Recovery from Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is rising in popularity due to celebrities such as the Kardashian clan, Iggy Azalea, and J-Lo. This buttock augmentation procedure uses the patient’s own fat to naturally augment and shape the buttocks.

According to ASPS, the popularity of the Brazilian butt lift rose 26% from 2015-2016, and it doesn’t look like it will slow down anytime soon. However, before choosing to undergo any type of cosmetic surgery, you should be aware of the recovery process and what it will entail.

Directly After A BBL

Following the procedure, patients can expect to experience swelling and bruising in the areas that were used to harvest fat. Discomfort can be controlled with pain medication. You will also be required to wear a special compression garment on the areas where liposuction was performed. This may help to reduce swelling and improve comfort. Physical activities should be limited, with light aerobic activities being able to be resumed after 3-4 weeks.

How Do I Sit Down?

After a BBL, it is important that you do not sit directly on your buttocks for at least two to three weeks. While this may seem like an annoyance to some, it is critical in achieving optimal BBL results. When sleeping, you should sleep on your stomach or your side. If you absolutely must sit, sit on a donut pillow to avoid putting pressure directly on the buttocks. After 2-3 weeks, you may still use a cushion while sitting, and avoid sitting for long periods of time.

Now that you know the basics of Brazilian butt lift recovery, you can confidently go forth to your consultation with Dr. Wallach. If you are interested in learning more, contact our New York office today.


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