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7 Best Recovery Tips for the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

By writing this article I do not intend to scare anyone.

DR. MANUEL PERALTA

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure that includes a specialized fat transfer to increase the size and shape of the butt without implants. Excess fat is taken from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs and injected into the buttocks.

As with other surgical procedures, there are several things that patients can do to support the recovery period and speed recovery time. In this post I have compiled seven important BBL recovery tips to make this process more effective.

1. Don’t sit on your butt: If you still don’t follow me on my instagram profile you should do so I have posted a video on how to use the pillow correctly after a BBl.

However Temporarily, of course! Try not to sit directly on your butt for two to six weeks after surgery.

If you need to sit, you’ll need a BBL pillow, which allows a small cushion to pass under your lower thigh while taking pressure off your buttocks. In case you don’t have a BBL pillow, a towel can help.

Another thing you can try is sitting back in the chair.

When you are in the bathroom, do not sit directly on the toilet. Instead, you have to crouch or grab onto the rails. Again, it is critical to avoid sitting for two to six weeks or any length of time recommended by your surgeon.

2. Maintain a healthy lifestyle (Very important, repeat this mantra): A healthy lifestyle is always important, but we often take it for granted. It’s never too late to start making wiser lifestyle decisions, especially after your Brazilian butt lift procedure. If you have a habit of eating junk food, try to make a healthier change and eat a well-balanced diet.

After surgery, the body is getting used to the new changes and vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and other nutrients that are important for recovery. Try to add fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and low-fat foods to the menu.

If you are a smoker, try not to smoke after the BBL procedure. Smoking can interfere with the healing process because it narrows blood vessels and impairs blood flow. Also, you should stay hydrated throughout the day.

3. Wear compression garments: Compression garments are tight-fitting, compressive garments that fit tightly around the skin to provide much-needed support for people who are on their feet for long hours. A compression garment is also suitable for people with poor blood circulation. What many people don’t know is that the compression garment supports recovery after surgery. Ideally, you should wear the compression garment for three to six weeks after surgery.

Remember, you should avoid uncomfortable and restrictive clothing because it can damage the transferred fat cells. Also, uncomfortable clothing can irritate your skin, which is the last thing you want after surgery.

4. Fat Survival: Not all fat transferred to the butt will survive long-term plastic surgery. The survival rate of the fat depends on a couple of factors, including the techniques used by the surgeon to remove the fat and the patient’s recovery progress. In general, the survival of fat is between 50% and 80%. The best way to ensure a high-fat survival rate is to focus on recovery. Follow the surgeon’s recommendations and do not do anything that could affect the integrity of the fat cells or compromise the affected area.

5. Physical activity: If you’re an active person who loves to exercise, you’re probably eager to start exercising again. While staying active is not prohibited after the BBL, you should be cautious.

Patients should avoid all types of high-impact physical activity until approved by their surgeon. Vigorous exercise can affect the healing process and compromise the transferred fat.

In most cases, patients can participate in low-intensity physical activities within two to three weeks after the operation. Low-intensity physical activities are those that do not put too much pressure on your body, especially the gluteal area. For example, you can start walking at a brisk pace at this time.

Six weeks after the operation, until all is well with the treated area, the surgeon may approve participation in more vigorous activities such as bicycling and running. This depends on whether the transferred fat cells are stable enough to withstand the pressure caused by strenuous activities.

6. Shower / Pools: An important part of recovery after BBL is understanding what is and is not safe to do. Be sure to stay away from bathrooms, pools, beaches, and hot tubs until fully healed. In the first days after the operation, you can take a shower.

7. Massages:
Massage works by promoting blood flow to a specific area, which can help speed up the recovery process. When it comes to the Brazilian butt lift, you should consult the plastic surgeon about massage. Some plastic surgeons recommend lymphatic massage, which promotes healing and improves the appearance of the skin. In most cases, massages are performed in liposuction areas.

“Recovery after a Brazilian butt lift is demanding, but the end result is amazing. You must be patient and do your best to follow the recommendations provided by the plastic surgeon. Talk to your health care professional about any concerns you may have during your recovery. Always keep in mind that the more proactive you are in recovery, the better the results.”

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