How Long Until You Can Sit Again After A BBL?


How Long Until You Can Sit Again After A BBL?

We have no doubts that a Brazilian Butt Lift is a life-changing cosmetic procedure. In this surgery, your plastic surgeon removes fat tissue from areas that tend to be in excess (like love handles, lower abdomen, and hips) and injects it into your buttocks to obtain a curvy figure. Doesn’t it sound like a dream come true?

BBL involves two procedures that are carried out in the same session. First, you have the fat tissue removed with liposuction techniques. Then, you receive the autologous fat transfer through a number of injections. Although it may sound simple, it is still an invasive procedure that requires some downtime, and you will need to follow post-op instructions for a few weeks.

Of all the after-care instructions, the most specific one is being unable to sit down after the BBL. This indication should be considered carefully before going through the procedure, as you will need to plan in which positions you will spend your recovery time and how you deal with activities as simple as working or commuting. 

Why Can’t I Sit After a Brazilian Butt Lift?

As incredible as it may sound, sitting too soon after a Brazilian Butt Lift can alter your new figure. The fat graft injected is delicate during the first few weeks, as the brand-new fat cells need to settle to receive blood supply from the vessels of the area. Too much pressure can affect this process and modify the final results by destroying the fat cells before they are

How Long Do I Need to Wait to Sit After BBL?

In most cases, you will be able to sit down after 2 to 3 weeks. Still, many surgeons agree that waiting at least 4 weeks is better to ensure optimal results.

What Can I Do in the Meantime?

If you need to sit down for any reason, you can do it for 10 or 15 minutes, but ideally, you will try to either lie on your belly or remain standing until the graft is completely healed. However, we understand that this might represent an inconvenience, so we propose three alternative sitting positions that you might find helpful:

  • Use a pillow: you can keep pressure off your buttocks by placing a pillow on the chair or seat. Cylindrical pillows are the best alternative when you need to sit down for specific activities like driving.
  • Sit on your thighs: you can also try sitting on your thighs while leaving your butt suspended in the air. You can try using a bench or simply placing a cushion under your thighs.
  • Sit backward: the third alternative is to sit in a backward chair position. You only need a chair with no armchairs for this technique – just sit down, face the chair’s back, and place your legs on either side. In the final position, your butt will also stay off the chair, and the pressure will once again be on your thighs.

Brazilian Butt Lift in Newport Beach & La Jolla, Ca

Do you want to learn more about one of the most desired cosmetic surgeries? Please get in touch with our front desk team at Tim Sayed MD Plastic Surgeon. They will schedule a consultation with our board-certified surgeon at your earliest convenience!