Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery serves as a way for patients to achieve the voluminous backsides they desire. The procedure involves transferring fat from a donor site to the buttocks and hip areas, which results in a more attractive and curvier figure. For an optimal result, the procedure requires patients to follow a set of rules when recovering. Dr. Charles S. Lee performs BBLs at his Beverly Hills facility, Enhance® Plastic Surgery®. Ahead, learn more about what you can expect during BBL recovery.
Your Recovery Can Be Categorized in Phases
When it comes to your BBL recovery, you may find it helpful to think about it in phases: initial recovery and life with restriction, which comes before patients are able to resume their everyday activities without any restrictions. During the first several days after surgery, you will experience bruising and swelling. Pain and discomfort can be managed with either over-the-counter medications or prescribed medications. You should start feeling better about one to two weeks post-surgery, but you will still need to adhere to Dr. Lee’s aftercare instructions, including restricted activities.
You Will Need to Wear Compression Garments
Compression garments are necessary after BBL surgery, and you should be prepared to wear them to alleviate swelling. The garment also provides the support your body will need during recovery.
Sitting is Restricted
Patients will not be able to sit immediately after surgery for a period of up to two weeks, as doing so can lead to asymmetry, slow healing, and other complications. After a few weeks, sitting may be permitted if using a special pillow that distributes pressure evenly among the buttocks.
As with sitting on the buttocks, sleeping on the back places pressure on the treatment area and can be painful. You will need to rest on your stomach or side after surgery, ensuring that you do not inadvertently roll over during sleep.
Results Will Improve Over Time
BBL patients may be delighted to see an instant improvement in their shape right after surgery, but they should be aware that results will evolve over time. At the six-month mark, all swelling and bruising should have subsided, and final results should be revealed. Results can be maintained by consuming a diet rich in nutrients, exercising regularly, and staying at a stable, healthy weight.
Brazilian Butt Lift in Beverly Hills
If you are interested in increasing the size of your buttocks to improve their contour, you may benefit from a BBL. Dr. Lee can answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding BBL surgery. Schedule your consultation by calling our office or requesting an appointment online.