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Brazilian Butt Lift

Your Brazilian Butt Lift Looks Good Now, But Will Your Results Last?

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The Brazilian butt lift has been one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for the past several years. Rather than using synthetic implants to enhance your curves, the BBL transfers your own fat cells to your buttocks, giving you a more voluminous shape with a very natural look and feel.

Because this is a fat-transfer procedure, you may be wondering how long your new look will last and what you can do to ensure long-term BBL results. Follow these four tips to help you get the most out of your Brazilian butt lift.

1. Work with an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon

If you haven’t chosen your BBL cosmetic surgeon already, put some time and effort into this important step. Your results will highly depend on the skill and expertise of the cosmetic surgeon you choose and the techniques that he or she employs for your butt lift.

When looking for the perfect cosmetic surgeon for your procedure, check these crucial items off your list:

  • Affiliations with accredited organizations such as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
  • Experience performing Brazilian butt lifts
  • Before and after photos of patients with similar body types as yours
  • A clean, comfortable and well-organized facility

2. Understand How the BBL Works

It’s important to understand both how the BBL works and what you can expect in the weeks, months and years after your procedure. During this two-step procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will first remove unwanted fat from one or more areas of your body via liposuction. That fat is then sterilized and carefully injected into your buttocks to achieve the desired shape and fullness.

On average, about 70 percent of the injected fat should take and remain in place once your procedure and recovery are all said and done. Results are long-lasting once the fat takes to the target area, as long as you maintain healthy eating and exercise habits.

You may also experience some swelling at first, so the size and shape you see immediately after your BBL will not necessarily be the same as your final results in a few months.

3. Follow Your Cosmetic Surgeon’s Recovery Guidelines

The closer you follow your cosmetic surgeon’s recovery instructions, the better the results you can expect to see. One of the most important recovery guidelines after a Brazilian butt lift is to avoid sitting on your backside for around 2 weeks after your procedure.

For the first month or so of BBL recovery, use a special pillow to help take some of the pressure off your buttocks when you do sit, and try not to sit for prolonged periods of time.

Putting too much pressure on your butt while recovering from your BBL can cause less fat to ‘take’ and hinder your results.

4. Maintain a Healthy, Stable Weight

Significant weight fluctuations can affect your butt lift results over time. While changes of 5 to 10 pounds here and there might not necessarily change the size or shape of your backside, larger fluctuations, whether you gain or lose, can.

Be careful about becoming too focused on calorie restriction, especially while you recover from your Brazilian butt lift. Instead, focus on eating a well-rounded, balanced diet and stick to a healthy exercise regimen so you’re able to enjoy your BBL results for years to come.


Your Brazilian Butt Lift Looks Good Now, But Will Your Results Last?
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Your Brazilian Butt Lift Looks Good Now, But Will Your Results Last?
Wondering how to get long-term results from your BBL? Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gordon Andan of New York Surgical Arts shares four helpful tips.
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