What does the recovery from a Brazilian butt lift look like?

The BBL recovery timeline is as follows:

  • Return to work: 1 to 2 weeks after surgery
  • Full recovery: 3 to 4 weeks after surgery
  • Return to exercise: around 8 weeks post-surgery

You will need to wear your compression garment all the time (day and night) for the first 4 weeks following surgery and during the day for at least another 4 weeks. If in doubt about carrying out a particular activity, check with your surgeon.

Most patients will recover from a BBL within 4 to 6 weeks. Remember that although the donor site and injection sites should be healed by 6 weeks, it’s still important to avoid unnecessary pressure on the gluteal area and refrain from lifting heavy weights for at least 8 weeks.