Ten days off is perfect as far as my recommendations. I ask my patients for no pressure to the buttocks for 10 days. Some patients do require pain medication longer than 10 days, so keep that in mind because you cannot drive a car on narcotic medications. Also, every patient is different and some may still walk funny while others never walk funny. It is best to ask you PS what they recommend.
10 days should be enough time to walk normally. You will still be sore however significantly more comfortable when compared to the first week. Garment will help keep you tight and secure. Good luck.
Thank you for your question. Patients can return to light activities almost immediately after surgery, normal activities 2 weeks after surgery, and vigorous exercise 4 weeks after surgery. We usually experience a slow steady improvement for 3 months or so after surgery. At 10 days of recovery you will be able to return to work walking normal but keep in mind that you might still be sore. Recovery also varies from patient to patient, some may recover quicker than others. That said, you definitely have to choose your surgeon correctly and make sure that he/she has the training and experience to meet your goals with absolute safety. Best is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with specialized expertise in this procedure.
Recovery may take up to 10-14 days but by then you should return to most of your normal activities. Seek a plastic surgeon that performs hundreds of these procedures, has great reviews and photos, and is an expert in this field.
I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you will be healing following surgery.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Director-Beverly Hills Breast and Body Institute