How Long Does It Typically Take to Recover From a Brazilian Butt Lift?

A Brazilian butt lift uses fat harvested from elsewhere on your body to enhance your buttocks’ size and shape. Because the “filler” is your natural body fat, BBL results can last several years.

It can take up to six months for results from a BBL to fully take effect. During this time, your self-care best practices will significantly impact your results’ appearance and longevity. While in our care at Bryan S. Armijo, M.D., we will fully prepare you for recovery from your Brazilian butt lift procedure to help ensure your experience and results meet all your expectations.

BBL Procedure Explained

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo uses advanced liposuction techniques to carefully harvest fat cells from preselected areas of the body — typically the back, thighs, or waist. This first step provides the added benefit of sculpting a secondary location, which will dramatically enhance your silhouette by giving you a sexy hourglass figure. Next, he purifies the harvested fat cells to prepare them for the buttock augmentation. Once prepared, he injects the solution into targeted areas of the buttocks to create the ideal dimensions.

What to Expect During BBL Recovery

BBL recovery takes approximately six weeks. For the first two weeks, you should avoid sitting or lying directly on your backside. You can sleep on your side or stomach, and sitting will require an inflatable doughnut-shaped seat or a pillow.

Most BBL patients can resume light activity within seven days post-op and return to work within seven to 10 days. Avoid strenuous exercising until you feel fully recovered, at around six to eight weeks. At this time, you will return to our office for a follow-up visit where we can assess your progress and recovery and make personal recommendations to help ensure your comfort and results.

BBL Recovery Tips

We hope we’ve eased some of your concerns regarding Brazilian butt Lift recovery. Here are a few helpful tips you can follow to support your body during its healing journey.

  • Take extra time off work: Most people’s jobs require them to sit for extended periods, but too much sedentary time can affect the fat cells’ ability to survive. To ensure your results, spend as much time as possible standing or lying on your side or stomach.
  • Eat a healthy diet: Follow Dr. Armijo’s dietary advice, such as eating a balanced diet and reducing your sugar and carbohydrate intake. Avoid high-sodium foods, which cause your body to retain fluids.
  • Drink plenty of water: Water is an all-natural way to flush toxins from your body and help alleviate swelling. Plus, drinking water keeps you hydrated, which speeds the healing process.

Brazilian Butt Lifts in Dallas, Texas

A Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve the physique you’ve always wanted. Get yourself an enviable derriere with Dr. Bryan Armijo, board-certified plastic surgeon. For more information, call us now at (214) 540-1434 or schedule a consultation online today!