Brazilian Butt Lift: Let’s Talk about Healing by Z Paul Lorenc, MD | Jul 30, 2017 July 30, 2017/0 Comments/in Brazilian Butt Lift /by Dr. Z. Paul Lorenc The popularity of buttock augmentation is no secret. In the past few years, we have witnessed an increase in Brazilian Butt Lift procedures that has reached upwards of 30% just between 2014 and 2015. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has estimated that buttocks procedures were performed every 30 minutes of each day throughout that time frame. Here’s why . . . The Brazilian Butt Lift is a procedure that had been dreamed about, and joked about, for years. How many times have you had the thought “if only my doctor could take fat from here and put it there”? This is the essence of the BBL procedure and the beauty of it. By slimming and refining an area adjacent to the buttocks, the volumizing that takes place further enhanced. So you want Brazilian Butt Lift If you are interested in adding to your backside, a Brazilian Butt Lift could be an excellent idea. Moving forward doesn’t mean jumping right into pre-op counseling; it means contacting our Park City cosmetic surgery office for detailed information. This initial step allows us to understand your goals, and allows you to get to know our high standard of care in reinstating perkiness and sensuousness to your body profile. Finally, learning about BBL also means gaining pertinent information regarding recovery. Here is a brief outline. Initial Brazilian Butt Lift Healing There are two areas of interest after buttock augmentation using fat grafting. Initially, the harvest site from which fat cells have been extracted will appear bruised and swollen. Tenderness or soreness may also occur but are manageable with prescription medication. Usually, patients can switch to over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol after a day or two. This enables them to mitigate unpleasant side effects such as constipation. Movement is encouraged as soon as it is comfortable. Walking may be resumed a day or two following BBL surgery. This also helps to reduce constipation caused by prescription medication. Additionally, walking increases circulation and the movement of fluid. The drainage of excess tumescent fluid may occur through incision points and does not indicate post-op complications. Can you Stand it? One of the seemingly peculiar post-surgical instructions for BBL patients is to avoid sitting. When you consider that sitting places hundreds of pounds of direct pressure on certain points of the buttocks, though, you can see how damaging sitting can be. Cells need several weeks to fully integrate with existing tissue. During this time, patients will need to place a pillow behind the knees to reduce direct pressure. Using a circular cushion may be the easiest way to adhere to this post-op directive. There are numerous tiny details that need to be known before BBL treatment. Learn them all during your consultation with us. Call (212) 472-2900.