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Sitting Down After A Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure

Brazilian Butt Lift

At Gartner Plastic Surgery, one of the most common questions that we receive from our clients is about how long it will take to be able to sit normally following the Brazilian butt lift procedure.

Let’s begin with the basics. To achieve a successful outcome after this surgery, it is absolutely necessary for the fat that is transplanted to the buttocks to integrate with the surrounding muscles and tissues. The first few weeks following the surgery are crucial for this process of integration and will have a significant impact on the final outcome of the procedure.

During this time, it is recommended that patients avoid performing activities which will result in exerting additional pressure onto the surgical sites. You should still be able to sit if proper care is taken, however, you will be advised to avoid sitting in the same position for long periods of time in order to avoid doing any damage.

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How will prolonged sitting on the buttocks affect the final outcome of a Brazilian Butt Lift?
Most plastic surgeons recommend that their clients avoid sitting directly on their bottoms for the first two to three weeks following the surgery. For greater convenience and an optimal outcome, Dr. Michael Gartner recommends that his patients avoid sitting for the first week following the surgery and then use specialized, Brazilian butt lift pillows from weeks two to five, for support when sitting down.

It is still important to avoid placing any unnecessary pressure on the buttocks and change position frequently. At the end of the five weeks, the position of the transplanted fat will be stabilized so patients will be able to go back to their normal sitting practices without worrying about negatively impacting the final result of the surgery. Apart from sitting, it is also recommended to avoid sleeping in the supine position- laying flat on your back- as this position can also exert pressure on the healing buttocks.

Sleeping in the prone position- face and stomach facing down- will be a temporarily preferred sleeping position. For those potential Brazilian Butt Lift candidates who work in a setting requiring sitting down for several hours at a time, an extended period away from work or the flexibility to modify their work schedule will be required. Consider making these arrangements prior to the surgery so that you will be able to enjoy a stress-free the recovery phase.

Reasons To Avoid Sitting

The pressure exerted by the surface on which you sit can displace the newly transplanted fat or cause it to be re-absorbed by the body. This can impair the healing process and cause significant changes to the shape and the physical appearance of the buttocks. It is understandable that it is difficult for an individual to avoid the temptation of being able to sit.

That is why it is recommended that a person plans the Brazilian Butt Lift surgery for a time when they can invest sufficient time for the recovery phase. The benefits of following the above recommendations are reduction in the likelihood of undergoing a revision surgery, more impressive results and overall cost savings.

If you require further information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at (855) 956 – 1661 to arrange a consultation appointment with Dr. Gartner. International clients residing outside the United States can reach us at +1 (201) 546 – 1890.

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