Reviewing The Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Timeline
Brazilian butt lift procedures increased 17% between 2018 and 2019, with more than 28,000 of them performed in the United States alone.
The increase can be linked to our growing cultural obsession with the backside. While the shapely derriere is the primary focus when undergoing a Brazilian butt lift, it's essential to understand the recovery process.
After a surgical procedure, the way you care for yourself will heavily impact your results, allowing you to recover naturally. Therefore, don't try to rush through the process; it's never a great idea.
Take the appropriate time off of work and ensure that you have the right equipment to make it an easy experience. Items you should have at your disposal are a booty pillow and a fridge full of healthy foods.
When it comes to your diet, eat a nutritious diet low in sugar and salt. Don't drink alcohol and don't smoke, given that these habits will affect the way your body heals.
One of the more essential recovery tips is that you don't sit on your buttocks for at least eight weeks. Use a pillow to prevent your buttocks from being exposed to pressure.
After Your Surgery
Before your surgery, you should hire a caretaker. That could be a friend, family member, or a professional service that you consult. They'll be responsible for driving you home after the operation and will help you out throughout the house for several days.
Immediately after the procedure, you will experience soreness, bruising, and swelling. You might also feel an initial feeling of numbness.
Tell your surgeon to prescribe you pain medication to help manage the discomfort for the coming days if you feel pain.
When you arrive home, alternate between resting and taking light walks. This low-intensity exercise is necessary for you to reduce swelling and support circulation. All in all, your surgeon will provide you with detailed guidelines that you should follow to care for your body during your recovery.
We cannot stress enough that you do not add direct pressure to your buttocks. The failure to do so can ruin the results of your Brazilian butt lift; therefore, you should sleep on your side or stomach. Also, use a "booty" pillow specially designed to put pressure on your thighs to avoid impacting the fat.
Here's a timeline for your Brazilian butt lift recovery week by week:
During the first week of recovery, your surgeon will instruct you to wear a compression garment for the areas treated with liposuction to subdue the swelling and fluid retention.
The garment can also help your decrease discomfort and soothe the skin tighten. At this stage, continue to use the specialized pillow and attend the follow-up visits with your surgeon to monitor your healing.
Weeks Two And Three
The pain and tenderness at this point should subside significantly. However, you should continue to experience swelling.
With the use of your pillow, you'll be able to begin driving and resume your light exercises.
Weeks Four to Five
During these weeks, you can begin taking longer walks and resume your light exercises. Do not attempt heavy lifting, and that also includes your household chores.
You should continue to feel slight pain or tenderness, but don't be alarmed. If it is severe discomfort, do contact your surgeon immediately.
By this point, you shouldn't feel discomfort or soreness. If your recovery is going well, your surgeon should clear you to resume lower body exercises.
This week, the results of the Brazilian butt lift should become visible.
Nonetheless, this is a loose timeline, given that everyone's body is different. Several factors, including your age, health, and medical history, can impact how you recover.
Elite Body Sculpture's Brazilian Butt Lift
Now that you're aware of the Brazilian butt lift recovery timeline, we wouldn't be surprised for you to think that it's too long. Frankly, we agree. We believe that making changes to your body shouldn't require such a strenuous recovery process.
That's why we offer a wide array of patented procedures with the help of our AirSculpt technology, which allows for significant results without the use of fully invasive surgical techniques.
To plump your buttocks, the AirSculpt® Power BBL™, our marvel procedure, is a minimally invasive fat transfer that doesn't use a scalpel, needle, stitches, or general anesthesia. Due to our precision-engineered technique, our patients can obtain outstanding results without the painful side effects of traditional lipo-based fat transfers.
Our procedures are such a comfortable experience for our patients that you can check us performing them on our Instagram live streams at @elitebodysculpture.
After your AirSculpt® Power BBL™, your recovery process will be a breeze compared to traditional surgeries because this one should only last about two weeks.
How Does Our AirSculpt® Power BBL™ Work?
Let's get into the details.
Our AirSculpt® Power BBL™ starts with the provider using the patented AirPen, a device that uses pressurized air to distribute numbing solution to the skin. We don't use a needle!
Afterward, the provider uses a biopsy punch to form a perfectly symmetrical two-millimeter hole on the area where fat is extracted. The harvest sites are usually the flanks, thighs, and abdomen.
Once the aperture has been formed and local anesthetic administered, the patented AirSculpt® cannula is then inserted to extract the fat and simultaneously tighten the surrounding skin.
Once all the fat has been removed, it's treated to ensure only quality material remains. The AirPen and biopsy pen are then used on the buttocks, and the fat injection process begins.
All openings made within this procedure are naturally left to heal, given that they are too small to cause any harm, just leaving a mark the size of a tiny freckle.
Call one of our Elite locations across the county to get started with your complimentary consultation!