How Long After Buttock Implants Until I Can Sit Comfortably For An Extended Period Of Time?

Q: Dr. Eppley, How many weeks after buttock implant surgery will I need to wait to go back to work? iu will need to be able to sit in meetings for up to 3-4 hours comfortably.

How much swelling would I have?

Will I have any restrictions? Driving or Exercising?  

Do I need a special pillow for my bottom?

A: In answer to your buttock implant recovery questions:

1) I think it will be in the 4 week range before she can sit comfortably for extended periods of time.

2) While all implanted tissue swelling after surgery, the amount of swelling in the buttocks has never been a stated concern by patients as I suspect whatever swelling occurs is viewed favorably. Actually you are the first person who has ever asked me about swelling after buttock implant surgery.

3) I would refer back to #1 as it relates to driving. Exercising is closer to 6 weeks.

4) I have never used any special pillows for buttock implant surgery.

The key to the entire recovery process is protection of the intergluteal incision from excessive stress or shearing forces. The rest of the recovery issues relate to patient comfort.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana