Fat transfer is the process of removing unwanted fat from specific areas to a more desirable location. This is the technique used for Brazilian Butt Lifts to give patients a more voluptuous bottom. While this procedure may seem too good to be true, it is important to note that not all the fat transferred to the butt area will survive. The percentage of fat that survives depends on several factors, such as the amount transferred, the elasticity and tightness of the skin in that area, patient care post-surgery, and more. Below are some tips to help maximize the results of the fat transfer.
1. No Smoking
It is critical to avoid all forms of smoking after your procedure. Smoking interferes with the flow of oxygen and nutrients flowing through your bloodstream, hindering your body’s ability to heal itself. After a BBL, the blood cells transferred need to re-establish a proper blood supply to survive in their new environment.
2. Wear Compression Garments
Compression garments play an essential role in all cosmetic procedures. Your plastic surgeon will give you instructions on which compression garment you need to be wearing and for how long. Be sure to get the correct garment that fits right, as a garment that squeezes the newly transferred fat will kill all those new cells.
3. No Driving
Patients who get a Brazilian Butt Lift must stay away from driving for at least six to eight weeks. Like we stated before, squeezing or squishing the newly transferred fat cells will suffocate those fat cells making it crucial to avoid any pressure on the buttocks. Using a BBL pillow can help minimize the amount of pressure being placed on the buttocks.
4. Eat Healthily
Your body is going through a lot during the BBL recovery period. Therefore, you should fuel your body with a nutrient-rich diet. Eating a healthy, balance diet will help your body heal properly while also nourishing the newly transferred fat cells. Try to add healthy fats to your diets, such as salmon, coconut oil, avocados, and more.