Navigating the recovery period after butt implants surgery

Navigating the recovery period after butt implants surgery

22nd Feb 2019

The results achieved with butt implant surgery are impressive for most patients, and the procedure is safe and not associated with severe complications that can’t be avoided. Butt augmentation with implants is the only reliable solution to remodel and add volume to the buttocks in one simple session. The procedure aims to get a proportionate and harmonious appearance of the buttocks compared to the rest of the patient’s anatomy.

The benefits of butt augmentation with implants are not only aesthetic but also emotional. The patient often benefits from an improved self-image after the procedure. The body is more curvaceous, more harmonious, and the patient often has an increased level of self-esteem and more confidence after the procedure.

However, it is also important to know that butt implant surgery has a recovery period of two to three weeks, during which the patient might witness some side effects, discomforts, and possibly some complications that can occur after surgery.

Patients should be aware of the discomforts during the recovery period even from the pre-operative consultation and before scheduling their procedure. It is important for the patient to understand that the recovery period after butt implant surgery is not exactly a walk in the park. Navigating the recovery period after butt implant surgery will require patience and attention from the patient.

When the patient is released from the hospital, a friend or family member should be there to help with getting home. The patient should move with precaution as a certain level of dizziness due to the anesthesia might still be present, and the operated area will be covered in dressings and a special elastic corset. The patient is advised to avoid sitting on the butt for three weeks post-op. Moreover, sleeping on the tummy or the sides of the body are recommended for a prolonged period of time, even up to two months, depending on the plastic surgeon’s advice. Sex is also to be avoided for at least a month or two after the procedure to avoid putting unnecessary pressure on the buttocks that would trigger the shifting of the implants or the sutures to rupture.

The compressive garments should be worn for about two to three weeks non-stop, and then for two to three more months only during the day. The compressive panties can considerably improve the results achieved with the procedure, so it is import to follow this instruction.

For the first few days after surgery, it is not uncommon for the patients to experience pain and discomfort, swelling, and bruising of the operated area. To alleviate the discomfort, the surgeon will prescribe pain medication and a supplement of Arnica Montana to reduce the swelling. Also, antibiotics are often prescribed to reduce the risk of developing an infection.

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