Choosing a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon, as well as being informed about the procedure, is a very important aspect of any successful surgery.* However, there are also certain things that patients can do on their own before surgery to prepare their bodies and minds to achieve the best results. As your surgeon, I will give you specific instructions regarding preoperative care for the Brazilian Butt Lift. In addition, here are some things to consider before surgery and, perhaps, even before your initial consultation.*
To increase the chances of a safe and effective procedure, it is necessary for highly overweight patients to achieve a stable and healthy weight before surgery is scheduled.* Potential patients can start their path to a more appropriate weight by eating a healthy diet.* Those who have already been cleared for surgery should consume healthy foods and plenty of water for at least a few weeks prior to surgery in order to regulate the digestive system and guard the body against infection and disease.* A diet consisting of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables, high-quality proteins (such as fish, poultry, eggs, and nuts), and herbs and spices will give the body the vitality needed for surgery. During this time, patients should avoid eating large amounts of dairy products, sweets, and processed foods.* A lighter diet emphasizing liquids, fruits, and vegetables is also suggested for the days leading up to surgery to ease digestion.
Practice Relaxation Techniques*
Surgery can cause anxiety and distress in some patients, which can negatively affect many aspects of surgery.* Therefore, it is a good idea for all patients to practice relaxation techniques prior to surgery, which have been shown to speed up the healing process, shorten hospital stays, and reduce anxiety, complications, and postoperative pain and discomfort.* Possible relaxation techniques include yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation.
Stock up on Supplies*
To allow the most amount of time for rest and relaxation after surgery, it is advised that patients plan ahead to gather the necessary postoperative supplies before the day of their procedure. These may include: a donut for sitting on to avoid applying direct pressure to the buttocks, a reacher for picking up things out of reach, antibacterial soap, healthy foods and drinks, bandages, loose clothing, stool softeners, and ice packs.
What to Avoid*
As with all surgeries, it is extremely important to avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, herbal supplements, alcohol, and smoking for at least two weeks prior to surgery.* These can interfere with your blood’s ability to clot and your body’s ability to heal.*
For more information about the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, please contact my Miami, Florida plastic surgery practice by calling (305) 860-0717 or filling out my online consultation form. I am a certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), have years of extensive experience, and am dedicated to providing my patients with the most natural-looking, attractive results.*