Brazilian butt lift procedure is fast gaining popularity as a cosmetic surgery to enhance the shape of buttocks. The procedure may be performed using different techniques, and may or may not be combined with other plastic surgery procedures such as butt implants or grafting. Therefore, the recovery in case of a Brazilian butt lift surgery will vary from one patient to another.
An experienced cosmetic surgeon will discuss various aspects of the recovery with the patients during an initial consultation. Many of the patients are busy or working, and they can make an informed decision once they know the estimated recovery period involved. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing this procedure to his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
The total recovery period in this procedure may range from 10 to 14 days. In most cases, this plastic surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but if necessary, the patient may have to stay overnight for observation at the hospital facility. Depending on the projection and contour of buttocks required by a patient, the surgery may last for several hours. Therefore, recovery will be a factor of how extensively the surgery has been performed.
The initial recovery phase in Brazilian butt lift cosmetic surgery will usually involve certain amount of pain and discomfort. The patient will be mostly confined to the home during this period, but can perform light activities such as walking, mild exercises and mild household chores that do not involve bending or twisting or excessive lifting of weights.
The cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medications for the first few days to keep the patient comfortable. Sutures are usually removed around the end of first week, and thereafter the patient will be able to move around more freely or even go to work. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Motykie will give detailed instructions to be followed during the first week until the first post-op appointment for his patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas.
Concepts & Details to Remember During the Recovery
The patient should avoid sitting on the hips for about a week to 10 days as far as possible. Prolonged sitting will cause damage to the fat unless the blood circulation becomes normal in the treated areas. Regular physical movement, walking and stretching of legs is recommended. This will help reduce the risk of clotting. The surgeon may advise specific buttock stretching exercises, which will help expedite recovery.
The surgeon will mostly provide a compression garment to promote healing during recovery. This garment must be worn at all times, and only removed while taking a shower. Pain medications and pills to reduce swelling and minimize the risk of infection may be prescribed by the surgeon. These should be taken diligently as directed.
The surgeon may also recommend the patient to drink plenty of fluid during the recovery period to prevent the risk of dehydration. In two weeks, most patients are ready to drive or go back to work. However, strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.
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