Get A Beautiful Enhanced Buttocks
A Brazilian Butt Lift is a surgical procedure that enhances the buttocks. It can also be called a butt augmentation and is done to bring back a more youthful body profile. Good candidates for the procedure have a flat buttocks, sagging skin in that area or a recent massive weight loss which has changed the shape of the area.
The surgery utilizes your own fat to achieve a natural look and feel to the area after the procedure. The key is the fat that is harvested and used to firm up and improve the look of the buttocks. Your surgeon will go in detail about the specifics of the procedure and answer all your questions.
The Brazilian Butt Lift addresses issues such as a flat buttocks, a sagging buttocks and situations involving extreme weight loss. The results are usually a more youthful looking profile and prominent and perky posterior.
What Do I Need to Know?
Please read the following guidelines prior to undergoing the butt lift procedure. Your physician will address your questions and provide you with a complete list of pre-operative instructions.
1. Medications: talk to your physician for specific instructions.
2. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking immediately.
3. Avoid alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours prior to your surgery.
4. Do not eat or drink after midnight the day of your surgery. If you must take medications on the day of surgery, you may take them with a small sip of water.
5. You will not be allowed to drive yourself home after surgery. Please make arrangements for a family member or friend to pick you up.
6. Shower before surgery. (Do not shave, apply lotion, makeup, perfume or antiperspirant)
7. Have post-operative medications with you on the day of surgery.
8. Please bring your insurance information. This may be necessary in the event of an abnormal finding to cover laboratory expenses.
9. Be available on the day of surgery by phone in case of a schedule change.
Immediately after the surgery, you will be transferred to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit where you will be monitored closely for approximately 1-2 hours. Pain medications and breathing treatments will be administered as needed. It is normal to feel a little nauseous after waking up from surgery. This is an effect of the anesthesia. Simply inform your nurse and he/she will treat your nausea with medications ordered by your anesthesia provider. Once you arrive home, you may begin with light soup. If you are not nauseated, you may slowly advance your diet to thicker and heavier foods as you can tolerate. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids and keep yourself warm and well hydrated.
Begin taking your medications on your first day. Your surgeon will typically prescribe an antibiotic, pain medications, and an anti-nausea medication. Take these medications as directed and do your best to not miss a dose. You and your family (or the responsible adult accompanying you) will be provided with detailed written instructions on how to care for yourself once you get home. These instructions will be reviewed with you prior to your discharge from the surgery center. Your surgeon will also provide you with his or her direct cell phone number for you call for any questions, as well as the number to the facility.
You will receive an appointment card with your first post-op appointment (typically 1-2 days after surgery) prior to your discharge. It is important that you attend your post-op appointment because the surgeon will examine your incisions and ensure that you are recovering well. During this appointment your surgeon will also instruct you on how and when to shower, how to care for your incisions, and when you can resume to normal activities.
Lastly, you can expect to receive a phone call from the surgery center within 24 hours after your surgery to see how are you are doing. Please ensure that the contact information you provide us is current and up to date.
Begin with soups and slowly advance your diet to normal foods for as long as you are free of any nausea or vomiting. Drink at least 4-6 glasses of liquids a day to avoid dehydration and constipation. If you are a patient under the care of a bariatric surgeon, please follow the dietary instructions given to you by our dietary team.
Upon returning home, you should rest comfortably for the next 24 hours. Do not drive while taking pain medications or have pain. Avoid heavy exercise and limit lifting to 10 lbs or less for 6 weeks. Your doctor will clear you for work following surgery.
Do not remove any of the dressings or bandages. Your physician will remove them for you during your first post-op appointment. You may not shower until cleared by your physician. Once cleared to shower, the only bandages that should remain in place are the white strips that are directly placed to cover your incisions. Do not remove these. They will naturally lose adhesiveness and fall off on their own, or your physician may choose to remove them when it’s appropriate. You don’t need to replace or change the gauze. Avoid baths, swimming, oceans and hot tubs until approved by your doctor.
Your incisions are usually closed by dissolvable sutures. It is not unusual for a small amount of blood or fluid to escape from the wounds. Significant bleeding on the gauze is not normal. Please be sure to contact your physician if this occurs. Mild bruising after surgery is to be expected. This can be quite dramatic, but is not dangerous. Any unusual pain or redness may indicate infection and should be reported to your surgeon. For any foul smelling drainage or unusual odors, please notify your physician.
Pain medications will be prescribed; take this as needed and as directed for pain. Anti-nausea medications will be prescribed; this as needed and directed for nausea. Antibiotics will be prescribed; take this as directed. Be sure not to miss a dose. Please follow instructions and ask your physician if you are taking other medications. Do not drive while taking pain medications. Unless directed by your physician, avoid aspirin-type medications such as Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve and Advil as these can cause ulcers and thinning of the blood that may lead to bleeding. Tylenol is suitable for minor pain. If you take blood pressure medications, please check your blood pressure before taking the medications. If your blood pressure is low, do not take them and contact your doctor. If you are taking diabetes medications, please check your blood sugars before taking the medications. If it is low, hold off from taking them and contact your physician managing your diabetes.
6Post-Ops & Follow Up Appointments
Expect to receive a post-op phone call from the surgery center within 24 hours of your procedure. If we are unable to reach you at the time of the call, please return our call at your earliest convenience. It is important to come to your initial post-op appointment. You will be seen in your physician’s clinic 1-2 days immediately after surgery, and then as frequently as your physician requires. Call the office if you cannot make your appointment that is given to you. The first appointment is to check your incisions and make ensure that you are recovering well.
7Possible Side Effects
Call us immediately if you notice any of the following: • Unusual bleeding • Purulent or foul smelling discharge • Excessive pain • Excessive swelling of or around the incisions • Increased redness • Light headedness • Temperature of 100° F or higher • Severe Headache • Dizziness • Changes in vision • Nausea and Vomiting • Chest pain • Difficulty breathing • Diarrhea or Constipation