Buttock augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure that has gained popularity in recent years. The procedure involves placing implants into the gluteal region to increase volume and shape.
Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure that helps to improve the shape and appearance of your buttocks. With this surgery, you can choose from different implants such as silicone or saline filled ones depending on your choice and preference. The procedure itself involves making an incision on either side of the buttocks where fat is then extracted from other parts of the body before being injected into the buttocks by using syringes.
Although buttock augmentation is considered a safe and effective procedure, there are some complications that can occur following surgery. It’s important to know what these are so you can take the necessary precautions to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly.
After you’ve had your buttock augmentation surgery, you can expect to experience some pain, swelling and bruising. You may also feel uncomfortable in your clothing or have a hard time sitting down. Over time, these symptoms should improve as your body heals.
Here are some tips to help you minimize discomfort during recovery:
1. Eat Properly To Aid Your Recovery And Maintain Strength
During your buttocks augmentation, you will be asked not to eat or drink anything for at least 12 hours before the procedure. This is because you will be given anesthesia, which may cause nausea and vomiting if you have anything in your stomach. After your surgery, you will be asked to consume clear liquids for two days and then soft foods for another two days before returning to your normal diet. Be sure to follow these instructions so that you do not experience complications such as infections or dehydration. To help maintain your strength while recovering from a buttock augmentation, it is important that you eat well-balanced meals that include proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats. You should also drink plenty of fluids (at least eight glasses per day) to keep yourself hydrated and avoid dehydration while undergoing the healing process.
2. Keep Your Buttocks Elevated!
This is one of the most important things you can do during recovery. Keeping your buttocks elevated above heart level for at least 24 hours after surgery will help reduce swelling and bleeding. You should also use ice packs on your buttocks at least 4 times per day for 10 minutes each time (for example, before bed). This will help reduce swelling and pain while keeping swelling down in this area.
3. Get Plenty of Rest
As with any surgery, it is important to rest after buttock augmentation. You may be tempted to get up and start moving around as soon as you are able, but this is not recommended. You should give yourself at least one week of bed rest before trying to move around. During this time, avoid strenuous activity and heavy lifting. You should also refrain from any exercise or physical activity until your doctor gives you permission. This includes walking, jogging or running on the treadmill until your doctor gives you permission.
4. Keep Your Stitches Clean and Dry
You will be given a surgical garment immediately after surgery to cover your stitches. You should wear this garment at all times except when showering or bathing. Make sure not to get the stitches wet or allow them to get wet while showering or bathing. If water gets on your stitches, pat them dry with a clean towel as soon as possible.
5. Take medications as prescribed.
Take antibiotics as prescribed to prevent infection. You may also be given pain medications to help ease discomfort during recovery. If you develop an infection, call your doctor immediately so that it can be treated properly before it worsens and becomes more difficult to treat successfully.
6. Wear Your Compression Garment
You will need to wear your compression garment all day, every day for the first six weeks after your surgery. You should be able to remove it when showering or bathing — just make sure you put it back on immediately afterward so that it doesn’t dry out or become wrinkled. You may be able to remove it for short periods of time if you are sitting upright or lying down on your back with no pressure on your buttocks. This can include sleeping at night if you prefer not to sleep in an upright position with a pillow under your knees or bent over a pillow (which could cause increased swelling).
7. Exercise Carefully
When you’re still healing, it’s important that you don’t exercise too strenuously. It’s tempting to get back into your old workout routine as soon as possible, but this can lead to serious problems such as muscle tears and joint swelling. When in doubt, ask your plastic surgeon for advice on what activities are safe for you to do during recovery.
8. Avoid Smoking Or Vaping
While buttock augmentation surgery is considered to be a safe and effective procedure, it is important to take the necessary steps in order to ensure that you have a full recovery. This includes avoiding smoking or vaping as much as possible. Smoking can have negative effects on your overall health and well-being, including increasing your risk for heart disease, stroke and lung cancer. Smoking also increases the risk for developing complications during and after surgery, such as delayed wound healing or infection. Vaping is also known to have negative impacts on overall health and well-being. Vaping has been found to cause damage to cells in the mouth, which can result in oral cancer if not treated properly. Additionally, vaping may increase your risk of developing esophageal cancer due to e-liquid containing nicotine being heated up by the device before being inhaled into your lungs.
9. No Strenuous Activity
Your buttock implants are placed under the skin of your buttocks, so they are not under any muscle tissue. This means that there is no pressure put on them during strenuous activity. However, if you want to avoid having complications from this type of implantation, it’s best to avoid any physical activity that could cause an injury or strain on your body. Staying active is important for overall health and well-being, but if you have a new implant in one or both buttocks, it will take time for them to settle into place. Avoid activities that require heavy lifting or running until after your recovery period has passed completely without any problems.
10. Follow your doctor’s instructions regarding sitting.
When you leave the hospital after surgery, your doctor may recommend that you avoid sitting completely for at least 24 hours after surgery. This means not only sitting on the toilet but also sitting on any type of chair or bench without support. You will be able to walk around freely during this time period and use a portable commode if necessary. However, sitting with your legs crossed is not recommended because it can cause pressure on your surgical site and create swelling as well as bruising.
11. Keep expectations reasonable.
It’s normal to want perfect results from your surgery and for it to go smoothly without any complications or issues. However, remember that no two patients will experience the same outcome from their procedure. Also, keep in mind that any post-operative complications are usually minor and temporary in nature.
12. Do not lie on your stomach
You should avoid lying on your stomach after your buttock augmentation surgery because lying in this position can cause blood clots in the veins of your legs or pelvis. The blood clots may travel to the lungs and cause heart attack or stroke. If possible, avoid sitting for long periods of time as well. You should also avoid heavy lifting after the operation because this could cause damage to your surgical site.
13. Stay at your ideal weight.
This might seem obvious, but it’s important to maintain a healthy weight before and after your surgery. Obesity puts you at risk for several health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and stroke. If you’re overweight or obese, losing some pounds before your surgery can help to reduce these risks. If you’re underweight, try to gain some weight before undergoing surgery so that the implant has more fat tissue to adhere to within the gluteal region.
14. Sit on a donut pillow
One of the main things you’ll need to do is sit as much as possible for at least two weeks after surgery. This will help you avoid putting too much pressure on your buttocks, which could cause bruising and swelling. Sitting on a donut pillow can help keep your back in proper alignment while sitting down.
15. Use Ice Packs To Reduce Swelling And Inflammation
Applying ice packs can help reduce swelling and inflammation associated with buttock augmentation recovery. These packs should be applied for about 15 minutes at a time before being removed for about 15 minutes so that the skin has time to ‘breathe’ again.
16. Keep Movement To A Minimum
During recovery, you’ll need to take it easy and avoid moving around too much. If possible, try to go without moving around for at least 24 hours after surgery. If this isn’t possible, try not to bend over at all or lift anything heavy until after 24 hours have passed. Your doctor will advise you on what kind of activity is safe for you during this time period so that you don’t increase the risk of infection or further bleeding in the area where your incisions were made (this includes taking care of yourself after getting up from bed).