Immediately after the procedure the patient is placed into a compression garment. The compression garment will be worn for up to 4-6 weeks.
After the fat is removed it is carefully molded and shaped to enhance the buttocks. Immediately after it is injected, it does not possess a blood supply. It will take a few weeks for the blood supply to develop and keep the fat alive. Excess pressure can therefore, not only cause rearrangement of the fat and resultant contour irregularities, but also can lead to death of the tissue. For this reason it is important to keep all unnecessary pressure off of the buttocks for up to 3 weeks.
No sitting is the rule for 10 days except for going to the toilet. After 10 days it is reasonable to place a pillow underneath the upper legs taking pressure off of the buttocks.
Some patients will purchase a cane chair which is relatively inexpensive and portable. It allows the patient to sit with the buttocks hanging over the seat removing the pressure.
Trips back and forth to the physician’s office should ideally have the patient in a supine (laying on the stomach) position or on their side.