When Can I Wear Jeans After a BBL (Brazilian Butt Lift)?

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For almost a decade, Brazilian butt lifts have gained traction in both popularity and normality. In fact, over 20,000 butt augmentations were performed across the nation in 2020. Due to the natural-looking results, this particular surgical procedure has become more widely performed when compared to buttock implants and other types of augmentation in the area. The Brazilian butt lift (or BBL for short) utilizes a person’s own fat by removing it from areas like the stomach, hips or thighs and moving it to the butt area, adding shape, contour and lift for a naturally perky and youthful look. In addition to the procedure itself, post-surgical care is incredibly important. That being said, you may have some clothing-related questions pertaining to BBL recovery, and we’re here to help. 

When it comes to BBL recovery, post-surgical compression garments are your best friend. These garments are designed to provide the amount of compression needed to hold a post-liposuction shape and aid in the healing process. For a BBL specifically, these garments should have a non-compression area around the buttocks so as not to ruin the new shape of the augmented area where the fat grafts are located. It’s a good idea to stay away from clothing that is fitted or tight around the butt area after surgery, which begs the question: When is it safe to wear your favorite jeans and other tight-fitting pants after a Brazilian butt lift? 

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The Ins and Outs of BBL Recovery

After a BBL, know that you’re looking at about a two-month recovery period, though your surgeon will give you a detailed timeline of what that should look like. You may be given post-surgical garments to wear while in the initial stages of recovery, but it’s also a good idea to be prepared and invest in a top-quality lipo compression garment prior to your BBL. This way, you can rest easy during your recovery from start to finish knowing your compression garment is doing the most to help you heal correctly and send you on your way to showing off your new look! By avoiding prolonged seated positions and wearing post-surgical garments, you should be in the clear to start wearing leggings and jeans (with or without jeans-friendly butt-lifting shapewear) around the 8-week mark. 

At Leonisa, we are committed to providing only the best when it comes to post-surgical garments. For liposuction and Brazilian butt lifts, in particular, our Waist-to-Knee Post-Surgical Body Shaper is perfect. Made with your comfort and recovery in mind, we’ve included antibacterial sweat-wicking (and breathable) fabric that features a soft inner layer, adjustable straps and microfiber cutouts around the butt area. Plus, the designated zippers on each side make for easy removal and won’t irritate incision marks. 

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An Extra Lift

As your recovery period progresses and firm shaping garments are no longer necessary for daily wear, you’ll want to show off your results and enjoy your new look. While soft, seamless panties are best to wear after most of the healing is done, you can also keep wearing your compression garment or other butt-lifting shapewear pieces when you want an extra lift or added shaping power around the tummy, hips and thighs. As always, you don’t need a butt lift as an excuse to wear great shapewear! Even if you’re not planning on a BBL, you can still get all the butt-lifting and contouring power that comes with wearing butt-lifting panties underneath your jeans. 

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