After BBL procedure, do I need massages and if so how many?

Doctor Answers 6

Massages After Surgery?

Thank you for your question!  I advise you to consult with your doctor on any post op questions you may have.  Make sure you are following all of your doctors instructions.  Best of luck!

Dr Dhaval Patel

Double Board Certified 

Plastic Surgeon


Hoffman Estates

Oak Brook

Hoffman Estates Plastic Surgeon
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Brazilian Butt Lift/ Fat grafting/Liposuction/ High Definition Procedures/Butt Implants

I appreciate your question.

I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients.  Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing following surgery.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.

Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.

Best of luck!

Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon


Jaime S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.

It is important to follow your surgeons post operative care instructions seeing as they know exactly what they performed during surgery and exactly what you should do for optimal results post op. I believe that massaging isn’t necessary but if you have some discomfort, swelling or want to accelerate your recovery process, you may do some daily light massages starting about a week after surgery. I would definitely recommend keeping your body garment on until your surgeon tells you otherwise, to reduce swelling and have the best results possible.
Good luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS

James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 75 reviews

Massage after BBL

That decision is up to your surgeon and you. The areas that have been liposuctioned benefit the most. Talk with your surgeon.

Erica Anderson, MD
Reston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Massage after BBL

That decision is up to the surgeon who performs your surgery.  Many plastic surgeons, including myself, do not see any proven use to massage after a BBL.
Best of luck!

Dr. Subbio
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA

Christian Subbio, MD
Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

BBL and massage

Not every surgeon recommends massage after a BBL.  You should ask your specific surgeon what he recommends.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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