When Will You Be Able To Sit Normally After BBL Surgery?
In Dallas, TX, butt lift surgery continues to grow in popularity year after year. A Brazilian butt lift, also known as a BBL, is a more natural body contouring method utilizing a patient's adipose fat in other areas of the body to achieve fantastic butt augmentation results. Women and men looking to add more volume and reshape their derriere can redefine their silhouette with this fat transfer to buttocks surgery. So, when is sitting down after BBL surgery permitted?
Read on to learn more from board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas at Dallas Cosmetic Center in Dallas, TX. Or, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Huertas to learn more about how this fat grafting technique works and what to expect with the recovery period.
What is BBL surgery?
A fat transfer to buttocks procedure, also known as a Brazilian butt lift, is a cosmetic enhancement that uses a patient's adipose fat tissue to enhance their buttocks' shape and size. Excess fat is removed with liposuction from other body areas, such as the abdomen, thighs, and hips. After the fat is extracted, it is purified and processed, so healthy fat cells remain to be injected into the buttocks to provide more shape, size, and fullness. In comparison to its counterpart of butt implants, a BBL is less invasive and gives patients a quicker recovery option. However, there are specific post-operative instructions every patient must follow during BBL recovery to maintain results and get the most out of this life-changing procedure.
What to expect after BBL surgery
A BBL procedure provides Dallas, TX patients with natural-looking, dramatic results with lower risk factors, and a quicker recovery option than butt augmentation with implants. Patients must wear a compression garment to add external pressure to the body and help reduce swelling or bruising. It also helps the body start the healing process by promoting proper circulation and blood flow. Under the garment, patients will have access to the liposuction sites with a bandage. It is normal to feel some discomfort in the target location and where harvested fat cells were extracted, including slight bleeding, bruising, and numbness. These are temporary side effects and will begin to subside during the healing process.
How to sit after BBL surgery
There are some temporary restrictions after this autologous fat transfer to buttocks procedure. Dr. Huertas and his experienced team will provide helpful recovery instructions to ensure every patient gets optimal BBL results. One of the most important aspects is the transplanted fat cells are fragile the first few weeks post-operative or until new blood vessels are established in the target area to provide oxygen and nutrients to the new cells. It will be difficult, but patients must avoid applying pressure or sitting directly on their buttocks for at least three weeks after BBL surgery. Only sit as needed, and, if so, for short periods of time. Applying direct pressure on the target location in this critical healing period can destroy or shift the transplanted fat. It also means patients must avoid sleeping on their backs during this crucial time to allow newly grafted fat cells time to settle into place.
We understand you may have more questions about a fat transfer to buttocks procedure and what guidelines you will need to follow during BBL recovery. Dr. Otto Huertas and his caring staff will take the time to review the most commonly asked questions at our state-of-the-art facility in Dallas, TX. If you would like to learn more, we invite you to schedule a consultation today with Dr. Huertas at Dallas Cosmetic Center and let him assist you in getting the body of your dreams.