Everyone wants an aesthetically pleasing, shapely, and sizable derriere. For some, genetics have determined that their buttocks can only grow so big, regardless of how many squats or deadlifts they perform. The good news is, we can help you get the buttocks of your dreams with the Brazilian Butt Lift. At Milford MD Cosmetic Dermatology Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA, we can perform the BBL with a fat transfer to the buttocks to help you achieve your goals.
How Long Does a Fat Transfer to the Buttocks Last?
When you undergo a fat transfer to the buttocks, the results are meant to be permanent. This procedure involves the transfer of fat cells from one area to another and is designed to deliver long-lasting results that you can enjoy indefinitely. Following the aftercare directions after your procedure and making some strategic changes to your diet, lifestyle, and fitness routine can help you enjoy your results for the longest amount of time.
Following Your Aftercare Instructions
One of the ways to ensure long-lasting results after a fat transfer to the buttocks is to follow the aftercare instructions carefully. It’s vital to your results that you spend all of your time resting for the first 24 hours after your procedure is complete. Viewing your buttocks and those newly transplanted fat cells as extremely delicate during this time will help you treat the area with extreme care. A good recovery is critical to your final outcome.
Avoid Alcohol and Nicotine
It’s important that you avoid the consumption of alcohol and nicotine before and after your procedure, but especially during your recovery. Both of these substances increase blood pressure which can negatively affect your results.
It’s also important that you promote lifestyle habits that increase skin elasticity and protect collagen levels, since your skin will need to mold to your new body contours. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding substances that increase your blood pressure, like nicotine and alcohol, will help you get the best results.
Wear Your Compression Garment
After your procedure is complete, you will be provided with a compression garment to wear over your buttocks to help protect them, encourage lymphatic drainage, and promote compression to help the newly transferred fat cells adhere to the area.
This garment was specifically designed to promote a quick and healthy recovery, so it’s important that you wear it, even if you don’t feel like it. Using discipline and wearing the garment for the required amount of time will make a big difference in helping ensure that your results last as long as possible.
Follow the Sleep Position Guidelines
To ensure the best results and avoid any flattening, you will need to consider your sleep position. Once we determine your donor site during your consultation, we can provide you with a better idea of what type of sleeping position you will need to sleep in after your procedure is complete. This is only temporary and won’t last forever. Once you’re fully recovered, you can go back to your preferred sleeping position with no risk of altering or sabotaging your results.
Avoid Glute Exercises During the Recovery Period
If you’re a workout fanatic, this directive may be hard for you to follow, but keep in mind that avoiding glute exercises during your recovery period will make a big difference in your final outcome. Performing glute exercises during the recovery period will negatively impact your results because the exercises can disrupt the fat cells that haven’t permanently adhered to the area quite yet.
Disrupting fat cells could be catastrophic to your results, so you want to avoid working out during your recovery. Doing so will help protect your newly transplanted fat cells and ensure that they have the best chance to adhere to the area. Once the healing process has begun, you can resume your workout routine and add strategic exercises to build your glute muscles and help improve your results.
Promoting Long-Lasting and Healthy Fat Cells Post-Procedure
Once your recovery is complete, you should focus on a healthy diet, consistent exercise routine, and lifestyle changes that will promote the health of the transplanted fat cells in your treatment area to ensure the best results possible. Eating a healthy diet, exercising strategically, and avoiding certain activities will help your results last indefinitely.
Avoid Excess Amounts of Cardio
Cardio is important for your cardiovascular health, so you shouldn’t avoid it altogether, but you should avoid excessive amounts of cardio. Excessive cardio burns calories but doesn’t build muscle. Excess cardio will make you a smaller version of yourself. If you lose weight from performing excess cardio, there’s no guarantee that it won’t negatively affect your results by decreasing the size of your buttocks as those fat cells shrink.
Perform moderate or high-intensity interval training a few times a week to ensure that you’re keeping your heart healthy and working on improving your endurance without burning too many calories or losing weight.
Maintain a Stable Body Weight
It’s also important that you avoid losing weight after your procedure. If the fat cells that have been transplanted to the area begin to shrink, the size of your buttocks may also shrink. Stay within five to ten pounds of your weight at the time of your procedure to ensure the best and most long-lasting results.
