Recovery after you Lift & Fill BBL
It’s important for patients to take their recovery from surgery seriously. Since your Lift & Fill BBL involves transplanting fat cells into new sites on the body, you will need to be very careful about how you sit and sleep, in addition to maintaining other good practices that can aid surgical recovery. You need to respect the newly transplanted fat cells and give them time to grow a blood supply and become a permanent part of you again.
Applying direct pressure to these newly transplanted fat cells can prevent the growth of a new blood supply. This can impact the survival of your newly transplanted fat cell. Even when patients are great about avoiding pressure on their butts, a percentage of the transplanted cells will ultimately die. However, added pressure will increase the percentage of fat cell death and negatively affect your ultimate results. When sitting, we recommend using a specialized BBL cushion to reduce pressure on your butt and you should sleep in your stomach. Sleeping on your sides should be avoided if you have had fat cells added to your hips.
Dr. Schulman will advise you on when you can expect to be able to safely apply more pressure to your butt. For most patients, these restrictions on sitting and laying on the buttock and hips tend to be the most difficult part of recovery.
Pain is normal after Brazilian butt lift and can be controlled through oral medication. There will undoubtedly be soreness from liposuction. You will also have bruising and swelling in the liposuction areas that will last a few weeks. You will need to wear a compression garment during your recovery for up to eight weeks. This will help to control swelling and improve your overall shape. Dr. Schulman has created a well established garment protocol and we can help you understand how to wear this garment during your recovery.
While each case is unique, many of our patients find it most helpful to take at least 10 days off school or work to ensure that they can focus on recovery. Your physical activity will be restricted immediately after surgery. Most patients are able to return to normal activities about 4-6 weeks after surgery. If you try to do too much, too soon, your overall recovery will last longer. Dr. Schulman will also advise you about best ways to help promote good scar healing. There are laser and scar gels that can help your scar fade.
Where to get a Lift & Fill BBL
The Lift & Fill BBL is a procedure completely unique to Dr. Schulman. He is internationally known for buttock contouring and has done many thousands of Brazilian Butt Lift and Scoop Lift® procedures, but sees many men and women who were just not candidates. This is most commonly because of skin laxity. The Lift & Fill BBL offers a solution for people who are not candidates for a Brazilian Butt Lift to get the improvement and shape that they desire. So, if you want a more lifted, perkier buttock, but may not be an ideal Brazilian Butt Lift candidate, then a Lift & Fill BBL may be exactly what you need.
During your consultation, Dr. Schulman will examine you and discuss this procedure. While a Lift & Fill BBL may seem like an aggressive procedure because of the skin removal and the scar, you may be surprised. The scar is well hidden beneath the skimpiest of clothes and bathing suits. Dr. Schulman has enormous experience with this procedure and you will be in great hands. You will be able to describe the type of size and shape you want. You will also be able to show him photos of what you want, or what you don’t want. Dr. Schulman will then be able to tell you if what you want is possible, given your body shape, type, excess skin, and available donor fat.