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Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery


Recovery after a Brazilian butt lift typically lasts two to six months, but your timeline will ultimately depend upon your unique rate of healing. After surgery, Dr. David Passaretti can provide you with detailed instructions to promote recovery, in addition to compression bandages and medication to reduce swelling and ease discomfort. Throughout your Brazilian butt lift recovery, it is important to avoid strenuous exercise and use a donut pillow while you sleep and drive for optimal support. During your consultation at our Darien, CT, practice, Dr. Passaretti can recommend appropriate modifications to your daily post-surgery routines, so you can properly prepare for your recovery.

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Typically, patients can resume normal activities within two to three weeks after surgery, though strenuous exercise should be avoided.

What to Expect after Surgery

During treatment, Dr. Passaretti will perform liposuction on another area of your body, such as the thighs or abdomen, and then transfer the fat into your buttocks for a more curvaceous appearance. After surgery, you may experience some discomfort at the site where liposuction was performed. However, most bruising and swelling will be localized around your buttocks and should subside within a few days.

We also recommend taking short and gentle walks around your house to stimulate healing and prevent constipation, which is a common side effect. During the first few days of recovery, you may also notice a small amount of fluid draining from the surgical sites. This is normal and not cause for alarm. We can demonstrate the proper way to care for your wounds and place special bandages.

Recovery Overview

A full butt lift recovery will usually take two to six months. During the first week, you should get plenty of rest. You may wish to ask a friend or loved one to stay with you and assist with daily chores and driving. You can resume easy to moderate physical activities in about a month. However, you should avoid strenuous exercise such as running, squatting, and heavy lifting. During the first month, you should also refrain from taking baths and visiting saunas or swimming pools. Dr. Passaretti can provide specific guidelines, depending upon your rate of healing and your regular workout routine.

A full butt lift recovery will usually take two to six months. 

Typically, you will need to wear compression garments for the full eight weeks of recovery. These will help the fat graft areas to heal smoothly and naturally, while minimizing swelling. During this period, you will not be able to sit or lie directly on your buttocks. While sleeping, you should lie on your side. While sitting, you should use a donut pillow. Though you will typically be able to drive in a few weeks, you should use a donut pillow in the car, as well. When the recovery process is complete, you can enjoy a more supple, voluptuous appearance.

Reduce Your Risk of Complications

The most effective way to prevent complications after a Brazilian butt lift is to follow Dr. Passaretti’s detailed instructions and wear your compression bandages. It is also vital to attend your follow-up visits, so our team can evaluate your progress and detect any signs of complications. 

Contact Us Today

A Brazilian butt lift can help you achieve a rounder, fuller behind that you can feel proud of. To learn more about the recovery period, contact our office online or call (203) 642-1891 and schedule a consultation at our practice

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