Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process
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The recovery after a Brazilian Buttock lift generally takes 3-4 weeks to feel back to normal. From the time of the consultation to the surgery generally takes about 1 to 2 months.
The recovery process is as follows:
- Pre-Operative Consultation: 1 hour consultation
- BBL Surgery: 2-3 hours of surgery
- Return to work: 1-2 weeks after surgery
- Full Recovery & Post-Operative Consultation: 3-4 weeks after surgery
- Return to exercise: around 8 weeks post surgery
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Recovery After Brazilian Butt Lift
There’s a several week surgery recovery period, but many patients feel like they can go back to work within a week.
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The surgery time itself lasts about 2-3 hours depending on the amount of liposuction needed.
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How long will it take to recover after the BBL is performed?
Recovery time is about four weeks, with most patients being cleared to go back to work within 1-2 weeks after surgery. It is additionally required to have someone accommodate you for the first twenty-four hours. Ideally, you will have a caretaker with you for the first week, as you will likely be taking prescription pain medications and unable to drive.
How long before I can sit after the BBL procedure?
Try to completely avoid sitting or laying on the fat graft site for the first three weeks after the surgery, and only when necessary through the fourth week. When you have to sit, use a Boppy pillow to help reduce the pressure on the site. Placing too much pressure on the graft can cause you to lose volume because the cells will die more rapidly.
The BBL is the safest way to cosmetically alter the shape of your butt because you are using your own fat to do so, as opposed to introducing foreign materials into the body to get the look you want.
A Brazilian butt-lift has very very minimal scars. Essentially, scarring only takes place at the entry points from where we insert the fat cells. A typical Brazilian butt-lift scar is smaller than a staple punch.
A Brazilian butt-lift has its share of post-operative pain just like any other surgery. Soreness is probably the most common feeling people have. Patients describe this pain as a muscular soreness in the buttocks where they’ll feel the most discomfort when sitting. However, just like any other surgery, we do offer pain pills and certain types of comfort measures to make the pain as easy as possible.
Although it’s considered the safest way to alter the shape of your butt cosmetically, there are still some risks involved because it is an invasive surgery that requires anesthesia. There is a small risk for infection, hematoma and seroma formation, but these risks are greatly reduced as you follow the thorough post-op instructions provided.
- Wearing the right garments
- Feed the fat
- Creative sleeping
- No driving
- Sit on your thighs
- No smoking
- Exercise starting around week 8
- PRP/Stem Cells
- Stay Hydrated
- Keep a stable weight
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The Brazilian Butt Lift pillow is a post-operative product designed to relieve pressure from the buttock and move/apply pressure to the thighs. Dr. Mark Youssef will provide this product if a patient does not have one.
After a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, patients will be provided with the following:
It is recommended to not engage in any sort of exercise immediately after the surgery as it can harm the new fat. Many patients often ask us the following BBL exercise questions.
What is the best bbl workout?
Are there any special squatting techniques?
Is there a way to massage after my surgery?
What is the best way to diet after a BBL?
Learn more about the best exercises after a BBL here!