How long after getting a BBL are you allowed to sit down on your butt?

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How long after getting a BBL are you allowed to sit down on your butt?

It's important to avoid direct sitting on your buttocks for at least two weeks after surgery to ensure the best outcome. The longer you can avoid sitting, the better your ultimate outcome.You should also wear your garments for about four weeks. Minimize your activity (exercise) for about four weeks also. Most patients will take off about 1 or 2 weeks from work and will use special pillows to sit on when returning to work.

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Miami Plastic Surgeon
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How long after getting a BBL are you allowed to sit down on your butt?

Postoperative instructions including sitting vary between plastic surgeons. At our center we recommend avoiding a lot of sitting during the first 2 weeks. We don not advise against any sitting, and suggest that when you do sit, you should use as neck pillow( like used on planes) to minimize pressure exerted on the buttocks. 

George Lefkovits, MD - Account Suspended
New York Plastic Surgeon
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BBL aftercare, sitting.

Thank you for your question. The best person to advice your will be your chosen surgeon as every surgeon will have his/her own preferences as to recovery for specific procedures. Postoperatively, no specific position is indicated and we do not have any sitting restrictions.  The pressure caused by sitting is not sufficient to affect viability of the fat cells and so the postsurgical position depends basically on comfort and any other operations that have been performed. That said, you definitely have to choose your surgeon correctly and make sure that he/she has the training and experience to meet your goals with absolute safety.  Best is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure.

Carolina Restrepo, MD
Colombia Plastic Surgeon
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When can i sit

Thank you for your question.  Post operative protocol will vary from one surgeon to another.  At my practice, we have our patients avoid pressure on their buttocks for 6 weeks.  When you do sit down avoid direct pressure on the buttock, shift more of the weight to the back of your thighs. Using a pillow, such as a boppy pillow, will help keep direct pressure off the buttocks.  Talk with your Board Certified Surgeon on their post operative protocols. Good Luck.

Frederick G. Weniger, MD, FACS, MBA
Hilton Head Island Plastic Surgeon
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When To Sit After Brazilian Butt Lift

The answer is, "It depends." Your going to get different answers from different surgeons. In my practice, I advise my patients to place no pressure on the buttocks for 6 weeks. I provide a special roll for sitting that does not put ANY pressure on the buttocks. Boppy pillows and donut rolls add a cushion barrier, but they still push on the buttocks and risk not only killing the fat, but also flattening your end result. And while not entirely practical, the longer you avoid buttock pressure after a BBL, the more rounded and projected your result will be. 

Millicent Odunze-Geers, MD, MPH
Sacramento Physician
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How long after getting a BBL are you allowed to sit down on your butt?

Sitting for the first two weeks after surgery is not recommended in my practice. Then, I recommend using a special BBL pillow which reduces the pressure on the buttocks.  The pillow can be used for sitting for 20-25 minutes increments.  Seek a plastic surgeon who performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Thank you for your question.

Every surgeon will have a slightly different aftercare protocol based on their technique, experiences and beliefs so it is important to follow their instructions. I believe that the patient should not put any pressure on the buttocks for at least 3 weeks post op as it can increase the risk of the fat cells not surviving. The first week I do not recommend any sitting or pressure on the buttocks, days 8-14 the patient may sit up to 5 minutes two times per day.  Days 15-21 the patient may sit up to 9 minutes five times a day only then days 22 and beyond sitting is fine as long as the patient is comfortable. If you must sit for longer durations, I definitely do recommend the BBL pillow and getting up every 10-15 minutes to walk around until you are at least three weeks post op. I hope this helps.

James Fernau, MD, FACS
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James Fernau, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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