. Patients wonder about the recovery and how long before they will be able to return to work. Although recovery can vary from one patient to another, for most patients two weeks of recovery time is needed before returning to work. Plus, it is extremely important to use pillows for cushion when sitting to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks. In your third week of recovery, you will likely be allowed to sit and drive again and will be encouraged to do some mild stretches. You can return to your full exercise routine eight to 10 weeks following surgery, provided there are no complications. Brazilian Butt Lift outcomes are designed to last for a lifetime. However, your diet, exercise, and lifestyle choices will play a part in the lifespan of the procedure. Would you like to learn more about your buttock enhancement options? Schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Cortes by calling 281.407.3472.