If you’re a La Mesa woman who has made the decision to get a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift surgery, congratulations! It’s never easy to decide to get plastic surgery, but we’re certain that you are on your way to a happier, more confident version of yourself. But we also know that facing surgery can be a scary time. To help you prepare for your La Mesa butt lift surgery, we’ve put together this list of 10 tips to help you prepare for a fat transfer to buttocks procedure.

1.    Make Sure You Have Realistic Expectations.

We understand that La Mesa women are excited to get butt lift procedures, but it’s important that you have realistic expectations about what your plastic surgery results will look like. Make sure that you talk with Dr. Kaweski in detail about the results you are hoping for, so she can help you set your expectations appropriately.

2.    Line Up a Caregiver.

The first few days after your La Mesa butt lift procedure, you’re going to need some help getting around the house. Line up your caregiver now, and if you have children, arrange for childcare so that you do not have to try to care for them while you are recovering.

3.    If You Smoke, Quit Now.

Smoking isn’t only bad for your health; it can also complicate butt lift surgeries and recovery periods. If you smoke, quit now. And if you need help quitting smoking, talk to your La Mesa plastic surgeon so she can help you get enrolled in a smoking cessation program.

4.    Fill Your Prescriptions Before Your Surgery.

After your surgery, you will be instructed to take medications for pain and anti-inflammation. Make sure that you get your prescriptions for your butt lift procedure filled at a La Mesa pharmacy before your surgery, so you don’t have to scramble to get them filled on your way home from the surgery center.

5.    Go Grocery Shopping.

After your butt lift procedure, you won’t be able to resume normal activities for two weeks. Make sure you stock up your kitchen with healthy, easy to make snacks and meals that are low in sodium (as sodium can increase post-op swelling).

6.    Prepare Your Home for Your Relaxation Time.

Make sure your house is clean before you go into surgery, so you won’t be tempted to do any chores while you are supposed to be resting and relaxing. Also, make sure to place stations around your house where you plan to rest – such as your bedroom or living room couch – with easy access to snacks, drinks, and quiet activities like crossword puzzles and books to keep you busy. Trust us; you won’t want to be getting up and down a lot immediately after a butt lift procedure.

7.    Buy Necessary Medical Supplies.

You may experience some bleeding at your injection sites after a butt lift procedure, so it’s important that you have items like Kotex Maxi Pads on hand to replace any dressing that your La Mesa plastic surgeon places post-op. After all, you don’t want to get bloodstains on your clothes, couch or bed.

8.    Buy a Body Pillow.

A full body pillow can make a side position much more comfortable for you.

9.    Make Sure Essentials Are Within Reach.

You won’t want to be reaching up too high, or bending down too low, after your La Mesa butt lift surgery. Make sure that any items you may need during your recovery time are within easy reach.

10.    Be Prepared for the Post-Op Blues.

While La Mesa women are often very excited to get their fat transfer to buttocks butt lift procedures, recovery time can be difficult. You are often feeling some pain, on narcotic medication and socially isolated for a few weeks. These items combined can make you weepy, and wanting to feel and look better right now.

Talk to Dr. Kaweski for More Surgery Prep Tips.

If you’ve decided to get a fat transfer to buttocks butt lift procedure, then make sure to talk to Dr. Kaweski of La Mesa’s Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery about what to do to prepare for your surgery and recovery period. You can schedule a consultation with her today at (619) 464-9876.