When Can I Sit on my Buttocks After BBL Surgery?

BBL aftercare involves specific post-operative care and lifestyle changes necessary for proper healing and maximizing the results of the Brazilian Butt Lift. One crucial aspect of recovery after BBL is learning how to sit properly to protect the newly transferred fat cells and ensure their survival. Techniques of proper sitting after BBL to enhance the chances of achieving the desired results from the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure can include using a specialized BBL pillow, avoiding sitting for prolonged periods, and sleeping on the stomach or sides.

In this article, we will discuss the importance of proper sitting after BBL and answer the frequently asked questions about sitting after BBL, such as "when can you sit after BBL?" and " how long after BBL can I sit without pillow ".

How Is Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery?

Recovery from a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) usually takes several weeks to months. Patients should avoid sitting or lying directly on the buttocks during the initial two weeks. They should also avoid strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise for at least six weeks after the procedure. 

Swelling and bruising are common after a BBL and can take several weeks to subside. Wearing compression garments can help minimize swelling and support the healing process.

It is important to note that every patient's recovery will be unique, and patients must consult their surgeon regarding when it is safe to resume normal activities. The surgeon will consider factors such as the amount of fat transferred, your healing progress, and any other individual considerations.

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How to Sit After BBL?

BBL procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and involves liposuction to remove excess fat from the abdomen, thighs, or hips. The harvested fat is then purified and injected into the buttocks to achieve the desired volume and shape. 

To minimize pressure on the buttocks, patients are advised to use a special pillow or cushion when sitting, known as a "donut" or "BBL pillow." This helps to distribute weight evenly and prevent excessive pressure on the treated area. Patients should also avoid sitting for long periods and take frequent breaks to walk around and stretch.

Here are some tips to help resume your daily routine without directly sitting on the butt:

  • Patients cannot drive two weeks after having a Brazilian butt lift. It is recommended that they avoid driving as much as possible until complete recovery. However, if patients must take a drive, they should use a BBL pillow. 
  • Most patients can resume work after 2-3 weeks of BBL surgery. Patients who work at a desk should use a standing desk to avoid sitting down or sitting on a nursing pillow to minimize the pressure on their butt.
  • Instead of sitting directly on their buttocks, patients can opt for alternative seating positions such as sitting on their thighs (elevated butt sitting position) or using a chair with no arms (edgy backwards chair sitting). These positions can help alleviate pressure on the buttocks while allowing patients to sit.
  • Patients should avoid sleeping on their stomach after a Brazilian butt lift procedure and avoid back sleeping until the BBL results settle. Placing pillows under the abdomen can make this position more comfortable and protect the spine. Patients can also place a pillow on their sides to keep them from turning during sleep.

When to Sit After BBL?

After a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL), it is recommended that patients avoid sitting or lying directly on the buttocks for at least two weeks. This is to allow the transferred fat cells to establish a blood supply and improve their chances of survival. Sitting or putting pressure on the buttocks too soon can disrupt blood flow and affect the final results of the procedure.

After the initial two weeks, patients can gradually increase the time they spend sitting, but it is still important to be cautious and avoid prolonged periods of sitting. They should continue using a cushion or pillow for several weeks to protect the buttocks further.

What Happens if You Sit After BBL?

Sitting directly on the buttocks after a Brazilian Butt Lift can potentially damage the newly transferred fat cells. When the patient sits, the pressure can compress the fat cells, leading to decreased blood flow and potentially causing the fat cells to die. This can result in a loss of volume and affect the overall results of the BBL surgery.

How Long to Use BBL Pillow?

The duration of using a BBL pillow can vary depending on the patient's healing process. It is generally recommended that patients use a BBL pillow for at least 3 weeks after surgery. However, some patients may need to use it for a longer period of time, especially if they have a larger amount of fat transferred or experience more discomfort while sitting.

Is BBL Worth It?

The worth of a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is subjective and depends on individual preferences and goals. Some people may find the procedure worth it if they desire fuller, rounder buttocks and are willing to undergo surgery and recovery. The BBL can enhance the shape and volume of the buttocks, creating a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

However, it is essential to have realistic expectations, thoroughly research the procedure, consult a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, and weigh the potential benefits against the risks before deciding if a BBL is worth it.

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Why Iran for BBL Surgery?

In Iran, BBL surgery is performed by experienced plastic surgeons trained in the latest techniques and following international safety and hygiene standards. Many people choose to have BBL surgery in Iran due to the relatively lower cost than other countries while still receiving high-quality medical care. Additionally, Iran offers a unique cultural experience for those seeking medical tourism, with historical sites, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality.

Please get in touch with our team of experts at Raadina Health for more information about BBL in Iran. We are always ready to answer your questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Sitting After BBL

1. How Long Am I Allowed to Sit after BBL?

The longest period that you can sit on a soft surface is 10 minutes. However, you can sit longer on your BBL pillow.

2. Can I Drive After Having a BBL?

You should avoid driving for at least 2-3 weeks after having a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) surgery. The reason for this is that sitting after BBL for prolonged periods can put pressure on the newly transferred fat cells, potentially affecting their survival and the overall results of the procedure.

3. Can I Sit on a Toilet After a BBL?

While sitting for prolonged periods is generally discouraged during the initial BBL recovery period, sitting on a toilet for short periods, such as during bathroom visits, is usually considered safe.

4. What happens if I sit on my BBL too soon?

Sitting too soon after BBL can potentially damage the newly transferred fat cells, leading to a decrease in volume and potentially affecting the overall shape of your buttocks. It may also increase the risk of complications such as fat necrosis or infection. 

5. What occurs if I sit two weeks after BBL?

There is still a risk of damaging the newly transferred fat cells. Also, as the swelling has not subsided yet at this time, sitting too soon after BBL can increase post-surgery pain and delay healing. 

6. Can I sit six weeks after BBL?

The fat cells should have fully settled six weeks after BBL surgery, so it will be safe to put pressure on your buttocks and sit normally at this point.

7. Can I Sit on the Couch After BBL?

Regular sitting on the couch after a Brazilian Butt Lift surgery should be avoided for six weeks. This is because couches often do not provide adequate support and can put pressure on the buttocks, potentially compromising the survival of the newly transferred fat cells.

8. Is it OK to Sit 5 Weeks After BBL Surgery?

Depending on the patient's healing process, the surgeon may allow regular sitting 3-4 weeks after BBL. However, it is advised to wait until the end of week 6.

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