BBL recovery tips
Getting a Brazilian butt lift is a viable option for women who want a curvy posterior without the stress associated with implants. This cosmetic procedure will allow you to achieve attractive-looking buttocks by using your own fat. It’s one of the latest trends among women who want to improve the proportions of their body and achieve the most natural results.
During a Brazilian butt lift, fat is removed via liposuction from unwanted areas such as the hips, stomach, and thigs and transferred into the buttocks. Additional liposuction around the butt will be performed to improve the appearance of nearby areas for enhanced results. But the results are often based on the surgeon’s skill and how well you handle recovery, particularly when it comes to following post-operative instructions. Postsurgical care is vital to the final outcome.
The final results for buttock augmentation are seen in approximately six months. During that time, you will take proper care of your skin and body to increase the survivability rate of the transplanted fat. Some tips for recovering from a BBL include:
- Initial stages of recovery – Following surgery, patients will experience mild swelling and bruising, but it should subside in several days. Based on your level of discomfort, your surgeon may prescribe pain medications to alleviate any discomfort.
- Sitting position – This is one of the most important tips. Patients are advised to avoid sitting and lying on the buttocks after surgery to get the most out of surgery and ensure a higher percentage of the fat graft survivability. Sitting can be risky and damaging because it applies pressure to the newly transplanted fat cells. There are some pillows available to make your recovery more pleasant.
- Compression garment – Your surgeon will advise you wear a compression garment for up to 4-6 weeks after surgery. It helps reduce swelling and boost the healing process.
- Strenuous activity – Patients are advised to avoid high impact activities for at least four weeks, but most resume walking a day after surgery and exercise in six to eight weeks. Light walking is recommended as it promotes healing and improves the results.
- Lymphatic massage – This type of massage can also promote healing and improve the appearance of the skin around the treatment area. You must avoid swimming and hot baths for about four weeks. Patients are also advised to avoid sun exposure in the treated area for up to 12 months, keep a healthy diet, and quit smoking and drinking.
- Contact your surgeon – You must contact your surgeon immediately if unusual symptoms such as infection arise. Don’t ignore your surgeon’s advice or miss your follow-up appointments.
Will I need additional procedures?
A Brazilian butt lift, when done well, can last for decades. Some patients may decide to come back in several years to address the natural signs of aging. There is also non-surgical skin tightening procedures that may address these issues without the need for surgery. Thankfully, Dr. Fisher is an expert on this type of procedure so you are in good hands.