Butt augmentation is a major and complex plastic surgery procedure performed with the aim of increasing the projection of the buttocks. In a vast majority of cases, the procedure is performed using implants made out of silicone, but there are cases in which fat transfer might be preferred. The combination of the two procedures is also very popular nowadays and can deliver spectacular results when performed by a talented and experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. Because the procedure is so complex, it requires a preparation stage that can take as long as two weeks to a month. During this time, the patient should do certain things and strictly avoid doing others. A month before the surgery date is a good time to stop taking birth control pills. Listed as a side effect of taking pills is deep vein thrombosis, a condition that can also occur as a side effect of undergoing surgery or spending too much time in bed without moving. To avoid an increased risk to develop a blood clot that can lead to deep vein thrombosis, patients who are on birth control pills are advised to stop taking them about a month before butt augmentation surgery and use other contraceptive methods. Also, a month before the procedure is a time when the patient should exercise moderately and avoid excesses of all types, including food, drinks, exercise, etc. Drinking too much or taking certain drugs before the procedure can interfere with the substances used for anesthesia, so the recommendation is to strongly avoid anything that your surgeon didn’t give you his consent. You should also know that an important part of the preparation stage for butt augmentation is stopping anti-inflammatory medication. One of the effects of this type of medication is the thinning of the blood. This needs to be avoided before such a complex procedure as it could lead to excessive bleeding during or after the surgery. Bleeding too much can be risky for the patient and trigger anemia and other complications that could otherwise be avoided. Aside from the physical preparation for butt augmentation, patients are also advised to prepare for the return home from the hospital. The first few days post-op can be associated with a more intense level of pain and discomfort. The plastic surgeon will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain, but this doesn’t mean that the recovery period will be completely pain-free. This is why preparing the house for the recovery can reduce the discomfort. Keep in mind that after the surgery, it is not possible to sleep on the back or sit on the buttocks. This means that getting a few pillows can certainly help, especially in the first few days post-op.