How Painful is a Brazilian Butt Lift?

Published on April 24, 2018

This is a great question as people need to plan time off work and an appropriate amount of help so that they can recover and achieve the best possible results from their Brazilian Butt Lift. First of all, everyone handles pain differently and there is a range of time needed for recovery from the Brazilian Butt Lift.

The Brazilian Butt Lift (butt augmentation with fat transfer) typically includes liposuction of the abdomen, back, flanks and then occasionally the inner/outer thighs and arms. This is an important part of the butt augmentation as the liposculpting is crucial to achieving an hourglass figure. The areas of liposuction tend to be the areas of discomfort more than the actual butt. Patients tend to feel an overall discomfort for because of the 360 liposuction.

Patients need help for at least the first several days as those are the most difficult. After 5 to 7 days most patients can resume normal daily activities. It is typically difficult to take off and put back on the compression garment without assistance the first couple days.

In my practice the most difficult part of the recovery is staying off the butt to protect the fat that has been transferred to the buttock and hips. I have patients stay off their butt for six weeks after their Brazilian Butt Lift. After two weeks, they can use a BBL pillow to help them if they must sit, however the more patients can stay off their butt the better the results they will achieve. After a couple weeks people tend to get restless of staying off their butt as we don’t realize how much we sit in our daily lives.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is a much less intense discomfort than a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, but it is different in that patient need to stay off the butt for six weeks after surgery. It is important to make sure you have made the appropriate arrangements in terms of time off work and assistance after your surgery to make sure you get the best results possible from your Brazilian Butt Lift.

The Brazilian Butt Lift is an incredible procedure as it can transform your entire figure, but be sure to discuss the necessary recovery time with your Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon.