Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process

Since Kim Kardashian’s shape became the most sought-after among women, procedures like Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) have risen to unprecedented fame. The gorgeous, guaranteed results and the low risks made many people jump into such procedures without considering the recovery process. Luckily, at ContourMD we are your recovery experts, so we’re here to walk you through the Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process. 

Recovering from a BBL takes time. And before you undergo it, you should know how long the recovery will last, what you’ll need to do, and whether it’ll be painful.

Unlock the secrets to a successful BBL recovery with our expert guide! From compression garments to BBL pillows, discover the essential elements for optimal results.

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I’ll tell you all of this information and more in this article. So without further ado, let’s jump in!

What You Need to Do During the Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process

Here’s a quick roundup of the changes you’ll need to make in your lifestyle during your BBL recovery process.

Wear Compression Garments

Your doctor will prescribe compression garments after your BBL; while many ignore them, they’re necessary for a healthy recovery. Compression garments can reduce swelling, improve blood circulation, reduce post-surgery discomfort, and help your skin heal faster. They’ll also help preserve the results of your surgery.

Some doctors also recommend using Lipo Foam, Ab Boards, Lumbar or Back Boards, to help with compression garments to enhance the results and quicken the healing process. However, you’ll have to consult your doctor to know how long to wear foams and boards after BBL.

Use a Brazilian Butt Lift Pillow

After undergoing a BBL procedure, your newly grafted fat cells will take some time to heal and settle. Until they do so, you should use a BBL pillow to protect them from too much pressure as a result of sleeping or sitting. Ideally, you should also use your BBL pillow for driving or anytime you plan on sitting for a long time.

You should know that whether you use a BBL pillow for sleeping or not, you won’t be able to sleep on your back for a long while after your surgery.

There are many pillows on the market for recovery from such procedures, so look closely, and you’ll find the best BBL pillow for you.

Look for Infection Signs

Infections are quite common after surgeries, and you should know the signs of infection just in case. For starters, you should look for any redness or increased swelling around the incision area. You should also contact your doctor if you get a fever or increased pain.

Maintain an Exercise Routine

While you shouldn’t engage in high-intense workouts till you fully recover from your BBL, performing light workouts will help you maintain your new body shape. Examples of exercises you can do are lunges, squats, leg raises, and donkey kicks.

Eat Healthily

Following your doctor’s dietary guidelines after your surgery is a must. Eating healthy foods will help your body tissues recover faster and prevent you from gaining extra weight, which can slightly affect your BBL results. Most likely, your doctor will encourage you to decrease your fat and sugar intake and eat well-balanced, nutritional meals.

What You Should Expect During Your Brazilian Butt Lift Recovery Process

While recovery symptoms differ from one person to another, there are many common ones that nearly all people get. I’ll give you a brief idea of what you should expect after your procedure.

Draining of Fluids

Most people experience the draining of fluids from their incisions after BBL procedures. It’s nothing to worry about, though. You might see a blood-stained liquid coming from your incision sites where the fat removal occurred. It normally doesn’t last for more than a day. If it lasts more, you should consult your surgeon.


Pain is a common recovery symptom in most surgeries, and BBLs are no exception. The severity of the pain might differ from one person to another. However, most surgeons prescribe medicines to give their patients temporary relief.


Naturally, you’ll have some swelling in the sites where you had the surgery. It might take a few days or even weeks for the swelling to go; however, you shouldn’t worry too much about it.

Swelling is normal because surgeons often add more fat than needed in your buttocks. This is because your body will eventually digest some fat, thinking it’s normal body fat. As a result, the size you had after surgery will shrink. So to make sure patients get the body shape they want, surgeons add extra fat.

Frequently Asked Questions About BBL Recovery

Should I Buy a BBL Cushion or Mattress for My Recovery Period?

BBL mattresses are challenging to purchase because they often have default-sized holes for the buttocks. If the hole is bigger than you, you’ll sink into the mattress. On the other hand, if it’s too small, you’ll put unnecessary pressure on your newly grafted tissues. That’s why I recommend you go with a BBL pillow instead.

How Long Do You Wear the Foam After BBL?

Some people wear bbl foam up to eight weeks after the surgery. However, the exact period depends on your healing process and body requirements. In addition, some doctors don’t recommend wearing foam corsets at all. So before wearing them, you should consult yours on how long to wear foams after BBL.

How Long Do You Wear Your AB Board and Lumbar Post-Op Boards After BBL?

Most people wear their AB boards and Lumbar Post-Op Boards for as long as they wear their compression garments, which is often from three to six weeks. However, you should always ask your doctor how long to wear an AB board after BBL and whether you should wear one.


Brazillian Butt Lift procedures breed amazing results, but bbl recovery periods can be hectic. If you undergo one, you should expect to experience some pain, swelling, and fluid draining. However, these symptoms will last only for a couple of weeks or less.

To quicken your healing process, you should use a BBL pillow, wear compression garments regularly, maintain an exercise routine, and eat healthily.


BBL Recovery Products

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