Am I a good candidate?
Good candidates for a Brazilian butt lift have a good understanding of what the procedure can accomplish, and have realistic expectations. They should be in general good health, at a healthy weight, and should understand the differences between a Brazilian butt lift and a buttock augmentation using implants.
Ideal candidates have good skin tone in the hips and buttocks and enough fat to use from other body parts. They should also be willing to avoid sitting directly on their buttocks for several weeks. Furthermore, a Brazilian butt lift does correct loose skin. If your area of concern is sagging skin on the buttocks or thighs, then a different treatment may be better for you. Those who don’t have enough fat to use from other areas of the body should consider buttock implants.
When it comes to pain during recovery, discomfort is typically minimal and can be helped with medication. However, patients must avoid or lying directly on the buttocks for two weeks post-surgery, except for visits to the bathroom. (You will need to sleep on your stomach or on your side.) After about two weeks, you will be given a “donut seat” that you can begin sitting on to avoid pressure on the buttocks. Patients should expect to not be able to sit completely normally for about eight weeks. Besides the matter of not being able to sit, you should be able to resume light daily activities within one week after surgery and return to work within 10 to 14 days. Your buttocks may also be swollen for several weeks as you heal from the procedure. The key to a speedy and smooth recovery is by adhering to post-care instructions and not doing too much activity too soon.