Preparing for a Brazilian Butt Lift: Instructions, Recovery Tips, Procedure Details, and Consultation Process

Can’t wait to take control of your curves and sculpt your dream body with Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery? Scheduling your procedure is only the beginning.

Before surgery day arrives and you’re ready to strut your new figure confidently, it’s vital to lay the groundwork by following your Brazilian Butt Lift pre-op instructions.

At Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of careful preparation and guidance for achieving your dream results. As your roadmap to surgical success, pre-operative instructions are designed to optimize your safety, comfort, and surgical outcome.

And veering off course or neglecting these guidelines? That could significantly impact your journey and the outcome you’ve set out to achieve.

In today’s article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting ready for BBL surgery. From pre-op instructions to facilitating a smooth recovery, it’s time to set the stage for a transformative experience that exceeds your expectations!

Let’s start with understanding the BBL procedure and the techniques for reshaping your silhouette.

BBL Procedure Information

If you’re here, chances are you’re already familiar with what a Brazilian Butt Lift entails. But in case you’re just starting your research, we’ll briefly fill you in.

A Brazilian Butt Lift combines two surgical procedures to help you achieve the shapely, sculpted buttocks you’ve always desired.

First, liposuction targets specific areas of your body to gently and strategically remove excess fat. This helps contour any potential trouble spots and harvest the fat cells necessary for the next phase.

Next, the harvested fat is artfully injected (or transferred) into your buttocks, sculpting and enhancing their shape to create a more voluminous and proportionate silhouette.

The entire procedure takes about four to seven hours, depending on case complexity.

At your consultation, you’ll dive deeper into the procedure, discuss any questions or concerns, and get personalized guidance on prepping for the big day.

Speaking of preparation…

The BBL Consultation Process

Your initial consultation is an opportunity to get a better understanding of the BBL procedure, determine your eligibility, and discuss your expectations and concerns, as well as any potential risks or complications.

According to Dr. Cat, you’re an ideal candidate for BBL if you:

  • Feel your buttocks are sagging or lacking volume or contour
  • Experience insecurity or lack of confidence due to your buttocks’ appearance
  • Have already achieved or are close to achieving your goal weight 
  • Carry adequate fat reserves for transfer to the buttocks
  • Can refrain from smoking or vaping before and after surgery
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations of procedure outcomes
  • Can commit to pre-operative and post-operative guidelines

After a thorough BBL consultation and information session, Dr. Cat will assess whether surgery is indeed the right fit for you and your goals. 

Once she confirms that BBL is the optimal solution, she’ll tailor a surgical plan and discuss your Brazilian Butt Lift pre-op instructions.

The Importance of Preparing for BBL Surgery

Dr. Cat believes that plastic surgery isn’t just a destination to reach, but a journey requiring continuous care and preparation at every step. This holds true when getting ready for BBL surgery, too. 

Your pre-op instructions lay the foundation for your BBL journey. These guidelines cover various aspects of preparing for BBL surgery like diet, medication restrictions, lifestyle adjustments, and more.

BBL before and after

Following these instructions diligently will optimize your body’s readiness for surgery, minimize potential risks or complications, and ensure the best possible outcome.

So, what does Brazilian Butt Lift preparation look like? 

  • Two to twelve months before surgery

Depending on your history, you must quit smoking/vaping for a specified period before surgery. This facilitates a safer surgical experience, improves blood circulation, and promotes better healing.

For best long-term results, you should maintain a stable weight before and after surgery. This ensures sufficient fat availability for transfer to the buttocks and helps maximize your surgical outcome. 

  • One month before surgery

Schedule pre-op clearance appointments with doctors and specialists, such as those for your physical and diagnostics. This ensures your surgeon has the necessary medical information before surgery.

Around this time, you should start coordinating your post-surgical support. Arrange for transportation and get your recovery space ready. 

BBL pillows? Comfy loungewear? Soothing aromatherapy? Now’s the time to stock up on the post-op essentials. 

  • Two weeks before surgery

Refrain from medications containing aspirin, anti-inflammatories, alcohol, or herbal supplements. This helps minimize the risk of excess bleeding during surgery.

You’ll also want to avoid excess sun exposure for optimal healing. This supports your skin’s integrity and minimizes any chances of complications.

  • BBL preparation week by weekOne week before surgery

Swing by the pharmacy to collect your post-op prescriptions and any special soaps (like Hibiclens) or ointments suggested by your doctor. These supplies are crucial to your recovery journey, aiding in pain management, wound care, and overall healing.

  • Two days before surgery

Thoroughly wash your body using the soap recommended by your surgeon and remove hair from around the surgical site. These measures help minimize the risk of infection and promote a smoother recovery.

As for diet, keep your meals light and easily digestible. Avoid heavy or high-fiber foods to help prevent bloating and promote a more comfortable surgical experience.

  • The night before surgery

At midnight, it’s fasting time—no food or drinks (even water) until after surgery. This reduces anesthesia-related complications and minimizes discomfort during and after surgery. 

  • The morning of your surgery

It’s surgery day!

Opt for comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and leave your jewelry behind. Avoid wearing makeup, creams, lotions, hair gels, perfumes, and deodorants. 

You’re still fasting but can take high blood pressure medications as directed by your doctor. 

If you stick to your Brazilian Butt Lift pre-op instructions, you’ll be actively contributing to your surgery’s success and increasing the likelihood of getting your dream results.

BBL Recovery Tips

BBL recovery tipsLike your pre-op journey, this healing phase is a crucial part of the process. After all, this is your opportunity to nurture and embrace your new contours.

Here are some proven tips for successful BBL recovery:

  • Adhere to your post-op instructions. This includes guidelines for medication, wound care, compression garments, and activity restrictions. 
  • Get adequate rest and recovery as you heal.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks for a specified period.
  • Attend follow-up appointments to monitor progress, address concerns, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Surround yourself with a support system of loved ones for encouragement and assistance as you heal.

Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery: Your Path to Buttock Bliss

From maximizing success to ensuring a smooth recovery, your Brazilian Butt Lift pre-op instructions pave the way to your dream derriere.

Dr. Cat is a true maestro in the art of the Brazilian Butt Lift, with a deep understanding of feminine anatomy and contours. With her by your side, you can trust that you’re in the hands of a renowned surgeon specialized in crafting the curves you’ve always coveted.

Ready to beam with confidence and flaunt the coke-bottle body you can’t stop envisioning?

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cat today!