Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a popular form of buttocks augmentation meant to perk up the rear. Simply put, Dr. Krau takes excess fat from one place in your body and transports it to your tush. The result: one body part is slimmer and smoother and another (your buttocks) fuller and sexier.
Prepping for a Brazilian Butt Lift begins with a self-assessment to determine if you are a good candidate. This includes: physical and psychological health, being a non-smoker, reasonable goals centered on improvement rather than perfection, and having no medical conditions that will increase your risk of complications. From there, you need to find an American Board of Plastic Surgery-certified doctor with a proven track record of understanding the best BBL practices. Also, the doctor needs to be someone with whom you are comfortable.
Once you’ve completed prep work, you’ll consult with your chosen doctor. For Dr. Krau, this consultation will include everything from reviewing how the process works through your recovery, for which Dr. Krau and his team will be there every step of the way.
While recovery is similar to other cosmetic procedures in some ways (bruising, swelling, wearing a compression garment and care of the incision site), BBL come with a specific set of recovery instructions, including:
- Avoiding sitting for long periods of time for at least two weeks post-surgery
- Introducing movement slowly, to avoid positions that reopen the wound
- Refraining from jarring and fat-burning activities and exercise
The fat cells that have been transplanted to your butt need to be stabilized before you take on more high-intensity exercises, like running or CrossFit. Further, the idea of a butt lift leverages your body’s fat, so you do not want to be partaking in activity that diminishes this effort.
Once the fat cells are integrated and stabilized, which usually takes between four and six weeks, your doctor will give you the greenlight to begin movement and more rigorous exercises. Many active patients want to jump back into their cardio-based workouts, but Dr. Krau recommends strength work, too, including:
- Stand with feet hip distance, belly button pulled into spine and shoulders stacked right over your hips
- Bend your knees, so your butt moves toward the back of the room and the weight of your body moves into your heels
- Stop the squat once your hips are in line with your knees or before your knees move forward over your toes
- Press down through your feet to thrust your body back into starting position
- Repeat for 20 reps
Single-Leg Glute Bridge
- Lie on your back, with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor
- Extend your right leg toward the front of the room, so only your left foot is flat to the ground
- Press through your left foot to lift your hips off the ground as high to the ceiling as they will go; your right leg will be in line with your right hip
- With control, lower to starting position
- Repeat 10 times with right leg lifted; repeat on left side
Once approved, these are great exercises to support your newly firm and lifted buttocks as you get back into movement and working out.
To request a consultation with Dr. Krau, please call or email our office today.