At Muse Plastic Surgery, we have seen an influx of patients who want to augment their backsides. Dr. Wright Jones and Dr. Sabine Lovell are lauded for their Brazilian butt lift skills and results. A BBL is a fat grafting procedure that borrows fat from one area of the body and uses it to make the patient’s buttocks larger and curvier.

While all plastic surgery patients should prioritize rest and relaxation after their procedure, this can be trickier for BBL patients. To allow for better healing and results, it is important for patients to avoid putting pressure on their buttocks in the first few weeks. That means that you need to take specific measures when you sleep and sit down. Here is what our surgeons recommend:


When sleeping, or even reclining on the couch, laying on your back is a definite no. While you can rotate side to side, the ideal position is to lay down on your stomach. You may need to prop yourself up with pillows to avoid hurting your neck while sleeping on your stomach. If you roll over frequently in the night, you may also need to position pillows around your sides so you do not flip over to your back while sleeping. Moreover, if you are not generally a stomach sleeper, it may make sense to practice doing it for a few nights before your surgery to learn how to get comfortable and fall asleep in this manner.


Sitting down puts an intense amount of pressure on the buttocks, which can flatten the contours and increase swelling (thereby extending the recovery period). Since it is usually not practical to avoid sitting for multiple weeks, we advise you to purchase a donut pillow which allows you to place the pressure from your body weight onto your thighs rather than the buttocks. While it is possible to use one of these pillows while driving, it is best to delay driving as long as possible since using the pedals puts further pressure on your backside.


By prioritizing sleep and limiting physical activity, you give your body a chance to heal. While you should absolutely avoid putting direct pressure on your buttocks for the first 3-4 weeks, the longer you can avoid doing so, the better chance that the transferred fat cells can survive and thrive in their new location.

To learn more about Brazilian butt lift and the recovery process, speak to our expert surgeons. To arrange a consultation at our Atlanta office, please call (404) 994-5937.

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