When you wake up from your fat transfer butt lift in Houston, you will be wearing a compression garment. You will wear this garment for six to eight weeks to help prevent fluid accumulation in the buttocks and the areas where liposuction was performed. You will have a prescription for pain medication, and antibiotics may also be prescribed. Fluid leaking from liposuction incisions is normal for the first several days. You can expect some swelling, bruising, and pain, particularly in the buttocks area. You will not be allowed to sit on your buttocks for the first ten days, except for sitting on the toilet.
While sleeping, you will need to lie only on your side or your stomach. After ten days, you will be allowed to sit, but will need to place a pillow underneath your upper leg (hamstring). You will be allowed to finally sit directly on your buttocks after about eight weeks.
Your first follow-up appointment will be between five and seven days after surgery. Sutures typically do not need to be removed. Most patients can return to light-duty work in 10 to 14 days. You can expect to return to full activity and exercise in eight weeks after a Brazilian butt lift.