A Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic procedure that has grown in popularity over the years. If you are unhappy with the look of your buttocks and want to enhance your curves and improve your figure, this may be the right treatment option for you. The Brazilian butt lift can lift and shape your buttocks using fat transfer, giving you a boost of self-confidence. If you’re considering this procedure, it’s important to know what to expect with your recovery so you can achieve the best results.
Before and Immediately After BBL Surgery
Before your surgery, you should arrange for a trusted friend or family member to drive you home and stay with you afterward. You will need someone to assist you with household tasks while you heal. You’ll have some swelling, soreness, and bruising in the buttocks, which is completely normal. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to ease any discomfort and swelling. They’ll also advise you to go on short walks to encourage circulation to the area. You will want to avoid putting any pressure on your buttocks and sleeping on your back. If you have to sit, use a donut or special pillow.
First Week After Surgery
The first week after your surgery, you’ll have to wear a compression garment. This can help minimize your discomfort and swelling and minimize fluid in the area. You should continue using your donut for sitting and come in for follow-up visits with your surgeon so they can monitor the healing process.
Second and Third Weeks After Surgery
By weeks two to three, you should find that any pain or discomfort has significantly decreased. You may still have some swelling and should avoid sitting directly on your buttocks. Continue using your donut or special pillow. Keep taking short walks to stimulate blood flow, and avoid lifting anything heavy. Your surgeon will clear you for driving, sitting, and other activities when it’s appropriate.
Fourth to Fifth Weeks After Surgery
By the fourth to fifth weeks following Brazilian butt lift surgery, you can go for longer walks and resume lighter, low-impact exercise. However, continue avoiding lifting weights. You can resume your household tasks and may still experience minor soreness and tenderness. If you have intense pain, contact your surgeon as soon as possible.
Sixth Week After Surgery
By the time you’ve reached six weeks since your Brazilian butt, you should no longer feel any soreness or tenderness. You will be asked to see your surgeon for your six-week follow-up. While the doctor checks your progress, they will let you know whether you can return to performing lower body exercises. At this point, you should see the results of your procedure and be able to sit regularly without a pillow.
Schedule A Consultation
If you are in or near the Draper, Utah area and interested in learning more about a Brazilian butt lift, schedule a consultation with us at Howland Plastic Surgery today. Call our office at (385) 313-8590 or use our online contact form.