In order to improve the appearance of the buttocks, a Brazilian butt lift surgery can be performed. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that encompasses liposuction, the purification of fat from various parts of the body, and the injection of the extracted fat into the buttocks to enhance its shape and size. Post-operative care should be carefully done not only on the buttocks, but also on the other areas that were involved in the procedure. It is imperative to keep in mind that the patient should not exert pressure on the buttocks. This is why it is not advisable to sit down or lie on your back after the operation. Post-operative care for the liposuctioned areas includes making use of compression garments in order to ease the swelling. A lymphatic drainage massage can also be done to help reduce the accumulation of fluid and to make any lumps and bumps to go away. Only the liposuctioned areas are to be massaged because kneading the buttocks will only distort the arrangement of the newly grafted fat cells that have yet to settle into their new environment. Putting pressure on the buttocks will not only change its contour, but also induce fat reabsorption by the body. Brazilian Butt Lift One way to achieve fuller and shapelier buttocks is to undergo a Brazilian butt lift. This technique makes use of excess fat from different areas of the patient’s body. It can be harvested from the arms, abdominal area or thighs. The fat cells acquired through liposuction will subsequently go through a purification process so that only viable cells will be injected into the buttocks. This is considered a minimally invasive surgery because it doesn’t make use of large incisions. The liposuction procedure only makes use of a small hole where the cannula can pass through and aspirate the fat out of the donor sites. Similarly, only small incision marks are left on the buttocks upon the injection of the fat. This procedure is great for those who have enough fat in their body to transfer to the buttocks and because the patient’s own fat cells are used to shape the buttocks, it is a safer alternative to implants and chemical fillers that can trigger potentially lethal immune reactions. Post-Operative Care After the Brazilian butt lift procedure, it is important to know how to care for your entire body as there are other areas besides the buttocks that were prodded by needles and subjected to incisions. Activities that strain or put pressure on the buttocks such as sitting down or lying on your back should be avoided so that the patient’s derrière can heal properly. On the other hand, the liposuctioned areas should be cared for as well. There are compression garments that you could wear in order to minimize the swelling of the affected area. It is also a great idea to perform a lymphatic drainage massage on the aspirated area in order to facilitate a more efficient reabsorption of fluids. This also prevents lumps and bumps from forming in the liposuction area. Furthermore, the lymphatic massage can also help prevent the formation of scars inside the incisions, which can result to hardened masses. Lymphatic Drainage Massage The lymphatic drainage massage is done after surgeries that involve liposuction so as to help prevent hardness or unevenness in the liposuctioned areas. Due the trauma brought about by the use of the cannula, inflammation will occur. When the cannula passes through the skin and sucks out the fat, channels will be formed and these ducts are the ones that will accumulate fluid; therefore causing visible swelling after the procedure. In order to help move this fluid back into the lymphatic vessels, the lymphatic drainage massage is used. This will relieve the swelling and discomfort that patients feel after the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Only the liposuctioned areas should be massaged because doing the same to the buttocks will only counteract the effect of the Brazilian butt lift surgery. It can negatively affect the contouring of the buttocks by moving the fat in other areas. Additionally, rubbing the buttocks can also result in the reabsorption of the fats that were injected during the procedure and ultimately cause the buttocks to revert back to their original shape and size. This is why it is more prudent to let them heal on their own. Although massages are not recommended on buttocks that have undergone the Brazilian butt lift, you can still have them massaged two to three months after the procedure as the incisions and the graft should have already healed by then. However, bear in mind that a massage can still stimulate reabsorption of the fat. Conclusion The Brazilian butt lift is a surefire way to surgically enhance the buttocks. It is ideal because the procedure utilizes the patient’s own fat deposits to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks, and at the same time, remove unwanted fat from other areas of the body such as the waist, arms, and thighs. The Brazilian butt lift is a two-step procedure that employs liposuction of the fat in various areas of the body and the injection of the suctioned fat into the buttocks. Post-operative care shouldn’t just be focused on the buttocks alone but also on the other liposuctioned areas. The liposuctioned parts of the body can be cared for by wearing compression garments and performing a lymphatic drainage massage on the affected areas. Conversely, the patient should avoid exerting pressure on the buttocks in order to preserve the result of the Brazilian butt lift. A lymphatic drainage massage is only done on the liposuctioned area because it is the part that has amassed a lot of fluid. This fluid is guided back to the lymph nodes where it can be reabsorbed. Massaging the buttocks is not advised because it can just cause a deformity in the shape of the buttocks and it can simultaneously cause the fat to be reabsorbed easily by the body.