Is It Important To Massage After Brazilian Butt Lift?

Is massages important or necessary after a brazilian butt lift? How important are they?

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Massage Is Important, Discuss With Your Surgeon

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In patients who have undergone brazilian butt lift surgery we routinely recommend massage of the liposuction donor sites, but delay massage of the recipient sites until blood supply to the transplanted fat cells has been re-established.
There are no scientific studies that conclusively demonstrate that massage is helpful following liposuction. Despite this, many plastic surgeons utilize massage as a routine component of post-operative care following this procedure.They believe that massage minimizes internal scarring, decreases edema and helps remoldel soft tissue.
It’s not unusual for patients to complain of swelling, tightness, and stiffness following this procedure.Massage and an early return to physical activity seem to help with these issues.For these reasons, plastic surgeons often recommend gentle massage and stretching exercises following brazilian butt lift surgery.These are usually started 7 to 10 days following the procedure at the donor sites.Massage is delayed for 2 to 3 months in the buttock area because of the freshly grafted fat cells.Initially, these maneuvers cause mild discomfort which quickly resolves with time.
If you’re planning brazilian butt lift surgery, it’s important to discuss this issue with your plastic surgeon.In many cases, massage will be an important part of your post-operative care.

Massaging the Right Areas After Your Brazilian Butt Lift

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After undergoing the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery, I recommend for my patients to massage the areas liposuctioned but to NOT massage the buttock. In fact the buttock should be left as is, especially in the first 4 weeks post-operatively as it is sensitive and has already been contoured a certain way by your surgeon. Massaging liposuctioned areas is very beneficial as it aids in softening hard areas and improving the texture of the skin.

I have my patients see an endermologist for a few sessions after surgery to go over the areas liposuctioned. This aids in the healing, smoothness of skin texture, and helps with blood flow in areas that have just been affected by surgery.  I have before and after photos and detailed information about the procedure on my website if you are interested in more information.

Lymphatic Massages after Brazilian Butt Lift

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This is a great question many of my patients ask me. I highly recommend post operative massages to all of my patients. The massages help remove any possible imperfections in the skin due to the liposuction. As othe rsurgeons have mentioned, massages are not to be done in teh fat injection area, as this is a delicate area of newly transferred fat cells. The massages also assist in the draining of any fluid building caused by the surgery. Best of luck.

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Massage after brazilian butt lift

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Thanks for your question!

In our San Francisco area practice we perform this operation frequently.  Massage of the areas that have been liposuctioned can be helpful 2 to 3 times a day for the first week but after that the compression garment is likely doing you more good than any massage.

The buttocks should not be massaged.  The transplanted fat cells need to establish a blood supply and vigorous massage can decrease fat survivability.

I hope this helps.

Is A Massage Beneficial Post BBL?

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Thank you for your question? It is highly recommended to get a lymphatic massage post BBL, to help the healing process spread up.

Dr Dhaval Patel
Double Board Certified
Plastic Surgeon
Hoffman Estates
Oak Brook

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Massages after Lipo and Brazillian

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Each surgeon has a protocol that differs from the next. In my practice I do not perform a massage. The reason for that is I want the fat to stay in the location it was placed. A massage could potentially move the fat to a less desirable location. All other areas do not need massages because it has been liposuctioned. It does however need compression (except the buttocks)  24/7 for the first 2-3 weeks. There are no right or wrong answers or hard evidence one way or another. It is simply what works best  int he hands of individual surgeons. Speak with your plastic surgeon about his/her protocol.

Brazilian butt lift massage

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The Brazilian butt lift liposuction is done in different areas of the body including the upper and lower back, the abdomen, flanks, axilla, thighs, etc. It is well accepted that any area that underwent liposuction should be massaged to soften the area and avoid lumps. In addition, there are multiple areas that are hard and massage will improve the texture, form, and feel of such areas.

As it relates to the buttock, there is no need to massage simply because aggressive massage can affect the final results. Unless there is an area that is uneven after a month, there is no need for any message.

No need to massage buttocks after brazilian buttock lift

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There may be some benefit to massage the areas of liposuction (abdomen/flanks), but no need to massage the buttocks where the transferred fat cells are. The massage in this area could harm the delicate fat cells and decrease their survival. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon prior to surgery.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian butt lift and massage

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The Brazilian butt lift is a liposuction fat injection. You taking fat from the places you don't want it in the abdomen, flanks and back and injecting it into the buttocks or you do want.

Massage is really important for the liposuction not the fat injection. I recommend to my patients to have massage in the areas of liposuction as soon as possible. I do what I did not want to massage the buttocks because it may damage the fat cells and decreased survival of the injected fat.

Inany liposuction massage will speed up healing, decrease pain and improve the result.

Wendell Perry, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Is It Important To Massage After Brazilian Butt Lift?

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Massage the lipo areas after 2 weeks. Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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