One of the biggest issues with getting a Brazilian Butt Lift is the associated downtime and recovery process. Just like any other surgical procedure, the recovery period is crucial in guaranteeing the best results. While the surgery will only last an average of 2-3 hours based on the amount of liposuction required, there is a several week recovery period you should familiarize yourself with before surgery.
The BBL is an outpatient procedure, and as such it will be performed under deep sedation or a light general anesthetic. The incisions for the BBL are small, and the fat is injected in layers. Since not all the fat transplanted is reabsorbed into the body, surgeons will generally add more fat than the patient needs. After surgery, the patient will be in the recovery room. You can expect to be swollen or bruised but will appreciate the results in 6 to 8 weeks.
There are several activities patients are advised to avoid after a Brazilian Butt Lift so that they don’t affect the results negatively:
Additional activities will be discussed in more details with your surgeon during your first consultation. Any activity that raises the blood pressure should be limited during the first week of recovery to reduce the risk of bleeding. Patients are also encouraged to take short walks and begin upper body exercise two weeks after surgery. However, contact sports, lifting, and jogging should be avoided for up to 6 to 8 weeks.
Patients will wear a compression garment, usually included in Jolie specials, for 3 to 4 weeks 24 hours a day. The garment helps reduce swelling, bruising and encourage the skin to tighten up. Compression garments also help maintain the buttocks’ shape by adding some extra support to the newly injected tissue. Some patients may need two compression garments in the liposuction region. The outer garment is removed 10 minutes before the inner garment to reduce the possibility of dizziness or faintness.
Patients aren’t allowed to sit or rest on their buttocks after a Brazilian Butt lift since direct pressure on the buttocks can kill the newly injected fat before it develops enough blood flow. They should rest on the stomach or side with pillows to prop themselves up. At two weeks of recovery, it’s ok to use a boppy pillow or a rolled-up towel under the knees to sit and sleep in a more comfortable position.
There may be some fluid discharge from the incisions for several days, which is quite normal. The more fluid leaves the site, the less bruising you will experience. Patients are advised to sit on a towel or plastic covering to avoid leakages on the furniture. Keep your skin moisture by applying lotion to the treatment areas daily – it can also help relieve dry, itchy skin.
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