Introduction Few people are happy with the appearance of their rear ends nowadays as it can be affected by so many factors, including our diet and sedentary life. Weight fluctuations and a lack of a proper exercise routine can make our buttocks look small and saggy, and there is little that can be done to enhance the buttocks naturally. There are people who believe that exercise can improve the appearance of the buttocks, and this is true up to a certain level. However, it is rarely the case that we can augment the size of the butt considerably by performing exercise alone. In most cases, plastic surgery is the only efficient and available solution that can be used to get permanent or long-term results with minimal complications and risks. At the same time, it is also true that not everybody achieves satisfactory results after undergoing butt enhancement procedures. In this article, we will discuss what to do to get the best results after a butt enhancement procedure and avoid botched results. Choose a talented plastic surgeon Many people don’t understand that this is actually the first and most important step they can make in achieving spectacular results. When choosing a talented, experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, you ensure that you get the best results possible and also minimize potential risks and complications all at the same time. This is why it is important to research properly before scheduling your initial consultation with the plastic surgeon and to make sure that the plastic surgeon performs butt enhancement procedures routinely so he can guide you on your journey to getting the butt of your dreams. Most plastic surgeons will be able to show you before and after pictures of past patients. Sometimes, you can even find a patient with similar anatomical characteristics as yours and similar expectations, so you can have an idea about what to expect when the results are final. Discuss your medical history and expectations in detail Finding the plastic surgeon is just the first step. After this, you will be required to schedule a meeting with the surgeon. It is during this initial meeting that the plastic surgeon will perform a medical examination and measurements on your body and also ask you questions to assess your candidacy for the procedure. Wanting to undergo plastic surgery is not enough to be able to do it. The patient needs to be considered a good candidate before the procedure is scheduled. Among the factors that will contribute to your eligibility are your medical history and expectations from the procedure. Nowadays we can perform plastic surgery even on patients with chronic conditions such as diabetes, but the plastic surgeon needs to be aware of the pre-existing condition so that medication can be adjusted for the safety of the patient during surgery and after. Make it a priority to discuss your medical history with the plastic surgeon, including severe conditions but also current medication and allergies. At the same time, it is important to understand that your eligibility and achieving the best results possible are also related to your expectations from the procedure. Patients with unrealistic expectations rarely achieve satisfactory results, and they are the ones undergoing repeated surgeries and ending up with botched results. It is important to discuss the expectations and goals with the plastic surgeon and for him to assess them as realistic and doable. Once this aspect is discussed and sorted, you are on your way to surgery. Prepare for the surgery A procedure so complex and elaborate as butt enhancement surgery can’t be performed without a period of preparation. A month before the surgery, the patient is advised to start preparing. The first thing that needs to be done the month before is to stop birth control medication and find other means until the procedure. A possible side effect of taking birth control medication is developing a blood clot, and this risk is even more accentuated when undergoing surgery, so stopping birth control pills is mandatory before undergoing the procedure. Anti-inflammatory medication, as well as other natural supplements, should be avoided for two weeks before the procedure is scheduled to avoid the risk of excessive bleeding. Certain anti-inflammatory medication, as well as natural supplements, can have an effect of thinning the blood which can result in excessive bleeding. Aside from avoiding specific medication, patients are required to do other things in preparation. Getting the house ready for the recovery period is also important, shopping for the first week post-op just the same, and even discussing the return home with your close ones who should be there to help you and support you during the recovery period. Be careful during the recovery period The first week post-op is associated with certain side effects such as pain and discomfort, swelling and bruising, a feeling of tension, and numbness. Patients undergoing butt enhancement procedures should know that they are not allowed to sit on their butt or lie on their back for at least three weeks post-op. Any pressure on the buttocks can cause the opening of the incisions or the shifting of the butt implants, and these are complications that we are trying to avoid at all costs as they could significantly delay the recovery process. Patients who want to get the best results possible are advised to pay special attention to the recovery period, especially the first two weeks. The first two weeks post-op is the time when severe complications can occur such as excessive bleeding or infection. To prevent infection, the plastic surgeon will perform the procedure while giving the patient antibiotics through the IV and also prescribe antibiotics for five days post-op. Avoiding an infection is essential both for the well-being of the patient and achieving the best possible results. Proper hygiene on the incision site is essential to avoid infection. This means that the patient should follow a strict post-op protocol for incision care. The incisions should be kept clean and dry at all times, and no products should be applied over the incisions unless it is recommended by the plastic surgeon. Schedule and attend the follow-up consultations The recovery period after butt enhancement procedure is two weeks, but this doesn’t mean that the final results will be visible after this time. It can take up to six or nine months for the final results to transpire, and during this time the patient needs to see the plastic surgeon regularly for check-ups. The follow-up consultations are scheduled like this: – The first is within a day or two after the procedure; – The next is a week after the first; – The third consultation often takes place a month after the date of the surgery; – The fourth follow-up consultation is three months after the procedure. After the fourth consultation, the patient can schedule a meeting every three months for the first year. The incisions can take up to nine or twelve months to complete the cicatrization process, so it is important to go see the plastic surgeon until the final results are visible and permanent. Keep in mind that during these follow-up consultations, the plastic surgeon will get a chance to assess how your recovery process is going and whether complications have occurred or are likely to occur. If abnormal scarring occurs, the surgeon can take the necessary steps to correct them. Conclusion Getting the best results after butt enhancement procedure is a combination of factors. To ensure you do this, you need to choose a talented, experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who performs procedures like this routinely. Then, you need to discuss openly and honestly with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation and tell him about your medical history, current medication, allergies, and also your expectations from the surgery. Preparing properly how you deal with the requirements during the recovery period is also important and can influence the results. Scheduling and attending the follow-up consultations is also important in getting the best results as it allows the surgeon to evaluate the recovery process and intervene if complications occur.