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In order to have an attractive and well-proportioned body, the shape and size of your buttocks are essential. If you do not have the shapely, lifted buttocks of your dreams, or if you feel your buttocks are disproportionate to the rest of your physique, one option to consider is the Brazilian butt lift, or BBL.

BBL surgery can prove incredibly effective for augmenting your physique and boosting your self-confidence. As with any plastic surgery, however, you can anticipate a brief recovery period, during which you may experience a few unwanted symptoms. Before your BBL procedure, it is important to seek clarity about exactly what the recovery period is like, and specifically what kinds of pain you should expect.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The BBL procedure is a specialized type of fat transfer, used to augment the buttocks without the need for implants. Typically, extra fat tissue is removed from an area such as the hips, thighs, abdomen, or lower back, then injected into the buttocks and shaped for maximum aesthetic benefit.

What Should I Expect from BBL Recovery?

During your recovery, you can anticipate some mild to moderate soreness, particularly in the area where your fat was harvested. So, if you had fat taken from your hips (which is a very common method), you may experience some hip pain for a few days.

For most patients, this discomfort is easily managed with simple over-the-counter pain relievers, including ibuprofen. Prescription pain medication may also be provided as needed.

Additionally, you can expect some swelling, which will subside on its own after a week or so. Your doctor will also provide you with clear guidelines about when you are permitted to sit on your buttocks or lie on your back again.

How Can I Ensure a Smooth Recovery?

To promote a fast and full recovery and minimize complications such as hip pain, there are a few tips we would recommend:

● Avoid sitting until cleared by your doctor to do so.
● Avoid driving for at least six weeks.
● Stay away from baths, pools, and hot tubs until cleared by your doctor.
● Try to eat plenty of healthy and nutrient-rich foods, while avoiding greasy foods and processed sugars.
● Steer clear of strenuous exercise for a month, but do get up and walk around often, allowing for maximum blood circulation.
● Wear any compression garments directed by your doctor.

If you have any questions regarding Brazilian butt lift recovery, reach out to Dr. Flugstad and Dr. Rivet. The team at Denton Plastic Surgery is ready to help you on your journey.