Do you feel like your butt looks a little flat? Do you feel like you’ve dedicated far too much time to weighted squats and lunges without getting the round butt you want? If so, you may be considered a good candidate for a butt lift NJ at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D in Hackensack, NJ. Today, we’re taking a closer look at who may qualify for this procedure to help you determine whether it is a good fit for you.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Butt Lift?
Someone Who Doesn’t Smoke
Non-smokers make the best butt lift NJ (BBL) candidates because not consuming nicotine is a key preparation step. Unfortunately, smokers tend to go through roughly 72 hours of physical withdrawal when they quit smoking, not to mention psychological withdrawal. If you’re a smoker, you may still qualify for this procedure if you can go several days without nicotine consumption before and after your procedure and have good heart and lung health.
Someone With Good Heart and Lung Health
Typically, a BBL is performed under general anesthesia. However, good heart and lung health is required to qualify for general anesthesia. If you have heart or lung problems, you will need to receive intravenous sedation and local anesthesia to qualify for this procedure. We will determine whether you are healthy enough to receive general anesthesia during your initial consultation.
Someone With Good Overall Health
Your heart and lung health is important if you want to be kept comfortable throughout your procedure with general anesthesia. However, there are other ways to keep you comfortable, like local anesthesia and sedation.
It is arguably more important that your overall health is good because if your overall health is poor, you will need to hold off on your natural butt augmentation. For instance, your procedure must be scheduled at least two weeks out from an illness.
Someone With a Little Extra Fat
If you are at your ideal weight, there is a chance that you will not be considered a good candidate for this procedure. This procedure augments your buttocks by grafting fat from one or more donor areas, processing the harvested fat cells and preparing them for transfer, and injecting them into strategic points in the buttocks. If you have a very low body fat percentage or a small amount of subcutaneous fat, it may not be right for you.
Someone Who Can Follow All Post-Operative Guidelines
It is of the utmost importance that you follow all post-operative guidelines if you receive this procedure. It takes a while for the injected fat cells to connect with the local blood supply and really take hold. For as much fat to survive the transfer process as possible, you need to make sure that you don’t apply too much pressure to your buttocks during your recovery period. For instance, you should sleep on your stomach while you are recovering.
Also, you should sit on a special pillow designed to keep pressure off of your buttocks. It is also very important that you eat nutritiously, hydrate, and consume enough calories post-op. When you’re in a caloric deficit, your body will first burn stored glycogen for fuel. If it runs out of glycogen to burn, it will turn to stored fat. There is a chance that your body will burn fat from your buttocks, partially negating the results of your procedure.
Someone Who Can Follow All Preparation Instructions
We’ve touched on the importance of not smoking prior to your BBL. However, there are several other preparation steps you must take to ensure your butt lift NJ goes as smoothly as possible. For instance, it is essential that you are hydrated at the time of your procedure. However, you will need to go eight hours without drinking dark liquids pre-op and two hours without drinking clear liquids pre-op. Therefore, you need to plan your consumption carefully.
Make a point of being hydrated every day for several days leading up to your procedure. If you are dehydrated in the days leading up to your procedure, there is a greater chance that you will be dehydrated at the time of your procedure. Do your best to drink at least eight cups of water daily and try to eat foods with high water contents. This will help ensure your hydration.
Other Preparation Instructions You Must Follow
You must avoid nicotine because it elevates your blood pressure and will slow your recovery. Similarly, you must avoid alcohol because it elevates your blood pressure and will slow your recovery. It is also important that you do not take any blood-thinners in the days leading up to your procedure.
Find Out Today Whether You Qualify for a BBL
As a general rule of thumb, you’ll be considered a good candidate for a BBL if you are a healthy, non-smoking adult with a desire to augment your buttocks naturally. However, the only way to know for sure whether you’re a good candidate for this procedure is to come in for an initial consultation. To schedule your initial BBL consultation, drop us a line now at the office of Dr. Gregory E Rauscher, M.D. in Hackensack, NJ.