After your buttock augmentation surgery, you will have dressings and/or bandages placed to cover the incisions. In addition, Dr. Jimerson may place elastic bandages or compression garments to help reduce swelling, which must be worn 24/7.
Different buttock augmentation procedures have different recovery instructions.
For a buttock augmentation with implants, you’ll need to wear a specific support garment for up to 3 weeks following the surgery. This gives support as well as allows the skin to drape properly following surgery.
For a buttock augmentation with fat grafting, you’ll have to avoid any prolonged sitting for two weeks or longer. This is very important! Sitting can damage the fat, and ruin the procedure. You’ll also have to sleep face down or on your side.
In addition, you’ll need to wear garments that provide support and compress the areas that were treated with liposuction. Often drains are placed in the incisions to help remove the excess fluids or blood. Dr. Jimerson will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable after the procedure. He will also discuss when you can resume normal activities and exercise.
While recovery periods will vary, most patients can resume exercise and regular activities in six to eight weeks.