Essential Recovery Supplies for Lipo 360 and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
Congratulations, you’ve chosen to undergo your Lipo 360 and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure! This process can be a transformative experience. It’s important to note that your final results will greatly depend on the post-operative care. This comprehensive guide will help you prepare for a smooth recovery.
The journey towards undergoing Lipo 360 and BBL extends beyond gathering physical supplies; it also involves preparing yourself mentally and physically. Engaging in a healthy lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, can significantly enhance your body’s readiness for surgery and recovery. Mental preparation should not be ignored. You are about to undergo a life-changing procedure so it’s normal to feel a little pre-surgery anxiety. Consider relaxation techniques, such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. Don’t be shy about reaching your surgeon or patient care team if you have any questions!
1. Nutritional Supplements
Begin with iron, vitamin C, and B vitamins to support your body’s health and healing process.
2. Pain Management
Stock up on over-the-counter pain relievers like Tylenol or Advil to manage post-surgery discomfort.
3. Personal Hygiene Items
Ensure you have easy-to-use items like body wipes, toothbrush, toothpaste, and mouthwash to maintain hygiene when mobility is limited.
4. Comfortable Clothing
Prepare loose clothing, flat shoes, and cotton tanks for your comfort during the recovery period.
1. Compression Garments: A stage-1 faja is essential for minimizing swelling and aiding fluid absorption post-surgery. We will provide you with one to go home with but we recommend you purchase additional garments on Amazon once you need a second stage garment.
- Compression Garment – Option 1
- Compression Garment – Option 2
- Compression Garment – Option 3
- Compression Garment – Option 4
2. Seamless Tank Tops: Useful for reducing chafing and allowing the surgical area to breathe.
3. Female Urinal: A practical tool to manage urination with limited mobility.
4. Lipo Foams: These help in reducing bruising and ensure uniform compression on the surgical areas. You should have several on hand. You can purchase these on Amazon.
5. Abdominal & Lumbar Boards: Provide necessary support to your lower spine and abdomen, aiding in swelling reduction and fluid retention.
6. Antiseptic Skin Cleanser: To keep incision sites free from bacterial buildup and prevent infections.
7. Compression Socks: Critical for promoting blood circulation and reducing the risk of blood clots.
8. Slide-on Shoes: For easy mobility without the risk of slipping.
9. Extra Large Cleansing Wipes: Maintain personal hygiene when showering is not feasible.
10. Plush Robe: Ideally with pockets for surgical drains, providing comfort and convenience.
11. BBL Pillow: To avoid pressure on the buttocks and improve circulation.
12. Lymphatic Massages: It’s recommended to start lymphatic drainage massages as soon as three days post-surgery. These early sessions can drastically reduce the appearance of bruises, swelling, and discomfort. Furthermore it can also prevent fibrosis or seromas from developing.
Continuation of Care (Weeks 2-12)
1. Antibiotic Ointment: To keep wounds clean and prevent infections.
2. Lymphatic Drainage Massages: From the second week, the frequency can be reduced to every other day, followed by maintenance sessions once a month for the next 5-6 months to achieve optimal results.
3. Scar Treatment: Specialized creams can help in reducing the visibility of scars.
4. Second Stage Faja: Provides tighter compression, aiding in muscle recovery and shaping.
Lymphatic Drainage Massages
After a Lipo 360 or BBL procedure, some patients may experience post-surgical lymphedema, characterized by swelling, fluid retention, and pain due to inflammation and trauma from the surgery. Lymphatic drainage massages help with moving this fluid back into the lymph vessels, thus reducing swelling and discomfort. Additionally, lymphatic drainage massages can help prevent fibrosis (permanent tissue hardening) or seromas (fluid-filled pockets) from developing.
Our office offers lymphatic drainage massages and discounted packages are available to our surgical patients. For more information you can email us at [email protected] or contact our office directly (312)846-1529
Recovering from your Lipo 360 and BBL procedure requires diligent post-operative care. These recommended supplies will assist in your healing journey. Always consult your surgeon for personalized advice and follow their specific post-operative care instructions.
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