What to Expect When Recovering from a Brazilian Butt Lift

Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons showed a 28% increase in Brazilian butt lift surgeries from 2014 to 2015, with a new procedure being performed almost every 30 minutes on a daily basis.

The Brazilian butt lift uses a patient’s fat to shape and augment the buttocks, providing a natural looking result. During this procedure, liposuction is used to remove fat from areas such as the hips, stomach and thighs, which is then transferred to the buttocks. Not only will butt lift patients walk away with firmer, more contoured buttocks but the liposuction portion of the procedure will also leave them with a more desirable shape overall.

Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift

Butt augmentation patients can expect some bruising and swelling directly after their procedure, particularly in the areas where liposuction was performed. Your surgeon will prescribe some pain medication to alleviate any discomfort though. Even though recovery is different for every patient, most people are walking around again a day or two after their surgery. Some patients may experience constipation but walking around will help alleviate this. There may also be some fluid that will drain from your incisions but this is completely normal and will subside within a few days.

Your surgeon will also apply a special compression garment to the areas where liposuction was performed after your surgery. This garment will need to be worn for at least 8 weeks to give these areas enough time to heal properly. The compression garments will also reduce swelling and decrease any discomfort.

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Healing your butt

Patients will not be able to sit directly on their buttocks for at least 8 weeks after their surgery, which means they will also need to sleep on their stomachs or sides during this period. If you do need to sit, an inflatable or donut pillow needs to be used. To avoid putting any pressure on your buttocks, place the pillow just behind your legs. Sitting on your buttocks will impact the healing process as it affects blood circulation in that area, which could destroy the transplanted fat cells. Even after the 8 week period has passed, it’s still important to use a pillow when sitting and to avoid sitting for long periods of time.

When can I resume normal activities again?

Brazilian butt lift patients should avoid any high-impact activities for at least a month after their surgery. Low-impact activities such as walking can be resumed after a month. Depending on how quickly a patient heals, most people can return to their normal daily activities 6 to 8 weeks after their surgery. High-impact activities such as jogging or running can only be resumed once the transferred fat cells have stabilised.

To assure a speedy recovery, it’s important to follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. In doing so, you increase your chances of seeing the results you were hoping for.