Body Contouring

BBL vs EXIMIA Body Contouring: Which Is the Better Bum Sculpting Procedure?

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Unlike the rail-thin beauty standards of the 1990s and 2000s, the 2010s and 2020s have seen curves being embraced more than ever.

This shift in perception has been influenced by pop culture icons such as Kim Kardashian, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj, who have embraced their curvy bodies as a symbol of beauty. As a result, more and more women are looking for ways to enhance their natural curves through cosmetic treatments.

Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBLs) and EXIMIA body contouring are just two of the many bum sculpting procedures out there. Both are designed to give you a fuller and smoother behind, but have major differences in their methods, costs, and results.

Illusion Laser Clinic is Dorset’s premier destination for non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Below, we delve into what BBLs and EXIMIA contouring are, the steps they involve, and how the two treatments square up.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A BBL is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks. Despite the name, it’s not a ‘lift’ in the traditional surgical sense – it instead involves transferring fat from one part of the body to another.

During a BBL, the surgeon first performs liposuction to remove excess fat from areas of the body. It’s usually taken from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or back. This harvested fat is then purified and processed before being strategically injected into the buttocks to achieve the desired shape and volume.

The procedure is called a “Brazilian” Butt Lift because it gained popularity in Brazil, where women have long appreciated a curvier silhouette. The technique has since become popular worldwide due to its ability to enhance the shape of the buttocks and create a more youthful and proportionate appearance.

What is EXIMIA body contouring?

EXIMIA body contouring is a non-surgical cosmetic treatment involving the use of EXIMIA machinery. Lasers and vacuum suction devices are used to shift fat cells, smooth bumps, and tighten skin.

EXMINIA works using four devices:

  • Microdermolift kickstarts the rejuvenation process by stimulating natural oxygenation and removing dead cells.
  • LPD light diode poration activates emulsification in fat cells through a wavelength of 660nm, promoting collagen production and making the skin firmer.
  • Endoradiomad BP uses a four-stage massage to strengthen the tissue and improve skin tone.
  • Radioporation stimulates the skin’s natural production of new collagen, helping eliminate imperfections such as cellulite, stretch marks, and wrinkles.

Want to know more? Check out our full body contouring guide!

Is a BBL or EXIMIA body contouring better?

Getting cosmetic surgery done is a big decision, so it’s important to be well informed. Find out which treatment is right for you by reading through our comparison below!


Although they’re still a popular procedure, BBLs have come under deep scrutiny for the risks they pose to patients’ health.

In a survey conducted in 2017, a group of 692 surgeons from around the world were asked about the mortality rate of patients who underwent BBL procedures. The findings were shocking: over their careers, they had encountered 32 fatal and 103 non-fatal cases of fat embolism in those patients. There are likely many more incidents that go unreported.

The fatality rate of BBLs is estimated to be around 1 in 3,000, making it the deadliest of all cosmetic surgeries.

EXIMIA body contouring, on the other hand, is considered a very safe procedure. It’s entirely non-invasive and involves no needles or incisions, so there’s little risk of side effects. It’s also safe for all skin types.

Pain and recovery time

A BBL is an invasive procedure that can take up to 6 months for your body to fully recover from.

After the operation, it’s common to experience bleeding, bruising, swelling, and skin discolouration. You may need to have the incision drained of excess blood or fluid, and you may have to wear a compression garment around the areas that were liposuctioned. You also won’t be able to sit or lie down on your back for at least two weeks.

In contrast, body contouring comes with little to no discomfort and a low risk of complications. It doesn’t require any incisions or injections, allowing you to return to your everyday life immediately after the session. You also won’t have to wait for weeks to see visible results – most people notice them after the very first session!


A BBL performed in the UK can cost anywhere from £6,250 to £7,500, while EXIMIA body contouring only costs around £500 for six sessions. You also won’t need to take time off work to recover after EXIMIA.


Once healed, BBLs will give you a noticeably rounder and fuller behind. It’s important to choose a fully qualified professional, as a poorly performed procedure can lead to noticeable unevenness and sagging. You can expect the results of a BBL to last five years or more.

The results of EXIMIA body contouring are more subtle, and often more natural looking. They’ll last as long as you keep up a healthy lifestyle and don’t have a significant change in weight.

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At Illusion Laser Clinic, we’re passionate about making your dream body a reality. Our range of non-invasive beauty treatments are designed to help you achieve your beauty goals, with our EXIMIA body sculpting treatment being among the most popular.

From the moment you step foot into our clinic, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be there to put your mind at ease. We understand that undergoing any kind of treatment can be nerve-wracking, which is why we take the time to talk you through each stage of the process. We want to make sure you feel entirely comfortable with what to expect as we move forward together.

During your free consultation, we’ll work with you to identify your needs and create a personalised treatment plan. By doing so, we can provide you with the most effective treatment for achieving the results you’re looking for.

Ready to bring your beauty goals to life? Book a free consultation online or call us on 01202 124 214 today!