota we’re only allowed to remove five liters of fat at one time in accordance to state law. Patients who wish to have more removed may come back for a second or even third procedure.
8. What are the surgical requirements for Lipo 360 and the BBL?
At our clinic surgeries are only performed on ages 18-55. We also require a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 32 or lower and a Hemoglobin level (HGB) of 12.0 or higher.
9. Side Effects
The most common side effects or complications of liposuction include: uneven fat removal, nerve damage including burning sensations or numbness, seromas, infection, scarring, irregular dimpling, seromas and allergic reactions.
10. Will my insurance cover the treatment?
Cosmetic surgeries are “elective procedures” so we do not accept financing through insurance. We do accept financing through Care Credit and United Medical Credit.