Dustin C. Derrick, MD, is the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW, specializing in Mommy Makeovers in Fort Worth, TX. However, his expertise does not end there. He performs various cosmetic procedures designed to enhance the appearance and increase confidence levels, including the ever-popular Brazilian butt lift. This procedure will naturally increase the size and proportions of your buttocks so that you can achieve the backside of your dreams.
How Do You Get Ready for a Butt Lift?
When it comes to cosmetic procedures, most people emphasize post-operative care instructions. While these instructions are very important, the pre-treatment preparations are also crucial to your overall procedure and ultimate recovery. Knowing what to expect, preparing your recovery area, and eating a healthy diet are just some of the ways that you can prepare for your procedure, and in doing so, prepare for beautiful results.
If you are a smoker, it would be in your best interest to quit smoking before undergoing your procedure. Doing so will help your recovery and improve your results. Smoking will negatively impact your results because it causes less blood flow to your treatment site, slowing the recovery process.
After your procedure, you must not smoke for several weeks, so in order to achieve the best results, do everything in your power to quit before even undergoing the procedure.
After your procedure is over, you’re going to need help at home. It’s important that you find someone who can be there for you to help you during your recovery period. You will need someone to drive you home from your procedure and assist you with light household work.
After your procedure is over, you don’t want to overexert yourself, so planning ahead, making sure you have meal planned, and having someone who can help you with household duties like cleaning, dog walking, and carpooling will all make a significant difference in helping you feel your best as soon as possible and enjoy your results.
Prepare a Post-Operative Recovery Area at Home
During the first two weeks post-op, you will need to rest and recover. It’s important that you have an area prepared before your procedure so as soon as you come home, you can rest and follow the post directive surgery directives. You’ll be provided with a compression garment to wear after your procedure is over, as well as some instructions about how to avoid putting pressure on the newly transplanted fat cells to ensure that they can all survive.
Live the Healthiest Lifestyle
One of the number one ways to prepare for your Brazilian butt lift is to live a healthy lifestyle. When you eat healthy foods, get adequate exercise, and drink plenty of water, you’ll be preparing your body for your procedure and making it as healthy as possible. Once it’s over, your body can do what it needs to accept the newly transplanted fat cells so that you can experience results as quickly as possible.
Eat Healthy Foods
Eating a healthy diet will give your body the nutrients and vitamins that it needs for optimal health and wellness. When you get into the habit of eating nutrient-rich foods before undergoing your procedure, you’ll be set up for nutritional success after your procedure is complete. It’s important that you focus on eating plenty of leafy green vegetables, low-sugar fruits, lean proteins, and meals made with clean ingredients free of excess sugars, salt, preservatives, and chemicals.
If your body doesn’t have to focus on eliminating chemicals from the system that have entered due to poor food choices, it can direct more energy to the healing process. Learning how to eat well before your procedure will make it become a normal part of your life so that when you undergo your Brazilian butt lift, you’ll be able to easily eat healthy foods to recover.
After your procedure, you’ll need to avoid strenuous exercise for at least a few weeks, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t give your body the exercise it needs in the days leading up to your procedure. Exercise increases circulation and blood flow and helps promote optimal health.
Getting an adequate amount of exercise before your procedure will help you feel good and prepare your body for the procedure. Then, once you’re ready to return to your normal workout routine, you can pick up right where you left off.
Drink Plenty of Water
Water is important for more than just overall hydration. It helps your body perform different functions, including the healing processes. Getting in the habit of drinking plenty of water before your procedure will help you continue to do so after your procedure is over. Water also helps fight bloating and flushes toxins from your system. It takes discipline and commitment to drink enough water each day, so it will become just a normal part of your day once you make it a habit.
Understand the Post-Operative instructions
Another one of the ways that you can prepare for your Brazilian butt lift is by learning and understanding the post-operative instructions. Before your procedure, our surgeon will explain the recovery process and what you will need to do and avoid. Understanding each of these directives will help ensure that you know what to do and why you need to do it to promote the best possible results.
Since you won’t be able to put direct pressure on your buttocks after your procedure, you’ll need to mentally prepare for this and visualize how you will adapt during your recovery to achieve the best results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Work?
The Brazilian butt lift is a body contouring procedure that uses a specialized process to remove stubborn fat from one area of the body and then re-injects it into the buttocks to enhance the appearance. The procedure requires that patients have an adequate amount of fat cells in a problem area that can be harvested, cleaned, and prepared for injections into different areas of the buttocks.
Is It Safe?
This procedure provides women with a completely safe way to enhance their bodies without using a silicone implant. The BBL delivers natural results because it uses your own fat cells to enhance another body area.
Our surgeon will use S.A.F.E.Lipo to carefully and safely extract unwanted fat cells from a donor site, typically the abdomen, thighs, or hips. Then, we will carefully repair those fat cells to inject them into another area. The body responds well to this procedure and accepts the newly transplanted fat cells.
How Long Will the Results Last?
Once you undergo this procedure, the newly transplanted fat cells will adhere to their new location, and you can enjoy permanent results. You will achieve the best results when you follow the post-operative instructions and avoid weight loss. Losing weight can impact your results by causing the newly transplanted fat cells in the area to shrink down, and this will make your buttocks appear smaller, thereby altering your results.
Will I Look Natural?
One of the benefits of the Brazilian butt lift is that it delivers completely natural-looking results. Because it uses fat cells to augment the buttocks, your results will look and feel completely natural because that’s exactly what they’ll be. You will get to utilize what once were unwanted fat cells to improve your appearance, your buttocks and also approve another area of your body.
Am I a Candidate?
If you’re not happy with the appearance of your buttocks, were born with naturally smaller buttocks, have lost weight, and experienced sagging or drooping buttocks, we can use this procedure to help you achieve your ideal image.
The best patients for this procedure are women who are in good health and have adequate amounts of stubborn fat in a donor site that can be harvested and re-injected into the target area. An initial consultation at our office is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for the BBL.
There is a way to achieve the body of your dreams, and we can help you transform your appearance so you can feel more confident. If you have any questions about the Mommy Makeover or the BBL and would like to schedule a consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD, at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW located in Fort Worth and Weatherford, TX, contact us today at 817-562-7979.