Post-operative period after fat grafting to the butt

Post-operative period after fat grafting to the butt

10th May 2019


Fat grafting to the buttocks is a procedure commonly performed these days as it can improve the appearance of the buttocks without the downsides associated with using butt implants. Moreover, the results achieved feel and look completely natural as the only substance used for the procedure also comes from the patient’s body.

The patient’s own fat cells are used for transfer to the buttocks after being removed from areas with an excess of fat tissue with the help of liposuction and processed to eliminate the blood, impurities, and the damaged fat cells that are not eligible for the transfer.

Fat transfer to the buttocks is a less invasive procedure when compared to butt implant surgery; however, it must be performed by an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon as it is a delicate procedure. To achieve good results, the plastic surgeon should know exactly how to inject the fat cells to ensure their survival after the grafting. It is a well-known fact that the fat grafted will be reabsorbed by the body in a certain percentage in the first two months after the procedure. This is why the plastic surgeon needs to inject more fat and place it in layers in different parts of the buttocks.

The post-operative period after fat grafting to the butt is not overly demanding on the patient, and this is another reason why the procedure is so in demand. The recovery doesn’t last longer than a week or two, and during this time the patient can resume daily activities and work with the condition to do it gradually.

The first few days is considered to be an adjustment period. Most patients don’t experience a tremendous amount of pain during this time. However, there will be discomfort associated with the impossibility of sitting down or lying down on one’s back. The recommendation is for the patient to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for at least three weeks, and sleeping on the back should be avoided for the same amount of time. This instruction is given to help the patient preserve the results as too much pressure on the fat cells could cause their premature death and ultimately, unsatisfactory results.

Another important recommendation is related to smoking. Smoking doesn’t interfere well with fat grafting, and this is why the plastic surgeon should make you aware of the risks associated with smoking before and after the procedure.

Intense physical activities are to be avoided for about a month after the procedure, but you should ask the plastic surgeon’s advice regarding when it is okay to resume exercise.


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