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Brazilian Butt Lift: Your Complete Guide to an Optimal Recovery

 Brazilian Butt Lift: Your Complete Guide to an Optimal Recovery

You may have already researched a Brazilian butt lift, and you’re pretty sure that you want to get it done. You’re expecting to have a curvier shape, particularly your backside. But there are a few essential steps between where you are now and achieving the rounder behind that you want.

Preparing for your recovery is one of the smartest things you can do. Although the procedure is relatively quick, the recovery process takes much longer than expected. You’ll need to take certain actions to ensure that your recovery from a Brazilian butt lift goes smoothly. The Advanced Plastic Surgery Center specialists explain more about how you can prepare for your recovery.

What a Brazilian butt lift entails

A Brazilian butt lift is a fat-grafting procedure. First, when you come in for the procedure, you’ll get prepared for surgery and will receive anesthesia.

We start the procedure by removing excess fat by liposuction from parts of your body where you have extra to spare, such as your hips or thighs. We use small incisions and insert a cannula, which looks like a metal straw. This device removes the excess fat from your body. We then purify the fat.

Then, we make incisions in your buttocks and insert the extracted, purified fat to make your butt larger. The fat is inserted into the tissues instead of the muscles. We then stitch the incisions closed.

This is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home when the anesthesia has worn off. However, you’ll need someone to drive you home and take care of you for at least the first 24 hours.

The first stage of recovery

Your recovery is just beginning when you leave our facility. One of the first things you’ll notice is that we wrap the affected areas with a compression bandage. This is to help stop the bleeding. We’ll give you instructions about when you can remove it.

You may be surprised to find that the entire part of your body where we performed the surgery is sore and likely bruised. Although the first 24 hours require that someone stay with you, you’ll need to take it easy for the first week after surgery. We don’t advise that you go to work during this time, especially because you’ll want to avoid sitting down.

The later recovery stages

After you get past the first week, you may receive clearance to begin some light physical activity and return to work. However, you’ll want to wait six weeks before beginning a regular exercise routine.

We recommend eating a high-protein diet for the six months after the procedure to help your body recover. You’ll also want to start doing exercises that build up your lower body, such as squats, lunges, and leg lifts.

Your total recovery should take about six months. Preparing for this period in advance can help you feel more confident about the procedure, which generally improves your outcome.

If you want to consider getting a Brazilian butt lift, the quality of the surgeons you choose matters a lot. Choosing less-experienced providers may cost less, putting you at greater risk of serious complications. Contact the Advanced Plastic Surgery Center specialists today or request an appointment online. 

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