If you are looking for a permanent way to have a firmer and fuller butt, consider getting a Brazilian butt lift. This cosmetic surgical procedure involves the transfer of fat from different parts of your body to your buttocks. Your surgeon will use liposuction to harvest fat from other body parts, including the stomach, thighs, hips, and upper arms.
The harvested fat is then purified and injected into specific parts of your butt to give it a more rounded and natural look. Your surgeon will also make three to five incisions around your butt for fat transfer. The incisions are then closed up with sutures and a compression garment applied against the surgical sites to reduce hemorrhage risk.
Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift requires extra care and attention. Because fat grafting is a natural procedure, the recovery process is shorter than with other plastic procedures. Here are a few important steps to follow during your Brazilian butt lift recovery period.
Managing Pain and Discomfort
For the next few days after surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling in the surgical sites. But this pain and discomfort can be managed with painkillers prescribed by th
e doctor. Although every patient recovers differently, in most cases, a patient of Brazilian butt lift can stand up and walk two days after the surgery. Walking around regularly also helps to prevent constipation. You will even notice tumescent fluid coming out through the incisions. This is normal and will end after a few days.
Keep the Compression Garment On
The special compression garment placed on the surgical sites should worn for at least eight weeks to allow the incisions to heal fully and quickly. It also helps to minimize swelling and discomfort. With this compression garment, your skin will retract successfully. Often the back end of the garment is cut out to allow the fat grafts to solidify.
Don’t Sit On Your Butt
During your recovery period, avoid sitting directly on your butt. Instead, use a donut pillow or an inflatable pillow to prevent putting pressure on your fat grafts. Sitting on your butt also prevents proper blood circulation, which could affect the final results of your Brazilian butt lift. Also, avoid sitting in the same position for a prolonged period. Throughout the recovery period, sleep on your side or stomach.
Avoid Heavy Activities
When recovering from BBL surgery, avoid strenuous activities, especially anything that involves bouncing. Often, Brazilian butt lift patients resume their normal activities six to eight weeks after the procedure.