Fat transfer buttock augmentation is a relatively less invasive plastic surgery procedure, but it will still involve some period of recovery. At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will explain all aspects of the procedure, including the expected recovery process.
Board certified plastic surgeons at MBody provide fat transfer buttock augmentation to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding communities.
Immediate Post-Surgical Phase
The recovery process will vary for each patient according to the amount of fat transferred, the skill of the operating surgeon, and the patient’s innate healing ability. Immediately after the fat transfer buttock augmentation plastic surgery, the patient will be shifted to a recovery area for a few hours. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the progress, they will send the patient home.
The patient should arrange for transportation to home with someone responsible, and should have someone to stay with them for the first 48 hours for assistance. The surgeon will provide detailed instructions for aftercare during the recovery phase, and may prescribe mild pain medications and antibiotics for a few days.
The patient will usually be required to wear a support garment in the buttock area to expedite healing. Experienced plastic surgeons at MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for fat transfer buttock augmentation.
Unlike the recovery for butt implant surgery, the recovery in case of fat transfer buttock augmentation will be significantly smoother and speedier. The support garment should be worn all the time in the initial period in order to enable the skin in the rear area to re-drape properly and provide added support to reshaped buttocks.
Even though the fat transfer surgery will be minimally invasive, but it will still require the patient to avoid prolonged sitting position for about two weeks. This will allow maximum fat to be preserved in the recipient areas. The patient should try to sleep sideways or face down for the first few weeks, as far as possible.
The patient should refrain from smoking in the first few weeks of recovery in order to allow for complete, uninterrupted healing. Patients who diligently follow the surgeon’s recovery care instructions will typically have an easier and faster recovery.
Pressure on the fat transfer site should be minimized in the first few days. Depending on the surgeon’s advice, the patient may choose to receive lymphatic massage from a qualified therapist to promote healing. The patient may resume their normal routine or go back to work in about one week to 10 days after the surgery.
Whenever the patient has any abnormal signs such as excessive pain in the treated area, pus, or fever, they should promptly get in touch with the surgeon. Fat transfer buttock augmentation is a rather simple procedure, and recovery will also be simple as long as the patient maintains basic care and follows the surgeon’s advice.
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