The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure is an effective way to increase the size and enhance the shape of your butt. As the cosmetic surgery procedure utilises your own fat cells to increase the volume, you’ll also benefit from body contouring thanks to the liposuction techniques used.
The true result of your BBL can be seen in about 6 weeks, but what about the long term? To keep your new, contoured shape and perky, full bottom, you’ll need to adopt a few good habits.
Focus on your post-operative care first
Before you think about dieting and your exercise routine, your BBL recovery starts with focusing on post-operative care. The final results and the long term effectiveness of the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery rely greatly on your ability to follow the care instructions during your recovery period. This includes wearing your compression garment, restricted sitting and attending the lymphatic drainage massages.
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Wait for 4-6 weeks until working out
While you may be keen to put on your activewear and show off your new booty in the gym, it’s important for BBL and liposuction patients to wait 4-6 weeks before working out. This allows time for the fat cells to stabilise and establish optimal blood supply after the fat transfer. Exercising can compromise the transferred fat and in turn, your final results. So take the time and enjoy a little R&R while you can!
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Maintain a stable weight
Once you’ve healed from the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery and given the green light from your cosmetic or plastic surgeon to return to your usual activities, maintaining a stable weight is key. Liposuction is effective at long-lasting fat removal results. However, gaining and losing body fat in the surrounding areas could affect your overall results. A healthy diet and regular exercise is the best way to keep your weight stable and maintain your liposuction and butt augmentation long term.
Hydration is often overlooked when it comes to keeping up the results of liposuction or BBL surgery. During the recovery period, keeping hydrated helps aid the healing process including minimising scarring and reducing swelling, but why is it important long term? Staying hydrated aids the digestive process, it helps maintain a healthy metabolic rate and allows greater control over your hunger levels.
Build your legs and gluteal muscles
When you are cleared for exercise, targeting your legs and gluteal muscles in your workout can help maintain your Brazilian Butt Lift results, keeping your butt perky and full. With the assistance of a trainer, you may wish to incorporate squats, deadlifts, lunges and box jumps into your regular regime. If this is new to you, starting with little-to-no weight and focusing on your form is best. You can then add weight as you feel more confident and gain strength. These exercises will help to tone your entire posterior chain and ultimately help you maintain your body contouring results.