February 17, 2022 5 min read

The reality of the matter is your behind is often front-and-center when it comes to your overall appearance. A shapely butt — one that is full yet perky — can give you the confidence you need to rock just about any look. You deserve to look and feel great, and if you are trying to pinpoint the best solution for your body type, you may find that the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is the cosmetic procedure that you have been searching for.

Our guide will give you more about this innovative cosmetic surgery procedure as well as what you need to know about the recovery period. Cosmetic surgery of any type is an investment of both your time and resources. It's important that you use these BBL recovery tips so you can enjoy the best possible results.

What is a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)?

Known in the medical community as a gluteal fat augmentation procedure, the Brazilian Butt Lift is a plastic surgery procedure in which liposuction is performed to remove any unwanted fat from one part of your body, and it is subsequently grafted to your buttocks in order to achieve a firmer, fuller shape. This procedure is increasing in popularity, largely because it is a relatively simple procedure to perform and because it produces natural-looking results. However, your recovery process has a significant impact on your results, so it's important to rely on BBL recovery tips in order to achieve the look you desire.

What to Expect After BBL Surgery

The Brazilian Butt Lift may be a cosmetic surgery procedure, but it is still a major operation. You are going to need to spend time resting and recovering  after  surgery in order to get the natural-looking, long-term results that you desire. The BBL recovery time is approximately six weeks, but your timeline can vary based on the individual plan for your procedure set by your doctor as well as other factors, such as your current health and medical history.

There are several stages of BBL recovery, and this is what you can expect from the Brazilian butt lift recovery process:

1. Initial Recovery Period

Following the procedure you'll need to expect some discomfort during this time. The best thing that you can do during the first week is rest, relax and prioritize your recovery. You may notice fluid draining from the incision. This is perfectly normal. If it continues, you should contact your surgeon. It is important to wear targeted compression garments during this first pivotal week, particularly over the areas where liposuction was performed in order to remove excess fat. Not only will the compression garments help with BBL recovery pain, but they also may help minimize swelling in the area and encourage your skin to retract.

Eventually you'll notice the BBL recovery pain subsiding significantly. However, while you may be starting to feel better, you should still be resting and lying down for most of the time. If you decide to sit up, make sure that you are using your support pillow. When you are feeling up to it, you may be able to take a short walk. Continue to avoid heavy lifting, as your body is still healing from the trauma of the surgery. 

2. After the First Follow-Up

After the initial healing process, you are likely going to be feeling much more like yourself. There may be mild or intermittent pain, but for the most part, you should be comfortable. Now that your body has had time to heal, you can begin resuming light household chores and taking more frequent walks. You should still adhere to any lifting restrictions that are in place by your surgeon or doctor. 

3. Returning to Life

In the final stage of healing, you should feel confident to move through the day and return to daily life. Marena’s post-surgical compression garments are comfortable enough to wear under your clothes and easy to put on and wear for extended use. 

BBL Recovery Tips

It's important to keep in mind that the Brazilian Butt Lift recovery process plays a significant role in your overall results, which is why you should rely on your doctor in order to ensure that you look and feel your best when your recovery is complete.

These BBL recovery tips can help you make the most out of your post-surgical experience:

1. Standing and Sitting

Given the nature of the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, it's important that you avoid sitting whenever possible during your recovery period. It is particularly important to avoid sitting for the first two to three weeks after the procedure. Considering how much time a person spends sitting down, this can be a relatively difficult task. You are going to want to get creative about how you rest, talk, eat and even sleep. Most surgeons will tell you that the only time you should be sitting during the initial stage of the BBL recovery process is when you are using the bathroom. 

2. Sleeping 

You will need to be lying down for most of your recovery, and as you are resting, it is important to not lay on your back. If you are laying on your back, you may inadvertently disrupt the fat transfer, which can have a detrimental impact on your results. 

    3. Wear Targeted Compression Garments

    Compression garments are going to be your most important accessory during your Brazilian Butt Lift recovery process. Marena’s proprietary compression fabric provides targeted compression to maintain optimal shape after your surgery. The compression garments may help to reduce swelling and BBL recovery pain, and they also may help prevent fluid retention and encourage the skin to retract back into place. 

    4. Enjoy a Nutritious, Well-Balanced Diet

    As your body continues to heal after the surgery, it's important that you continue to fuel yourself with healthy, well-balanced meals. Nourishing meals, such as those rich in protein and filled with valuable vitamins, will help you recover as quickly and easily as possible. In addition, when you make the right dietary choices during your recovery, you can minimize the amount of weight that you gain. When you invest in a Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, it's important to know that any amount of sudden weight gain or loss could impact your results. Stick with a diet that is packed with lean proteins, fresh fruits and vegetables, and don't forget to drink plenty of water in order to stay hydrated.

    5. Stay Active

    In the hours and days immediately following your surgery, you may be experiencing pain, discomfort, and swelling. While it may feel natural to simply rest and sleep, it's important that you try to stay active during the first hours and days following surgery.  In the first couple weeks of recovery, you should try to take one or two short walks a day. Within a few weeks, you can increase the frequency and duration of your walks. When your doctor approves, you may be able to resume light exercise again. Remember, you should always work closely with your surgeon for guidance on what types of exercise is best for your circumstances.

    Marena BBL Compression Garments

    Your compression garments will play an important role in the results of your procedure, so it's important that you have the right garments on hand. The Marena BBL compression garments are the best option for your Brazilian Butt Lift recovery process. These compression garments are specifically designed for post-surgical recovery, and they are both comfortable and effective. You can count on your Marena BBL compression garments to help aid in your recovery process, allow you to sleep peacefully and give you the confidence to stay active during each step of your recovery.

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