3 weeks post op Brazilian Butt Lift with hip fat transfer. When can I start sitting and sleeping on my back? (photos)
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Sleeping/Sitting after BBL
You are allowed to sit and lay on your back after 3 weeks following the surgery. However, even though it has been three weeks, try to put the pressure on your thighs rather than your buttock whenever possible. You can buy a "Booty Buddy" in order to sit properly after the BBL. The Booty Buddy will help put less pressure on the buttock, and more pressure on the thighs. Final results can be seen within 6-8 weeks. I hope that helps!
Dr. James Fernau M.D.
When can I start sitting and sleeping on my back?
Sitting after BBL
Your photo shows a very nice result! I'm happy to hear that you are feeling well and mostly recovered.
The reason to avoid sitting following fat transfer in the BBL is to allow the fat to obtain a new blood supply. Squeezing or putting pressure on the area can reduce this. Most of this has been accomplished in the first three weeks, but some surgeons will prefer you avoid pressure to this region for 4-6 weeks. Similarly, different surgeons have different protocols about wearing garments, exercise, and return to work. My recommendation is to talk to your surgeon, who will tell you what he/she has had the most success with. Good luck!
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Sitting after BBL ...
Thanks for the question.
Typically you may sit 2 - 3 weeks after a BBL but different surgeons have different post-op protocols so you really should clarify this with your PS. Also you may consider continued use of a compression garment which will help compress your abdominal area while helping shape the buttocks.
I hope this helps.....
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