The recovery experience varies depending on the procedural technique. Nonetheless, patients should plan to rest and limit themselves to light activities for the first week or two after surgery. It is best to walk around often after surgery to improve circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs. Pain medications can be used to alleviate discomfort, and any swelling, bruising, and discomfort should subside by a few weeks after surgery. All patients should avoid sitting as much as possible for two to three weeks so as not to compromise their results. More specific instructions will be provided for you before your surgery.
The amount of scarring will vary depending on the type of butt lift technique used. For liposuction and fat injections, scarring will be minimal and inconspicuous. For implants and surgical excision, there will be some noticeable scarring because of the surgical incisions used. These scars may be in the gluteal crease, in the creases where the cheeks meet the thighs, or at the top of both cheeks. It is best to avoid exposing the incision scars to sunlight so that they do not darken. Any scarring will fade over time and can easily be hidden by clothing.
Anesthesia is used to prevent pain and ensure patient comfort during the procedure. During recovery, any discomfort can be alleviated with pain medications. Tenderness in the treated areas should subside after a few weeks.