I think the recovery for a buttock augmentation depends upon the procedure performed. In general, I think that brazilian butt lift(BBL) patients heal a bit quicker and have less overall discomfort with the procedure. Postoperative instructions include not sitting on the buttocks for about 2 weeks and wearing a specific compression garment with the buttock region exposed. In general, the patient can go back to light duty, desk work, within 5-7 days. For a buttock augmentation patient, they have a bit more discomfort and may need a few more days to recover than a BBL patient. The compression garment I prefer is a standard garment that has a closed buttock or at least does not put pressure on the incision line. In general, both types of patients can start light aerobics by about 4 weeks and heavy lifting by about 6-8 weeks.