I am having BBL shortly and have been given this information by my Doctor. I am having the Body jet Lipo to my stomach and thigh area - upper area. I have been told that I only need to wear a compression garment around my Stomach following surgery and not on my thighs or the bottom where the fat will be transfered. I can sit after surgery but not lie down for 10 weeks. Also this will be performed under local anaesthetic with valium. I am worried about my thighs not having support after surgery.
Brazillian Butt Lift
Doctor Answers (2)
Brazilian Buttlift Concerns and Compression
I ask patients to keep compression of all liposuctioned areas for 4 to 6 weeks. I do not allow them to sit for longer than 30 minutes at a time for the first 6 weeks. In addition, I ask them to sleep on their bellies. Every plastic surgeon will have a different regimen, most likely. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Web reference: http://www.hughesplasticsurgery.com
Revovery Recommendations after Brazilian Butt Lift
Every doc has different recommendations for after a BBL. I put my patients in a compression garment, even on their buttocks. I allow them to sit upright immediately. I also only perform this procedure under IV sedation/Twilight/general anesthesia. I do not think it is possible to get a good result with only local. If your doc is doing this under local only, make sure he/she is a board certified plastic surgeon.....usually the docs that do this under local are not board certified plastic surgeons and not members of ASPS.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.