The Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Guide

Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Before and After PhotosPatients who are considering a  Brazilian butt lift (BBL) may wonder what the recovery period will be like after surgery. Dr. Schlechter and his staff will do everything possible to help the recovery be as painless and successful as possible. This guide will go over what to expect during recovery and what patients can do during recovery to guarantee the best possible results from their BBL.

What To Expect During Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery


Soreness, bruising, tenderness, and redness may occur beginning soon after surgery. These symptoms of discomfort or distress to the tissues are temporary and can be minimized with prescription pain medications. Any discomfort should subside within a few weeks.

Activity and Sitting

Patients must be driven home by a friend or family member after their Brazilian butt lift. All patients should avoid sitting as much as possible for three full weeks after BBL surgery; sitting during this time can compromise the results. Most patients can return to work after three weeks of recovery. For patients whose jobs do not require periods of prolonged sitting, it may be appropriate to return to work after two weeks based on how healing has progressed. Exercise should be avoided for approximately six weeks after surgery.

Using a BBL Cushion

Dr. Schlechter provides all of his BBL patients with a recovery packet which includes a recommendation on the proper cushion to use when sitting after a BBL. This will be a product designed specifically for use during recovery after a Brazilian butt lift. This helps reduce pressure on sensitive areas and provide necessary support for the back and legs while the body heals. With the proper cushion, patients can sit back without risking the quality of their results.

Fat Resorption

After the surgery, the body will reabsorb approximately 20 to 40 percent of the newly grafted fat. Dr. Schlechter accounts for this by injecting excess fatty tissue so that after fat resorption, there will be sufficient adipose tissue remaining to permanently augment the buttocks as desired.

Other Elements

During recovery, patients may also be given instructions regarding other elements such as antibiotics and how to look out for signs of complications. These details are provided to patients prior to the surgery so that they can appropriately prepare for the procedure.

How to Guarantee the Best Results During Recovery

Patients should follow all of Dr. Schlechter’s recommendations during recovery if they wish to achieve the greatest results after their procedure. In particular, patients should follow the recommendation to avoid sitting as much as possible for three full weeks and use the recommended BBL cushion whenever sitting is necessary. In addition, patients should sleep on their side or stomach at night to avoid putting pressure on the fat grafts. After approximately six to eight months, the final results will be noticeable. By following the instructions provided by Dr. Schlechter, patients can look forward to the most gratifying results and a more attractive body shape after Brazilian butt lift surgery.

Brazilian butt lift surgery can enhance your body shape and give you the firm, round, shapely backside that you desire. Schedule your personal consultation for BBL surgery with Dr. Benjamin Schlechter to learn more. Call (610) 678-9200 or complete our online contact form to book your consultation with us today.

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