Guidelines before treatment:
Do not eat, drink or smoke at least 6 hours before surgery.
Remove nail polish from at least one fingernail.
Do not wear any jewellery.
Do not take any blood thinning (Marcoumar, Sintrom) or anti-inflammatory medication like Aspirin or ibuprofen for 10 days before surgery.
The morning of your procedure, shower and wash your surgical areas with antimicrobial soap (iso-Betadine, Hibiscrub, Dettol). After your shower do not wear any makeup, moisturizers, oils, creams, or lotions or deodorant.
The morning of your procedure you may brush your teeth, but do not swallow more than a sip of water. If your surgeon allows you to take any prescribed medication, swallow it with a minimal amount of water.
As smoking has a negative effect on the healing process, it is recommended to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before surgery until 2 weeks after surgery.
Moderate alcohol consumption 2 weeks before the surgery, and stop alcohol consumption 1 day before the surgery.
Wear comfortable clothing on the day of surgery, ideally loose-fitting clothes that open in the front and comfortable flat shoes that slip on.
Bring with you a bathrobe and slippers.
Guidelines after treatment:
After surgery you need to wear a special supportive garment for 1 month day and night. After 48 hours the garment can be taken off for a quick shower.
The initial dressings are best left in place until the first shower.
Please disinfect the surgical area after showering and use of toilet.
The stitches will be removed after 10 to 14 days. This can be done either by us or at your own GP’s.
You can apply ice packs to reduce swelling and pain.
The following pain killers can be taken the first few days: paracetamol 1g tablet 8-hourly, ibuprofen 400mg tablet 8-hourly and if necessary tramadol 50mg tablet 8-hourly.
Three weeks after surgery the scars can be massaged twice daily for about 2 minutes. This is best done with a hydrating cream or a special scar cream. Ask your chemist for advice.
The recovery period is slightly longer and more painful in the buttock area, because this body region is used for physical activities such as walking, running, and even standing.
No sitting will be permitted for the first ten days (except for toileting). After this time you can sit with a soft pillow placed beneath your hamstring muscles but not touching your buttock, so that your buttock is in the air and there is no pressure on the newly augmented buttock.
You can return to work in two to three weeks, but you must use a pillow when sitting so that there is no pressure on your buttocks. At the third postoperative week, you are cleared for sitting and driving (using a pillow) and are encouraged to start stretching exercises. You can resume exercise eight to ten weeks after surgery. However, if there are wound complications, you may have to wait three to four months before you go back to the gym.
Up to 8 weeks after the surgery, it is not recommended to visit a saunau or a wellness.
Make sure there is someone to drive you home after your surgery. You will not be allowed to drive for 24 hours because of the medication you received during surgery.
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I wish you a quick recovery!