Showing off a perky, rounded butt under form-fitting jeans or a revealing bikini is getting more and more popular these days. You may have tried special diets and exercises to boost your rear end, only to be disappointed. Getting that volumized rear end is possible, however, with a Brazilian butt lift.
If you’re like our Brazilian butt lift patients in Louisville and Lexington, KY, you may wonder how long a Brazilian butt lift lasts and how you can keep your rear end perky and full once you’ve achieved the butt of your dreams. Those are natural concerns.
The good news is that you should enjoy your results for many years to come, and you may even be able to protect and enhance your results as the years go by. To understand how you can maintain your results, it helps to know how the procedure works, so let’s start there.
How Does a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Procedure Work?
During a BBL procedure, your plastic surgeon will perform liposuction to collect fat cells from areas where you have excess, usually the hips, abdomen, waist, or thighs. The fat is then transferred to specific points on the buttocks to create volume and improve the overall shape. Your plastic surgeon will perform this procedure using a local or general anesthetic. Read more about how a BBL procedure works in this related blog post.
What Is the BBL Recovery Process?
After the procedure, you may experience swelling and bruising, both where the fat was harvested and where it was injected. Your physician will advise you to refrain from sitting on your buttocks or sleeping on your back for about 2 weeks. You should also avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting, or long periods of sitting on your buttocks for the first 2 to 3 weeks after your procedure.
You can usually return to work 7 to 10 days after your BBL, but it may take up to 6 months for the buttocks area to heal completely and to see your final results.
How To Maintain Your Results Long-Term
Now that you have a voluptuous butt, you should think ahead about how to enhance and preserve your results. Post-operative care is a vital part of sustaining your results. Post-operative care includes wearing a compression garment for about a week, sitting on well-padded cushions (once you’re cleared to sit), and waiting several weeks before hitting the gym.
Additional ways to enhance your BBL results are maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle. Constantly gaining and losing body fat in the buttocks can impact your BBL and liposuction results.
Cellulite treatments can often complement your Brazilian butt lift results. Cellulite tends to occur in the thighs and buttocks, so smoothing dimpled skin in those areas can make your BBL results look even better.
Working Out Can Enhance Your BBL Results
A strong, toned body will not only show your BBL to its advantage but also help maintain your results. Once it is safe to exercise, you should focus on building your leg and gluteal muscles. Some exercises that can help with this are squats, dead lifts, and lunges. Incorporating free weights or body weight into your workout will help with overall toning and keep your butt muscles strong.
A BBL can give you that round, perky butt you’ve always wanted, but you need to work at maintaining your results over the long term. At our plastic surgery practice, we can help you achieve amazing results, as seen in our before and after gallery. If you are ready for a shapely, sculpted butt request a consultation or call us at (502) 899-9979 to schedule an appointment.