Recovery after a Brazilian Butt Lift can be difficult, if not down right inconvenient. I ask my patient not to sit or lay on their buttocks for 10 days after surgery; I also ask them to minimize the pressure by offloading their butt with a rolled towel or blanket for an additional of four-and-a-half weeks (6 weeks total after surgery). People often look at me as though I’ve lost my mind when I tell them about the recovery. “How am I not supposed to sit or lie on my butt for 10 days after surgery?! That’s impossible!”
Luckily, as the popularity of buttock augmentation and Brazilian Butt Lift procedures continues to rise in this country (over 25,000 performed in 2014 in the United States, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), so is the availability of products designed to help your recovery.
One of the most exciting products to hit the marketplace is the Curve Cure. This is product specifically designed to help patients undergoing Brazilian Butt Lift or buttock augmentation and is geared to patients who travel out-of-town to have the procedure. The inventor, an attorney from San Diego, devised three inflatable conditions. The first is a plastic mattress with a cleverly designed depression to offload pressure from swollen buttocks. A built-in air pump will inflate and deflate the mattress. In addition, the inventor has designed a seated cushion with back rest to minimize pressure when sitting. These cushions fit in a handbag, allowing it to work perfectly for patients who travel to other cities to have their procedures performed. To learn more, visit CurveCure.com.
Another solution made popular by patients is to purchase either a reclining beach chair or a directors chair. It obviously requires some experimentation, but ingenious patients have figured out that, by cutting out portions of the back and sides of the chair, they can sit without putting pressure on their buttocks. Obviously, enough of the chair must remain intact to support a patient’s weight, so experimentation prior to having surgery is highly recommended!
Yet another solution requires a little more balance, but far less effort. My office and I have begun to recommend TriLite Stools to our patients. Not sure what this is? Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of it either; a patient introduced it to me. Follow this link to see a picture. It essentially is a backless, foldable stool that fits into a compact storage bag and is great for patients traveling to have their procedure performed. It requires some balance, so it’s best not to use immediately after surgery, when patients are still under the influence of narcotic pain medications.
Have questions about buttock augmentation recovery? Contact my office at 214-827-2814 for more information!