There are many reasons why people get butt implants. Some people want a larger butt because of weight loss or for cosmetic reasons, while others have undergone surgery for a more practical reason, such as to fix a deformity.
Butt implants are also known as gluteal augmentation and can be performed using different techniques and materials. The most common technique is fat transfer, which uses fatty tissue from another part of the body to augment your buttock. Silicone implants are also used in this procedure, but they’re less popular because they’re more expensive and they can cause complications like infections.
Butt enhancement is a procedure that involves placing silicone gel implants into the buttock area to increase its size and shape. The procedure can also be used to correct deformities such as flat buttocks, which is known as hypoplasia, or those that have been weakened by multiple surgeries or trauma.
It is important to know what to expect during the recovery process. As with any surgery, there are going to be risks and complications. But this can be minimized if you follow your doctor’s instructions closely.
If you’re considering getting butt implants, here’s what you need to know about recovery time:
Get Plenty of Rest
Your body needs time to heal after surgery. Your doctor will tell you how long it will take before you can return to normal activities, but in general, expect to rest for at least three weeks after surgery. This means no heavy lifting or exercise for three weeks, and no sexual activity for six weeks or more (in some cases). You may shower normally once the wound has healed and dressings have been removed.
Eat a Balanced Diet
After you get buttock implants, it’s important to eat a balanced diet. The right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fat helps your body recover after surgery and heal properly. The amount of food you need depends on your weight, height and activity level. If you’re eating enough calories, your body will use them for energy, to repair tissue and to make new bone. Eat at least 2,000 total calories a day — 1,500 if you’re sedentary — and make sure that at least half of them come from carbohydrates (breads, grains and other starches), about 15 percent from protein (meat, poultry, fish and eggs) and about 30 percent from fat (nuts, seeds, beans). Avoid sugar-free foods or drinks because they may contain sugar substitutes that can cause diarrhea or other digestive problems.
Practice Good Hygiene
The first thing you should do is practice good hygiene. If you want your new butt to look good, you have to make sure it stays clean. You should wash your hands before touching anything related to your butt implants or any other part of your body. This includes soap, water, and lotion. You should also wash any clothes that come into contact with your new butt so they don’t become dirty or infected.
Be sure only to do what you are comfortable with.
If something hurts or feels uncomfortable then stop right away and tell your surgeon about it so they can fix it right away. There is no reason why anyone should have to suffer through pain during recovery!
Take your prescribed medications.
You may be given antibiotics, pain relievers and other medications to manage the pain and discomfort you may experience after surgery. Make sure you take them as prescribed, even if the pain subsides sooner than expected. The drugs are meant to help your body heal, so try not to skip doses or stop taking them early just because you feel better.
Keep on top of any wound healing.
The first thing that you need to do is to keep on top of any wound healing. You should avoid sitting or laying on your back for several days after the surgery because it will increase the chances of getting an infection in the area that has been operated on. It is best if you can get someone else to help you with things such as changing bed sheets and cleaning up after yourself until you are able to do these things by yourself again.
Wear the right post-surgery clothing.
The first thing you should do after your surgery is wear loose-fitting clothes that allow your body to breathe. You should also avoid wearing tight jeans or pants since this could cause irritation and swelling in the area around your bum implant. Instead, wear loose-fitting sweatpants or yoga pants until you feel comfortable wearing normal clothes again.
Arrange for a Companion
In addition to arranging for a companion, it’s also essential that you make sure you have access to transportation during your butt implant recovery period. If you’re recovering from a breast augmentation procedure or another type of plastic surgery, this may not be necessary because most people are able to drive themselves home after their surgery. However, with butt implants it’s best if someone else drives you home after the surgery and then picks you up when it’s time to go back home.
Maintain an Upright Posture
While you’re recovering from a butt implant, it’s important that you maintain an upright posture so that the implant remains in place and doesn’t slip out of its pocket. If you sit on your butt all day long, there’s more chance of this happening. To avoid slouching, make sure that when you sit down, you sit up straight and keep your shoulders back.
