I tell my patients not to sit on their butt for at least 3 weeks. Sitting on it before that period of time has passed, seems to have an effect on the retention of fat injected. I suggest to sleep on your sides, alternating through the night to avoid too much swelling on one side more than the other, if its uncomfortable to be laying flat.
Thank you for your question!
Melinda Lacerna, MD, FACS
yes, you may sit. no studies have been done that suggest the best timing to sit. the opinions of plastic surgeons vary, but my patients sit on their butts in two weeks, and my results have not suffered. your final result wont be noticeable until late summer, although a good guess can be made at two months. good luck. love your photo, my compliments to your surgeon and to you. be patient.
When to Sit After Fat Grafting
Thank you for your pictures. Your results look good so far. I would follow your surgeon's advice but I do not like any pressure on the grafts for 3 weeks. That has worked well for my patients long term results.
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS
I prefer that patients wait about two weeks or so to sit on the butt for any prolonged period of time. Some surgeons say wait longer, and some say it does not matter. Best to follow your surgeon's advice.