Take your curves to the next level with a Brazilian butt lift, also called a BBL. This procedure adds fat to your backside, giving the buttocks extra shape and fullness.
A Brazilian butt lift uses a unique fat extraction and transfer technique to augment the buttocks without implants. To ensure maximum quantities of fat cells survive implantation, following recovery instructions is essential after this procedure.
For a successful recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift, patience is crucial.
What Happens During a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is essentially a fat transfer procedure. Dr. Yegiyants moves fat from one area of the body into the buttocks, where it will permanently integrate with the tissues. It happens in two stages – an extraction phase and a transfer phase. Both portions of the procedure take place on the same day.
Dr. Yegiyants will extract the donor fat from an area of your body where you have excess to spare. Dr. Yegiyants often selects a spot like the waist that will enhance your Brazilian Butt Lift results by accentuating an hourglass figure. First, she extracts fat using liposuction, often removing extra to dramatically contour the body. Then, she cleans, concentrates, and prepares the harvested fat for injection.
Once the fat is ready, Dr. Yegiyants will transfer it into the buttocks with a series of injections, carefully placing each to provide dramatic volume and an ideal shape to the buttocks.
For several weeks after surgery, patients will need to wear compression garments that will help hold fat, skin, and tissues in place during the healing process.
How Soon Can I Sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
Newly transferred fat is highly sensitive. Pressure on the fat can cause issues with the implantation process, causing too much fat to die off and creating uneven or underwhelming results. To avoid this potential complication, we ask Brazilian Butt Lift patients to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for the first two weeks.
You’ll use pillows to help prop and position you on your side or stomach, including when you’re eating, sleeping, and watching TV.
When Can I Return to Work After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?
Since you won’t be able to sit on your butt for the first two weeks after a BBL, most patients wait for a few weeks to return to work. If your job allows you to work remotely or has provided you with a sit-stand desk, you may feel well enough to return to work sooner.
When Can I Exercise After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) ?
Take it slowly when resuming exercise after a Brazilian butt lift. Dr. Yegiyants typically recommends that patients wait six to eight weeks after their procedure to resume weight training and strenuous exercises. Gentle movement and arm exercises can resume sooner, usually within three weeks of the procedure.
Add some shape to your backside with a Brazilian butt lift by Dr. Sara Yegiyants. Call our office at (805) 682-1731 to learn more about your options or to schedule a consultation.