How To Maximize BBL Results
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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 and many other factors.
Every surgeon will agree that a patients actions during recovery will directly and significantly impact how much fat survives. Learn the top 10 ways to maximize your BBL results below.
BBL Steps To Recover
Learn the top ten MD approved steps to recover and maximize the fat transfer results from a BBL surgery.
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- Wearing the right garments
- Feed the fat
- Creative sleeping
- No driving
- Sit on your thighs
- No smoking
- Exercise around 8 weeks after surgery
- PRP/Stem Cells
- Stay Hydrated
- Keep a stable weight
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.
What can I eat after surgery?
Eat nutrient dense foods that will provide you r body with the essential minerals and vitamins need to support recovery.
Add healthy fats and other foods including: salmon, avocados, grass-fed butter, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and coconut oil.
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.
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.
How should I sit?
Sit on a towel. 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.
Can I smoke?
Avoid all forms of surgery after surgery, even second hand smoking. Smoking affects the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the blood stream 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.
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.
Can I get stem cell therapy?
A PRP or stem cell therapy treatment can establish a new blood supply to the fat transferred cells as soon as possible. For this reason, stem cell therapy will help your body jump start this process by providing those growth factors right where needed.
Thin BBL patients, or those patients where a small percentage of fat loss would be significant may consider stem cell therapy as a viable option.
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.
What should I do after weight loss?
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 women with a “pear-shaped” figure may be more likely to gain wight in their arms rather than her tummy.
Weight loss after a BBL should be proportionate to wight loss throughout the entire body.