Learn More About Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery
There is an initial period of swelling of several weeks following a butt lift procedure. During this time, many of the transferred fat cells establish a blood supply and survive. The actual percentage of surviving fat cells is dependent on several factors: the skill and technique of your surgeon, the total amount of fat transferred, and management after surgery.
After several months, the results of your Brazilian butt lift should be permanent. Because these fat cells are truly yours, they will naturally enlarge or shrink with any weight fluctuations or change in your percentage of body fat. The shape of your new buttocks will be long-lasting, and your buttocks should feel as soft and pliable as your normal tissues.
Although there will be some residual swelling remaining even after 4 to 6 weeks, Dr. Shienbaum typically allows his patients to return to non-stressful work in 5 to 7 days. Low impact exercise is encouraged in the first week and sexual activity should be postponed for 3 to 4 weeks.
In the initial recovery period, it is helpful to sleep on your side or abdomen, sit on your thighs rather than your buttocks, and use a soft cut out or bullet-shaped pillow when driving or sitting for long periods. Try to avoid sustained pressure or trauma to the buttocks for several weeks. You will experience some soreness in the Liposuctioned areas, but only minimal discomfort in the buttock area. Wearing a compression garment such as SPANX is important for at least 2 months after your procedure.
The popularity of the Brazilian butt lift arises from the lack of noticeable scarring, the avoidance of a foreign body implant, a short recovery time, the benefit of removing your unwanted fat, and the remarkably natural results achieved. It is a highly effective procedure for drooping and flaccid buttocks.