Published October 2, 2017

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL): A Quick Guide to Recovery Time

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) Recovery Time

The quick guide to Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) recovery time

If you’re considering undergoing a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), you might be wondering how much time to set aside after the surgery before you can get back into the swing of your daily routine.

Dr Tavakoli’s team has prepared this quick guide to give you an idea of what to expect.

Immediately after Brazilian Butt Lift surgery:

Wear loose, comfortable clothing – no tight jeans! It’s also important that you don’t stay in bed or remain stationary for longer than 6 hours at a time – gentle mobility.

7 to 10 days:

For the first 7 to 10 days after Brazilian butt lift surgery you need to avoid applying pressure to your buttocks and lie on your side or stomach.

Week 2:

In the second week after Brazilian butt lift surgery you can resume light walking and household duties.

Weeks 3 to 6:

In weeks 3 to 6 after Brazilian butt lift surgery you can resume walking on a treadmill and light spinning on an exercise bike.

Weeks 6+:

After 6 weeks you can usually start exercising your lower body again – think body squats, lunges, and light cardio.

If in doubt at any time after your Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery, or if you feel any pain while exercising, STOP! It’s important that you take care and don’t overdo it.

This is just a quick guide, so it’s always best to check with your doctor and follow their advice!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.