Every year, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Bruno consults with several Southern California women about getting a butt lift. Often desiring a curvier bottom or an hourglass silhouette, these potential plastic surgery patients usually come to their initial consultation with a full list of questions to ask Dr. Bruno about the procedure. To help keep you as informed as possible about the butt lift surgery, here’s a list of 8 things you can realistically expect after a butt lift. 

 1. You Won’t Be Able to Sit on Your Bottom or Lie on Your Back for 2 Weeks After Your Butt Lift Surgery

Sometimes, Beverly Hills women who consult with Dr. Bruno about a butt lift are surprised to learn about the recovery process. You see, because your body needs to develop a blood supply to the newly injected fat cells in your bottom, you can’t sit, lie on your back or in any way put pressure on your bottom for at least 2 weeks after your surgery. Instead, you can lie on your stomach, on your side, or prop your thighs up with pillows so you can mimic the seated position without putting any pressure on your bottom.

 2. You’ll Need to Refrain from Smoking for At least 2 Weeks After Your Procedure, if Not Forever

If you’re a smoker, you already know it’s a bad habit, and we’re not here to lecture you for lecturing’s sake. There are real reasons, though, why you need to refrain from using any nicotine products for at least two weeks after your Beverly Hills butt lift. The main reason is that nicotine constricts blood vessels, making it harder for your transferred fat to develop a new blood supply. Nicotine usage also kills fat cells and may lead to complications like blood clots which could be fatal.

 3. You Need to Take Your Pain Medication Exactly as Prescribed

We know you want your beauty rest. But when you’re healing from surgery, and the discomfort it may bring, your sleep may need to be interrupted so you can take your pain medication. That’s right. You need to take every single dose of your pain medication exactly as prescribed to stay on top of any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing after your Beverly Hills butt lift, even if that means waking up in the middle of the night to take a painkiller. 

 4. Your Body Will Be Working its Magic While You Heal

The really impressive thing about a butt lift surgery is while you are healing, your body is working some magic underneath your skin. You see, your transferred fat cells will be injected without a blood supply. And without a blood supply and the oxygen it delivers, they would die, and you wouldn’t see any results from your procedure. But because your body is so intelligent, the blood cells in your bottom reach out to the transferred fat to create a new blood supply to it, allowing the injected fat to live and thrive in your buttocks.

 5. You Can’t Hit the Gym for At Least 8 Weeks

Strenuous exercise that burns fat is a great thing when you want to lose or maintain your weight. But when you’re trying to allow injected fat cells to grow and thrive in their new location, burning fat isn’t so great. You see, if you hit the gym too soon after your butt lift surgery, your exercise regime may inadvertently burn up the fat cells that were injected into your buttocks. For this reason, Dr. Bruno recommends all his Beverly Hills patients refrain from strenuous exercise for at least 8 weeks after their surgery. 

 6. It Can Take Time for You To See Your Final Results

Dr. Bruno knows that you want to see the results of your butt lift as soon as possible. But the truth is, it’s going to take some time to see those curves. That’s because your body needs to accept the fat cells, create a blood supply to them, and let them thrive. So don’t be discouraged if it takes a couple of months for you to see your final results. Trust us; it’s worth the wait! 

 7. Your Silhouette Will Benefit from the Combined Liposuction and Butt Lift Procedure

One of the things that many Beverly Hills patients love about the butt lift procedure is that it offers two benefits – a trimmer silhouette that results from the liposuction that’s performed to harvest fat cells and a curvier bottom from the fat cell injections!

 8. You’ll Finally Look Great in Those Tight Skinny Jeans

If you just don’t like the sight of your behind in your favorite pair of tight skinny jeans, you’ll likely be pleased with your final results. Your butt will finally fill them out and provide the curves you desire, giving you the shape you’ve always wanted.*

Schedule a Butt Lift Consultation Today

If you’re ready to say “Yes!” to a butt lift, then it’s time to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Bruno. To make one today, call his Beverly Hills office.

*Individual results may vary.