Who Is a Good Candidate for a Butt Augmentation?
If you are a healthy non-smoker, over the age of 18, have realistic yet positive expectations, and unhappy with your buttocks and or hips, you may be a good candidate for butt augmentation. A physical exam and a review of your medical history will help Dr. Sato determine if a Brazilian butt lift is indeed suitable for you. Patients who recently underwent surgical procedures will need to allow for complete recovery before setting a date for their butt augmentation procedure.
What Can I Expect While Recovering from a Butt Augmentation?
After a Brazilian butt lift, you will not be able to apply direct pressure such as sitting or lying on the buttocks for about 10 days. With a Brazilian butt lift, you will wear a tight compression garment with molded buttocks to help shape and apply uniform pressure to the areas of liposuction.
You will not take the compression garment off for extending periods of time during the first 3-5 days of recovery, but you will undo the garment daily to do “skin checks” as the garment can be abrasive and leave raw areas on the skin. The garment will be worn for 4-6 weeks total and must remain tight or a smaller size must be purchased.
After the 2nd week post surgery as the swelling starts to subside, most patients require a smaller size garment. Lipo foam and lipo boards along with baby powder and pads can be applied under your garment to protect your skin.
At your first post-operative visit at 3-5 days after your surgery, Dr. Sato will take the compression garment off. At this point, you will be able to go home and shower. You must wear a compression garment (to control swelling) ~23 hours per day for 4-6 weeks except when taking a shower or washing the garment.
There may be intermittent swelling in the areas of liposuction for up to 6 months. You should be able to resume all normal activities at 4-6 weeks post op (varies from patient to patient depending on how active your lifestyle is). Fat volume loss can occur up to 3 months after your surgery.
What Is the Cost of Butt Augmentation?
The price of butt augmentation surgery is based on numerous factors. Cost varies due to overall procedure time, techniques used, anesthesia administered, and amount of fat transferred.
Learn More About Butt Augmentation
Find out more about butt augmentation in Houston by contacting the office of Dr. Erika Sato. During a consultation, she will be happy to answer any questions you may have.