Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

After Surgery Recommendations and Maintaning a BBL

How is the Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?

Either with time or only by genetics, the shape of the buttocks lacks the appealing high relief and roundness that makes them attractive. Besides, there is an accumulation of fat in the nearby areas, mostly in the flanks and hips, which creates an unshapely, more square and less alluring appearance of the body, contrary the acclaimed exuberant derrière nowadays, the Brazilian Butt Lift has made having the perfect hourglass figure a very attainable goal amongst women everywhere. That is why the demand for buttock augmentation in the world is growing at such a fast pace since having attractive buttocks is undoubtedly one of the most desired attributes a woman can have. It is a sign of youth and being fit, not to mention the sensual touch added.

As mentioned previously, buttock augmentation uses your own fat; therefore, the fat transfer is a complementary procedure to liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and sometimes the thighs. Here is what you should know about the recovery process.

After the surgery:

It is expected that you could have discomfort the first 7 days after the procedure; it's normal for you to have a feeling of tension, punctures, or sometimes some stinging. However, these symptoms may ultimately vary depending on each patient, some women do not experience these symptoms at all or in a very mild way. However, please bear in mind that they are solved after a few days anyway.

In most cases, you can return to work within 5-7 days, depending on the amount of fat removed, duration of the intervention, etc.

The micro incisions are generally left open, so they work as natural drainages where the fat was removed, preventing the accumulation of liquids. Therefore, you may secrete through those drains for 1-3 days. This is the way your body has to eliminate the liquid that was used in the procedure to reduce inflammation faster. It is also essential to follow the postoperative treatment, with a particular compression garment (Faja) for at least 1 month and to avoid tobacco. We will advise you on this issue in the consultation. In the intervened area, you have to maintain good hygiene and perform simple cures with the recommendations we will make in the subsequent consultations after the intervention.

It is absolutely advisable to perform lymphatic drainage massages after the procedure by a trained technician, with the massages you will achieve faster recovery and a better adherence of the skin to the deep tissues, so they are a fundamental part of the postoperative treatment.

What is manual lymphatic drainage?

Manual lymphatic drainage is a massage that is applied to stimulate the lymphatic system. Through this technique, blood circulation and the elimination of toxins and liquids are induced. These fluids are expelled through sweat and urine. When the lymphatic system is stimulated, it will work better, and the body's defenses will get stronger. In this way, recovery after surgery will be faster.

The lymphatic is part of care after liposuction. But, it must be done under the instructions of the doctor and by an accredited professional. The frequency and quantity will depend on the needs of each patient.

Importance of post-liposuction lymphatic drainage

There are many benefits that are achieved by applying these post-liposuction massages. Amongst them, here are some highlights:

  1. Accelerates healing of skin and tissues
  2. It improves circulation and stimulates the immune system
  3. Reduces inflammation and pain after surgery
  4. Reduces recovery time after liposuction
  5. It helps to eliminate the remains of anesthesia and medications used during the procedure
  6. It improves the condition of the skin by favoring its hydration

How is lymphatic drainage applied?

The surgeon may recommend a professional who knows how to do massage for the postoperative period of liposuction. This procedure is delicate, and if not applied correctly, it can affect the results of the intervention. Massages on the skin should begin after about five days after liposuction. The physiotherapist should be familiar with the DLM technique to avoid adverse effects. These massages can also be applied during the first postoperative days. However, they should be done on the strip of understanding to prevent skin mobilization. In the first week, it is essential that the movement in the skin is minimal. In this way, lymphatic regeneration and skin bonds are favored.

If the skin is mobilized prematurely or excessively, it will result in more considerable sagging. It is necessary to clarify how many lymphatic drainage massages are required. This answer is in the hands of the specialist because it is he who knows the physical and psychological conditions of the patient. The first sessions can be daily, and then they are spaced in time. Manual lymphatic drainage is not applied only in the case of liposuction. It is also recommended after breast surgery, abdominoplasty, among other surgical procedures. Massages should not cause pain. On the contrary, the patient should feel relief from the moment the lymphatic drainage begins to be applied.

How long do the BBL results last?

After the recovery period and the normal body absorption of the fat, the Brazilian Butt Lift results might be permanent or at least last for a very long time. Once the first resorption phase ends, the fat that remains, which is 50 to 80% of the total fat that survives, and that lives with new blood supply and tissue, the enduring results are noticeable.

Perhaps there are a few factors that would make the results last longer, like injection and harvest technique, as well as the amount of fat transferred. However, the lasting results depend on your weight fluctuation and lifestyle. The fat cells injected in your buttocks will behave just like the other fat cells in your body. Still, the ones in this area tend to get more significant than usual when you gain weight and smaller with weight loss.

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