As you may know, body implant procedures are some of my favourite plastic surgery procedures. You may have read already my website and my other blogs about buttock implants, calf implants, hip implants, breast implants, chin implants and pectoral implants. But a common questions I get online is about cost and recovery.
Recovery after Buttock Augmentation
After having your buttock augmentation procedure in Toronto, it is strongly recommended not to sit for any prolonged time for 3 weeks. Standing up will be allowed. You will be able to sleep either over your stomach, on your sides or on your back. Short gentle walks are necessary inside the house/hotel room to prevent deep vein clotting but no excessive exercises.
The surgical site will be tender for several days. Walking will be slower for approximately 2 weeks. No sports/gym for 12 weeks as delayed cases of seromas (inflammatory fluid around the buttock implant) have been described. Most people can go back to a non-physical work (i.e. desk work) in about 3 weeks. It takes approximately 8-12 weeks to not be aware of the implants being in the buttock area.
Small drains are often used and would typically be removed 5 days post-operatively. Drains are really important to minimize risks and complications following buttock augmentation with implants such as hematoma (blood accumulation) and seroma (clear fluid accumulation). Drains don’t hurt upon removal as I often inject a small amount of local anesthetics (like the dentist) prior to removal. Few external stitches might be needed and would be removed 5-10 days post-op. Comfortable compression garment – cyclist short type – will be applied for 4 weeks. We will provide you with 2 of those.
Showering can resume shortly after the drains are removed and after we apply water-tight dressings.
Best to call our Toronto Visage Clinic office as prices in plastic surgery – and buttock implants – vary slightly over years. The cost for buttock augmentation, like for all are other procedures, always includes anesthesia, nurses, surgical centre, surgeon’s fees, etc.
Because I am an expert in body implants in Canada, thirty (50%) of my patients are not from Toronto and GTA area. I have a passionate and long-standing interest in body implants; because this is a rare expertise amongst Canadian plastic surgeons, people come from all corners of Canada for these procedures.
We do offer a Fly-In Package. The VISAGE Clinic staff is quite accustomed to helping patients with airport and surgical clinic transfers. We also have preferential pricing at various hotels near the clinic to meet all budgets.
It is required to stay around Toronto for a minimum of 10 days post buttock augmentation for appropriate post-op care.
We can also arrange any nursing help for hotel or home post-operatively if needed.
Dr. Marc DuPere