The number of requests we get for our Houston Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure has skyrocketed here at Premiere Surgical Arts. Of course, breast augmentation and liposculpture will always be popular. However, between Instagram stars and celebrities with enviable backsides, butts have taken the spotlight. The procedure is a fantastic way to get a curvy, more sensual body profile and a youthful, lifted look. Maybe you have lost lots of weight, or your butt looks flat, making you unhappy with the appearance of your butt size. The BBL surgery may help you to achieve what you are looking for.
What to Expect After BBL Surgery?
As a leading Brazilian butt lift surgeon, I’ve performed thousands of procedures, giving patients the bodies they’ve always dreamed of. I know the idea of cosmetic surgery and the associated recovery period can be intimidating for some people. Therefore, I am sharing some helpful information about post-BBL surgery.
1. Initial Results Can Shock You
There will be post-procedure swelling, so don’t be alarmed if your backside looks significantly more oversized or asymmetrical at first. I promise you’re not going to be a cartoon version of yourself! I’ll give you plenty of Brazilian butt lift recovery tips to help reduce this swelling and ensure you’re comfortable. For most patients, a Brazilian ass augmentation involves taking fat from other body parts and transferring it to your butt. When someone graves fat in any area, about 30 to 40 percent of the fat will resorb into the bloodstream. That’s why if you’re aiming for a specific size, we have to go a little bigger because not all of the fat will stay. At about six weeks post-op, you’ll know how much fat will be retained. If everything remains consistent, especially your weight, there shouldn’t be more fat loss, and the transferred fat will act as your own tissue.
2. Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process is Different for Everyone
Everyone responds differently to procedures, so there’s no set BBL recovery timeline. I can customize your BBL post-care and recommendations. For instance, how long you’ll wear your compression garment, based on various factors but mainly on how well your skin is contracting at the one-week post-op visit. Want to get better results! Follow all of the Brazilian butt lift recovery tips and instructions carefully. That includes sleeping on your stomach for six weeks and using your BBL pillow when sitting. Depending on the complexity of your surgery and what you do for a living, you could return to work in as little as a few days, or it might take up to two weeks. However, most patients feel back to normal. They can resume many regular activities four to six weeks after the procedure.
3. Use Compression Garments
To help contour the body and control swelling, rocking a compression garment will be a big part of your Brazilian butt lift surgery post-op care. Suppose we perform liposuction to get donor fat for your butt augmentation. In that case, you’ll wear the compression garment for six to 12 weeks (again, everyone is different). You can put your clothes on over the top, so you won’t have to strut around looking ready to step into the wrestling ring. You’ll also have to use a Brazilian butt lift pillow for six weeks during the BBL recovery process, which brings us to our next point.
4. Requires Creative Positions To Sit
Patients don’t realize how much they sit until they can’t sit. Regarding what to expect after BBL surgery (Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery), the no sitting thing might come as a surprise. However, pressure on your buttocks can interfere with the fat transfer and cause less fat to survive. It’s super important to avoid sitting until I give you the go-ahead (usually a few days to a week post-op). Then, afterward, you’ll have to sit on your BBL pillow for six weeks. If you feel weird about using your new butt pillow in public or want to know how to sit after BBL surgery, just remember, it will be worth this small sacrifice. Focus on your new booty, and forget the rest!
5. You May Experience Bruising and Minor Discomfort
Your butt and the areas we took fat from will probably be bruised after your procedure. This will fade within a week or two, and it’s completely normal. You might also be sore (don’t worry, the pain is minimal). One of the BBL recovery tips is staying on top of discomfort. It’s easily controlled with oral medication but doesn’t wait until you feel sore from taking your meds. Stick to the schedule I give you in those first few days and use your drugs as directed. The discomfort subsides quickly.
6. Give a Temporarily Break To Weight Loss Diet
Many women spend a lot of time focused on losing weight and going on and off diets. You get to let it go while you heal, which can be freeing in a sense. In fact, you don’t want to lose weight during your BBL recovery since the donor fat cells need to establish themselves. This is especially important in the early stages when they’re most fragile. You shouldn’t gain a significant amount of weight either. It’s all about balance and choosing healthy foods to eat after BBL surgery. Maintaining your weight will bring about the results. Aim for a well-rounded mix of good fats, fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein, low-fat dairy, and complex carbohydrates. By getting all of your necessary vitamins and minerals, your body will have the fuel it needs to recover. If you have concerns about your weight, consult your plastic surgeon about the ideal timing for weight loss or gain.
7. You Will Love Your Body From Top To Toe
I approach all of my procedures with a mix of precision and artistry. Performing surgery like a Brazilian butt lift or liposuction is like sculpting clay. I make sure your body looks proportionate, symmetrical, and perfectly contoured. With a Brazilian butt lift, I typically do 360 liposuctions (removing fat from the upper and lower abdomen, flanks (love handles), and tailbone to transfer to the buttocks). I also do the upper back at no charge so that I can control the silhouette from the backside. Additional liposuction can be performed in the butt region to further lift and contour. Since the procedure removes excess fat to give your butt a boost, we improve your overall body profile, and you’ll look great from all angles.
8. Lift Some New Wardrobe Ideas
When you suddenly have curves and a full butt, you probably won’t be a natural at knowing what to wear to flatter your figure. It takes practice, experience, and a wardrobe update. So, don’t be shocked when watching Nicki Minaj or Jen Selter’s Instagram accounts for outfit inspiration becomes a hobby or your DVR fills up with episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
9. You’ll Feel More Motivated to Live a Healthy Lifestyle
A healthy lifestyle is vital to keep your butt looking perky, firm, and at its best. Once you heal and the fat cells are established, the shape of your butt is pretty much permanent, and your fat cells will work like any other fat cells in your body. If you lose weight, they’ll shrink proportionately, and the opposite will happen if you put on weight. As for the areas that were liposuctioned for your fat transfer, if you gain weight, they’ll be the last places fat accumulates. With that said, once the parts of your body that weren’t treated are maximized, the treated areas will start gaining fat. The way to maintain the results from your BBL surgery and liposculpture is to stay at a healthy weight. You don’t need to go crazy with working out or dieting, and your butt isn’t just going to revert back to how it was. Still, regular exercise will augment your new shape and keep you healthy.
I’ve found that patients love how they look after their procedure, and this confidence motivates them to want to live a healthy lifestyle. Exercise and eating right doesn’t seem like a colossal chore anymore. Now that you have the curvy butt you wanted going for a run willingly or deciding to stay away from fast food might become the norm. Getting the recommended amount of aerobic exercise in and combining that with moves, such as squats, with or without weights, and other strength-training activities for all your muscle groups will help you continue to look and feel yours.
10. You Could Get a Little Butt Obsessed
A newfound butt obsession isn’t on most lists of what to expect after BBL surgery, but it will probably happen. It’s no wonder. Your life will revolve around your butt throughout the process, and then once you heal, you’ll have a fabulous new figure. Don’t feel bad about constantly checking yourself out in the mirror in the first few months, taking belfies, signing up for twerk class, or stocking up on more bathing suits than you can wear. Embrace the new you!