What To Buy Before Your Brazilian Butt Lift

By Nicole Karlis

From body wash to alcohol pads here's everything you need to have before getting a BBL.

So, you've made the decision to get a Brazilian butt lift. Now what? Once your surgery date is scheduled, there's still a lot to do in order to prepare. Whether you're traveling abroad, or getting the procedure locally, here's a list of must-haves, nice-to-haves (and a travel list!), approved by the BBL-ers*, to help you have the least stressful experience as possible.


  Schedule Labs (if they're not done by surgeon)
  Schedule lymphatic massages for after the surgery (if your surgeon doesn't provide)



  Female urinal (won't be able to sit after surgery)
  Bleach spray & baby wipes to clean yourself until you can shower again
  Anti-bacterial soap to clean your incisions
  Neosporin for drain sites after they're removed
  Alcohol pads to make the area sterile before taking your Heparin shots (to prevent blood clots)
  Q-Tips to clean around incision sites
  Gauze pads & medical tape to redress drain tubes
  Camisoles/tank-tops to wear under garment to avoid skin irritation
  Maxi dress or something loose fitting that's easy to slip on and off after surgery
  Easy slip-on shoes (so you don't have to bend over and tie them)
  Compression stockings to help prevent pulmonary embolism
  Compression Sleeve (only if you're getting arm Lipo)
  A big pair of panties in case that time of the month arrives
  Boppy pillow to protect your booty after surgery
  Faja or compression garment
  Epifoam or board/foam
  Arnica tablets to help with bruising and swelling
  Stool softener/laxatives

  Pre-op vitamins and post-op protein shakes to help repair body

Nice-To-Haves (But Not Absolutely Necessary)

  Suction hooks to hold up drains while showering
  Sugar scrub (sugar and olive oil) for your pre-surgery shower
  Body scrubber to help reach an itch
  Hand lotion
  Firming lotion
  Empty bottle to put syringes in
  Socks to put over compression stockings
  Old towels/linens/shower curtain to keep from staining new linens
  Neck/body pillows
  Chux Pads
  Pills organizer
  Mederma Cocoa Butter (for scars)
  Chapstick/Vasaline, something to keep your lips from getting dry
  Band-aids to cover incisions
  A good camera to document your journey
  Folding chair to assist going to the bathroom (cut out the bottom of the chair and position it over the toilet)
  Yoga mat to place behind knees


If You're Traveling, Don't Forget:

  Body wash and baby wipes
  Fill doctor prescriptions before leaving
  Protein powder shakes, fruits and veggies
  Reusable tote/bag to carry stuff in
  Ponytail holders
  A good camera to document your journey/any electronics you'll need
  Shaker cup if you're bringing protein shakes


BBLers, did we forget something? Let us know in the comments section below. 

*A special thanks to NJexciteddd and Cray Cray for helping us put together this list

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Thank you!
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Wow. .. I'm so clueless. This is just what I needed. Love checklists! Thank you!!!!!
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This list is very important Thank you .... Didn't want to go overboard in buy stuffs
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Bleach spray to clean yourself? Whatdah?!?
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Lol I thought the same thing. Hopefully someone answer you so we would know
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YES !!!!
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This is super Helpful! - Thanks!
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Thanks so much am now in the preparation stage . very helpful information.
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Great list!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I'm glad dis list is here. Very helpful & informative. Thanks.
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I feel much better now after seeing ths cuz I was confused on why some things were needed but makes sense now with the break down. It was hard keeping up with everybody giving their own list. I dnt knw how many screen shots I got tryna keep up! Lol So this is well appreciated. U might wanna add the pineapple juice being tht so many raves about it 4 the recovering stage. Thanks again!
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This is awesome! Thank you for posting this. Can I suggest adding links or recommendations where ppl can find some of these things and price ranges? I've seen some sites where the urinal is $5 and some where it's near $20. -__-
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I wish I had known about this list the first time I had my procedure for the bbl
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Lol. Whose doing your second bbl?
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I'm going to see Dr Fisher in Miami. I need big booty ASAP! Lol
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Lol. Girl you are funny! Anyhow, you look like you have a nice ass already! I'm going to schulman on the 12th for a consultation. He does a swoop, scoop lower back dip that I just have to have.
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Good blessing and keep me updated on your progress. I'm sure you will get what your looking for.
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Thanks hun, ugh I hope I get the results I want. My consultation is tomorrow, good luck on getting your lower back done!!!
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Thank you!!! I'm also looking for a fatty as well...let me know how your consultation goes! when are you trying to get your surgery done?
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what about the maxi pads? going to my local walmart and dollar tree !! I can get most of the must haves for about $50 in my area, minus the pillow and vitamins
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