Choose Pain Medication Carefully
Pain medication is essential after surgery, but it’s important to choose one carefully. Some people have allergies or other health problems that make certain medications dangerous. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about the different options available so you can choose the best ones for you.
Avoid high-intensity exercise and weight lifting
High-impact exercises like running, jumping, or high-intensity weightlifting can damage your new implants. It’s best to avoid these types of workouts until your butt implants have healed completely.
Avoid salt and sodium-rich foods
Salt can cause bloating, which is not good for your incision area. Avoid salty foods like chips, pretzels, pickles and other processed foods that are high in sodium. Replace these with fresh fruit or vegetables to help flush out your system.
Be Patient With Your Recovery
The first thing to remember is that recovery isn’t something you can rush. Your body needs time to heal after surgery and there’s no way around that fact. If you try to rush things by pushing yourself too hard too quickly, you could end up making yourself worse than before.
Keep Your Incision Areas Clean and Dry
It’s very important that you keep your incision areas clean and dry while they heal. If you’re sitting on them, they will become infected, which could result in an infection that requires surgery to correct. You should also avoid getting these areas wet at all costs.
Avoid Sleeping on Your Back
During recovery, avoid sleeping on your back because it raises pressure on the implant site. You may find yourself waking up with soreness in your hips or buttocks. Instead of sleeping on your back, sleep on either side with a pillow between your legs to reduce pressure on the implants.
Don’t drink alcohol.
Alcohol can interfere with blood clotting and increase your risk of bleeding. Since it can also cause dehydration, it’s best to avoid it altogether during your recovery period. Avoiding alcohol may seem difficult at first since many people like to drink when they have a good reason to celebrate—but if you have no other choice than to abstain from alcohol while healing from cosmetic surgery, consider ordering sparkling water with lime or lemon instead. You can also opt for nonalcoholic beer or wine if you must have something alcoholic at a party or celebration in which drinking is a part of the culture or tradition.
Skip the tanning bed
Most people know that tanning beds aren’t safe because they can cause skin cancer, but many still use them anyway. If you have recently had surgery on your buttocks, then it’s even more dangerous for you than usual because it could cause infection in your wounds and delay healing time.
Do not sit directly on your buttocks for at least two weeks.
It is best to sit cross legged or in an upright position until the implants have healed. You should also avoid sitting directly on a couch or chair that has no back support. This will prevent any unnecessary pressure from being placed on the implants and will allow them to heal properly without causing any pain or discomfort.
It’s never a good idea to smoke before or after surgery, but it’s especially important in this case because smoking has been linked to an increased risk for complications and poor healing after butt implant surgery. Smoking can also cause scarring that can interfere with the results of your procedure.
Take two to three weeks off of work.
Recovery time varies from person to person, but most doctors say it takes at least two weeks for the swelling to go down after surgery. If you’re planning on getting an enhanced derriere while you’re on vacation, think again. The best thing you can do during recovery is rest, so take it easy and give yourself plenty of time to heal before going back to work.
Check for signs of infection.
Infection is a serious complication that can occur after any surgical procedure. Any signs of infection should be reported immediately to your doctor. These symptoms may include increased pain, redness, swelling or warmth around the site where the incision was made. You may also notice pus or other discharge coming from the wound site or drainage from it if an infection develops in deeper tissue layers or the bone itself.
No showering until you get medical clearance after the surgery.
Your new buttocks will be swollen and bruised for several days after the procedure, so no bathing or showering until medical clearance is recommended by your doctor. Even when it is safe to bathe, it is best to gently bathe with warm water and a mild soap only as needed.
Don’t drive until you’re ready and able to do so
You’ll need someone else with you who can drive if needed. If you have a long commute, consider taking public transportation or carpooling with a friend or family member until your doctor gives you permission to drive again.
It’s also important to keep moving throughout your recovery period. This will help keep swelling down and also prevent blood clots from forming as well as improve circulation in the area where the implants were placed.