Post-Op Recovery Tips After a Brazilian Butt Lift
Our Brazilian butt lift New York surgeons are experts at creating curvier, shapelier buttocks. This procedure uses your own fat which is harvested from an area of excess such as the abdomen, hips or thighs and then re-injected into the buttock area.
What to Expect After Surgery
During consultation, our Brazilian butt lift New York specialists will go over the recovery in detail. In general, you can expect a recovery period of about one week. This is far less than after buttock implants which can take weeks to recover from.
Side effects like swelling and minor bruising are normal and these will fade within the days and weeks after the procedure. Discomfort or soreness around the surgical areas is generally minimal and can be controlled with medication if needed.
While it’s best to avoid prolonged periods of sitting, it is okay to sit within one to two days after the Brazilian butt lift procedure. Patients should sit on a soft, cushy pillow and this can be used for up to two weeks after surgery.
You may also be advised to wear a compression garment for anywhere from two to four weeks during the recovery.
Getting Back to Normal after Surgery at our Brazilian Butt Lift New York Centers
Most patients are able to return to work and other normal activities within one week after undergoing the Brazilian butt lift. However, it may take several months before the final results are realized. Exercise can be resumed after four weeks.
After three months, it’s generally accepted that what fat remains will be permanent. Complications from the Brazilian butt lift are minimal but may include adverse anesthesia risks, bleeding, infection, hematoma, nerve damage, asymmetry, under or over-correction, poor healing and unexpected scarring.
By choosing experienced and qualified surgeons like our Brazilian butt lift New York specialists, you can help to minimize your risk of complications. To learn more about the Brazilian butt lift or to schedule a complimentary consultation, call our fat transfer New York clinic today.