After getting a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), it’s really important not to sit down too quickly. Doing so could harm the new fat cells that have been added to your bottom, and this could mess up the results you’re hoping for from the surgery. You see, the new fat cells need a few weeks to properly set in place. During that time, sitting down or putting a lot of weight on your bottom could jeopardise the final outcome. In this article, we’re going to go over the best ways and the right timing for sitting down after you’ve had a BBL procedure.
When Can I Sit After a Brazilian But Lift?
For several years, the traditional method of enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks was with butt implants. Despite spending countless hours in the gym to tone the gluteal muscles for larger and rounder buttocks, only minimal improvements could be achieved. The problem is compounded by the loss of body fat with strenuous exercise. Inevitably, this results in a loss of fat from the buttock area, which is the opposite of the desired result intended.
The Brazilian butt lift, or BBL for short has revolutionised buttock enhancement with the ability to enhance both the size and shape of the buttocks without the need for gluteal implants.
Centre for Surgery in London is considered one of the leading plastic surgery clinics for Brazilian butt lift surgery. Patients looking to increase the size of their buttocks and/or get rid of hip dips can achieve outstanding results at our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone.
It is important to remember that getting a Brazilian butt lift is not for everyone. Despite its increasing popularity and the ability to produce incredible results, there are certain eligibility criteria which patients should be aware of before considering having the procedure. One of the most common questions we get asked by people who are thinking about having BBL surgery or may have just had one is when they can normally sit after the surgery.
What Are the Risks of Sitting Too Soon After a Brazilian Bum Lift?
Sitting too quickly after a Brazilian Bum Lift (BBL) can have unintended consequences, which is why it’s crucial to be cautious during the initial post-operative period. The freshly transferred fat grafts in your bum need adequate time to stabilise and become part of the existing blood supply in that area.
Reduced Blood Circulation
When you sit directly on your newly augmented bum, you risk hampering the blood circulation to the newly grafted fat cells. Inadequate blood flow can lead to fat cell death, impacting the overall success and longevity of your BBL procedure.
Potential for Fat Cell Shift
Sitting can also exert pressure that may displace the newly transferred fat cells before they’ve had a chance to integrate fully. This can affect the shaping and contouring outcomes, altering the desired aesthetic you and your surgeon aimed for.
Altered Contouring Effects
If the fat cells are damaged or shifted, the contouring effects of your cosmetic procedure could be compromised. This may result in an uneven or less than optimal appearance, potentially requiring further corrective procedures.
How Long Should You Wait Before Sitting Normally After a Brazilian Bum Lift?
After undergoing a Brazilian Bum Lift (BBL), the timeline for resuming regular sitting can be a bit of a concern. It’s crucial to be cautious about how and when you sit to ensure the best possible outcome from your surgery.
In the initial three weeks following your BBL procedure, it’s strongly recommended that you avoid sitting directly on your newly enhanced bum. Your surgeon will likely offer guidance about using soft cushions or pillows if you absolutely need to sit during the following two weeks. This is intended to alleviate any undue pressure on your bum and allow for optimal healing.
By the end of the fourth week post-surgery, most patients find they can return to their regular sitting habits without any issues. However, this time frame may vary from person to person based on individual healing rates and the surgeon’s advice.
Adhering to these guidelines will significantly improve the chances of the newly transferred fat cells not only surviving but also successfully integrating into your blood supply. This is crucial for achieving that fuller, more sculpted look for your bum as you move into the “fluffing phase” of your recovery.
How to Avoid Sitting After a Brazilian Butt Lift
Here are some easy-to-follow guidelines on how to get through your day without putting pressure on your newly enhanced bum:
Driving Your Car
Typically, your surgeon will give you the green light to start driving around two weeks after your Brazilian bum lift surgery. Even so, it’s best to keep driving to a minimum until you’ve fully recovered. If you absolutely have to drive, we’ll supply you with a special BBL pillow. This cushion is specially shaped to go under your thighs, letting you sit in your car without your bum actually coming into contact with the seat.
