Can I Sleep On My Sides Within First Few Weeks After BBL Procedure?

If you are having fat transfered to the hip areas as well as the butt, can you sleep on your sides within the first few weeks?

Doctor Answers 6

Pressure on Butt after Brazillian Butt lift

The protocol each surgeon uses is different based on their experience and technique. However, in general, 3 weeks is my time line. But even after that I ask patients to try to minimize pressure for 6 weeks to improve cell viability. From the moment the fat transfer is accomplished there is a race between fat death and new blood flow to transferred fat. It is every surgeons and patients goal to do whatever they can to maximize the take of fat. Speak with your plastic surgeon about his/her specific protocol.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian butt lift recovery

It is not recommended to apply pressure on any area that has had a fat transfer. It is assumed that pressure will decrease the chances and the viability of fat. If you have had a fat transfer to your hip, then, stay off that area for 10-14 days.  You need to lie on your chest.

Wilberto Cortes, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Positioning after the Brazilian Butt Lift

Hey there Booty2Be

I always recommend that you ask your surgeon what they think is best for you since they are the one performing your surgery.  But... I can tell you that I always tell my patients that they can sleep on their stomach or sides.  But, when laying on your side I always recommend to my patients that they lean more toward their stomach and not to their back.  I think my patients always obtain a beautiful shape and fullness to their hips inspite of laying this way. 
I wish you best of luck
Dr M

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Can I Sleep On My Sides Within First Few Weeks After BBL Procedure?

I would wait for 2-3 weeks before sleeping on the sides. Sleep on your stomach or walk a lot. Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Sleeping position

It's better to ask your surgeon, but I normally recommend that you sleep on your side and not stay on one side for too long. 

Ronald Levine, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift

You should be able to as long as you are not putting too much pressure on the buttock area or transfer area. Thank you for your question and good luck.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

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