How Much Fat do You Lose after BBL

How Much Fat do You Lose after BBL

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Genetics, age, lifestyle, hormonal changes, and environmental factors determine your body’s shape and skin’s health. Each person has a different fat storage tendency based on these factors. Research shows that musculoskeletal structure plays a critical role in maintaining your overall body appearance. 

However, weight fluctuations and changes in the body’s appearance due to pregnancy or childbirth can alter your body’s natural shape, including your buttocks. BBL in Miami is an advanced butt contouring procedure, offering balancing proportions between your upper and lower body. 

It is a highly effective cosmetic procedure that allows men and women to achieve an hourglass butt shape without implants. Not only does BBL improve your butt’s shape, but it also enhances your clothes fitting and reduces fatty tissues in other body parts. Let us discuss BBL in Miami and answer: how much fat you lose after BBL. Read on! 

Brazilian Butt Lift in Miami

What is BBL?

The Brazilian Butt Lift, popularly known as BBL, is a fat transfer procedure that creates a naturally-looking backside without increasing the risk of infections that usually result from butt implants. That’s why BBL is reliable, efficient, cost-effective, and safe. 

The surgeon uses liposuction to extract fatty tissues from other body parts, such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs. After harvesting the fatty tissues, the surgeon uses centrifugal methods to purify the content. The surgeon then inserts the fatty tissues into your buttocks, leading to improved and contoured buttocks. 

Because some fat cells won’t survive during the procedure a qualified surgeon in Miami will inject additional tissues to recover the loss. Once the inflammation or swelling goes down, the new fat cells settle and stabilize, giving a fuller and rounder butt shape. 

So, how much fat do you lose after BBL in Miami? A growing body of research evidence shows that patients can expect to lose about 25% or 30% of fat cells after BBL. However, 70% to 75% of fat cells will stabilize after the procedure if you follow the surgeon’s recommendations during the rehabilitation period. 

How do I keep fat after BBL?

Do you want to achieve better results after BBL? If yes, make sure you choose a qualified surgeon with years of experience in the first place. Likewise, we recommend following postoperative instructions to achieve better and improved results. You can avoid complications by: 

Wearing proper compression clothes is directly proportional to improving skin tightening and accelerated healing after the procedure. In addition to compression garments, you must avoid smoking, vaping, and other tobacco products to increase blood circulation to the treated areas. 

Remember, compounds found in tobacco can hinder oxygenated blood flow to the treated areas, preventing accelerated healing and increasing infection risks. Moreover, adequate rest and avoiding strenuous activities for a few days or weeks can speed up the recovery process. 

Although you can resume day-to-day activities like moving around, taking a shower, cooking light meals, etc., it is wise to avoid pressure on your body, particularly your buttocks. Avoid lying down on your spine and ensure you sleep on your side or stomach for a few days to speed up healing and alleviate the swelling. 

After a few weeks, you can work your glutes and leg muscles to keep the area in shape. Make sure you keep your buttocks lifted and full while working out to nourish the newly settled fatty tissue. Working out initially is disastrous, but exercising after a few weeks or months increases blood flow to the tissues and provides them with essential nutrients. 

Moreover, consume food rich in essential nutrients. The most recommended food items are lean proteins, fruits, veggies, whole grains, and plenty of water or fruit juices. A healthy diet, exercise, and rest based on your surgeon’s guidelines are critical to successful outcomes. 

Do you lose fat after BBL?

Research studies conclude that a person’s action after BBL directly impacts the amount of fat to survive in the buttocks. Once the surgeon transfers the fat, a small portion (25% to 30%) won’t survive in the new location. However, this still depends on a surgeon’s quality harvesting, purification, and transfer of tissues. 

That’s why it is essential to choose a skilled surgeon with years of experience to reduce further the risk of losing fat cells after BBL. Moreover, the percentage of fatty tissues that survive after BBL depends on various factors, such as your skin’s elasticity, tightness, the volume transferred, the recovery process, etc. 

Final Words 

Cosmetic procedures have become popular in recent years, allowing people to contour their bodies based on their requirements. Instead of undergoing butt implants that can result in various complications, a BBL procedure with fat transfer is safe and reliable with reduced risk of infections. 

However, how much you pay attention to your health provider’s instructions during the rehabilitation period plays a critical role in achieving modest results. Contact us today to know more about our BBL in Miami. 

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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