A Brazilian butt lift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures today. For a natural look, surgeons harvest fat from different areas of the body, purify it, and transfer it to the backside. Many people prefer having a Brazilian butt lift compared to silicone butt implants. The results are more natural, and the side effects are fewer. Just like any other cosmetic procedure, the aftercare is important for you to achieve the intended results. Here is what you should do to get the best results from a Brazilian butt lift.
Manage the Pain
After a Brazilian butt lift procedure, you are likely to feel pain and discomfort from the areas where fat was removed and deposited. The surgeon may remove fat from thighs, stomach, and arms leaving the liposuction site sore. The severity of pain will vary with the extent of the procedure. Your surgeon should recommend a pain management plan depending on the procedure you got.
Expect Some Swelling
Swelling is an alarming symptom in many situations, but in cosmetic procedures, it is expected. Do not worry about swelling or asymmetry in the first few days. After 5-6 weeks the procedure will set well, and you will be able to tell whether you need a follow-up visit to fix the asymmetry. The surgeon will recommend compression methods or swelling medication and the swelling should go down within a few days.
Sitting and Sleeping
You may not be aware of how much you sit and sleep on your butt until you get this procedure. For 10-14 days after the procedure, you must not sit or sleep on your butt. This is to protect the grafted fat so that it can settle within the butt tissue and heal. Sitting exerts pressure on your butt interfering with the healing process.
Use Compression Garments
Following the procedure, the surgeon will recommend that you wear a special compression garment. It helps the skin to contract evenly and it reduces the swelling. Always keep the garment clean to prevent irritated areas from getting infected. The time that you keep the garment on will be recommended by your surgeon.
Eat a Balanced Diet
Your diet will determine how fast or how slow you heal. Follow your surgeon’s recommended diet for the best results. Most of the time you are advised to avoid salty foods because they promote water retention. Consumption of well-balanced whole meals helps the body to replenish faster. Drink plenty of water to keep the body hydrated.
Keep Up With Exercise
Low impact exercise in the first 6 weeks will help to keep the blood flowing to help with healing. Avoid vigorous exercise in the first few weeks to allow the fat to settle and heal. In the meantime, you can do low impact squats, lunges, plank leg raises, side leg raises, and donkey kicks.
Watch Out for Infection
Be wary of an abnormal reaction to the procedure sites. Red alerts calling for immediate attention include fever, smelly oozing, swollen glands, and increased throbbing pain. If you notice redness, too much fluid retention, excessive swelling, and itching, you can contact your surgeon for further examination.
For more information on the Brazilian butt lift, visit Weston Center for Plastic Surgery at our offices in Weston, Florida. You can also give us a call at 954-507-4540 for further inquiries.