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Tips For An Easier Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift

Jan 8, 2020 | Body

What is one of the fastest-growing trends in the cosmetic world? A Brazilian butt lift ranks right up there. A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is the surgical procedure transforming the way women and men feel about their backside. Getting more definition with this fat transfer process, a BBL adds volume and definition to create a more round, shapelier buttocks. Many individuals turn to diet and exercise for a more desirable shape, but in some cases, the volume cannot be achieved without cosmetic help. Well-renowned Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz offers his signature LipoLift® Brazilian butt lift technique as a more natural way to achieve fuller, perkier buttocks.

Both women and men looking for a natural, less invasive enhancement for their backside can benefit from a Brazilian butt lift. Using liposuction to remove excess fat from other target areas, this body contouring procedure offers patients a cosmetic option to enhance their bodies in more than one area at the same time. Butt augmentation without implants also offers patients an easier, faster recovery. Read below as Dr. Schwartz provides an overview of a Brazilian butt lift and what you can expect for your recovery.


A Brazilian butt lift offers both women and men the ability to enhance a saggy or flat derrière — a common issue for both genders as the result of genetics, significant weight loss, gravity, and the natural process of aging. During this body sculpting procedure, liposuction is employed to eliminate excess fat in specific areas of the body. Common target areas are the stomach, flank or hip area, and upper thighs. The extracted fat is then purified before being reinjected into the buttocks. This process is accomplished by using a specialized fat transfer and grafting process with Dr. Schwartz’s signature butt lift designed to give patients in the Beverly Hills area a perkier, curvier butt without the need for implants.


After a BBL procedure, patients are sent home the same day to rest. During recovery, patients will wear a compression garment to minimize bruising and swelling. Compression garments also promote adequate blood flow and circulation to aid in the healing process. Beneath the garment, the liposuction incision sites will be accessible for proper cleaning and care. It is normal to experience slight bleeding, some discomfort, and numbness in the buttocks along with the lipo incision sites. If any symptoms persist longer than anticipated or become increasingly severe, you should call your doctor immediately. Dr. Schwartz will have pre-scheduled follow-up appointments to assess your progress and remove any sutures.


After any type of butt augmentation procedure, patients cannot sit directly on their buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift with fat grafting requires patients to forgo sitting directly on their buttocks for at least three weeks. Pressure placed on the buttocks following the procedure can destroy or shift any transplanted fat. At night, patients should sleep on their side or stomach during those crucial three weeks. Dr. Schwartz and his highly trained staff will provide helpful post-surgical guidelines regarding your recovery at home to ensure you take the necessary measures to protect your new look.


Regarding your recovery at home, here are some additional things to remember:

  • Dietary: Eating carbohydrates can provide the necessary energy during the recovery for at least the first 4-6 weeks.
  • Prescription medication: Take all medication as prescribed until your surgeon makes any changes at your follow-up appointments.
  • Activities: Light activity such as walking is recommended during the healing process, but exercise programs or strenuous cardio must be avoided. Sexual intercourse is also prohibited until cleared by your plastic surgeon.
  • Direct sunlight: When outdoors, apply sunscreen to surgical incisions to reduce scarring.
  • Avoid ice compacts: Do not apply ice directly to your surgical area or buttocks, especially when the area is still numb post-op.
  • No baths or swimming: You are encouraged to stick to showering until incision sites are healed. Also avoid swimming in pools, lakes, or hot tubs for at least three weeks, or until cleared by your plastic surgeon.

If you develop a fever over 101 degrees or start to experience worrying or severe symptoms like excessive bleeding or swelling, then call your plastic surgeon immediately.

Ready to learn more about a Brazilian butt lift or BBL? We understand you may have other questions about a BBL with fat transfer and what to expect with your recovery. Dr. Jaime Schwartz of Beverly Hills is a board-certified plastic surgeon with a dedicated team committed to patient satisfaction. Regarded as one of the top body contouring surgeons in the area, Dr. Schwartz will take the time to listen to your needs and answer any additional BBL questions, so you can feel at ease about moving forward. For more information, we invite you to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Schwartz in our Beverly Hills office today.



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