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Looking to Do Lipo and Fat Transfer to my Buttocks; Will I Need Someone To Help Me With My Children For More Than 1 Week?

I`m 30 years old with 148 pounds. and 5'7.Im looking to do a lipo and fa trasnfer to my buttocks..I have now 2 childrens age 6 month and 3 years. Do you think I will need somebody to help me with my childrens for more than a week?? Do I have to stay at the bed for two weeks?? Can I go out if I fell ok?? for how long do I have to wear drain tube? I know I have to got and speak personaly with a doctor but I don`t want to lose dr time if I have to stay at bed all the time.

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Help after fat transfer

You should plan to have help with the kids for 2 weeks since they are so young.  You will mostly be sore throughout your abdomen, flanks and hips where fat was liposuctioned.  You shouldn't sit directly on your buttock for a week and then only limited in the 2nd week.  You definitely shouldn't be in bed all that time and in fact frequent ambulation is encouraged.  NO drains needed but a compression garment will need to be worn for 4 weeks. 

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Recovery after liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks

I do not use drains for this procedure, and I encourage a lot of post-op walking to limit the risk of blood clots. My protocol is as follows:

Wear a compressive garment for a minimum of two weeks and thereafter only as long as there is tenderness;

Walk A LOT starting the day of surgery;

Avoid sitting postures that are uncomfortable.

Simple as that. 

In terms of help: you will need someone for probably only 3-4 days depending on your children and their individual needs and schedules.

What is the Brazilian Butt lift Recovery Time?

My post op recovery schedule is as follow. I do not routinely place drains from the liposuction. Pt's are allowed limited activity ASAP, they are instructed not to sit for 7 days, they can lie flat or stand but no sitting. After 1 week they can sit but must do so on a donut pillow. They are encouraged to do exercise at 3-4 weeks to build the gluteal muscles and continue for 6 months. You will probably need assistance for just that first week.

Lipo and fat grafting recovery

Most of the recovery will be from soreness in the operative areas.  Depending on the extent of the procedure, most patients feel pretty good after about a week.  It is important to wear the compression garment after surgery which will also help support the tissues after surgery.  I typically do not use drain tubes for this procedure.  Walking and activity is encouraged after surgery.  It helps with recovery and prevention of blood clots.  I would not advise you to stay in bed for two weeks after surgery.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon
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