Fat transfer to buttocks recovery

fat transfer to buttocks recovery

It is not a secret that the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure has gained popularity. In Miami, it is estimated that every 30 mins, a BBL is performed. It is a reality that having a buttock with significant volume and beautiful shape is the dream of many patients.

What happens after Fat transfer to buttocks?

After your BBL surgery, bandages may be placed on your incisions. Also, drains may be used to eliminate the excess of blood or fluids. The drains are small, thin tubes that are placed under the skin and help remove fluids.

After surgery, you will go to the recovery room where the medical team will be watching and monitoring your recovery so you can go home peacefully.

One of the indications your doctor will give you is the use of a particular garment after surgery, as that will help reduce the inflammation. Your surgeon will specify how long you should use it.

Other indications that your surgeon may give you are:

  • Take some medications to help you heal correctly
  • The steps that you need to take to keep the best results after your BBL surgery
  • How to take care of your drains
  • Your surgeon will tell you everything you need to know about your follow-up appointment after your surgery.

Recovering from fat transfer to buttocks

Like any cosmetic surgery, you need to take special care after your BBL procedure in Miami.

You should know that it is possible to develop bruising on the skin and inflammation immediately after surgery, especially in those areas where more fat extraction was done. You may also feel some pain, which is relieved with medications.

The recovery time after a BBL surgery is different for each person. Most patients can walk the same day or the day after surgery. You may notice some constipation, so it is recommended to walk as soon as possible to relieve constipation.

If you see blood in the drains besides fluids, don't worry, that's absolutely normal. This symptom disappears a few days after surgery. Fluids may also be drained from the same place as the incision.

What is the recovery time for fat transfer to buttocks?

For remarkable results, surgeons at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami recommend a gradual recovery process. Therefore, you must be patient, because as time goes by, your results will improve more and more every day.

You should note that not only you are recovering from a fat transfer to the buttocks through injections, but you are also recovering from liposuction performed to harvest the fat.

The first thing you need to know is that the faster you started to move, it will help with your circulation and reduce inflammation. Our surgeons also recommend the use of a compression garment that helps reduce inflammation and supports the skin.

Before you return to work and drive, it is necessary to wait at least one week after surgery. But you should not do any hard work, only light work

Recovery time can indeed be different for each person. However, our doctors at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami recommend avoiding sitting directly on the buttocks for at least two weeks. During this time, you can use a special cushion that allows the pressure to be made on the thighs and legs, and not on the buttocks when you sit. Also, our surgeons advise not to sit for more than 30 minutes every 2 hours for at least two weeks.

Returning to work

Patients can go back to work within 7 to 14 days after a BBL procedure. The swelling usually improves between the 6th and 8th week after surgery. However, the inflammation resulting from liposuction can last several months.

Recovery massage

After fat transfer to buttock surgery, our doctors recommend lymphatic drain massages as they help reduce swelling. The lymphatic drain massages can be done after a few weeks of surgery, depending on how the circulation is found and the status of the recovery.


The Brazilian Butt Lift procedure requires the extraction of the patient's fat, through liposuction, and then transferred to the buttocks. To performed liposuction, small tubes called cannulas, are inserted into the skin and are used to harvest the fat.

Small incisions of less than 1 cm are made to insert the cannulas, which will require time to heal. Also, our surgeons at Avana Plastic Surgery in Miami, close the incisions with stitches to help with the healing process. They also make those incisions in specific areas so that the scars cannot be detected with the naked eye.

To help with the healing process, your surgeon will likely recommend the use of sunscreens and creams for at least two months to protect the incisions.

Other recommendations:

  • Avoid sitting for at least two weeks. Sitting for a long time can damage the results.
  • Walk and stretch your legs. Getting moving will help you have good circulation.
  • Your doctor will recommend medications to relieve pain.
  • Do Buttock stretching exercises. These exercises will help you recover faster.
  • Always wear your garment. It is recommended to take it off only for bathing.
  • Drink a lot of fluids. You mustn't get dehydrated.
  • Antibiotics will be prescribed to prevent any infection.

It's essential to listen to all post-operative instructions that your surgeon gives you to ensure a fast recovery and optimal results.

If you have any question about Brazilian Butt Lift, contact one of our coordinators at Avana Plastic Surgery. We'd love to help you get the body you've always wanted. Call us at (305) 501-6000