How To Maximize Your Brazilian Butt Lift Results
Are you frustrated with your buttocks? Whether the frustration comes from having a flat butt, loose skin from weight fluctuations, or asymmetrical butt cheeks, a Brazilian butt lift can often help. This procedure takes fat from your own body and adds it to your butt to give you a lifted appearance with more volume in your backside. If you have been wondering how to maximize your BBL results, check out these tips from our practice.
1. Stay Off Your Butt for At Least Six Weeks
Pressure on your buttocks can prevent proper blood flow to the transferred fat cells. This can affect your results. Your plastic surgeon will advise you on how long to refrain from sitting on your buttocks, but it’s usually about 6 weeks. After the first two weeks, you can “sit” using a special pillow under your thighs that will keep you from putting pressure on your buttocks–protecting the transferred fat in your butt.
2. Avoid Pressure on Grafted Areas
While you are refraining from sitting on your buttocks, you will also want to keep pressure away from the areas where fat cells have been transplanted. We recommend resting on your stomach or sides to reduce pressure.
3. Wear Your Compression Garment Consistently
After surgery, you will be advised to wear a faja compression garment 23 hours a day for the first 6 weeks. After 6 weeks, you can reduce the time you wear the faja to 12 hours a day. You will need to make sure that the garment fits properly and is comfortable without restricting movement. This garment will support both your buttocks and where the fat was removed. Avoid wearing tightly fitted, restrictive clothing during your healing process so you don’t impede blood flow to the area.
4. Keep a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle can have a large impact on your BBL results, so following the procedure, do not smoke. Be sure to eat healthy, well-balanced meals. Do not try to lose weight during the first few weeks following your BBL; instead, the goal is to encourage fat retention, especially in your buttocks. You can “feed the transferred fat” by consuming healthy fats such as those found in salmon, nuts, avocados, milk products, and seeds. This nourishment will help with fat retention and contribute to the success of your post-op results. Keto and other carb-limiting diets are typically not a good idea during the first 6 weeks of your recovery.
Though you will need to minimize your activity immediately after surgery, exercise can contribute to maintaining your results. Working on your legs and glutes can help keep your muscles in shape and your butt more lifted. It will also help with blood flow. For cardio, we recommend exercise such as high-intensity interval training rather than extended bouts of cardio like long-distance running that will burn a lot of fat.
5. Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
A BBL procedure is safe when performed by an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Earle, who uses ultrasound to precisely target the fat transfer. During your consultation, Dr. Earle will explain what happens during the procedure and the technique he uses to minimize the risk of complications. He’ll also address any questions or concerns you may have.
At our practice, Dr. Earle performs ultrasound-guided BBL surgery. This differs from traditional BBL by using ultrasound imaging technology to create images of the gluteal anatomy. With ultrasound, Dr. Earle can ensure he’s placing the fat in optimal safe locations, avoiding the muscle and other important structures in real time. You can see some of our patients’ BBL before and after pictures to get an idea of how beautifully BBL can sculpt the buttocks.
For more information on Brazilian butt lifts, request a consultation using our online form or call us at (305) 230-4326.