Focusing on exercises that will build and strengthen your glute muscles will help you gain additional size in your treatment area. It’s important that you avoid these exercises while recovering. Once fully recovered, you can begin a workout routine that focuses on glute-building exercises like squats, single-leg deadlifts, glute kickbacks, and plyometric exercises.
Building your gluteal muscles is one of the best ways to help enhance your results after your procedure. Be sure to focus on using heavy weights during your workouts to help build your glute muscles and increase their overall size.
What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that typically uses a fat transfer to take unwanted fat cells from one area of the body and then injects them into the buttocks. It helps increase the size, shape, and proportions of the buttocks. Fat transfers are often used during breast augmentation as well as the Brazilian Butt Lift. A fat transfer to the buttocks takes fat from a donor site, typically the arms, abdomen, or thighs, and then prepares the fat cells in an injectable form.
Once the healthy, undamaged cells are separated from the damaged ones, those cells are then injected into the buttocks to increase the size, enhance the shape, and create new proportions. One of the benefits of a fat transfer is that not only does it increase the size of your buttocks, but it also helps tone, sculpt, and remove unwanted, stubborn fat from a problem area. This allows you to improve two body areas at once.
What Are the Most Common Donor Sites?
The most common donor sites used during a Brazilian Butt Lift to harvest fat cells to later inject into the buttocks include the back, hips, abdomen, and thighs. If you have excess fat in one area that makes you feel self-conscious, we can remove those fat cells and use them to improve your buttocks’ appearance, size, and shape. It’s a win-win situation.
What Happens During the Procedure?
During a fat transfer to the buttocks, we’ll begin by harvesting the fat cells from the donor site. This is typically done using liposuction to gently suction fat cells from one area of the body to then inject them into the buttocks. Once the fat cells are removed from the donor site, they will be prepared in an injectable form.
During the preparation process, the fat cells will be carefully examined. Only healthy, viable cells will be used during the treatment. Once prepared, the new fat cells will be injected into strategic areas of the buttocks to create the most aesthetically pleasing appearance. We may use liposuction around the buttocks to help contour, sculpt, and lift the area to deliver the best results.
How Long Does It Take?
Since this procedure involves several different steps, the entire treatment can take anywhere from one to four hours to complete. This treatment is complex because it treats a larger area of the body. Adding the right amount of fat cells to the buttocks takes time, accuracy, and precision. However, even though the procedure is complex, you can expect beautiful results that you will enjoy indefinitely.
When Will I See My Best Results?
Results take approximately six months to fully develop. It takes time for the newly injected fat cells to adhere to the buttocks. Some patients notice improvements in their appearance within two months of their treatment, but it typically takes six months to enjoy the final outcome of the procedure.
Who Is It Right For?
A Brazilian Butt Lift that uses a fat transfer to the buttocks to improve the size, shape, and proportion of the buttocks is a procedure that can benefit those who have always wanted a fuller and more rounded derriere. The best candidates should be in good physical health, over the age of 18, and fully understand the aftercare requirements. They should be willing to follow those instructions to get the best results.
The best candidates should have enough fat cells in a donor site to qualify for the procedure. They should also have realistic expectations about the recovery, the procedure, and their results.
Scheduling Your Initial Consultation
The best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule an initial consultation here at our office. One of our experts will sit down with you, review your health history, and discuss your goals. They will assess your buttocks and any potential donor sites to ensure that you have enough fat cells to use during the harvesting process.
Once we confirm that you are a good candidate for the procedure, we will schedule your appointment. We will provide you with a list of ways that you can prepare for your procedure, what you can expect from the recovery, and how to ensure long-term results.
Schedule Your Brazilian Butt Lift Consultation Today
Your dream buttocks are completely within your reach, thanks to the Brazilian Butt Lift. This procedure doesn’t involve the use of an implant, so you can rest assured that it is a safe and effective way to use your unwanted fat cells to help improve the size, shape, and appearance of your buttocks. Contact us today at Milford MD Cosmetic Dermatology, Surgery & Laser Center in Milford, PA, to learn more about this procedure.