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How Long Will Swelling Last After aBHeart® Brazilian Butt Lift?

By: Dr. Brian Hwang


The BHeart® Brazilian butt lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the buttocks by improving their shape, size, and overall contour. The procedure typically involves removing fat from areas of the body where it is excess, such as the stomach, hips, or thighs, and transferring it to the buttocks area to add volume and create a more rounded, lifted appearance.

At Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang specializes in aesthetic surgery of the body, breasts, buttocks, and face and offers the popular BHeart® Brazilian butt lift.

Keep reading to find out what kind of aftercare to plan to keep down swelling after a BBL.

Will I experience swelling after a BHeart® Brazilian butt llft?

Swelling is a common and expected side effect after undergoing a BHeart® Brazilian butt lift (BBL) surgery. The BBL procedure involves removing fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the buttocks to create a more rounded and lifted appearance. While the results of a BBL can be dramatic and long-lasting, it is vital for patients to understand that there will be a period of swelling and discomfort during the recovery process.

Swelling occurs after any type of surgery as the body's natural response to the trauma of the procedure. In the case of a BBL, swelling can occur in both the areas where fat was removed, as well as the buttocks. Swelling is caused by fluid buildup in the tissues and can cause discomfort, pain, and a feeling of tightness.

How long can I expect swelling after a BBL?

The amount and duration of swelling after a BBL can vary from person to person, depending on factors such as the patient's overall health, the extent of the procedure, and the patient's postoperative care.

Generally, swelling after a BBL peaks within the first 3 – 5 days after the procedure and then begins to subside. However, it can take several weeks for the swelling to resolve completely, and some patients may experience swelling for several months.

What can I do after my BBL to reduce swelling?

In the first few days after a BBL, it is important to follow Dr. Hwang's postoperative instructions carefully to minimize swelling and help promote proper healing. This may include wearing compression garments, taking prescribed medications, and avoiding certain activities, such as sitting or lying down for extended periods.

It is also essential to avoid placing any pressure on the buttocks, as this can cause the swelling to worsen and delay the healing process. This means avoiding sitting or lying on the buttocks immediately after the procedure. Sleeping on your stomach or your side, with a pillow between your legs, can help reduce pressure on the buttocks and minimize swelling.

It can take up to 2 – 4 weeks before it's recommended to put pressure on your backside after BHeart® Brazilian butt lift treatment.

What's the best way to deal with swelling after a BHeart® Brazilian butt lift?

In addition to following Dr. Hwang's postoperative instructions, several other strategies can help reduce swelling after a BBL.

  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated to help to flush excess fluid from the body.
  • Gentle movements, such as walking or light stretching, can also help to promote proper circulation.

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It is also important to allow the body time to heal after a BBL. While it can be tempting to want to see the final results right away, it is essential to remember that swelling and discomfort are a normal part of the recovery process and that it will take time for the final results to become visible.

If you're interested in learning more about whether you're a candidate for the BHeart® BBL, contact Brian Hwang, MD, Plastic Surgery in West Hills, CA to make an appointment with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Brian Hwang.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.