Thank you for your question. I do NOT recommend aggressive rubbing nor deep massaging after fat grafting to the buttock, the so-called Brazilian Butt Lift. Fat cells need a relatively immobile environment for the new blood vessels to grow into them. That process takes 7-10 days so the first 10 days are crucial. Too much movement or pressure could jeopardize this physiological process. Review with your surgeon the post-op instructions. In cases where buttock implants were used instead of fat grafting, gentle caresses and rubbing are possible. See our video on buttock implants and body implants. Best of luck! Dr. Marc DuPere, Toronto Plastic Surgeon, Board-Certified.
I Just Had a Bbl 9 Days Ago, my Husband Has Been Rubbing His Hands over the Butt Area, Have We Done Any Permanent Damage?
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Aggressive Rubbing and Massaging should be avoided after Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian Buttlift and Rubbing of Butt Causing Damage?
Rubbing of the butt is unlikely to kill the fat. However, a very vigorous massage or sustained direct pressure can kill the fat. Be careful for at least the first 6 weeks.
Massaging after Brazilian Butt lift
Every surgeon has a different post-op regimen. Gentle massage after surgery should be of no consequence. I recommend not to vigorously massage the area for the first 6 weeks after surgery. Talk to your surgeon on your next follow-up.
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