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Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Permanent?

If you want to improve the appearance of your buttocks, there is a way to do it that’s natural, effective, and doesn’t require that you use implants. At Skin MD Chicago located in Chicago, IL, we are proud to offer the Brazilian Butt Lift Chicago, a treatment that can enhance your buttocks and give you natural-looking results that can last a lifetime.

Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Provide Permanent Results?

Many body-contouring treatments provide long-lasting results, but even still, some are only temporary. A Brazilian Butt Lift can provide results that can last forever. There are different lifestyle choices that you can make to ensure that your BBL lasts as long as possible. When you take every lifestyle measure possible to maintain your results, you can enjoy your results permanently.


What Is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

It’s hard to put on muscle, especially when you only want it in your buttocks. Brazilian Butt Lifts provide you with the ability to circumvent the gym and get larger, more aesthetically pleasing buttocks without doing a single squat. The benefit of this treatment is that there’s nothing fake about it. It doesn’t require implants, but instead, it uses your grafted fat to add shape, dimension, and size to the buttocks.

As a bonus, this treatment will help you slim down an area that holds on to more fat than you would like. It removes fat from an area where you don’t want it and adds it to an area where you do, in this case, your buttocks. It looks and feels natural, and the results can last forever.

How Does It Work?

The first step of a BBL is choosing a donor site. A donor site is an area of the body that contains fat, typically stubborn fat that you want to be rid of, and removes it via liposuction. Then, the harvested fat will be cleaned and inspected to make sure that only healthy fat cells are used during the injection process. Once the injections are prepared, the fat is injected directly into the buttocks in strategic areas to increase the size and enhance its shape.


What Kind of Results Can I Expect?

Your Initial Results

Once a BBL is complete, your body will begin to accept the new fat cells in the treatment area. Typically, only 60 percent of the fat cells injected survive the transfer. To give you the best results, we can add more fat cells than you need to the area so that any losses won’t affect your outcome. As a result, it may seem like your results are fading during the initial six to eight weeks following your treatment.


If you’re worried at first that your buttocks look bigger than you wanted them to, you can rest assured that you will get your desired results. Some of that size will decrease and it’s all a completely normal part of the process.


Your Final Results

It’s up to you how long your results last. If you put in the work necessary to maintain them, they can last forever. One factor that can affect your final results is weight loss. There’s no way to naturally target your weight loss so that it only affects a certain area of the body.


As a result, it’s possible that if you lose more than 10 pounds post-treatment, you could lose the fat cells that were strategically injected into your buttocks, causing your results to fade.


What Can Negatively Affect My Results?

Typically, results from a BBL only disappear with weight gain or weight loss, typically more than ten pounds. For example, if you choose your stomach as the donor site from which to harvest fat for your BBL injections, once removed, those fat cells will be gone for good and you will enjoy a more contoured-looking abdominal area.

If you end up gaining weight down the road, there is no guarantee that the new fat cells created won’t land on your stomach, destroying your results. The best way to avoid this finding yourself in this situation is to maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat right, and exercise daily. In the same way, losing more than 10 pounds can negatively affect your results.

How To Prepare for Your Appointment

There are some ways that you can prepare your body for your Brazillian Butt Lift so that you can get the best results.


Lose Weight Before Your Appointment

Since weight loss can take those precious fat cells from your buttocks, any weight you want to lose to reach your goal weight should be lost before your appointment. If you do lose weight after your appointment, there is no guarantee that you won’t lose fat cells from your buttocks, which will negatively impact your results.


When you lose weight before your treatment, you will be able to enjoy your results and revel in the fact that you’re at your goal weight and are one step closer to reaching all of your body goals.


Quit Smoking

Smoking Negatively Affects Your Collagen and Elastin

Smoking doesn’t provide your body with any benefits; it only damages it. To ensure the best results, quit smoking. Smoking is among the top causes of premature aging, which results in collagen and elastin loss.


Collagen and elastin keep the skin tight, smooth, and elastic so that it doesn’t sag or droop. While this applies to the appearance of your face, it applies to your buttocks as well. You don’t want to encourage the skin on your buttocks to sag, because that will affect your BBL results.


