Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery time

Brazilian butt lift procedures increased 17 percent between 2018 and 2019, with more than 28,000 performed in the United States during the latter, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). This increase can most likely be linked to a growing cultural obsession with the backside.

“It’s the shapely derrieres of celebs like Beyoncé and Kardashian West...that’s inspiring women and men to go under the needle,” reads a Vogue article on the subject. Although the outcome is the primary focus when deciding to undergo a Brazilian butt lift, it’s important to understand the recovery process.

The way you care for yourself after surgery will heavily impact your results. Allow your recovery to progress naturally; don’t try to rush through the healing process. Take an appropriate amount of time off work and ensure you have the correct equipment, such as a booty pillow, when you return. Eat a nutritious diet low in sugar, fat, and salt, and abstain from drinking alcohol and smoking. One of the most important recovery tips: Don’t sit directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks. Use a pillow to relieve pressure and ensure optimal results

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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery: A Week-by-Week Timeline

Immediately After BBL

Prior to your surgery, you’ll want to enlist a caretaker. This can be a friend or family member who is responsible for driving you home post-op, and assisting around the house for several days. Immediately after the procedure, you will experience some soreness, bruising and swelling. There may also be an initial feeling of numbness. If you are in pain, tell your surgeon so they can prescribe medication to manage the discomfort in the coming days. When you arrive home, alternate between resting and taking short walks. The exercise is necessary to reduce swelling and support circulation. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions on how to care for your body during the rehabilitation process.

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery

Remember not to put direct pressure on your buttocks. You will be advised to sleep on your side or stomach. Utilize a donut or inflatable ‘booty’ pillow if you need to sit down. Make sure that when sitting, the pressure is on the posterior thighs so doesn’t impact the grafted fat.

Week One

During the first week, your surgeon will instruct you to wear a compression garment for the areas treated with liposuction to minimize swelling and fluid retention. It can also decrease discomfort and help the skin retract, according to the ASPS. Continue to utilize the booty pillow to keep pressure off your butt. Your surgeon may ask that you schedule a follow-up visit to review healing. Lymphatic massage is helpful to start at this time to help hasten healing and treat early scar tissue.

Week Two to Three

The pain and tenderness should subside dramatically. However, you may continue to experience slight swelling. Avoid sitting, unless utilizing your “booty pillow.” Consult your surgeon about whether or not you can begin driving. Avoid heavy lifting and continue taking short walks.

Week Four to Five

During weeks four to five, you can begin taking longer walks and resume light exercise. Do not lift heavy weights. You may also return to regular household chores. You may continue to feel slight pain or tenderness. If serious discomfort persists, call your surgeon immediately.

Week Six

A majority of patients should no longer feel discomfort or soreness. If your recovery is going well, your surgeon will allow you to resume lower body exercise. By week six, you should also be able to see visible results of your liposuction and fat grafts. Note that up to 40 percent of the transferred fat may not survive, regardless of your recovery care.

This is a loose healing timeline. Everyone’s body is different. Factors such as age, health, and medical history can impact your individual recovery. Consult your surgeon for more information.

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Tips on Butt Lift Recovery

The above are things you should expect after the operation. Now that you’re well prepared, let’s look at the 5 Brazilian butt lift recovery tips you need to follow to maximize your BBL results.

Sitting and Sleeping

Are you aware of how many times you’re sitting down in a day? We sit down almost the whole day at work, in the nicely padded movie seats, at the dinner table, in the car, etc. If you get a BBL this is something you’ll have to avoid at all costs. With the exception of the toilet, you have to avoid sitting down for a period not less than 10-14 days after the procedure.

This is because you need to protect the grafted fat. The new fat cells need to settle within the tissues and heal. Sitting down introduces pressure to the fat preventing this healing. You will also need to avoid sleeping on your back because it will add pressure on your buttocks.

You’ll need to sleep either sideways or on your chest down during the entire recovery period. In case you’re worried about unconsciously rolling over onto your back while sleeping; you could wear a backpack with a golf/tennis ball in it. If you assume a back position while sleeping, the ball will cause your back discomfort, making you shift onto your side.

Compression Garments

Following the BBL operation, the surgeon will recommend wearing a special compression garment to help treat the liposuctioned areas. It’s recommended to wear the garment for a period determined by your surgeon to ensure that the areas heal well. It also helps to minimize swelling, reduce discomfort, and help the skin contract.

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You are advised to keep away from all high impact physical activities/exercises until cleared by your surgeon. Performing strenuous routines before when you’re yet to heal fully could affect the fat transferred. After about 6-8 weeks following the operation, the fat cells transferred will be stable enough to undertake vigorous exercises. Here’s a quick guide of the useful butt exercise routines:

. Squats

. Donkey Kicks

. Lunges

. Standing lateral leg raises

. Side leg raises

. Plank leg raises

Healthy Diet

You’ll need to follow your surgeon’s recommended dietary guidelines. This will include plans like eating well-balanced meals, low sugar intake and fat consumption. You’ll also need to watch out for salty foods because this will promote liquid retention.

Usually, after any surgical procedure, you want the swelling to subside as soon as possible. Consumption of whole foods containing low sodium naturally achieves this.

Stay alert for Infection Signs

You’ll need to be wary of the signs for a possible BBL infection. Such signs might include excessive amounts of swelling and/ redness; if either of these symptoms occur, you are advised to contact the surgeon immediately. Other less common but nevertheless serious symptoms that may arise indicating an infection can include an odor that is usually unpleasant oozing off the wound, a fever, swollen glands, or increased pain.



  1. bon-pne says:

    Hello and good day Doc.I was wondering how long should i wait after my BBL surgery as recovery time?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      hello there.we hope you having a good day too.Recovery time is usually different person to person but in general 3 to 4 weeks would be sufficient for you to get back to your normal routine.for more information you can read our website on this matter or pm our agents via whats app on this number +989019290946

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