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How To Get The Best Results From a BBL Surgery

Every BBL surgeon will agree that a patient’s actions after a BBL surgery will directly and significantly impact how much fat survives in the buttocks.

After a fat transfer, only a portion of the transferred fat survives in its new location. The percentage that survives widely varies based on the host of factors including how much volume was transferred, how tight and elastic skin is in that area, how a patient treats the bbl recovery process, among many other factors. Below you will learn the top 9 ways to maximize the results during your bbl recovery process. Share this to a friend who may need it!

9 Ways to Maximize Brazilian Buttlift Results

There are 9 things a patient must consider in order to maximize their BBL results:

  1. Do not smoke
  2. Do not drive
  3. Do not sit on your buttocks
  4. Stay hydrated
  5. Eat correctly (feed the fat)
  6. Sleep correctly
  7. Maintain a stable weight
  8. Wear the right garments
  9. Exercise around 8 weeks post-surgery

Do Not Smoke

Many patients always ask: can I smoke after my bbl surgery?

The answer is no.

If you would like to maximize your BBL’s results, it is highly recommended to avoid all forms of smoking after surgery, even second-hand smoking. Smoking affects the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the bloodstream and hinders the body’s ability to recover. After a fat transfer, newly transferred blood cells need to re-establish a blood supply in order to ensure that they survive in their new environment.

Do Not Drive

Can I drive post-surgery?

Do not drive for at least 6-8 weeks post-surgery.  Sitting on your newly transferred fat will squish and suffocate the fat cells.

Do Not Sit on Your Buttocks

Many patients often ask: how should I sit after my surgery?

You should avoid sitting directly on you buttocks for at least 3-4 weeks post-surgery. If you must sit, it is recommended to utilize a BBL Pillow or a regular Towel.

Using a BBL Pillow will allow a small cushion to go under your lower thigh and take pressure off your buttocks if you absolutely must sit. Again, sitting is not recommended for at least 3-4 weeks.

If you don’t have access to a BBL Pillow, but instead would like to use a towel, it is recommended to do the following:

Simply roll up a towel in the shape of a cylinder and place the town beneath your things when sitting. This will ensure your weight is kept off your buttocks. Just be sure no not cut off blood supply.

Stay Hydrated

What fluids should I drink after a BBL?

Drinking an abundance of fluids that provide your body with essential electrolytes, salts and minerals will help your body hold onto water and recover quicker. Himalayan salt is a great mineral to add to your very day water. Even just a few pinches added to your water will suffice. Other than that try drinking a Gatorade, Powerade or a Smart Water during the first 8 weeks of your recovery.

Eat Correctly

What can I eat after surgery?

Eat nutrient-dense foods that will provide your body with the essential minerals and vitamins needed to support recovery.

Add healthy fats and other foods including: salmon, avocados, grass-fed butter, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil.

Sleep Correctly

How should I sleep after a Brazilian Butt Lift fat transfer?

Stomach sleeping is the best way to sleep during this recovery process. Side sleeping is an option, but only if you it is absolutely certain you will need end up on your back.

Sleeping on your behind or back in any way is in all forms not recommended and ill-advised. It is safe to not sleep on your back for at least 2 months. 

Maintain A Stable Weight

Weight loss after a BBL should be proportionate to weight loss throughout the entire body.

Fluctuations in weight can negatively affect the results of a Brazilian Butt lift. Minimal fluctuation of 5 or so pounds is not a significant change in weight, however, significant fluctuation will cause the fat to accumulate in “new problem areas”. I.E. a woman with a “pear-shaped” figure may be more likely to gain weight in their arms rather than her tummy.

Wearing The Right Garments

What should I wear after a BBL?

Aside from solely wearing the correct bbl shaping garment post-surgery, it’s important to wear clothing that supports your healing process. Squeezing newly transferred fat is the quickest way to kill those fat cells.

Make sure you don’t wear tight or restrictive clothing during the healing process.

Exercise Around Week 8 Post-Surgery

What are the best exercises after a BBL?

Avoid strenuous activity for the first 2 months of recovery to ensure that fat cells are not burned. During this period, light walking i helpful, so long you manage your calorie burn rate.

After 8 weeks, the fat transferred cells should have established a proper blood supply. At this time, getting a good sweat session will pump fresh, nutrient-rich blood into the are. Avoid activities that may put extra pressure, compression or even trauma on the area. Avoid stationary bike and keg sleds. Try the elliptical or hack squat machines.


Where is the Best Place to Get a BBL Surgery?

Before scheduling a BBL Surgery with any surgeon, it’s important to choose someone that you can trust.

If you’d like to schedule a surgery with the highly renowned BBL Expert Surgeon and Author of the recently published BBL Book, you may do so by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Youssef on our BBL Surgery Los Angeles page. Or simply click the button below!


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