Things to Know Before You Get a Brazilian Butt Lift

If you have lost a lot of weight and are now having to deal with buttocks that droop or sag, you can find hope in the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure, also referred to as a Butt Lift Augmentation. In 2013 alone, almost 10,000 of these procedures with fat grafting were performed, representing an increase of up to 16 percent from 2012, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  Plus, there was also an 19 percent to 30 percent increase from 2012 to 2013 in how many surgeons were performing butt augmentations.

The Brazilian Butt Lift enhances the shapeliness of the gluteal area and provides you with more round, firmer buttocks. New York City Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman, M.D. performs the procedure using liposuction to suction fat from a variety of areas including but not limited to the abdomen, thighs, back, and arms. He then transfers the fat back into the buttocks using a manual injection technique. The procedure results in a slimmer waistline and a tighter, firmer, and fuller butt. Before you commit to a Brazilian Butt Lift, there are some things you should know.

Preparing For After Your New Buttocks Procedure

Once you have made the decision to have a Brazilian Butt Lift and you have scheduled your surgery date, you still have more preparing to do. The preparing is not for 'before' your big day, but 'after'.

You will follow a compression garment schedule for several weeks after your surgery. You will also be advised not to sit directly on your buttocks for 6 full weeks from the date of surgery.

Some things you might want to consider picking up to use after the procedure include:

  • Baby wipes as you can't shower right away
  • Stool softener
  • Post-op protein shakes and vitamins for repairing your body
  • A Boppy pillow (breast feeding pillow) or BBL pillow for sitting

These are all suggestions that could prove to be beneficial while you are healing from your Brazilian Butt Lift. You can discuss these with your doctor before surgery.

Weight Gain Before Your Brazilian Butt Lift

Most patients are not required to gain weight before the surgery. However, Dr. Schulman may encourage some patients to lose or gain weight depending on their body. You are encouraged to stay at the same weight after surgery as you were the day of surgery. If you gain any weight before you have the procedure done, and then lose the weight after the procedure, your results may shrink along with the rest of you.

Candidacy for Buttock Augmentation

Your doctor will decide if you are a good candidate for the procedure. You must be in good general health since this procedure does require the use of general anesthesia. Dr. Schulman will go over realistic expectations with you during the consultation process.

During your consultation with Dr. Schulman, be prepared to talk about any previous surgeries you have had, any present or past medical conditions, any current medications you are taking, or any medication allergies that you may have.

Other things that will be considered during your consultation will include how much donor fat you have as well as skin quality of both the donor sites and buttocks.

How long is the BBL surgery?

When performed correctly, a BBL procedure takes 2-3.5 hours. This is due to the meticulous and careful fat extraction and reinjection. This procedure can take longer depending on how much fat the surgeon extracts and how big of an increase you want in your buttock size.

What will my BBL scars and incisions look like?

The incisions made during the BBL procedure are approximately 1-2 mm in length and heal very well.

Schedule your Brazilian Butt Lift consultation with Dr. Schulman today. Call 212-289-1851.

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