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How to Maintain Brazilian Butt Lift Results

Published on June 16, 2024

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular cosmetic procedure that enhances the shape and size of the buttocks using your own fat cells. To maintain BBL results, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid advises patients that proper post-operative care is essential, followed by implementing a long-term care routine. Here are some key strategies to promote long-term BBL results.

Prioritize Post-Operative Care

Dr. Mofid provides his patients with detailed aftercare instructions to follow immediately after their BBL procedure. Following these instructions meticulously during your BBL recovery is crucial for the long-term success of your BBL. To promote expedient healing and optimal results, you may be advised to: 

  • Wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new buttock shape.
  • Avoid sitting directly on your buttocks.
  • Use a special cushion or lie on your side or stomach to prevent pressure on the treated area.
  • Schedule lymphatic drainage massages to expedite the healing process by reducing fluid build-up and supporting better circulation.

Postpone Exercise

Resist the urge to return to your workout routine immediately. Allow a four to eight week period before engaging in any physical activities. This period of rest is necessary for the transferred fat cells to stabilize and establish a robust blood supply. Early exercise can jeopardize the fat graft, compromising your final results.

Avoid Weight Fluctuations

Fluctuations in weight can significantly impact your BBL results. Gaining or losing weight can cause the fat in the treated area to expand or shrink, altering the shape and size of your buttocks. To maintain a stable weight and your BBL results, you’ll want to be sure to:

  • Eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of nutrient-rich foods to support overall health.
  • Exercise portion control, so you are eating an appropriate amount of calories for your body type and activity level.
  • Engage in regular exercise, making sure to start with low-impact activities and gradually integrate more intense workouts, as approved by Dr. Mofid.

Build Your Gluteal Muscles

Once you receive approval from Dr. Mofid, you will want to start a regular lower body workout routine that targets your gluteal muscles. Strengthening these muscles can enhance the shape and firmness of your buttocks, complementing and extending the longevity of your BBL results. Effective exercises to incorporate include:

  • Basic squats and variations such as sumo squats
  • Forward, reverse, and walking lunges
  • Romanian and traditional deadlifts
  • Box jumps

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Maintaining your BBL results requires a combination of diligent post-operative care, healthy lifestyle habits, and incorporating targeted lower body exercises into your workouts. By following these guidelines, you can enjoy the benefits of your BBL for years to come. If you are considering a BBL procedure in San Diego, contact the office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Mofid today to schedule a consultation.