Post-operative : Brazilian Butt Lift

When you get home

 You can expect to have some pain in the buttock as well as in the areas of liposuction. You should not sit on your buttocks.

To help you rest comfortably, follow these instructions:

  1. Take extra-strength Tylenol every 4 hours
  2. Take an anti-nausea medication such as Gravol 30 minutes before taking your prescribed pain medication
  3. Take your pain medication as prescribed
  4. Take your antibiotics as prescribed
  5. Try and rest by lying on your stomach
  6. Keep your surgical bra and garment in place
  7. Drink a lot of fluids

Contact us immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain that is not controlled by the pain medication
  • Difficulty breathing
  • A fever of greater than 38.5
  • Severe nausea or vomiting
  • Hallucinations or incoherent behaviour
  • Pain or swelling of one calf
  • Excessive bleeding through your dressing
  • Incapable of urinating

The first day following surgery

  • Your pain will start to dissipate after 48 hours
  • Avoid staying in bed all day, but you must avoid sitting on your buttock
  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • It is normal for the incisions to leak a reddish fluid (like cranberry juice) for 48 hours and this may stain your bed sheets.

Follow up and healing time

  • Your buttocks will not be fully healed for 8 weeks
  • You will need to avoid sitting as much as possible and sit on a donut when necessary for 1 month
  • Exercise is not permitted until 4 weeks after surgery to prevent loss of the fat graft
  • You should be resting for at least 1 week after surgery and gradually regain daily activities after that with the exception of strenuous leg activities or exercise
  • You will have an appointment to see Dr. Gdalevitch 1-2 weeks after surgery, then at 1 month and at 2 months.