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7 Tips to Maximize Fat Survival for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

7 Tips to Maximize Fat Survival for Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

There is no denying that the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) has become the most sought-after cosmetic procedure. In Hollywood, you might see many celebrities like Kim Kardashian opting for this body-contouring surgery. Having a prominent, desirable, and curvaceous derrière is difficult to obtain by just changing your diet or building muscles through exercise. That is the reason many women turn to cosmetic surgery to augment their buttocks.

It is a trendy outpatient process that gives wonderful results by increasing the projection and shape of the buttocks. This butt enhancement surgery uses a patient’s body fat by harvesting it directly from the different areas of the body.  A BBL, that is to say, is a simple and safe procedure that can deliver natural-looking and feeling results.

It is worth noting that only a portion of the body fat can survive in the new location. The percentage of transferred fat cells that can sustain themselves for a long time varies widely. Typically, it depends on a host of factors such as the elasticity and tightness of the skin, the total amount of transferred fat and the aftercare routine during recovery.

Although many factors can influence fat survival, all plastic surgeons agree that the recovery of the patient has a significant impact on determining the survival rate of fat cells and the Butt lift / BBL results.

If you are planning to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, here are seven ways to help you maximize the fat survival rate. Also, check out the blog article, What to Know About the Brazilian Butt Lift from Dr. Azad in Orlando, FL.

1. Avoid Using Power-Assisted Liposuction Devices

Surgeons use many power-assisted liposuction devices to remove unwanted fat from body areas. Although these liposuction energy devices allow surgeons better control, they can burn the fat cells due to heat exposure.

The devices generate small and rapid vibrations to break down the fats so tubes can extract them through canola. However, the excessive use of assisted liposuction devices can affect the survival rate of fat cells in the Brazilian Butt Lift.

2. Do not Skip Fat Purification

Fat purification is one of the vital steps in the liposuction process. When the surgeon extracts the body fat from donor regions, they process fat cells in a separate device called a centrifuge. It separates the excess fluid from the fatty tissues to purify them. This automated process of liposuction surgery ensures that the body fats are not contaminated. 

The process not only removes any unwanted substances from human fat but also ensure that only strong and healthy cells become part of fat transplantation. In the current field of surgery, the developed technique enables cosmetic surgeons to use a maximum quantity of body fat to produce effective and sustainable results. Know that the purified fat is stored in a sterile condition until it is ready to use or transfer in the targeted area of the buttocks via an injectable procedure.

3. Wear Specialized Compression Garments

After the procedure, your surgeon will recommend that you use specialized compression garments to help your swollen or bruised areas heal faster. However, beyond wearing a compression garment, you will have to wear clothes that support your healing phase.

Remember that if you squeeze the newly transferred fat by any means, it may kill or ruin the cells.  That is why it is essential to make sure you do not wear restrictive or tight clothes during your recovery process.

4. Avoid Smoking

If you want to maximize fat survival for the Brazilian butt lift, avoid all types of smoking after your surgery.  Try avoiding second-hand smoking as well.

Smoking can affect the flow of nutrients and oxygen running in your bloodstream. Also, it may hinder the ability of your body to recover. After a BBL procedure or fat transfer surgery, the transferred blood cells require re-establishing a proper blood supply to ensure survival in their new environment.

5. Avoid Sitting On Butt / Pressure

This is extremely important to sustain your grafting procedure post-surgery.  Sitting directly on the buttocks puts pressure on them and can affect the fat cells.  You can use a BBL pillow – a small cushion designed for minimizing pressure from the buttocks. You need to sit on it for at least four weeks to maximize fat survival.

6.    Maintain Healthy Lifestyle

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial to support your BBL augmentation process. You need to drink an abundance of water to stay hydrated and keep your body full of essential electrolytes, minerals, and salts.  

Eat healthily and include nutrient-dense foods to your diets, such as grass-fed butter, salmon, and avocados, to promote healing. Additionally, light post-surgery exercise can be tremendously beneficial to allow better survival conditions for fat cells.  

7.    Follow Plastic Surgeons Guidelines On Massages (Sometimes Recommended / Sometimes Not)  

You should not touch the newly transferred fat in the buttocks for at least six weeks post-surgery.  But if your surgeon has recommended BBL massage, you need to follow their guidelines carefully to avoid any kind of pressure or manipulation on the fat cells.

Bottom Line

In a nutshell, BBL is a well-loved butt enhancement procedure that contours your buttocks beautifully. Unlike implants, it uses body fat that surgeons extract through liposuction from a donor location. Thus, the tips mentioned above can help you maximize fat survival post-butt augmentation.

Written by
Juli Albright

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