A BBL Aftercare Guide: The Importance of Sleep

Beautiful asian woman sleeping in bed. The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is a cosmetic procedure that involves transferring fat from other areas of the body to the buttocks to create a more contoured and shapely appearance. This procedure can take place using implants, but the most common method is using the patient’s fat. 

While the BBL can give you the curves you’ve always wanted, it’s essential to be aware of the potential risks and side effects before you decide to undergo the procedure. One of the most common side effects is pain and swelling in the buttocks. This can make it difficult to sleep on your back, which is the recommended position for BBL patients. 

We’ve put together a few tips to help you get a good night’s sleep after your BBL. Keep reading to learn more!

There Is No Replacement For Sleep

Your body needs time to recover after any surgery, and a Brazilian butt lift is no exception. During recovery, your body works hard to heal the incisions and graft sites. Getting enough sleep helps your body heal faster and reduces the risk of complications.

You Can Avoid Complications By Sleeping

Getting enough sleep helps you heal faster and reduces the risk of complications. Fat necrosis is one of the most common complications after a Brazilian butt lift, which occurs when the injected fat dies. Fat necrosis can cause lumps and unevenness in your results. Sleeping on your back is also important to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks, which can cause the fat grafts to dislodge.

When You Don’t Sleep Well After Your Brazilian Butt Lift

If you don’t get enough sleep after your Brazilian butt lift, you may experience several problems. You may have more pain and swelling and are at a higher risk of developing complications like fat necrosis. Not getting enough sleep can also delay your healing process.

How to Sleep After a Brazilian Buttlift

There are a few things you can do to make sure you get a good night’s sleep after your Brazilian butt lift:

  • Take pain medication as your doctor prescribes to help manage any discomfort.
  • Sleep on your stomach with a pillow under your knees to take pressure off your buttocks.
  • Use ice packs on your buttocks to reduce swelling.
  • Wear compression garments as prescribed by your doctor to help with swelling.

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