If Im Getting a Tummy Tuck with Lipo & a Fat Tarnsfer to the Buttock in Feb. What Do I Do if I Cant Sit & Lay Down?

Doctor Answers 2

Rest on you side

Your recovery will be a little tricky at first. You can lie on your side. I am sure the nursing staff will review you positioning with you before surgery. Depending on the location of the fat grafts you may de able to sit for a limited time


Vero Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy Tuck with Buttock Fat Grafting

Many surgeons will recommend you do these procedures separately for this reason.  If you choose to do both together, you will need to understand that you are at a higher risk of loss of the buttock fat grafts.  

I would recommend a cigar shaped pillow to be used on your gluteal crease.  This will help prevent direct pressure on the fat grafted areas.

I wish you a safe and healthy recovery.

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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