Brazilian butt lift with fat grafting is a relatively less invasive cosmetic surgery procedure than a traditional butt lift. It involves smaller incisions and less intensive tissue manipulation. Therefore, the recovery will be shorter in case of a Brazilian butt lift. However, the recovery period can vary between patients depending on several factors.
The plastic surgeon will provide a more detailed recovery timeline to the patient based on their specific surgical plan and medical needs. The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) provides Brazilian butt lift to patients in Houston, Texas, TX, and surrounding locations.
Following Recovery Instructions
While Brazilian butt lift is a less invasive plastic surgery procedure, it still involves a considerable amount of care and caution to be observed during the recovery period. Patients who diligently follow the surgeon’s instructions will be able to ensure a safer and faster recovery.
Once the patient returns home from the surgery center, they should take adequate rest in an appropriate position, avoid putting any pressure on the buttocks, wear the compression garment at all times, and stay sufficiently hydrated. The body requires time and care to heal properly, and if the patient can have someone to help them in the first few days after surgery, it can support the initial recovery.
Timeline for Recovery
Healing time and process will slightly vary from one patient to another, and the cosmetic surgeon will prepare the patient for it in advance. The recovery timeline is typically as follows:
The patient should ideally take time off from work for the first week. After the first two day, they can shower while removing the compression garment and gently washing the buttocks. At the end of the first week, the surgeon will review the condition and may remove the temporary drain tubes. Sutures may be removed at the same time or a few days later, depending on the healing.
Smoking, alcohol and blood thinning medications must be avoided during this period. Many patients go back to their normal routine after the first week. After the first day of surgery, it is recommended to take short walks within the home to reduce swelling and support blood flow. ACPS receives patients from Houston, Texas, TX, and nearby areas for Brazilian butt lift.
Two to Three Weeks
Normal physical activities can be resumed around this time, but stretching, squatting or more vigorous exercises should be avoided. Depending on the surgeon’s advice, the patient may be able to stop wearing the compression garment and sit on their buttock. The patient may resume driving if they can sit comfortably on a pillow in the car and are not taking pain meds. Swimming and bathing in the tub may be resume in about one month.
Most patients are fully healed in about two to six months after the surgery. Inflammation and discoloration would have diminished during this time. A year after the surgery, the patient may expose the treated areas to sunlight. The fat transfer in the buttocks would have settled fully by this stage, and the patient can enjoy complete results of a Brazilian butt lift.
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