The demand for Brazilian butt lifts continues to rise. There was a 19 percent increase in the number of butt lifts performed between 2016 and 2017, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. All told, more than 20,000 butt lift procedures were performed in 2017.
One of the benefits of a butt lift is the fact that it uses your body’s own fat. Another perk is that it can help you get a rounder, fuller behind without the need for implants or ongoing injections. Depending on several factors, the results of a butt lift are long-lasting, if not permanent.
If you are a considering a butt lift, there are a few things to keep in mind. Your surgeon will do the heavy lifting, but you’ll need to do your part to optimize your results. These tips will help you prep for the surgery get through the recovery period afterward.
Tips to Help You Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift
Preparing for a Brazilian butt lift isn’t much different than preparing for any other type of plastic surgery. You want to do what you can to help ensure that your body is as healthy as possible before the surgery.
If you smoke or use tobacco products, your surgeon will recommend that you stop using them at least a few weeks before the surgery. Nicotine and other ingredients in tobacco products can interfere with your body’s ability to heal after surgery. You might not get the best results if you continue to use tobacco products before the surgery. It will be harder for the fat to establish itself in the new area if there is nicotine present in the body.
It’s also a good idea to focus on your diet in the weeks leading up to your butt lift. Eating a balanced, healthy diet can help you bounce back more quickly after your surgery.
You might also want to spend some time prepping your home and wardrobe for your recovery after the butt lift. Stock up on easy-prep, healthy meals so that you aren’t stuck ordering takeout after surgery. It’s also a good idea to stock up on ice packs, pain relievers, and to fill any prescriptions in advance. Have some books, magazines, or movies ready to keep you entertained while you recuperate.
If you have kids or pets, consider hiring someone to look after them during the first week or so after your butt lift. Your spouse or a relative might be able to step in and pick up some of the slack.
While fashion and style might not be at the front of your mind as you recuperate from a butt lift, it can be helpful to plan out some outfits before your surgery. You’ll want to avoid anything that puts a lot of pressure on the backside as well as anything that’s tricky to get into and out of. Loose-fitting pants with an elastic waist or flowy, loose dresses might be your best friend after a butt lift.
Tips to Help You During the Recovery After a Brazilian Butt Lift
Once the surgery is complete, it’s time for the recovery process to begin. You’ll find that some things in your life are considerably different from normal as you recuperate from a butt lift.
One of the biggest differences is that you’ll most likely need to take a break from sitting during the initial recovery period. When you think about how much time the average person spends sitting during a typical day, this can be a change that takes some getting used to.
You have a few options when it comes to taking a break or resting during the recovery period. You can always lie down on your stomach or side while sleeping or relaxing. Another option is to use a special cushion designed specifically for people recovering from a butt lift. Your surgeon can provide you with more details about these cushions and where to find one.
Another thing to keep in mind as you recuperate after a butt lift is that you’ll most likely need to wear a compression garment. The compression garment will help the liposuctioned areas regain their shape. It might also help these areas heal faster. Usually, you can expect to wear the garment for several weeks after your surgery.
Dr. Paul Vitenas, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston, Texas, is happy to answer any additional questions you have about a Brazilian butt lift and to give you more tips and pointers for the preparation and recovery process. To learn more about a butt lift, call 281-484-0088 to schedule a consultation today.