Since 2015, The number or Brazilian Butt Lifts performed sharply increased by 28%. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a butt augmentation and liposuction operation that uses patients’ existing fat to naturally shape and adjust their buttocks. More specifically, Dr. Sanjay Lalla uses Liposuction to transfer fat from the stomach, hips, or thighs to the buttocks. A Brazilian Butt Lift slightly differs from traditional “lift” procedures; it adds volume to the backside, thereby enhancing its shape. Upon successful completion of a Brazilian Butt Lift, patients will boast a perkier, youthful butt that will look fabulous for years to come.
Just like any other surgery, patients must finish a recovery period. If you want to ring in the new year with a Brazilian Butt Lift, make sure you thoroughly understand the ins and outs of the healing process.
General Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery
Typically, Brazilian Butt Lift recovery may take from 2 to 4 weeks with final results to show at 3-6 months once all of the swelling is down. The healing period can be rough for some patients, especially when avoiding sitting or lying directly on the area where the fat is placed which should be for 2 weeks. Before going in for your scheduled surgery, make sure you request time off from work, most people take 1-2 weeks off. To see the best post-operative results, spend more time standing and lying on your side.
Furthermore, patients should consider modifying their diets. Follow your surgeons’ guidelines by eating balanced meals with low salt content; minimize swelling by snacking on whole food with low sodium content. Finally, it’s time to quit smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. This act of self-love will mitigate any blood circulation issues that arise before and after surgery.
Now that you have a general understanding of Brazilian Butts, let’s investigate what each phase of this recovery looks like.
Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Begins Immediately
Directly after the surgery, patients must wait for the anesthesia to wear off. You will go home the same day as the surgery. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will explain the two main priorities for Brazilian Butt Lift recovery: resting and short walks.
While it might seem painful and uncomfortable, minimal physical activity assists with reducing any swelling or bruising while encouraging blood circulation. Just like any other surgical procedure, patients should expect some swelling, soreness, bruising, and numbness. But don’t panic! These common side effects are all temporary and an integral part of the Brazilian Butt Lift healing process.
Post-Surgical Recovery – The First Few Days
Plenty of rest and increased fluid intake are important for recovery but walking and moving around are also very important. During this time, do not put any direct pressure on the buttocks since this will affect the grafted fat. Once you are home, your surgeon will instruct you not to put pressure on the area that the fat was placed for 2 weeks.
Sitting on the area that the fat was placed won’t become an option until the surgeon gives clearance at 2 weeks post op. Sitting too soon after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery can cause new fat cells to reabsorb and disrupt blood circulation. While sitting, the patient must use an inflatable donut pillow as well as put all the pressure on her thighs.
Post-Surgical Recovery – Week One
Most of the healing occurs 7 to 10 days after the surgery. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will dress you in a compression garment to minimize swelling and discomfort. Compression garments keep down fluid retention and help contour the body. Patients will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate the recovery process one week after surgery. The first week you will be very swollen.
Post-Surgical Recovery – Week Two
Patients will notice a drop in pain and tenderness in the operated area as they enter the second week of recovery. Still, avoid sitting directly on your buttocks even if you don’t feel any discomfort. Of course, remember to take gentle walks and avoid any physically demanding exercises or heavy lifting.
Post-Surgical Recovery – Month One
After reaching the one-month mark in the Brazilian Butt Lift recovery process, patients should become more mobile. This includes taking long walks and participating in moderate exercises, such as household chores and day-to-day activities. Most patients will resume driving by week three. However, patients may still endure some slight discomfort. Contact your plastic surgeon immediately if the pain intensifies.
Post-Surgical Recovery – Month Two
The final stretch of the recovery time occurs 6 to 8 weeks after the surgery. The discomfort that the patient experienced weeks prior should now be nearly gone. Much of the swelling will be gone but final results appear 3-6 months after surgery.
Let Dr. Sanjay Lalla Reshape Your Behind with a Brazilian Butt Lift!
Above all else, remember that you control your body confidence. A Brazilian Butt Lift is a great way to reshape your buttocks and restore self-esteem. That balanced figure you’ve craved for years is finally within reach. Dr. Sanjay Lalla and his compassionate team are ready to sculpt your behind. Dial (973) 324-9455 to schedule your consultation at our West Orange office.