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After Buttock Lift Surgery

Duration of the operation The buttock lift lasts 3-4 hours, depending on whether a volume increase in the buttocks is needed. The operation is performed under general anesthesia.
Duration of hospital stay

You usually stay overnight.

Bandages And Sutures

The wound line will be covered with stickers, gauze and a pressure bandage. These will stay for about two days. Once removed, you will need to wear a pressure corset. You will take a bath as soon as the gauze is removed, on the 2nd or 3rd day.

Postoperative instructions

Day 1 Rest at home. You need help with basic chores and stay hydrated.

Day 2-3 You can take a bath with help. Continue the medications we prescribed. Do not forget to sit not directly on the buttocks but on the side.

Day 5–7 By the end of the first week you will have swelling. The epidemic phase begins now. At the end of the first month, the difference with straightened buttocks will be obvious and intense, but without much swelling.

Leave from work and socialization

Leave for 14 days, depending on the extent of the operation. While people differ in postoperative rehabilitation, most patients are very comfortable in a week and will no longer feel discomfort or pain.

Time for exercise

You will start in 7 days, with a leisurely walk. Intense physical exercise (aerobics, etc.) should be avoided for 3-4 weeks.


Patients should avoid driving until they are completely free of pain and restraint. This is to ensure that they are covered by their insurance policy. It may take 14 days for them to regain sufficient strength.

Final result

Although the effect will be felt immediately, we will continue to see improvement for the first three months.


We will check your wound in 2-3 24 hours and remove (if any) the sutures in 5-7 days. I will meet you again at the end of the first month, for photos and final instructions. Once again at 3 months and at 6 months.

Possible Complications With Buttock Lift

This is a routine operation with great success for the vast majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand what can go wrong. Possible complications are listed below.

Minor asymmetry: The same operation will be performed on both sides. However the end result may be different on both sides. These are corrected with a small operation under local anesthesia.

Scars: The quality of the scars varies between patients and scarring may be observed. Any correction can be done under local anesthesia.

Minor skin abnormalities: Small areas with differentiation of the skin surface may be observed.

Aesthetic Disorders: Some altered sensation may be observed, but is usually corrected during the first few weeks.

Bruises / bruises: Usually minor and persist for about 10-15 days.

Blood clots in the legs and lungs (Venous thrombosis and Pulmonary embolism): Although they are still rare, it is important to avoid them by not smoking, not being overweight and starting mobilization immediately after surgery or as soon as possible. .

Fluid collection: Although drainage will be used, there may be fluid collection in the buttocks after the first week. It is removed with a small syringe, in the doctor’s office.

If you experience side effects that concern you please do not hesitate to contact us.

After Buttock Lift Surgery