According to research done in 2016, the Brazilian butt lift, or fat transfer butt augmentation, has become one of the top 10 plastic surgery procedures performed in the world today. Unlike artificial buttock implants, the Brazilian butt lift uses your own fat, purifies it and reinjects it into your butt to provide you with a natural-looking enhancement by adding volume and shape. With a procedure being done in such a delicate area, there are some tricks to healing properly. Let’s go over the five things you need to know when recovering from this treatment.
1. Don’t Sit
This may sound tricky, as many of us sit down throughout the day while enjoying meals or working an office job, but it’s crucial that you not sit on your bottom for the first 10-14 days after your procedure with the exception of using the bathroom. What’s the big reason for avoiding your favorite place on the couch? The newly transplanted fat cells need to settle into their new location without restricting their blood flow. This means avoiding resting on your rear for the first two weeks of recovery for the best results.
2. Manage Your Pain
It’s common to feel discomfort after any cosmetic procedure you may get, and it’s important that you manage that pain to be as comfortable as possible while you heal. There’s a good chance you’ll experience swelling and bruising on your bottom, and this will resolve over the next several weeks. During that time, consider managing the pain with prescription painkillers prescribed by Dr. Mang or with Tylenol or Advil depending on your level of discomfort.
3. Light Exercise
We know this may seem very counterintuitive after having just undergone a major medical procedure, but trust us with this one. After your first full week of recovery, walking is greatly encouraged to help with the healing process. Walking helps to improve your blood circulation, speed your healing and may even improve the results of your procedure. Just remember to take things lightly and not exercise too hard, as this can be damaging to the healing process.
4. Use Compression Garments
This also may sound counterintuitive after your procedure – why would you want to wear something that compresses your new, juicy behind? The compression garments actually help to reduce any swelling that happens after surgery, which will ultimately help with your overall discomfort and give you your best contouring results. Dr. Mang recommends wearing the garments for up to two months after your procedure.
5. Be Patient
Patience is a virtue, and it’s natural after your procedure to be antsy to recover and show off your results. However, the longer you give yourself to heal properly, the better your results will be in the long-run. Don’t get frustrated with bruising and swelling – we promise it’ll go away before you know it.
If you are interested in learning more about the Brazilian butt lift recovery process, or the procedure itself, call us today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mang today.