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How to Stop Worrying About Butt Lift Recovery (in 5 Minutes)

How to Stop Worrying About Butt Lift Recovery (in 5 Minutes)

Many women are interested in butt lifts, but fear that the procedure involves a long and painful recovery process. They may imagine weeks lying in bed and terrible pain.

But the recovery period from a butt lift is a lot shorter than you probably think. Here, we’ll walk you through all you need to know about the recovery process, and hopefully make you less afraid of the procedure.

How long will I be recovering after my butt lift?

There’s no exact recovery time that can be given to all patients. Your body is unique, and how long it takes to recover from a butt lift can vary widely depending on age, health, skin type, and how much work you want done.

It will also depend a lot on the skill of the surgeon. An experienced plastic surgeon minimizes incision size and stress on your body so that you recover as quickly as possible.

But if you choose a bad surgeon, you may not only get subpar results. You may also spend a lot more time recovering.

A rough estimate of how long recovery will take

Although all bodies are unique, the average recovery time is around 2-3 weeks. You’ll still have some healing to do at this point, but you should be able to return to most of your daily activities.

And a butt lift is an outpatient procedure that only takes a few hours to perform. That means that you’ll be able to rest at your own home the same day the procedure is performed.

What about pain management?

There is going to be some pain and discomfort after a butt lift. After all, it is still a surgical procedure. But you might be surprised at how easy it can be to manage the postoperative pain from a butt lift.

At first, you’ll wear a compression garment. This will help reduce swelling and pain, and also improves results.

You’ll also take prescription pain medicine after the surgery. Don’t worry, you’ll be taking a safe dose, and only for a few days. But you should avoid driving while on them- although you shouldn’t be driving the first few days after a butt lift, even if you weren’t taking pain medication.

You’ll also want to start walking a few days after the procedure. Although you may think this could increase pain, it helps stretch your butt, which reduces discomfort and pain. Just make sure you only take light, short walks.

And don’t expose the surgical site to the sun, as this could increase pain and worsen scarring.

A standard recovery process after a butt lift

To help give you a better idea of what your recovery timeline could look like, here’s a guide through the average recovery process:

  • First 2 days: This is when you’ll feel the most pain and discomfort. You should have someone around the house to help you. Avoid showering or exposing the incision sites to water
  • 1 Week: The dressings around the surgical site will be removed. Pain levels should be much lower, and there should be significantly less swelling. Your surgeon may also remove the sutures
  • 2 Weeks: Pain should be nearly gone, except for minor aches and discomfort. You can also ditch your compression garment
  • 3 Weeks: You can start using your new butt, sitting on it directly. You should be able to return to work, and can start slowly working your way into your old exercise routine
  • 1 Month: You can swim again, and you can increase your levels of exercise
  • 2 Months: The swelling should be mostly gone. You should be able to return to your normal exercise routine- although go light if you plan on lifting weights
  • 1 Year: You no longer need to worry about sun exposure on the scars- although sun screen is always a good idea!

Remember, this is a typical recovery, and it can vary depending on the patient.

Complications and side effects

Butt lifts are a very safe procedure. But there are sometimes side effects and complications. Here are some symptoms that you should look out for:

  • Large red areas
  • Pain that doesn’t get better after a few days
  • Pus or drainage from the surgical site
  • Loss of sensation near the surgical site
  • Swelling or bruising that does not improve
  • Excessive bleeding

If you notice any of these symptoms, you should contact your surgeon. They are not always serious, but your surgeon will want to know about them.

Your surgeon should be there for you

When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your buttlift, you’ll want to find one who will be there for you should you have any questions.

A lot of highly skilled surgeons disappear as soon as the operation is over. But Dr. Klicker is there for you throughout the whole recovery process.

If you have any questions about your recovery, or notice any unexpected side effects, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Klicker right away.

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