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5 Tips to Recover Quickly from Butt Augmentation Surgery

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Before and After Photo of Butt

On average, a butt augmentation surgery occurs every half hour, of every day. This explains why the popular procedure is up 252% year over year.

It's a way for moms to regain their pre-baby bodies. Or to give yourself that natural physique you've always desired. It's a safe and effective procedure that provides immediate and natural results.

As with any surgery, the recovery can be a pain in know what. Follow these 5 tips for a quick and easy recovery process.

What to Expect from Butt Augmentation Surgery and Recovery

Also known as Gluteoplasty, the procedure gets used to shape and enhance the backside. It can also help lessen the appearance of cellulite. The average cost is around $9,000, depending on the surgeon's location and expertise.

There are two methods for butt augmentation surgery. They involve either silicone implants or a fat transfer. Both are safe and result in a natural looking lift and shape.

The fat transfer technique involves removing fat from other areas of the body and inserting it into the buttocks. A fat transfer from the stomach to buttocks is the most popular. This method can take a little longer to see exact results, as the fat needs some time to settle.

How much fat gets transferred will depend on how much you have available. As well as how much fat your buttocks can hold. 1000 to 1200cc is the most that should get transferred, per side.

The implant technique involves inserting FDA-approved silicone between the butt bone and muscle. This is a more permanent solution. As a fat transfer can allow some fat get absorbed back into the body over time.

Which Technique Is Best for You?

Once you've made the decision to get a butt lift, you'll want to find the best-qualified surgeon in your area. It's the most important factor in avoiding a botched plastic surgery.

Thinner patients with a lower volume of body fat are candidates for butt implants. While those with a bit more body fat qualify for the fat grafting technique.

Your surgeon will determine which technique is best for you during your initial consultation. Your recovery process will vary depending on which surgical technique your doctor recommends.

From Procedure to Recovery

Butt augmentation surgery is an out-patient procedure. It only takes about 2 hours to complete. While the recovery process takes about 1 to 2 weeks.

Soreness and swelling are normal and should subside after 2 to 3 weeks. The incision site is discreet and gets placed between the cheeks of the buttocks.

Now, on to how you can speed up the recovery process to get your butt back in gear.

1. Sitting Should Get Restricted

The most important rule is that no weight or pressure should get placed on the buttocks. Limit time spent sitting at all costs.

If you must sit, the buttocks should get raised up. Place the weight on the thighs or abdomen instead. Otherwise, you could damage the fat or implants.

When resting, lying down is best. You'll need to sleep on your stomach or side for the first few weeks.

Once the pain and swelling go down, you can sit. For the next few months, use a soft pillow to relieve any pressure in your bottom.

2. Hit Pause on Your Workout Plan

There should be no strenuous activity during your recovery period. This includes sexual activity.

Try to avoid squatting or stretching the butt muscles. You should also be careful when bending over.

The pause in physical activity is a reason many people choose to combine plastic surgery procedures. It results in less downtime and reduced costs.

After about 6 weeks, you can resume your exercise routine. Your doctor may first allow a less intense workout like walking or yoga. Always check with your doctor first before starting up physical activity.

3. Watch for Weight Gain

Gaining weight after a butt augmentation surgery can compromise the results of the procedure.

Weight gain often accumulates in the buttocks first. This can change the shape and size of the area. It's important to maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle during your recovery period.

Once you get the go head to resume physical activity, you can begin an exercising routine. Start off with light activity and then work your way back up to your previous fitness level.

4. Follow Your Doctor's Orders

Repeat this mantra: Your doctor always knows best. After surgery, you'll get outfitted in a compression garment. Wear it according to your doctor's orders.

Any support dressings or bandages are not for making a stylish statement. They are to help hold the butt in place. They also reduce swelling and help your skin heal.

Infections are rare but can happen if the surgical site is not getting cared for the right way. Follow orders on how to clean the site. Report any signs of fever, body changes, or oozing from the incision site.

It's also important to attend all your follow up appointments on time. It's the quickest way for the doctor to ensure everything is healing well.

5. Take Care of Yourself

Take this recovery period as a time to pamper, relax, and rejuvenate yourself. Drink plenty of water and get enough rest.

Enlist the help of friends, family, or your partner. They can run errands and grab groceries for you. You should avoid driving for the first few weeks anyway.

Also be sure to take enough time off from work. Especially if you have a desk job that involves sitting most of the day.

Take Tylenol if you're in a lot of pain or discomfort. You can ask your doctor for a stool softener if needed.

It's also important to eat a diet high in fiber. It will help avoid constipation. Fill up on apples, sweet potatoes, whole grains, and beans.

Your doctor may also recommend a lymphatic massage. This will help with drainage and speed up the recovery process.

Your New Derriere and a New You

After butt augmentation surgery and a healthy recovery process, you'll be blessed with a brand new behind.

It's a physical transformation that provides enhanced confidence and an envy-inspiring backside.

Learn more about how this procedure can enhance your physique and lifestyle.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.