Plastic surgery has been changing the lives of millions of people every day. Thanks to this wonder of science, many women and men can now achieve their desired body with some adjustments.
With time, our buttocks may lose their usual firmness and begin to sag. And unfortunately this change can hardly be remedied with exercise and diet alone. Hence, a great way to get back to your original shape is getting a Brazilian Butt Lift.
A Brazilian Butt Lift includes fat transfer into the buttocks. And a proper recovery process ensures that you get your desired results. The procedure will bring a change in every aspect of your daily life, especially the way you sleep or lay down.
So, it is always a good idea to know about the recovery process ahead of time to prevent any mishap from happening.
Your physician would provide you with a number of tools to make sure you recover successfully. However, it is equally essential to know about their usage and time period to get the best results. So here we have answered some of the questions you may have.
What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Unlike silicone butt implants, a Brazilian Butt Lift is done by extracting fat through liposuction and transferring it to the buttocks. The fat may be taken from the thighs, hips or abdomen of the patient. After processing the fat, the purified and healthy fat cells will be inserted to the butt to give it the desired look.
Compared to other enhancement treatments, a Brazilian Butt Lift is considered to be more natural. Since there is no involvement of foreign or synthetic tools, there is hardly ever a case of an adverse reaction to the surgery. This also results in a comparatively speedy recovery.
Can I sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift?
After having the procedure done, patients need to give the newly grafted fat cells some time to grow blood vessels that ensure adequate blood supply to the region. If the blood supply is cut off the new fat cells may not survive the procedure which may decrease your chances of getting the most out of your surgery.
Thus, patients are usually advised against putting any direct pressure on their butt for a minimum of two weeks. This includes some regular activities like sitting, driving, laying down and so on.
Why should I use a BBL pillow?
The first few weeks are the most crucial stage of the recovery process. If pressure is applied to the newly transferred fat cells for a prolonged period of time, they may get permanently damaged and disappear. Therefore, you should refrain from sitting during this period.
However, we know that sitting down is an inevitable task for many. Thus, you can sit for short amounts of time while using a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift) pillow. Even so, you must take breaks periodically and rest on your front while sitting down. Now, this brings us to our next question.
How long after a Brazilian Butt Lift can I sit without a pillow?
You must refrain from sitting for the first 2 to 6 weeks. And even if you do, you must use a BBL pillow at all times. The BBL pillow is put under your thighs so that your butt will remain elevated from the surface of your seat and keep the pressure off of the newly grafted fat.
Many specialists recommend varying recovery periods. Some have advised the patients to sit normally after 2 weeks. While some have recommended 6 weeks. And many argue that it is best to wait for 8 weeks.
In this regard, many consider 6 weeks to be a safe period and start to sit normally without a pillow once it is over.
Other Recovery Tips
The recovery process is different for everyone. For some, it may take a short period of time while others may require more. However you must remember that it would take some time for you to see your desired results. So don’t get hasty!
You need to rest and let your body heal itself. But you must take your prescribed medicines timely to make a speedy recovery. Other than a BBL pillow, you may have to use a support garment after surgery.
Instead of the BBL pillow you may also use cushions and other pillows to elevate your buttocks. Try to avoid sleeping on your back and sitting for extended periods of time. During your leisure hours, instead of sitting, lay down on your sofa or couch to read and watch television.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I sleep on my back after Brazilian Butt Lift?
You may rest on your back for short periods of time after 2 weeks. However, doctors advise not to sleep on your back for a minimum of 2 months after the surgery.
Meanwhile, you can sleep on your front or sides but make sure to keep your leg at a 45 degree angle to avoid putting pressure on your thighs for a long time.
How long after a Brazilian Butt Lift can I workout?
After giving your body an ample amount of time to heal, you can go back to your workout regime. It takes about 4 to 6 weeks for the grafted fat cells to recover and have a steady blood flow. You may return to your regular activities after this time period.
How long do I have to wear the compression garment?
Your doctor may advise you to wear the compression garment 24/7 for the first 3 weeks. However this time period may depend on the extent of your surgery. You may take it off while showering or washing but try to wear it at all other times to achieve the maximum results.
When will I see visible results?
Initially your buttocks may look extremely big or “worse” but after a proper recovery period you will begin to see your final result after about 3 to 6 months.
Brazilian Butt Lift – When Can I Sit Normally? | Shapiro Plastic Surgery
Undergoing plastic surgery can be extremely intimidating. However, the results are just as liberating. With proper care, tools and most importantly, an expert in this field, you will achieve your dream physique in no time. So have a little patience because the results will be more than worth it!
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