BBL Recovery Time

bbl recovery time

Want to have a cosmetic procedure, but are nervous about recovery?

If the idea of having a cosmetic procedure makes you cringe, but the thought of getting great-looking results from the procedure has piqued your interest, you’re not alone. Many people want the results of cosmetic procedures but are nervous about going through with surgery – and the related recovery. While many procedures have a recovery period, and that has its downsides, most people who undergo surgeries and other treatments report that their results are well worth it.

BBL Recovery: What Can I Expect?

If you’re feeling a little nervous about your upcoming Brazilian Butt-Lift procedure and you’re not sure what to expect during recovery, you can maximize your recovery experience and get great results with these recommendations from Dr. Johnson.

Bruising and Swelling

After your regular or 3-D BBL procedure, it is safe to assume that you will experience some bruising and swelling at both the liposuction harvest site and the injection areas on your buttocks. This is totally normal and happens to the majority of BBL patients. Ice packs are very helpful in the liposuction areas in the first few days to a week or so. Ice and cold can greatly reduce the swelling and soreness. You should also expect some mild discomfort after your procedure, which can be treated with pain medication.

Compression Garments After BBL Procedure

Plan to wear compression garments following your BBL procedure to help reduce excess fluid buildup and minimize swelling. These garments can be annoying to get on and off, but they help to improve healing and maximize your results.

Returning to Work and Exercise

Most patients need to take a few days off from work after their procedure. Many patients are concerned about being able to sit normally after the procedure, but you do not need to worry about pressure on your buttocks for normal sitting and daily activities. You will, however, need to take off from your gym schedule for two weeks or until cleared by Dr. Johnson.

BBL Recovery Timeline

So, how long is the recovery after a regular or 3-D BBL? On average, you can expect six to eight weeks. While that sounds like a long time, there are things to look forward to while you’re convalescing. One to two weeks: Bruising and tenderness begin to fade. Three weeks: Begin light exercise, slowly increasing to normal over one or two weeks. Six weeks: More swelling subsides. Typically you are back to regular exercise.

After recovering from your BBL, you will enjoy the new fullness, roundness, and firmness of your buttocks. For more information on what to expect when you’re having a Brazilian Butt-Lift, call Dr. Johnson today at 214-643-8665 to schedule your consultation.

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