How to Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift

How to Prepare for a Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift can get you the rounder, more voluptuous backside that genetics have denied you. We here at Lansdowne Aesthetic Center, in Leesburg/Ashburn, Virginia, under the direction of cosmetic surgeon Yaqub Baraki, MD, perform this procedure using a fat transfer, which gives you a natural-looking and feeling result.

If you have had your consultation with Dr. Baraki and have scheduled your procedure, here’s how we recommend you prepare. This can help you feel more confident walking into our office on the day of the fat transfer.

The Brazilian butt lift procedure

Dr. Baraki performs a fat transfer to add fullness, shape, and volume to your buttocks. During your consultation, you decide on a predetermined region from which to harvest the fat. This may be the abdomen, thighs, hips, or flanks.

On the day of the procedure, Dr. Baraki uses liposuction to remove excess fat. He purifies the fat and then injects it strategically into your buttocks to give you the shape and contours you desire.

How to get ready for a Brazilian butt lift

Avoid alcohol and tobacco for several weeks before your procedure; this helps promote faster healing. Fill any prescription medications. You’ll also want stool softeners on hand so as not to strain while using the toilet. 

Plan to wear loose clothing to your visit and have plenty on hand to wear as you recover. You want to be able to slip items on and off easily. 

Prepare your recovery area. You’ll need to avoid sitting directly on the fat-grafted area for at least three weeks. Keep bobby pillows, which are donut-shaped, on hand if you do need to sit for a short period of time. 

We give you comprehensive instructions about how to prepare the night before. Avoid all food and drink after midnight the night before. Don’t take medications that thin your blood in the days before your procedure; these include fish oil, ibuprofen, and aspirin. 

What is it like to recover from a Brazilian butt lift?

You usually go home to recover the same day as your procedure. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home after your Brazilian butt lift. It’s a good idea to have them stay with you for at least a few days, if not longer, as you recover.

You'll be given a compression garment to wear around your buttocks to minimize swelling and bruising. The compression also enhances circulation to promote healing. 

Expect to be up and walking around a day or two following your Brazilian butt lift. Plan to return to work in two to three weeks and to get back to all normal activities after four to six weeks. If you have an active job, your return to work may be delayed longer.

If you want to set up a consultation to learn more about whether you are a candidate for a Brazilian butt lift, contact Lansdowne Aesthetic Center today. You may also use this website to schedule your consultation.

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