Working from an Office Desk
The majority of people feel up to going back to work about two to three weeks after their aesthetic procedure. If you’re working from home, one option is to lie on your tummy while using your laptop. On the other hand, if you’re required to work in an office and sit at a desk, you might find this a bit tricky. If it’s doable, try using a standing desk so that you can avoid sitting altogether. If that’s not an option, sitting on a nursing pillow can help reduce the strain on your bum.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
We strongly suggest that you don’t sleep on your back right after your Brazilian bum lift until your results have stabilised. A better option is to sleep on your tummy. You can make this more comfortable by putting pillows under your belly, which also helps in keeping your spine aligned. If you’re worried about rolling over in your sleep, placing a pillow on either side of you can help keep you stable.
Alternative Seating Arrangements After a Brazilian Bum Lift
Sitting down for extended periods after a Brazilian Bum Lift can affect your results, so it’s important to know some alternative ways to sit that take the pressure off your newly augmented bum. Although these positions can be helpful, it’s still advisable to limit your sitting time to 20-minute intervals. Practising these methods before your surgery can also be beneficial.
Elevated Bum Sitting
In this position, you’ll essentially be sitting on your thighs while your bum is suspended in the air. To achieve this, you’ll need a BBL pillow or an elevated cushion. To get into position, place the pillow on the chair first. Then, gently sit down so that only your thighs are in contact with the pillow, leaving your bum hanging freely. This will take the pressure off the newly transferred fat cells, allowing for better healing and long-lasting results.
Edgy Backwards Chair Sitting
This method requires a chair that doesn’t have armrests. To sit in this way, you’ll face the back of the chair instead of the front, straddling it. Your legs should naturally fall on either side of the chair. This ensures that your bum won’t come into contact with the chair’s surface, thereby avoiding any undue pressure. Instead, the weight will be distributed onto your thighs.
Both of these techniques aim to keep the pressure off your bum, allowing the newly transferred fat cells the best chance to survive and integrate successfully. Always remember to follow your surgeon’s post-operative guidelines for the best possible outcome.
When can I sit after BBL surgery?
During the first two weeks after the procedure, you will need to sleep and sit in a specific way to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to sleep and sit properly during the recovery period.
You may be able to sit for short periods of time with the use of a special pillow or cushion that takes the pressure off the buttocks. The pillow or cushion should be provided by your surgeon, or they will give you instructions on where to purchase one.
After two weeks, you may be able to sit for longer periods of time, but it’s important to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for extended periods of time for at least six weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing and avoid any complications.
It’s also important to avoid any strenuous activities that could raise your heart rate and blood pressure for at least six weeks after the procedure to avoid any complications and to ensure proper healing.
It’s best to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon as every surgeon has their own postoperative instructions, and individual recovery may vary.
When can I sit without pillow support after a BBL?
The length of time after a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) that you can sit without pillow support can vary depending on the individual case, and it’s best to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon.
Typically, patients are advised to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for at least six weeks after the procedure, or as advised by your surgeon, to ensure proper healing and to avoid any complications.
During the first two weeks after the procedure, you will need to sleep and sit in a specific way to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks, and you will need to use a special pillow or cushion that takes the pressure off the buttocks.
After two weeks, you may be able to sit for longer periods of time, but it’s important to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for extended periods of time for at least six weeks after the procedure.
After six weeks, you may be able to sit without pillow support, but again, it’s best to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon, as every surgeon has their own postoperative instructions, and individual recovery may vary.
It’s also important to note that patients should avoid any strenuous activities that could raise their heart rate and blood pressure for at least six weeks after the procedure to avoid any complications and ensure proper healing.
Can I sit 6 weeks after BBL surgery?
After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery, you will need to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for at least six weeks or, as advised by your surgeon, to avoid putting pressure on the newly transferred fat cells and allow them to heal and integrate properly.
