What does recovery after a Brazilian butt lift look like? January 25, 2023 For the first 24 hours following your Brazilian butt lift, it is normal to experience some pain, soreness, swelling, and bruising around your treated areas. Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will provide you with prescription medication that can help manage your pain. You will also be asked to wear a surgical compression garment to reduce swelling and promote proper healing. It is important that you refrain from sitting on your bottom or lay on your back for two to three weeks following your Brazilian butt lift. Doing so may compromise your expected results. Patients typically report returning to work and normal daily activities after about four weeks following their Brazilian butt lift treatment; however, it is important to wait until given clearance from Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks.