How Painful is Liposuction with Butt Injections?

How much pain will I be in after getting Liposuction and Fat injection to my bottom?

Doctor Answers 9

Liposuction and Buttock Fat Grafting - Recovery

Every patient has a different pain tolerance, and the amount of pain greatly depends on how aggressive the liposuction procedure was. Overall, I would say this procedure is not extremely painful. Liposuction feels similar to the soreness you experience after an aggressive workout. I've never had a patient complain of pain from the buttock fat grafting, only the liposuction.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Liposuction with Butt Injections

Many patients are concerned with the amount of pain they will experience after Liposuction.  We do a large number of Liposuction procedures with Fat injections to the buttocks.  The tumescent fluid that is injected for liposuction contains a local anesthetic which provides pain relief for several hours after surgery. This gives the patients time to begin their oral pain medications relatively soon after the procedure.  Most patients describe the pain after liposuction as more of a soreness rather than a sharp pain.  The pain medications taken routinely for 3-6 days post operatively work well and easily control the pain for most patients.

Christopher J. Morea, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 183 reviews

Very little pain and a whole lot of gain with Liposuction

Pain can be difficult to gage. People respond to pain differently. Liposuction is usually not extremely painful. There is a lot of soreness that can limit your activity. Severe pain with liposuction and fat transfer is not the norm.

Seek the opinion of several board certified plastic surgeons and their experiences with the procedure.

Good luck.

Dr. ES

Liposuction doesn't have very painful recovery for most patients

Although it may look like it should hurt, liposuction is one of the easier recoveries after surgery. Most patients are up and around right away, and return to work within a few days. It is not uncommon for patients to not need any prescription-strength pain medication. Same for fat transfers, including the bottom. There are of course exceptions, but that is typical.

Richard Baxter, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Pain with butt fat injections

Most of my patients liken it to a deep bruising feeling. At first there is some burning pain then it just gets sore. It is a well tolerated procedure.

John P. Stratis, MD
Harrisburg Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Tumescent Liposuction is almost painless

Liposuction under local anesthesia by the tumescent technique is almost painless and so easy to go through. With all liposuctions you will need some sort of pain meds for the first week but most patients are back to work in 2 days. 

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

Liposuction with fat injections to butt not very painful.


Of course, there is some discomfort, but compared to other operations, having liposuction with butt fat injections (the Brazilian butt lift) has little pain.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Pain after liposuction and fat grafting to Butt (Brazilian Butt Lift)

Pain varies according to individual tolerance and donor sites. Generally speaking, as an indication of pain, patients tend to take prescribed medications for about 10-14 days. Thereafter, they tend to experience a deep bruise type of sensation that can be aggravated by contact or impact activities. This is commonly treated with motrin like products at that point in time. In general, most tenderness is completely resolved by 3 months.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Pain from Liposuction with Butt injections

Post operative pain is a very subjective. Some are having very little pain while others are having very high levels of pain. I always give Rx for pain, leaving it up to the patient if she wants to use them or not. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 171 reviews

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