Cosmetic enhancements provide you with a viable way of achieving the body shape of your dreams. Whether you want a more proportionate overall look or would like to contour your derrière for a boost in self-confidence, a Brazilian butt lift can get the job done. However, as with any procedure, you’ll need to allow your body to recover properly — meaning following your doctor’s instructions, sleeping well, and nourishing your body with good foods. But, which foods are nutrient-dense enough to promote healing? And are there additional nutritional concerns you should keep in mind?
What is a Brazilian butt lift?
A Brazilian butt lift involves taking fat from another part of your body you’d like to reduce — such as love handles or thighs — and transferring it into your buttocks. Your doctor then shapes the fat to make it look rounder and give it a nice, lifted look. It is a popular cosmetic enhancement, as it can make you feel more proportionate, younger, and sexier. That said, you should be aware that it may take up to eight weeks to be able to sit down comfortably, so make sure to be able to take time off from work and to have someone around at home who can help with childcare and/or running errands. During your initial consult, you can get information that applies more specifically to you.
The Best Foods to Eat After a Brazilian Butt Lift
After undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, your body will have some inflammation. Something that can help reduce inflammation is staying hydrated. In addition, drinking enough water also helps avoid complications — such as blood clots or fat embolisms.
Something else that reduces inflammation is magnesium. Although there are vitamin supplements that can help you reach your doctor’s recommended daily intake, there are also plenty of foods that provide this nutrient naturally. A list of foods to eat after BBL includes:
- Swiss cheese
- Dark chocolate
- Soy milk
- Potatoes — with their skin
- Black and/or kidney beans
- Pumpkin seeds, cashews, and peanuts
- Egg yolks
- Fortified cereals
Also, while spices and marinades make everything taste better, try to eat as many bland foods as possible. This allows your digestive system more time to rest and gives your body more energy to dedicate to the healing process. So does cutting your food into small pieces and fully chewing every bite before swallowing.
Smoothies, sherbets, yogurt, soups, applesauce, puddings, watermelon, avocado, bananas, toast, and plain bagels are also easily digested. When eating vegetables, cook them instead of eating them raw. This lowers their fiber content, which reduces bloating and gas.
Foods to Avoid After a Brazilian Butt Lift
In the same way there are foods that help reduce inflammation in your body, there are others that can actually cause additional inflammation. Avoid them throughout your healing period to ensure a smoother process. Foods to take a break from include:
- Processed meats — such as bacon, deli cuts, and sausages
- Refined grains — such as white bread, pasta, rice, and crackers
- Sugary cereals
- Fried foods
- Baked goods
- Fast foods
If You’re Thinking About Cosmetic Enhancements, Contact Innovations Medical
If you’re looking to reshape your body and boost your self-confidence, Innovations Medical is here for you. We’ll answer your questions and resolve any concerns you have about cosmetic procedures. We’ve been helping our patients look their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.