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Recovering from a Brazilian butt lift

It's no secret that the popularity of Brazilian butt lifts is on the rise. According to 2015 American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) plastic surgery statistics, there was a 28% increase in Brazilian butt lifts performed from 2014 to 2015, and a buttock procedure was performed on average every 30 minutes of every day. The Brazilian butt augmentation (Brazilian butt lift), or gluteal augmentation surgery, is a type of butt augmentation procedure which uses a person's own fat to naturally augment and shape the buttocks. Liposuction is performed to remove fat from other areas of the body (often the stomach, hips, and thighs), and that fat is then transferred to the buttocks. Additional liposuction can be completed around the butt to improve the appearance of lift and contour, resulting in a perkier, youthful, buttocks and a more sensual body profile.

Initial recovery
Immediately following the procedure, the patient can expect to have bruising and swelling in the areas used to harvest the fat cells. Pain can be managed with medication, although it is advised to switch from narcotics to Tylenol before driving a motor vehicle, which also helps to avoid constipation. Every patient recovers differently from surgery, but most often one can expect to be up and walking a day or two after the procedure. Moving around will also help with constipation. Excess tumescent fluid may also drain from the incision points. Do not be alarmed if the fluid is tinged with blood, as this is completely normal and will cease a few days after surgery.

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