Can sitting affect BBL Results?
An expertly performed Brazilian Butt Lift at the South Florida Center for Cosmetic Surgery can give you the voluptuous buttocks you have always wanted. Naturally, our Brazilian Butt Lift patients are delighted with their curvy results and want to enjoy them as long as possible. Some of them have mentioned that they worry frequent sitting can affect their results. In this blog post, our plastic surgeons address this concern and set the record straight on sitting after Brazilian Butt Lift.
Give Transplanted Fat Its Best Chance for Survival
Brazilian Butt Lift involves transferring unwanted fat from an area such as the abdomen, waist, thighs or flanks to the buttocks to give it a more voluptuous shape. Once the fat has been transferred to the buttocks, it needs time to develop a blood supply to survive. The fat cells are fragile in the immediate post-operative period. Sitting, laying or putting pressure on the newly augmented buttocks can reduce blood flow through the tissues, and prevent the fat cells from connecting to the blood vessels. It could result in the atrophy of the fat cells and the flattening of the buttocks.
This is why plastic surgeons encourage Brazilian Butt Lift patients not to sit or sleep on their backside for the first two weeks after surgery. For example, on the way home from surgery, you should rest on your side or your stomach in the car. During the first two to three weeks after surgery, we recommend you use a special air cushion or pillow to take the weight off of your buttocks as it heals. We will advise when it is safe for you to resume normal sitting and laying on your back.
Once your buttocks has healed and the fat has developed its blood supply, it will act like the rest of your body fat. The results should stabilize and you won’t have to worry about how frequent sitting affects the shape of your buttocks.
Contact Us about Brazilian Butt Lift
If you are interested in having Brazilian Butt Lift surgery and you would like to determine whether you are a suitable candidate, please schedule a consultation at our practice. You can reach us by calling (954) 565-7575 and requesting an appointment.