During the first few weeks after the procedure, you will need to sleep and sit in a specific way to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks, and you will need to use a special pillow or cushion that takes the pressure off the buttocks. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to sleep and sit properly during the recovery period.
Sitting for extended periods of time during the first 6 weeks after a BBL can compromise the results of the surgery and cause the transferred fat to be reabsorbed. So it’s important to follow the surgeon’s instructions carefully and avoid any prolonged sitting or any activities that could raise your heart rate and blood pressure for at least 6 weeks after the procedure to avoid any complications and to ensure proper healing.
When can I sleep on my back after BBL surgery?
After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery, you will need to avoid sleeping on your back for at least two weeks or, as advised by your surgeon, to avoid putting pressure on the newly transferred fat cells and to allow them to heal and integrate properly.
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During the first two weeks after the procedure, your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to sleep properly during the recovery period. You will typically be instructed to sleep on your stomach or on your side, using a special pillow or cushion that takes any pressure off the butt.
After two weeks, you may be able to sleep on your back, but it’s important to avoid sleeping on your back for extended periods of time for at least six weeks after the procedure to ensure proper healing and avoid any complications.
Is a Brazilian Bum Lift Worth the Investment?
The question of whether a Brazilian Bum Lift (BBL) is worth it can depend on a variety of factors, including your personal goals, the skill and experience of your surgeon, and your willingness to follow post-operative care instructions. However, many patients who undergo a BBL with a qualified and experienced specialist in plastic surgery do find the procedure to be highly rewarding.
- Enhanced Silhouette: One of the most significant benefits of the BBL is the transformation it offers to your body’s overall shape. By transferring fat to your bum, it provides a curvier, more balanced silhouette that many find aesthetically pleasing.
- Ideal Figure Goals: If you’ve always dreamt of a more voluptuous or curvier figure, a BBL can help make those dreams a reality. This procedure allows you to achieve an ideal body contour that might not be possible through diet and exercise alone.
- Long-Lasting Results: While it may be inconvenient to avoid sitting directly on your bum for several weeks after the surgery, many patients find this small sacrifice to be well worth it in the long run. Once the transferred fat cells integrate and stabilize, the results are typically long-lasting, giving you a permanently enhanced appearance.
- Emotional Benefits: In addition to the physical transformation, many patients report experiencing a boost in self-confidence and overall well-being after their BBL procedure, further underlining its worth.
So, while the initial post-operative period might involve some inconvenience and lifestyle adjustments, many patients find that the lasting contouring effects and the achievement of their aesthetic goals make the BBL a worthwhile investment.
Why Choose Centre for Surgery for Your Brazilian Bum Lift Procedure?
When it comes to cosmetic surgery, particularly something as intricate and personal as a Brazilian Bum Lift (BBL), selecting the right clinic is crucial. At Centre for Surgery, we offer an unparalleled combination of expertise, patient care, and advanced technology that sets us apart from others in the field.
Our team of specialist plastic surgeons are highly experienced in performing BBL surgeries. They are committed to achieving natural-looking, tailored results that align with each patient’s individual goals and needs.
From the initial consultation to the final follow-up, our compassionate staff ensures that you are fully supported throughout your BBL journey. We pride ourselves on offering personalised care that doesn’t end as soon as the surgery is over.
We utilise state-of-the-art surgical techniques and technology to ensure optimal results and minimise recovery time. Safety is our utmost priority, and our facilities are equipped to meet the highest medical standards.
Don’t just take our word for it; listen to what our satisfied patients have to say:
- “My experience at Centre for Surgery was amazing. The results exceeded all my expectations!”
- “The staff were incredibly supportive, and my surgeon was fantastic. I couldn’t be happier with my new look.”
- “From consultation to aftercare, Centre for Surgery stood by me every step of the way. I wholeheartedly recommend them.”
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