The Ultimate Guide to BBL Techniques: Find Your Perfect Fit

History of BBL

History of BBL

Mai Delacruz

Mai Delacruz
Personal Fitness Trainer & Health Coach

Updated on 6/2/2023

You want a curvier, rounder backside, and after weighing your options, you've decided a Brazilian butt lift is right for you. After all, it's minimally invasive, generally safe, and gets incredible results, and because we are fat grafting to the buttock, you can remove fat from a "problem area." However, because we are using fat and not an implant, the care required differs slightly from other procedures. We are sharing some tips to help you better understand how to maintain your Brazilian butt lift.

Focus on Post Operative Care After Your Brazilian Butt Lift

After the initial procedure, following post-operative guidelines is essential to getting the best results, staying healthy, and avoiding complications. This means it's important to:

  • Wear your proper compression garments to help the skin tighten back up and improve healing;
  • Avoid smoking, vaping, or using tobacco products. Tobacco inhibits oxygen flow through the blood and slows healing, so using it could prevent the transferred fat cells from establishing.
  • Rest and avoid working out driving or strenuous activity. While after a day or two, you can certainly get up and move around, shower, and fix light meals, you still need to take it easy. Lying down on your side or stomach and resting will speed up healing and allow the swelling to go down more quickly.

It's important to note that while the initial swelling will go down quickly, it can take six weeks to a few months for your buttocks to "stabilize" and for you to see the final result. This means that while you may think your buttocks are more prominent than you expected and thus, you can skip some recovery steps, you may end up hindering the results.

Minimize Pressure on the Buttock 

Pressure on the buttock can suffocate and prevent proper blood flow to the transferred fat cells, hurting your results. As we mentioned above, you'll want to stay off the area for around ten days instead, laying on your side or your stomach. Even after the initial recovery, you want to avoid sitting on your buttocks directly for a minimum of three to six weeks following your procedure. When you must sit, such as when you're a passenger in a car, you'll have a cushion to transfer the pressure off your buttocks and help you get the best results from your procedure.

Wear the Right Clothes to Maintain Your BBL

Following your BBL, you'll be instructed to wear a unique compression garment or a binder for up to six weeks after the procedure to support both your buttocks and the area where the fat was removed. As we mentioned, this will improve healing, skin elasticity, and your overall results. Your compression garments must fit snugly but should never be tight or uncomfortable. This can restrict blood flow to the area and damage the transferred fat cells.

It's also essential to follow the procedure to avoid wearing tight, restrictive clothing during the healing process that could restrict blood flow, such as tightly-fitting jeans. Instead, opt for a looser fit that will allow you to wear your shapewear comfortably and won't add additional restrictions. Remember, this is only for a few weeks after your procedure, and after that, you can wear whatever makes you feel your best!

Focus on Nourishing and Exercising Your Body

Taking care of yourself is the key to ensuring long-term success and lasting results you love. While in the first few weeks after surgery, it's essential to minimize activity and avoid heavier training and workouts for up to six weeks, once you are cleared to exercise, we highly recommend it. Working your legs and glutes, in particular, will keep your muscles in shape and your buttocks more lifted and full, while exercising will keep your blood moving and nourish your cells.

We also recommend staying at a stable, healthy weight to maintain your results. After liposuction and fat transfer to the buttock, significant shifts in weight can change your fat cells and lead them to accumulate in different areas. Eating a diet with lots of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and lean proteins and drinking plenty of water will be highly beneficial to keeping your butt looking fantastic.

It's essential to remember that results will vary depending on several factors, including your body type and the amount of fat transferred. It's also crucial to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your Brazilian butt lift to ensure your safety and to achieve the best possible results.