So, you’ve decided to take charge of your physique and have a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure can dramatically change your look but it is important to closely follow the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Perry. Not only does this ensure you experience as little discomfort as possible, but it also helps you get the most out of your results.
Right After Surgery
Bruising and swelling are to be expected after surgery. This happens most commonly in the area where the fat cells were removed to be injected into the buttocks. A compression garment will be recommended to help reduce discomfort. Pain medication will be prescribed to help you stay comfortable as well. Typically speaking, these medicines are only needed for four or five days. At this point, over-the-counter medications are usually enough to manage discomfort.
Sitting After Surgery
One of the most daunting parts of recovering from a Brazilian butt lift is figuring out how to sit and sleep. It is important to not put any pressure on the buttocks for at least ten days. This means sleeping on your stomach and getting creative when it becomes time to sit down. Whenever possible, lay on your stomach or side rather than sitting. In situations where sitting down is unavoidable, use a “donut” pillow to help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the buttocks.
Putting pressure on the buttocks can reduce circulation. Restricting the circulation to the area at all can kill off fat cells.
Getting Back to “Normal”
Before scheduling your Brazilian butt lift, it is important to know that you will likely miss a minimum of two weeks of work. Exercise can be resumed after two weeks as long as it is light. It takes anywhere from six to eight weeks after surgery for the fat cells to be stable enough to go back to your normal exercise routine. Sticking with these restrictions helps to ensure you get the best possible results.
Tips for Recovery
On top of the things listed above, keep in mind the following tips:
- Stretch and walk as soon as you are cleared. This minimizes the risks of blood clots.
- Wear loose-fitting clothing whenever possible.
- Stay hydrated and stick to a healthy diet while your body recovers.
- Stay out of pools and hot tubs until fully healed.
- Prioritize getting plenty of sleep.
Dr. Wendell Perry is available for consultations, both in person and virtually. Contact the office today to set up a consultation appointment.