How Long Until I Can Sit After Having Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery In Orlando?
Updated: Apr 29
Plastic surgery can offer cosmetic results that would not be possible with exercise or diet alone. One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries is the Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando because it offers patients a solution for reaching goals that may not be possible otherwise.
If you’re interested in Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando with Dr. Azad, it’s a good idea to know how the procedure works and what restrictions you will be placed on post-operatively. Please note that every patient heals and responds to the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery differently.
How does a Brazilian Butt Lift work?
A Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is usually performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, and the procedure takes about 2 to 3 hours. It involves a fat transfer from one area of the patient’s body to another. Dr. Azad starts the transfer by harvesting fat via liposuction, purifying the fat, and then injecting it into the buttocks for a rounder, shapelier backside.
Where is the fat taken from?
The body area that is the designated liposuction site for a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure varies from patient to patient. Generally, the fat is removed from the hips, flanks, or abdomen, depending on where there is enough excess fat available to harvest. This will result in a slimmer, more striking contour where liposuction was performed.
While most people have enough fat for a successful surgery with Dr. Azad, the Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando can become difficult with extremely thin patients or those with a very low BMI.
When can I sit after having a Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery?
One of the most important parts of recovery for a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is giving the newly transferred fat cells the best opportunity to establish a good blood supply that will allow them to survive the procedure.
Not following Dr. Azad's postoperative instructions closely may put you at risk of losing more of the transferred fat cells and unfortunately, compromise the results.
To preserve as many of the transferred fat cells, patients need to avoid direct pressure on their buttocks for the first week, including lying down, driving, sitting, and any other activities that put direct pressure on their backside. After that first week, Dr. Azad advises most patients to use to modify their sitting position with the use of cushions (donuts) for a few weeks after surgery. Dr. Albright at Alamo Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, also agrees with Dr. Azad, if you need to sit, then you will need a BBL pillow, which allows a small cushion to go under the lower thigh while taking the pressure off the buttocks.
When will I see the final results after my Brazilian Butt Lift surgery?
Patients will notice a difference in their buttocks' volume and shape immediately after their Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando with Dr. Azad, but keep in mind that most of the size change is due to post-operative swelling.
Once the swelling goes down and your body starts to heal, you will begin to see your gorgeous new rear-end shape start to develop. These results will continue to improve over the next several months as you continue to heal and the fat settles.
Interested in learning more about having a Brazilian Butt Lift in Orlando?
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