How long does Brazilian butt lift recovery take? What suggestions do you have if I work in an office sitting down?
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Brazilian Butt Lift recovery and going back to work in office setting.
Most patients can be back at work after 1 week of recovery from the Brazilian Butt Lift. But the important part in this case is to not sit down or put pressure on your new bottom. We recommend patients to not sit down directly on their buttocks for 2 weeks. After two weeks you can begin using the boppy pillow to allow you sit which puts support on your legs instead of your buttocks.
How long does Brazilian butt lift recovery take? What suggestions do you have if I work in an office sitting down
BBL Recovery and the Office Setting
The usual recovery time to get back to an office setting is 7-10 days. Constant or excessive pressure can damage or kill the fat cells, leading to decreased survival and a less than optimal result for your Brazilian Butt Lift. I ask my patients to avoid direct pressure for at least a week. I also recommend garments that have no compression on the butt and have special inserts to help shape the butt. After a week to 10 days, patients are instructed to use special pillows and pads when sitting to distribute the pressure so that flat areas and depressions are avoided. As they heal, I give patients instructions to gradually return to more and more activity.
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I recommend about 2 weeks off of work and to avoid sitting as much as possible for 4-6 weeks.
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!
Recovery from a fat transfer to the buttocks procedure
Dr. Jaime Campos-Leon
Most likely you will be wearing a postoperative compression garment, after 4-5 days
of recovery intermittent sitting is acceptable as long as there is no pain.
Make sure you have chosen a experienced Plastic Surgeon who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and
a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
Brazilian butt lift recovery information.
Thanks for your question.
The initial recovery from BBL is 1-2 weeks where you are dealing with the pain, swelling, and bruising. After that, your activities normalize, but you should typically wait to exercise or put full pressure onto the areas that had the fat injected. My patients wait 6 weeks. They lie on their sides or their stomachs. If they have to sit, they lean forward to unweight the buttocks. A pillow under the thighs and hips can take direct pressure off the buttocks. Sometimes, a hemorrhoid donut pillow helps.
I have my patients on a fat grafting diet that is high carb with good fats like fish oil and nuts to make sure their is good uptake of the fat into the new location.
I hope this helps.
Hope that helps and best wishes!
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