When it comes to cosmetic surgery, Brazilians are a dime a dozen. In fact, there have been over 15 million procedures performed in the past ten years. But if you’re thinking about getting one, you might be wondering what exactly goes into getting a Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Well, wonder no more: here are few things to know before getting your first BBL!
How To Prepare For The Procedure
- You’ll need to stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other blood thinners for at least two weeks before your surgery. It’s also important that you don’t smoke or drink alcohol for at least two weeks before your surgery date.
- You’ll need to wear a compression garment for about six weeks after your operation, but you should plan on wearing it for much longer than that because it helps reduce swelling and bruising.
- If you have any questions about what medications are safe during this time period, be sure to talk with your doctor beforehand so he/she can give advice on what they recommend stopping/starting prior to having procedures done on their body parts, says Dr. Peter Driscoll!
What The Surgeons Do During The Procedure
The surgeon will begin by injecting fat into your buttocks. They’ll then use a liposuction device to remove fat from other areas of the body, such as the abdomen and thighs. The doctor will then transfer this collected fat into your buttocks, sculpting them into a rounder shape with their hands or surgical instruments.
Who Is A Candidate For The Brazilian Butt Lift?
To be a candidate for the Brazilian Butt Lift, you must:
- Be in good health. You will need to be screened before your procedure so that the surgeon can make sure there are no medical conditions that would prevent you from undergoing BBL surgery, according to Dr. Peter Driscoll. If any issues come up during this screening, they will be addressed with you and your doctor before moving forward with any other steps in the process.
- Commit to a healthy lifestyle after your surgery (and before). Your surgeon will talk with you about how best to maintain your results over time, but it’s important that you follow his or her advice! This means staying active and eating well–no junk food allowed!
Things To Expect After Your First BBL Procedure
After your first BBL procedure, you can expect to experience a lot of swelling and bruising. Your doctor will give you specific recommendations on how long to rest and when it’s safe for you to return home.
The first few days after surgery are crucial in helping your body recover from any pain or discomfort as well as controlling swelling and bleeding. It is important that patients follow their doctor’s instructions exactly during this time so they can heal properly. You may also be given antibiotics before going home from the hospital or surgical center if an infection has occurred during surgery (this is rare).