How Long Does It Typically Take to Recover from A Brazilian Butt Lift?

If you want to enlarge or reshape your buttocks but have discovered that the area does not respond in the way you desire with diet and exercise alone, buttock augmentation may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Buttock augmentation, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, contours the buttocks and compensates for lost amounts of fat in the area.

Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Bryan Armijo offers buttock augmentation to help men and women achieve a voluptuous and curved profile. Keep reading for more information on Brazilian butt lifts and how to achieve the best results post-surgery.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

The buttock augmentation with fat transfer, also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift, involves two steps. First, the patient’s own fat is collected through liposuction and then purified in a special process so that the fat is ready to be deposited back into the body in the desired area. Second, the donor fat is added to the buttock at different depths to ensure an even, natural augmentation.


The recovery time for a Brazilian butt lift can typically take from 3- 6 weeks and involves several necessary steps to ensure that you achieve the best results.

Compression Garment

Doctors usually recommend that patients wear the compression garment from 3 to 6 weeks. The compression garment helps alleviate swelling, hold the form of the newly sculpted buttock, and assist in pain management by supporting the area. For the first 2 to 3 weeks, patients should wear the compression garment 24 hours of the day. Patients should only remove it for washing or when the patient is taking a shower. After the first 2 to 3 weeks, patients should continue wearing the compression garment for 12 hours per day, either during daytime hours or at night.

When and How to Sit After Surgery?

Newly injected fat cells initially do not have a blood supply leaving them susceptible to damage by pressure if applied for extended periods of time. The first 2 – 6 weeks after surgery are critical for transplanted fat cells. Prolonged pressure can cause fat cells to die.

Some doctors recommend avoiding sitting at all during the first 2 weeks after surgery. If you must sit, it’s often recommended to use a specific Brazilian butt lift cushion during the first 6 weeks of recovery or try to rest by laying on your stomach or legs.

When Are Results Visible?

You should be able to see results immediately after your procedure. Your buttocks will appear bigger in size at this time, though throughout the recovery process, your buttocks may vary in size. Not all transferred fat cells you see at the beginning of your surgery will survive. After the 6 weeks of recovery, the results will be very close to what the end results will look like.

Who is the Best Brazilian Butt Lift Surgeon in Dallas?

Fat grafting can be a delicate and unpredictable procedure. This is why it is vital to make sure that you find an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. With his natural aesthetic sense and talent, Dr. Armijo is a highly sought-after plastic surgeon in the Dallas area. If you have any questions, or if you’d like to arrange a consultation, contact Dr. Armijo’s office here or call (214) 540-1434 today.