Is Wearing a Garment After Having a Brazilian Butt Lift Flattening my Butt?

I am 2 weeks post op and got 1400 cc's to each cheek. The volume in my buttocks has gone down considerably and I would guess I have about 70% of what I had to start out with. I have gone a few days without the garment. What I want to know is if the garment actually helps improve blood circulation to the buttocks or if I am ok just wearing a waist cincher or some other alternative compression garment that compresses from the waist up. I have no more bruising and there is minimal swelling left

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Is Wearing a Garment After Having a Brazilian Butt Lift Flattening my Butt

Thank you for your question. Congratulations on having BBL surgery. I advise my patients to use the garment 23 hrs a day for two weeks then switch to a contour garment for 2-3 more weeks. Make sure you follow your surgeons recommendations. Best Wishes

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Do I Need a Compression Garment after my Brazilian Butt Lift?

The compression garment is an important part of your Brazilian Butt Lift as the full benefit of the procedure is not only from the fat transfer but also the liposculpting. I do think it is important that you have a specialized garment after your procedure. I have tried various garments, with and without material over the buttock area. From a patient comfort standpoint I have found that the garments with a very soft mesh over the buttock has been best. However this is personal decision between you and your surgeon.

I hope this helps, be sure to discuss this with your board certified plastic surgeon.

Johnny Franco, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Wearing garment is important after Brazilian Butt Lift

Thank you for your question.  The amount of volume loss you have experienced (about 30%) is typical at this stage in your recovery.  Immediately after a Brazilian Butt lift, your buttocks are swollen.  As you heal, this swelling will go down resulting in some volume loss.  It is also possible that some of the transferred fat did not survive.  Neither of these conditions is related to the garment.  The garment is important both for shaping the buttocks and for shaping the areas where fat was harvested.  Sometimes you can change garments if the one used initially is uncomfortable, but please consult with your surgeon before making any changes in your post operative care.  It sounds like you are going to be quite pleased with your final result.

Andrew Jimerson, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Garment after BBL

At this point, you could lose the garment and just switch to a more comfortable SPANX type arrangement. Of course, you should check with your surgeon first and see if her agrees.


70% is about right.


hope this helps,


Dr. Michael from Miami

Michael Salzhauer, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Is Wearing a Garment After Having a Brazilian Butt Lift Flattening my Butt?

The garment is mostly meant to help with the lipo areas. I do not recommend a garment over the butt. Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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