The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) procedure is quickly gaining popularity. In fact, there was a 26% increase in Brazilian butt lifts performed from 2015-2016, and it doesn’t look like that increase is going to slow down anytime soon. This procedure, which uses a patient’s own fat to naturally augment and shape the buttocks, is known for improving the appearance of flat or sagging buttocks for a perkier, more youthful body silhouette. Read on for some tips on how to make your Brazilian butt lift recovery as easy as possible.
Expect Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising are normal in the areas where fat cells were harvested. Any discomfort can be controlled with prescribed pain medication. Most patients will be up and walking a day or two following the surgery.
Wear Your Compression Garment: After a BBL procedure, you will need to wear a special compression garment to help reduce swelling and support your new buttocks. Most patients should wear this garment for eight weeks, though Dr. Basile will discuss the exact timeline.
No Sitting Allowed: During recovery, it is important to not sit directly on your buttocks for at least eight weeks. This is very important to achieve long-lasting results, as sitting on the buttocks during recovery and negatively impact blood circulation in the area. You can sleep on your stomach or side, and if sitting is absolutely unavoidable, use a donut pillow.
Resuming Exercise: High impact activities and exercise should be avoided during recovery, or for about 6-8 weeks. Light activities like power walking can be performed after about one month. It is imperative to listen to Dr. Basile’s recovery instructions to ensure optimal results.