When the anesthesia wears off, you will feel pain. Your surgeon will prescribe some medications to relieve it, but if it is long lasting or extreme, contact your doctor.
You will have redness and swelling for weeks or even for months. If you want to know if it is normal or a sign of a problem, contact your doctor.
Ask your surgeon to know how to sleep and sit to reduce the surgery pain and minimize the incisions tension.
You should measure the fluid amount in the drains every day. When the output fluid is low enough, the surgeon will remove them. It is usually done after 2 to 3 weeks, but it may be left even longer. Most patients can begin their routine work after 2 weeks, but strenuous or work must be delayed to at least 6 weeks since the incisions can’t tolerate excessive force, motion or abrasion. The full healing takes several months.
Of course, it is important to mention that this guideline may vary according to the type of procedure and other surgeries that are done in conjunction with a butt lift. So, the recovery time may get longer. Your body’s being in good health, having someone to help and not smoking will reduce the required time for recovery.