It’s no surprise that the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) remains a sought-after procedure. This backside-enhancing technique takes the fat you don’t want and puts it to good use. But the process doesn’t end when the surgery does. Patients must follow our post-procedure protocol for the best results. Here are three things you should avoid while recovering from your BBL.
1. Sitting Directly on Your Buttocks
BBL surgery involves transferring fat cells to your rear for a fuller and shapelier appearance. Those fat cells need to be treated with care until a new blood supply develops to support them.
Unfortunately, it’s possible to crush or suffocate newly injected fat cells. You must not sit directly on your buttocks for up to three weeks. Otherwise, you run the risk of hurting your final results.
2. Rushing Back into Your Normal Routine
You probably have a lot of different tasks competing for your attention. Even so, you can’t rush the recovery process after BBL surgery. Be sure to set aside plenty of time for your body to heal.
Most patients will need to take one to two weeks off from work. Other activities, such as bathing, working out, and drinking alcohol, should also be avoided for several weeks. In general, following our post-surgery instructions is the most important thing you can do after a BBL.
3. Worrying About Normal Side Effects
Stiffness. Tightness. Tingling. Symptoms such as these can be alarming after surgery. However, none of them are a cause for concern. They are typical and temporary reactions to the BBL procedure.
Other normal side effects include:
- Skin firmness
- Changes in skin sensitivity
- Shiny or itchy skin
Learn More About BBL Recovery Today
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stan Castor will make sure that you are fully prepared for your recovery. He will gladly give you more information about what to avoid while you heal.