tummy-tuck-lipoAre you ready to get the perfect Beverly Hills body you’ve always dreamed of having? If you want to have a firmer, more sculpted butt and a tighter abdomen, then a Brazilian butt lift/tummy tuck combo might just be the right procedure for you. But if you’re contemplating plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, you probably have a lot of questions. One of your biggest questions might be what does the recovery timeline look like for a Brazilian butt lift/tummy tuck combo.

Plastic surgery is a serious procedure, and it’s important for you to be well informed about the entire process before you make this big decision.  Well, you’ve come to the right place! Dr. Bruno in Beverly Hills is committed to helping his patients make the right choices for themselves, and we are here to answer all your questions about Brazilian butt lifts, tummy tucks and the recovery timeline for a combined procedure.

First Things First, What is a Brazilian Butt Lift and Tummy Tuck?

Brazilian butt lifts are all the rage in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and beyond! During this procedure, fat is liposuctioned out of your problem areas, such as your abdomen, thighs or love handles, and then it’s injected into your gluteal muscles. The result is a natural-looking, more contoured butt that will get you noticed on Sunset Blvd.

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is another popular Beverly Hills procedure. During a tummy tuck, excess skin, and fat deposits are removed from your abdomen so that you have a flatter, slimmer look. Additionally, Dr. Bruno repositions the muscles of the abdomen to create a tighter stomach area. This is especially helpful for women who are getting tummy tucks after pregnancy, or for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight.

What’s the Recovery Process?

Brazilian butt lifts and tummy tucks are serious procedures, and the recovery process is important, not only for your health but also for your long-term results. After a Brazilian butt lift/tummy tuck combo, Dr. Bruno recommends you take between 10 and 14 days off of work.

As you are recovering, you’ll need to follow multiple steps to ensure that you are recuperating well. As soon as you are stabilized, you will need to get up and move your legs and also wear compression stockings to avoid blood clots. Next, to minimize any damage to the fat cells that have been transferred into your buttocks, you can’t sit on your butt for two weeks.   While this may seem like an impossible task – after all, how can you avoid sitting for two whole weeks – it is possible to follow doctor’s orders. We suggest that you modify your sitting by using pillows under your thighs, or sitting on your side. We also recommend that you sleep on your side, rather than on your back and buttocks. In addition to avoiding sitting, you’ll also want to avoid squatting or stretching your buttocks for two weeks, as these movements can also damage the newly injected fat cell grafts.

As you’re recovering, you’ll want to wear your girdles throughout the day and night, both over your buttocks and your tummy. These important compression garments prevent tissue swelling, which may interfere with your results. Girdles should only be removed for showering.

While you can return to work after about two weeks of recovery time, you’ll need to avoid doing any heavy lifting for four to six weeks. And, you’ll need to lay off the workouts, too. After a Brazilian butt lift/tummy tuck combo you should not perform any exercise for two months. 

Have More Questions?

If you’re considering a Brazilian butt lift and tummy tuck, then there’s no time like today to get the process started!

Contact our Beverly Hills office at 310-461-3855 today for a free consultation.