Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery enhances the size and shape of the buttocks without implants. Fat from other parts of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, or thighs, is transferred to the buttocks. This procedure not only reshapes the buttocks but also improves the contour of the areas where fat is removed through liposuction.

Why Aftercare Can Make or Break BBL Results

The results of a Brazilian Butt Lift heavily depend on good aftercare. Proper recovery helps maintain a healthy blood supply to allow the transferred fat cells to survive in their new location. 

Poor BBL aftercare care can lead to complications and compromise the results. It may also result in the need to get another BBL. Hence, understanding and following recovery tips can help BBL results go a long way.

Recovery Tips for a Brazilian Butt Lift

You Must Take Time Off During Initial Recovery

The key to BBL safety in recovery is to take time off work during the five to seven days after surgery. Patients should plan to take at least one to two weeks off from work to allow the body to heal properly. 

During this period, it is recommended to follow all postoperative instructions provided to reduce the risk of complications.

Compression Garments Are Required to Wear for a Month

Wearing compression garments is important after a BBL. These garments help reduce swelling, provide support to the areas affected during surgery, and help the skin adjust to its new contours. Most patients wear compression garments for about four weeks.

It Takes Two Days Before You Can Shower After a BBL

Hygiene is a must, but it will take at least 48 hours post-surgery before taking a shower is allowed. This waiting period helps protect the incision sites from infection and keeps dressings dry and intact.

Do Not Sit on Your Buttocks

One of the most critical instructions after a BBL is to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least two to six weeks. Sitting can put pressure on the fat grafts and affect their survival and the final result of your surgery.

Sleeping On a Pool Float Can Help

To avoid putting pressure on the buttocks, patients can sleep on their stomachs or sides. Using a pool float can also be an effective way to stay comfortable during sleep while keeping pressure off the buttocks.

You Will Need to Wait for Six to Eight Weeks Before Swimming

Swimming or soaking in a bathtub should be avoided for six to eight weeks post-surgery. Exposure to water can increase the risk of infection and negatively impact the healing of the incision sites.

Injected Fat Will Have a Survival Rate

It’s important to understand that not all the injected fat will survive the transfer process. On average, about 60-80% of the fat survives, and the final results can be seen after the body has fully healed. This can be expected at six months post-operation.

A Balanced Diet Will Improve Results

Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins, minerals, and protein supports healing and can improve and help the results of a BBL last longer. Proper nutrition can maintain the health of the transferred fat cells and boost your overall well-being.

It May Take Six Weeks or More Before You Can Workout

Returning to exercise too soon can interfere with the recovery process. Light activities, such as walking, are encouraged early to promote circulation during the first and second weeks. More strenuous activities should be avoided for at least six weeks.

It Is Recommended to Get a Massage

Post-surgical massages, such as lymphatic drainage massages, can facilitate quicker recovery by reducing swelling and preventing fluid build-up. Always have these massages performed by a professional who is experienced with post-BBL patients.

Risks of Brazilian Butt Lift

As with any surgical procedure, a BBL comes with potential risks. These can include infection, scarring, and issues related to anesthesia. The risk of fat embolism, although rare, is a serious concern and underscores the importance of choosing an experienced, board-certified surgeon.

Why Choose Dr. Moreano?

Choosing a skilled and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Moreano can help you receive not only expert care but also the highest standards of safety and ethical practice in plastic surgery. Schedule your consultation to learn more about your eligibility for a Brazilian Butt Lift.

Schedule Your Consultation

Are you considering a Brazilian Butt Lift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moreano to discuss your appearance goals and learn more about the personalized care we offer for safe BBL surgery. Contact us to find out more about how you can achieve your desired body contour with confidence.