Are you missing summer already? If you didn’t quite get the summer bod you were dreaming of before last summer, be ready next year by getting a Brazilian butt lift. BBL procedures or buttock augmentation with fat grafting was performed more than 24,000 times last year according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics. This is a 19% increase over the previous year. But before you undergo this procedure here are some things you should know.
About Brazilian Butt Lift Procedures
BBL does much more than just adds volume to your bottom. Liposuction from other areas on your body is a vital part of this procedure. This fat is transferred to your buttock from your torso or waist area in a 3-dimensional method to give you the shape you want.
How to Prepare
If you are fully on board for a BBL procedure, here are some simple ways to prepare before your surgery date approaches:
- Quit smoking
- While this may just seem like a good tip overall, it’s extremely important if you’re about to undergo BBL surgery. This surgery, in particular, requires ample blood supply and nicotine has been known to constrict blood vessels and decrease blood flow, making healing more difficult. If you do smoke, be honest about your smoking status.
- Keep working out
- If you already stick to a workout routine, keep it up. Patients who are in good shape and close to their ideal body weight tend to recover faster. Make sure you do not overexert yourself following your procedure, however.
- Eat healthily
- Eat healthily and stay hydrated in the weeks prior to your surgery date. This will help regulate your digestive system and help your body defend itself from infections.
- Stock up on supplies
- Make sure you have all the items you’ll need during recovery before your surgery so you don’t have to worry about it later. Some of these items include healthy snacks and easy-to-make meals as well as ice packs, loose clothing, and medications. We will provide a BBL pillow for sitting.
We hope this helps you to prepare for your buttock augmentation procedure. If you have more questions or would like to schedule a consultation call us today at 801.525.8741.