How Beneficial is It to Have Massages After a Brazilian Butt Lift? How Soon After the Surgery Should They Be Done?

I keep hearing that people who have had the surgery are getting massages done. What areas are massaged and when? Thanks!

Doctor Answers 5

Massage and brazilian butt lifts

Thank you for this question. It gives me a chance to dispel a myth. I realize that many suggest massages, restrict sitting and believe wholeheartedly in girdles. I don’t. I feel that the surgeon determines the outcome, and only she (or he) suggests whether you massage or not. So the real question is; how do I find a surgeon who can give me good result and help me recover with as little swelling and bruising as possible? I think it is simple; find a board certified plastic surgeon who does a ton of them and has the credentials to perform this surgery at a local hospital (even if the surgery is done in an office based setting...its a way to have other do you credential checking for you). 

Waldorf Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian butt lift and postop massage

After the Brazilian butt lift and after liposuction I asked my patients do massage as soon as possible, 2nd day our 3rd day because I think this gives a better result helps reducing edema which helps to reduce the pain.

I think the massage is as important in the garment or maybe more important in the garment. I also think that if you're going to do 5 massages do them all in the 1st few days as opposed to one-week for 5 weeks. I think the earlier massage the more affect it's going to have on improving your results.

It'll hurt while you're doing the massages but you'll feel better and have less pain afterwards.

Wendell Perry, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Postoperative Management Should be Left to Your Surgeon!

Hi there-

Generally speaking, there are some surgeons who believe that their patients' outcomes are improved by having deep tissue massages in the areas that were suctioned.

On the other hand, it is very important for you to understand that only your surgeon can tell you what has successfully worked FOR HIM in the past. Altering your postoperative regimen because of something you read here may compromise not only your result, but also your safety.

Please ask your surgeon what they prefer their patients to do- and then follow those instructions very carefully.

If you are not yet at the stage where you have identified your surgeon, make finding the best one you can your first step. Personality and having positive reviews are great, but you really want to know that they received a top notch education, with training from excellent institutions, that they have lots of experience doing the procedure, and that their OUTCOMES are excellent (look at photos- and be careful to confirm they are actually photos of that surgeon's work).

Armando Soto, MD, FACS
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Post operative Massages

After having the Brazilian butt Lift, you should have massages as soon as possible. It becomes a question of pain threshold, but its very important that they be done as soon as possible. The massages help in draining excess liquid as well as avoiding post-liposuction imperfections. You should do about 2 massages per week for about 4-5 weeks. 


I hope this helps. 

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 1,803 reviews

Massaging after brazilian buttock lift

You can massage the areas of liposuction to help facilitate a decrease in swelling and help with contour. I would not recommend massaging the actual fat that has been transferred as this may injure the cells and prevent them from surviving. Discuss this in detail with your board certified plastic surgeon at the time of your consultation.

Best wishes,



William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 377 reviews

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