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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Tips

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As with any surgery, the recovery period for a Brazilian Butt Lift is an important time for your healing to ensure the final results meet your expectations.

A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) takes fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs) and transfers it to the buttocks. After the surgery, not only will the buttocks area be sore, but the areas from which the fat was taken may also be sore. Typically, the pain will be minimal, will lessen quickly, and will be easily managed with medication.

The more challenging aspect of recovery is the restrictions placed on using the buttocks area. Sitting, sleeping, and walking must all be modified in order to allow the buttocks to heal.

We offer these Brazilian Butt Lift recovery tips to help you better anticipate what you can expect following your cosmetic procedure:

  • Most patients will be up and walking within 1-2 days after the procedure. You may resume light activities within 1 week after surgery.
  • You will not be allowed to sit or lie directly on your buttocks for at least 8 weeks after surgery. You will need to sleep on your stomach or side.
  • You will be given a compression garment to treat the areas where the liposuction was performed. You will need to wear this garment for at least 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Most patients will be allowed to resume all normal activities 8 weeks after surgery.
  • Even after the first 8 weeks of recovery, patients should still avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time and should use a cushion when sitting.
  • Be patient. After surgery, you’ll see a lot of bruising and swelling. It could take as long as 6 months before your body will reveal the final result. That’s all part of the healing process.

It’s also helpful to keep in mind some important Do’s and Don’ts following your BBL procedure.

Do:

  • Follow your doctor’s instructions faithfully, including obeying restrictions on sitting and lying on your buttocks, and take all prescribed medications.
  • Walk and stretch your legs gently. This will ensure proper circulation and help prevent blood clots following surgery.
  • Wear your compression garment at all times except during showering.

Do Not:

  • Sit or lie on your buttocks up to 8 weeks following surgery (confirm specific requirements with your doctor).
  • Put any stress on the area of the buttocks that received fat transplants; this includes sitting or lying on the area or engaging in any strenuous activity (for up to 8 weeks after surgery, to be confirmed with your doctor).

Schedule Your Consultation for a Brazilian Butt Lift Today        

Whether it’s due to aging, weight loss, heredity, or other reasons, sagging tissue on the buttocks can be a cause of self-consciousness for many women. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option for many patients who want to improve the appearance of the buttocks without implants.

Patients should also be fully educated on what to expect during the BBL recovery period. Our board certified cosmetic surgeons and the rest of our team can answer any questions you may have about recovering from a BBL and help you achieve the look you want.

Call our offices today at 615-861-8174 to book a consultation and find out more about how a Brazilian Butt Lift can help you accomplish your goals.

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Is a Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

Tired of spending hours in the gym doing squats and still not getting the results you want? You may be a good candidate for a Brazilian Butt Lift. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great option for those who are looking to not only shape their bottom, but also trim the waistline. This procedure uses your own body fat to enhance your shape and give you the curves you’ve always wanted.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that uses fat from your own body to shape your backside and enhance your curves. Using your own body fat will give the most natural looking and incredible results.

Some butt lifts require implants, but this isn’t the case with the BBL. With BBL, the surgeon can remove fat from the abdomen, back, stomach, or thighs. The removed fat is then purified before it is injected into the buttocks to create a rounder, shapely contour. Having various injection points gives the doctor the ability to control the contouring and final shape.

How safe is BBL?

In general, BBL is a very safe procedure. But as with any other major cosmetic procedure, do your research and make sure you choose a surgeon who is very experienced in performing Brazilian Butt Lifts.  

Another benefit of BBL is that it involves Fat Transfer (also known as fat grafting) to move excess fat from one part of the body to another. This type of procedure significantly lowers your risk of infection. Infection can sometimes take place if the body rejects unwanted or foreign substances. However, in a BBL procedure you’re using your own fat cells, which your body is more likely to accept.

Using your own fat will also give you a more natural curve and feel. Patients often wonder if the results are as long lasting compared to using implants. And, the answer is yes. Having a BBL offers powerful and immediate results

The Right Candidate for a BBL

Anyone who is not seeing the firm, round shape they would like to achieve from workouts alone, a BBL is a great solution. This procedure will give you the firm, round shape you desire. Those with stretch marks, cellulite, and loose, hanging skin, also benefit from this type of procedure as it provides an opportunity to tighten and tone.

The Recovery

There are at least a few weeks of recovery for anyone who undergoes a BBL.  Expect some bruising and swelling immediately following the procedure in the buttocks and where the fat cells were harvested. Your doctor will prescribe medication to help alleviate any pain. Some patients might notice fluid draining from the incision, which is perfectly normal. You’ll just need to keep an eye on it and alert your doctor if there is anything unique or different about the fluid change.

A critical component to the success of a BBL is not sitting on your buttocks for a few weeks. Sitting on your bottom immediately after your procedure will reduce the flow of circulation, which may stunt your results.

Following your doctor’s after care instructions is an absolute must.

Is BBL right for you?

The first step towards a defined backside starts with a consultation. Our consultations are completely free of charge and give you the opportunity to speak directly with one of our doctors about the results you’re looking for.

Ready to see if BBL is right for you? Give us a call today at 615-861-8174 to book your FREE consultation.