Brazilian Butt Augmentation Recovery Tips
Enhancing your derriere with unwanted fat from other parts of your body is not just science fiction- it’s now a reality! While getting butt implants in Los Angeles was the only way to cosmetically achieve bigger buttocks in the past, today, you can get a rounder, fuller rear end with your body’s own natural fat with the Brazilian butt augmentation procedure.
Since the body’s own fat has to be harvested and injected back into the body, it is important that the patient take steps during the recovery process so as to not disturb the healing process that the newly re-injected fat needs to go through so that they may create the results that are desired. When recovering from the Brazilian butt augmentation procedure, it is recommended that you keep the following tips in mind:
- Plan on having at least a three week recovery period- It will take blood vessels about 3-4 days to begin to form on the newly injected fat grafts and it will take about 2-3 weeks before these new fat grafts will be strong enough to withstand minimal to moderate pressure. It is incredibly important to let the blood vessels and fat grafts to satisfactorily heal before exposing them to any stresses or pressure, or else the results of the procedure can become distorted.
- Avoid sitting as much as possible- Sitting on your buttocks will cause them to experience tremendous pressure. This pressure can effectively cut off the necessary blood supply to the areas into which fat has been injected, preventing the survival of the fat grafts. Although squatting and stretching will not cause as much pressure as sitting, it would be best to avoid squatting and stretching as well during the recovery period as they can cause undue shear and tear stress to the buttocks.
- Plan on returning to work in about a week- However, patients who have jobs that require sitting for long periods of time may need to wait longer before returning to work as sitting is not recommended for at least three weeks. You should check with your surgeon before returning to work. Regular activities that do not require sitting or are not strenuous may be continued within a week or so. More strenuous activities and exercises should be held off for at least three weeks after a Brazilian butt augmentation in Los Angeles.
- Wear your compression garment as directed- Although you may think that a compression garment would be ineffective, or perhaps, even detrimental, to your recovery since it exerts pressure on your buttocks, the compression garment actually provides a level of moderate pressure that actually works to decrease the amount of post-op swelling in the buttocks, which can help speed up the recovery process.