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All You Need to Know About Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

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A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) improves the appearance of the buttocks using your own natural fat. This surgery is becoming increasingly popular, so it's important to understand what is involved if you are considering treatment. Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can provide an overview of the BBL recovery process during a body contouring consultation in New Orleans, LA.

Do you want a fuller bottom that looks amazing in form-fitting clothing? Consider a Brazilian butt lift in the greater NOLA area. Call Dr. Heath Charvet to learn how this procedure can improve your shape and confidence.

What happens during a Brazilian butt lift?

Weight fluctuations and age can lead to volume loss in the buttocks, resulting in a flat or saggy appearance. A BBL involves liposuction to remove excess fat from targeted areas, like the stomach, hips, and thighs. The fat is purified and re-injected into the buttocks.

Dr. Charvet uses advanced techniques, so the fat cells survive and thrive in their new location. This may include massaging the treatment area to ensure an even appearance. The result is a fuller, more youthful-looking backside.

What is the recovery like after a Brazilian butt lift?

Two areas need to heal after a Brazilian butt lift — the donor sites and injection sites. Body contouring patients will experience some temporary side effects, like swelling and bruising in both areas. BBL side effects usually resolve within a short period and can be alleviated with prescription or over-the-counter medications.

How do you make recovery easier?

Dr. Charvet or a member of our team will provide detailed instructions on how to care for the treatment areas and ensure successful results. Here are some tips for a smooth and speedy BBL recovery in the greater NOLA area:

  • Avoid sitting on your buttocks: Patients can use a donut-shaped pillow or a Boppy nursing pillow that places pressure on the thighs instead of the bottom. Use these devices for at least two weeks after surgery.

  • Take short walks: Walking and light stretching help improve circulation and prevent blood clots from forming. We can give you specific exercises to perform at home.

  • Keep the surgical sites clean and dry: Gently clean the surgical areas as directed and avoid soaking in pools or other bodies of water until the incisions have healed.

  • Wear loose-fitting clothing: Wearing tight clothing can irritate the surgical sites and cause swelling. It's best to stick with soft and breathable fabrics that feel comfortable.

When can I expect BBL results?

The final outcomes of a Brazilian butt lift are visible once the initial swelling has gone down and the fat cells have settled into place. Full body contouring outcomes can be seen in around 4 – 6 weeks and may continue to improve over time. We recommend maintaining a steady weight to prevent future changes in the appearance of your buttocks.

Ensure successful healing after a BBL

A Brazilian butt lift can provide the fuller and rounder buttocks you have always wanted. Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can help you achieve your goals with this popular treatment. If you have questions about BBL recovery or want to learn more about the procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Heath Charvet in the greater NOLA area. We can help you understand what to expect during the healing process.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.