What is the Recovery Like for Butt Implants?

I woud like to know how long the recovery is or butt implants, and if there are certain things you can and cannot do while your healing. how long do the scars take to heal and ar they very visible?

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What is the Recovery Like for Butt Implants?

The recovery time for butt implants in my practice is very similar to that of a Brazilian Butt Lift. I have patients avoid sitting for two weeks as the implants need time to heal into their proper positions.

Many times butt implants are combined with fat transfer, if this is the case patients still need to avoid sitting for two weeks but tend to have a little more soreness in in the areas where the liposuction was performed.

Patients still wear a specialized garment after the butt implant procedure. The garment is similar to a bra for the breasts. It just supports the area and makes things as comfortable as possible for patients after their surgery.

Please discuss you surgery with your board certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of butt augmentation surgeries.

Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Implant recovery and expectation

Butt implants are a great way to enhance the back side especially if you don't have enough fat for fat transfer to the buttock a.k.a Brazilian buttock lift. We instruct out patients not to sit for 10-14 days. Its okay to walk and you can sleep on your tummy of sides (if not fat transfer to hips). Most patients will need to take about 2 weeks off from work. We are told that is feels like a deep muscle sore after a long work out. We provide our patients with postop meds for the best comfort. Most patients are very happy and would do it again if needed. Its worth it! Make sure to find a "real" Plastic Surgeon you can trust. Do your home work well. Good luck

Stanley Okoro, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Implant Recovery and Scar Placement

Hello and great questions.

Butt implant recoveries will typically requires 1 to 2 weeks of recovery. Most of my buttock patients are back to work after 1 to 2 weeks. It is important that you do not sit or lay on your butt during the first 2 weeks. The butt needs time to heal and the chance for moving/rotating the implant is high if you are sitting or laying on your butt.

The scars get placed in the cleft of the butt. This way the scars are placed in a shadow. This conceals the scar. Think of it just like how a face lift incision is hidden in natural shadow lines.

I hope that helps. Best of luck!

Matthew J. Nykiel, MD
Ontario Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery for butt implants

Thank you for your question.  During recovery from buttock augmentation with implants, our patients are not allowed to sit for one week following surgery.  They can stand, lie on their tummy or lie on their side.  After one week they can begin to sit for ten minutes of every hour.  Exercise is limited until cleared by myself and that is usually at two weeks post op.  Scars heal differently in each person.  The scars are inside the gluteal crease and easy to conceal with a swimwear and most types of underwear.

Best of luck,

Christopher J. Morea, MD
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery from Buttock Implants

Like any surgical procedure, recovery takes place in phases.  Definitely the first two weeks is the most difficult because it is uncomfortable sitting for any longer than 15- 20 minutes.  Walking is acceptable starting the very next day but that too will take 2 -3 weeks until back to normal.  Thus, most patients need to take at least two weeks off of work unless they have a physically strenuous job they may require 3 -4 weeks off.  At the six week period, physical activity is unrestricted unless the patient is a slow healer or still limited by residual pain.

Somewhat surprisingly, the scar heals extremely well and more often tan not ends up looking relatively inconspicuous place within the top of the crease between the buttock cheeks over the tailbone.  The scar is usually about 2 - 2 1/2 inches long.

Finally, because very few surgeons do many of these procedures make sure to schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who does.  Hope this helps and best of luck...RAS

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Implant Recovery and options

Butt Augmentation Recovery

Buttock implant surgery requires a more lengthy recovery period than fat transfer butt augmentation.. Since the incisions are made for the surgery in areas more prone to infection and separation, potential complications can occur. Patients must understand that following buttock implants they will not be able to sit down for at least 14-21 days and will not be able to resume most normal activities for a month to 6 weeks. More rigorous activities will not be able to be enjoyed for about two months after the buttock implants. Patient may be required to wear a compression garment offering support for either technique.. Still, for patients unhappy with their backside appearance, the growing availability of buttock implants has allowed them to achieve a more pleasing figure.

Fat transfer is a great alternative in many patients and allows for a rapid recovery. Dr. Larry Nichter at Pacific Center for Plastic Surgery will guide you in your decision making process and let you know which procedures are best to obtain your goals.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Butt implants

The scars in the butt implants is in the intergleuteal fold. It is a difficult area for healing and has to be very carefull with that.

If no complication happen the healing will depend on the position of the implant

Subcutaneous, sub-fascial, or intramuscular.

 Intra muscular will take longer to heal about 3 weeks

As for after care , every surgeon has their own protocol to follow

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery time for Butt Implant is not as long as Fat Transfer

After the procedure recovery time usually takes 7-10 days; whereas fat transfers would take 1 to 2 weeks. The scars will fade over time if they are visible, but in the majority of the cases they are hidden in the creases beneath the buttocks. You may need a longer recovery time if your work requires you to sit for long periods of time.

Jonathan Fisher, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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