Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure among both women and men. The procedure is designed to sculpt the lower body by increasing the size of the buttocks. Most patients, understandably, are curious about the recovery timeline and when they can resume regular activity following a BBL.
In majority of cases, patients need between 4 to 6 weeks to recover completely from the BBL procedure. While healing is complete, your body may continue absorbing injected fat for a few more months. You should be able to resume a sedentary lifestyle after 4 to 6 weeks. Based on this, it may take up to 8 weeks before you can start exercising.
McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides Brazilian butt lift surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
Resuming Regular Routine Following a BBL
BBL patients are advised to wait at least 4 to 6 weeks before they resume normal routine. You need to allow your body enough time to heal and recover following a plastic surgery. It will take a few weeks for the transferred fat cells to stabilize at the buttock area. Downtime ensures the butt establishes blood supply. Exercising or performing strenuous activities may impact fat transfer and affect the overall BBL results.
Activity Timeline Following a BBL
1 – 2 Week Mark
Brazilian Butt Lift patients should desist from placing any pressure on the buttocks in the first two weeks of recovery. Your surgeon will allow you to sit during this time only when absolutely necessary. You would be asked to use a donut shaped pillow to prevent putting any direct pressure on the buttocks. You would need to sleep on your stomach or side to avoid straining the posterior.
3 Week Mark
You should be able to resume less-intensive activities during the third week of recovery. You would need to make use of a soft cushion while sitting. Refrain from putting any pressure on the backside during this period. If you are healing well, your surgeon may clear you for very light cardiovascular activities, such as elliptical exercise and walking. The focus should be on weight training instead of aerobic activity.
4 – 5 Week Mark
Patients would need to continue using a cushion during this period when sitting for extended periods. You may be able to add bicycling and faster-paced walking. Your doctor may clear you to go to work at this time if you can use a soft cushion while sitting. Relaxed activities, such as swimming is advisable.
6 – 8 Week Mark
Regular routine, including vigorous activities, may be allowed from six weeks if your body continues to respond well to the procedure. You should be able to resume jogging and strenuous chores at work. It is important that you give your body enough time to heal since the grafted fat behaves in the same manner as fat cells. Weight fluctuations may cause an increase or decrease in the buttocks volume.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for Brazilian butt lift surgery.
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McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.
Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.