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Average Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Time

Plastic Surgery

December 07, 2022 | 3 minute read

Average Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Time | El Paso TX Plastic SurgeryHarvesting fat from another part of the body and using it to augment the size and shape of the buttocks can produce long-lasting results via the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedure. Your post-operative practices are essential to the outcome and longevity of the results. Your surgeon will be sure to provide complete instructions on how to recover from a Brazilian butt lift to make sure that all your expectations are met. Board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez provides Brazilian butt lift surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.


During your procedure, your surgeon will harvest fat cells from areas of the body such as the back, legs, or abdomen. This provides the advantage of shaping a secondary area, which will significantly improve your figure and give you a desirable hourglass shape. After this, your surgeon will sterilize the fat cells, then inject them into the buttocks.


For the initial two weeks, resting on your backside should be avoided. You can sleep on your side or stomach instead and when you sit, you have the option to use a doughnut-shaped inflatable seat or a cushion.

Following BBL surgery, most patients can usually go back to light activity within one week, and to work within a period of seven to ten days. However, strenuous workouts should be avoided until full recovery is achieved, which usually takes six to eight weeks. At that time, you should return to our office for a follow-up visit, and we will evaluate the progress of your recovery, as well as suggest tailored solutions to ensure both your comfort and the desired outcome.

Have a Smoother Recovery

It is important to follow post-operative instructions given to you to ensure a successful recovery. These tips can help ensure that the healing process goes smoothly.

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry.
  • Avoid sitting down for extended periods of time.
  • Wear loose-fitting clothing.
  • Avoid strenuous activities, including exercise.
  • Take medications as prescribed by the surgeon.
  • Keep follow-up appointments with the surgeon.
  • Stay hydrated and eat healthy foods.

Board certified plastics surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez provides Brazilian butt lift surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding locations.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

Para obtener más información sobre cirugía plástica y procedimientos y tratamientos de spa médico no quirúrgico, comuníquese con las oficinas del cirujano plástico certificado por la junta, Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) haciendo clic aquí o llamando 915-600-2639.

Sirviendo a pacientes en El Paso Texas, Las Cruces Nuevo México, Ciudad Juárez México y áreas circundantes.

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