How long do you have to stay off your butt after receiving a Brazilian butt lift?
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BBL and staying off the butt
Hello and thank you for your question.
The first 2-3 weeks is typically when your plastic surgeon will recommend you vastly limit sitting throughout the day and laying on your back at night. The transferred fat cells are delicate when first inserted and need these two weeks for the blood supply in the tissues to connect with the new fat cells. Typically in the first two weeks we limit sitting to one-hour intervals in order to keep the pressure as low as possible on the fat grafted areas. We also suggest using a donut shaped pillow when seated to limit pressure and to sleep either on your sides or preferably your stomach for the first 2 to 3 weeks as well. If these directions are not followed then dead fat cells caused by too much pressure can occur. These dead cells can be what produce a flat butt or lack of contour which patients want to avoid. If directions given by your plastic surgeon (he/she should give you lots of information) are followed then desired results will be achieved.
6 weeks is ideal
Most surgeons would prefer that you not sit for 6 weeks after a BBL. For the first two weeks there should be no sitting at all and after that you can sit for short periods on a pillow on your thighs so that there is no pressure on your buttocks and the pressure is on your thighs.
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Best of Luck! Please reach out if you have any further questions or concerns. Matthew J. Nykiel, MD
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Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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