How Easy Is Recovery After A Brazilian Butt Lift?

On the rise in popularity throughout the United States, especially in Miami, is the cosmetic enhancement of a Brazilian butt lift procedure. A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, can give you a fuller, rounder backside with the help of your own fat. A Brazilian butt lift procedure utilizes excess fat in other areas, such as the thighs or stomach, to give you that coveted hourglass shape. This fat grafting technique allows patients the cosmetic opportunity to transform two different places at the same time and is less invasive than implants.

Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL. Dr. LaGrasso's state-of-the-art surgical facility is one of the premier cosmetic centers in the Miami area. Dr. LaGrasso and his professional team provide patients with the highest level of care, along with private consultation rooms and spacious recovery areas. His superior technical skills and artistic sense for detail gives Miami patients the beautiful body contouring results they need.

A Brazilian butt lift offers a more natural alternative of creating the backside you always wanted. It even provides an easier, quicker recovery when compared to traditional butt augmentation with implants. Here is an in-depth look at what to expect with your BBL recovery and how easy this transformation could be for you.

Is a Brazilian butt lift permanent?

As we get older, our butt is not exempt from the aging process. Everyone's backside changes with the natural process of getting older, fluctuating weight, or hormones. Both men and women deal with the loss of volume or shape to their buttocks. Over the past few years, the Brazilian butt lift technique has been getting more buzz about being a natural way to get a rounder, fuller butt. Here are some of the issues a BBL can help:

  • Asymmetrical buttocks

  • Loss of volume or shape (due to age or weight loss)

  • Flat butt (due to genetics or weight loss)

Should I do implants or a BBL for my butt augmentation?

In the past, patients wanting butt augmentation had only one option of implants. Much like breast augmentation, butt implants are silicone medical devices inserted to enhance a person's buttocks by size and shape. Today, patients have another option of a Brazilian butt lift. While butt implants provide a more lasting solution, many women and men are choosing the autologous method of fat grafting that a BBL can provide. Liposuction can remove unwanted fat in one area to give patients a more natural enhancement that can last for several years. Butt augmentation with a BBL is also less invasive, requires less scarring, and gives patients a quicker recovery when compared to implants.

How long does it take to recover from a BBL procedure?

A Brazilian butt lift procedure not only elevates the worry of implants rupturing or reduces the risk of implant complications, but a BBL also provides a more straightforward recovery process. In total, a Brazilian butt lift recovery takes about 3-4 weeks to feel back to normal. Here is a breakdown of a fat transfer to buttocks recovery from start to finish:

  • Pre-op consultation – 1 hour

  • BBL procedure – 2-3 hours

  • Return to work – 1-2 weeks after the procedure

  • Post-op consultation / full recovery – 3-4 weeks after the procedure

  • Return to full exercise workouts – about 6-8 weeks post-op

What to expect during fat transfer to buttocks recovery

A common question asked by most patients is: "When can I sit down?" Even with a Brazilian butt lift procedure, patients cannot sit directly on their buttocks for at least three weeks. Putting pressure on the procedure area can shift or possibly destroy any transplanted fat results. It also means patients must sleep on their side or stomach at night for the same period. This one of the most important aspects of a BBL recovery.

Other elements of BBL recovery are:

  • No stretching, squatting, or strenuous exercising for three weeks or until cleared by Dr. LaGrasso.

  • Wear compression garments, if requested, as directed. Compression garments can help minimize swelling and keep harvested fat in the correct place.

  • Smoking is not allowed before or after the procedure. Smoking can inhibit the natural healing process, as well as constrict the flow of oxygen to newly transplanted fat.

  • Do not engage in swimming activities or sexual intercourse for three weeks.

  • Do not apply ice directly to the surgical area, especially if areas are still numb. It can result in the procedure area, developing frostbite.

  • Take all prescription medications as directed by Dr. LaGrasso. If you need to make any changes, please contact the office to get an approval of any changes.

  • If you experience severe symptoms with excessive bleeding or swelling, or if you develop a fever of 101° or higher, then call Dr. LaGrasso right away.

Not only does a Brazilian butt lift procedure provide a 2-in-1 cosmetic treatment, but it also provides a quicker recovery when compared to traditional butt augmentation with implants. It has become the preferred option not only among celebrities, but with both men and women in Miami. A BBL is less invasive, provides less scarring, and has an easier healing process. If you are ready to enhance your backside, then a Brazilian butt lift procedure may be an excellent option for you. Your next step is to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. LaGrasso, who has vast surgical experience with liposuction and fat grafting procedures, providing patients with beautiful results.

If you are interested in a Brazilian butt lift or BBL and live in the Miami area, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeffrey LaGrasso today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.