Smoking Affects Your Blood Pressure

Additionally, smoking affects your blood pressure, which negatively impacts your circulatory system, which affects your fat cells. If any of these systems are compromised, your fat cells will be affected and won’t receive the nourishment they need. Work on quitting smoking before your treatment so that you rest assured knowing that you will get the best results possible.


Are There Any Aftercare Instructions?

Aftercare is an important part of any BBL. Following some directives will help you enjoy your results that much sooner and ensure that those results last forever.


Get Enough Rest

Sleep is an essential part of any recovery process because it restores the body and promotes healing. Aim for at least nine hours of sleep each night. If you’re a night owl who has morning obligations, it will take some discipline to go to bed earlier, but when you know that your results depend on it, it will make it that much easier.

Don’t Sit Around

Avoiding sitting entirely isn’t possible, nor is it realistic, but you should avoid prolonged sitting for the first four weeks post-treatment. You may be wondering how you can rest during the first few days after your appointment if you’re supposed to avoid sitting. Special pillows have been made for this exact purpose. They’re designed to keep pressure off of your newly injected fat cells so that you can get the best results.


Whenever you need to sit, this pillow can help you avoid damaging those cells. However, you should only sit, even with the pillow, when necessary. If you work in a field that requires you to spend the day at a desk, consider temporarily using a standing desk so that you don’t destroy your results. If you need some rest during your recovery, lay on your side as opposed to just sitting on the couch to keep pressure off of the fat cells.


Avoid Cardio Workouts

Anyone who wants to build muscle knows that too much cardio can destroy all of their hard-earned muscle gains. This is true with a fat transfer as well. Cardio can negatively impact your results by increasing your blood pressure, which affects your newly injected fat cells that are trying to take root. Cardio also promotes weight loss, which also can affect those fat cells. If you need to move your body, consider low-impact activities like walking.


Drink Enough Water

Hydration is important during your average day, but it’s even more important during post-treatment. Staying hydrated will ensure that your fat cells have everything they need to stay healthy and take root in your treatment area. Water and drinks high in electrolytes like coconut are good options that will keep your body hydrated. Avoid the excessive consumption of drinks that will dehydrate you, such as caffeinated beverages.


Eat a Healthy Diet

A healthy diet is an important part of making sure that your body has what it needs to recover so that you get the best results. It will also help you maintain your weight after your treatment so that you can maintain your results and avoid gaining or losing too much weight.


Avoid foods high in unhealthy fats, sodium, and sugar. Focus on eating a diet high in lean proteins, healthy fats like olive oil and avocados, plenty of green, leafy vegetables, and complex carbohydrates.


Practice Stomach-Sleeping

If you’re a back sleeper, you’ll need to make some changes to your sleeping routine for two months post-treatment. If you’re not used to sleeping on your stomach, trying to make it a habit before your BBL will help during the recovery period. Back sleeping puts pressure on your fat cells, which can negatively affect their survival rate during those crucial first few weeks.


Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift are those who:

  • Understand the process
  • Are committed to maintaining their results
  • Want to improve the appearance of their buttocks
  • Want to slim one area of their body and use that fat to enhance their buttocks
  • Aren’t looking to replicate the results of butt implants
  • Are within 10 to 20 pounds of their goal weight
  • Aren’t planning on losing a significant amount of weight after their procedure


This process starts with a consultation during which we’ll review your health history to determine if this treatment is right for you. We’ll also explain the entire process so that you know exactly what to expect. We’ll also give you the space to ask any questions you may have regarding the treatment and your results.


Schedule Your Consultation Today

Once you commit to this process, you will love your results and the changes that accompany them. You’ll finally get the butt of your dreams without ever having to set foot in the gym or perform endless amounts of squats. If you’re ready to finally reach your body goals, a BBL can help you get one step closer to perfection. Contact us today at Skin MD Chicago located in Chicago, IL, and schedule your initial consultation to see if a Brazilian Butt Lift in Chicago is right for you.

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