Preparing for Your Brazilian Butt Lift

Last updated on October 17, 2018

Everyone has that one friend who’s just dying to have a well-shaped and perfectly proportioned butt. Many women will go through a number of diets and exercises just to achieve this goal. In recent years, some women have turned to cosmetic procedures such as the Brazilian Butt Lift to enhance the shape of their backsides through the use of fat transfer.

While this has become a prevalent surgical procedure in recent years, many women often wonder: What can be done to prepare my body for a Brazilian Butt Lift?

With that, let’s take a moment to discuss a few simple tips to prepare your body for this procedure.

Preparing for your Brazilian Butt Lift

Reaching Your Ideal Weight

Before undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift, it’s important to know your ideal weight. Preferably, you must be at least 20-30lbs above your ideal weight to get the most from this procedure. While care must be taken to ensure that the weight gain does not lead to any medical complications, gaining weight is still an important step so that surgeons will have enough fat to remove from the body. Generally, 500-1,000cc of fat is placed into each cheek of the buttocks.

Also, weight gain will also help fight our body’s “set point” or comfort weight.

Knowing Your Body Mass Index

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is the measurement of our height and weight about our overall body fat. This is necessary to know because the higher the BMI, the higher the risks we experience during surgery.

The best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift are often women at the upper limit of their normal weight (18.5 – 24.9) to overweight (25.0 – 29.9). If your BMI is classified as “obese” (30.0 – above), then the focus has to shift on losing weight.

Eating Healthy

One of the most important things to keep in mind when preparing for a Brazilian Butt Lift is our diet. And this begins simply by paying a little more attention to the food we consume. This makes obvious sense: if we wish to gain fat, then it’s important to consume food that is high in protein and healthy fats. Such dietary options can include nuts, meat, fish, and high-fat dairy products.

However, for patients who are in need of shedding weight, it’s important to work extra hard to find the right balance between a healthy diet and regular exercise. A low-carbohydrate diet (such as Salmon, Cage-free eggs, Avocado) will enable you to shed off the excess weight while allowing you consume full and healthy meals.

Musts to Avoid

In the weeks leading up to your surgery, it is important to avoid a number recreational activities, including sunbathing. You also need to cease vices such as drinking and smoking for at least two weeks before surgery. This must continue for at least one month after surgery to ensure your body recovers with no complications.

Brazilian Butt Lift and You

For many women, the Brazilian Butt Lift has become an active and greatly satisfying way to achieve the butt they deserve. By taking the time to consider all the ways you can prepare your body for a Brazilian Butt Lift, you too can reap the benefits and long-lasting results from this revolutionary surgical procedure.

Cara Downey, MD

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cara Downey provides cosmetic surgery procedures to Houston and the surrounding areas.

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