How soon can I sit on Brazilian Butt Lift?

i just had Brazilian butt lift and i set on my butt withing my 5th day... is that going to make my butt flat?

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Sitting after Brazilian Butt Lift.

It has generally been said that you should avoid sitting on the Brazilian Butt lift injected area for two weeks after the surgery. The concern is that you may place undue pressure on the delicate grafts thereby killing them. However, the truth is that you sit on your ischial spines and not on your fat grafts which are more likely located on the upper buttock. It is probably more important to avoid placing direct pressure by laying down on your buttocks.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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How soon can I sit after a Brazilian butt lift?

The Brazilian butt lift is a safe and effective technique that can improve the contour of your bottom and create a beautiful result. It is a combination of procedures that consists of aggressive liposuction of the abdomen hips and waist and lower back, separation and processing of the fat that has been collected, and strategic grafting to the gluteal area.

Patients who are undergoing this procedure should understand that there is a significant healing process. Patients will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several weeks. During the first 2 to 3 weeks after the surgery, we inform the patients that it is essential to minimize any pressure to the area where the fat has been grafted. We always recommend that the patient's sleep on their sides or preferably on their stomach for the first 23 weeks after the surgery. We also ask that the patients used a circular air cushion when seated during this process. By taking care of the areas that have received the fat grafts, and using the compression garments that we provide to the patients, they can successfully achieve their desired results.

Sitting after a Brazilian Butt Lift

I generally recommend that patients avoid sitting for prolonged periods of time for the first 2-3 weeks following a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.  Since sitting in some cases in simply unavoidable, and as such, I recommend that patients who have to sit place a pillow below their thighs and behind their back to help take some of the weight off of the buttock region.  The reason why surgeons will typically recommend that patients avoid sitting for several weeks after their procedure is that direct pressure on the transferred fat cells can cause them to shrink and/or atrophy and would therefore not survive.  

If you have only sat for short periods of time you should be fine but I would recommend following up with your operating surgeon to discuss your concerns and their specific sitting and recovery protocol.  Best of luck!

The first few weeks, sitting is limited...

It’s important to realize that fat cells are very fragile in the immediate post-operative period. This situation doesn’t improve until these fat cells have re-established blood supply with the surrounding tissue.In most cases this takes about two weeks to occur.At this point fat cells become less sensitive to the effects of pressure and are less likely to be damaged by sitting or lying on the buttocks.
For these reasons, we limit sitting or lying on the buttocks to one hour intervals for the first two weeks following surgery.This routine places obvious limitations on physical activity for post-operative patients.Unfortunately, failure to comply with this recommendation can result in fat cell death from pressure. This can result in the flattening and contour irregularity that you’re concerned about.
In this particular case, the length of sitting was probably not enough to cause significant damage. If you’re concerned about possible damage to your result from sitting, consultation with your plastic surgeon is appropriate.Your plastic surgeon should be able to clarify this issue.

Sitting after Brazilian Butt Lift

I do not recommend placing direct pressure on the areas where fat was transferred for several weeks.  Pressure may affect the shape and the amount of fat that survives.  Check with your surgeon.

Dennis Dass, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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How soon can I sit on Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question. I would not recommend prolonged sitting for at least 2 weeks after surgery. My patients use the boppy pillow/booty buddy for 2-3 weeks. Sit upright when going to the bathroom. Review with your Surgeons your post op instructions and follow his recommendations. Best wishes

When Can I sit after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

The Brazilian Butt Lift utilizes your own natural fat for
the augmentation. One of the keys of the
fat transfer is that it is incorporated and becomes your fat just in a better

The key is how do we maximize the amount of fat that is
going “take” or survive for the augmentation.
One of the things that can help increase the amount of fat that stays
after the transfer is preventing any trauma to the buttock area, that includes
sitting. The pressure of sitting can be harmful to the fat for the first couple
of weeks after the transfer.

I typically have patients avoid sitting for two weeks after
the surgery. They can walk and sleep on
their belly, just no sitting. After the
first two weeks they can sit for an hour with a 10 minute break in between
sitting sessions. After six weeks they
can return to all of their normal routines.

There are special pillows that patients can purchase that avoids any pressure
on the buttock in the post-operative period so that they can sit at work and still
protect their fat transfer procedure.

I hope this helps, be sure to discuss this with your board
certified plastic surgeon.

Should wait for at least 2 weeks after surgery

The best person to ask about this is your surgeon, as every surgeon has their own advice. Generally, I recommend that patients don't sit for at least 2 weeks after surgery. Sitting can damage the fat that has been transferred. If you have to sit, do so for very short period of times and alter your position so you don't put too much pressure in one area for too long.

Sitting After A Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question! I do not suggest sitting post BBL for 2-3 weeks after.  You will diminish the results you want! The more you don't sit, the better your results will be.  Best of luck!

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

Dhaval M. Patel, MD
Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Prolonged sitting following brazilian buttock augmentation

I concur with most of my colleagues here. Immediately following your buttock augmentation procedure, I generally do not recommend prolonged sitting for approx. 2-3 weeks. Prolonged continuous pressure on an augmented buttock immediately after fat grafting could affect your results. 

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