Rule No. 1 of having a Brazilian butt lift is not to sit directly on your newly sculpted behind. That’s a simple request if your job has you up and moving around all day or if you have the opportunity to rest in another position. But if your desk job demands you keep your butt in a chair for 8 hours a day, you might be concerned about flattening your full new backside. Here’s how much sitting your new seat can handle and how to protect it from your desk job.
Why Sitting Can Damage Your Butt Lift
When you and your plastic surgeon have gone through the effort of sculpting your ideal derrière with a Brazilian butt lift, the last thing you want to do is flatten all of your hard work by spending all day sitting. Spending your workday sitting could result in a reduction in blood flow to your behind, which has the potential to impact the survival of the fat cells transferred to the area.
When It’s Safe to Sit
During the first 8 weeks after your Brazilian butt lift procedure, it’s advised to avoid sitting for any prolonged period of time. Some surgeons suggest not sitting at all for 3 weeks after your procedure. Ultimately, your timeline is up to you, your plastic surgeon and your body as it heals. If your job requires that you spend time sitting within the first few weeks of your recovery, there are ways to mitigate any potential damage and keep your new butt safe.
How to Protect Your Posterior
Donut-shaped pillows and the aptly-named Booty Buddy pillow can help distribute your weight in a way that won’t put a dent in your recovery, literally or figuratively.*
Thankfully, there are ways to protect that new butt of yours from any chair it might face while it’s healing.* You should sleep on your stomach in the weeks after surgery to prevent anything from affecting the way your body heals overnight as well.* Of course, always check in with your surgeon for best practices and to see how you’re healing before engaging in any activity or sitting unsupported.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.