Q1 : Will I be conscious during the procedure?
A1 : You will be asleep under general anesthesia.
Q2 : How long do I need to stay in Bangkok?
A2 : You need to stay for about 3 nights in the hospital, then come back for follow up after 7-10 days.
Q3 : How will the post-op period be for me?
A3 : You need to avoid putting pressure on your buttocks for three days, so you will lie down on a prone position. On the fourth day, you will be assisted in sitting on one buttock at a time. You may sit fully on your buttocks on the seventh day.
Q4 : How long will it take me to recover?
A4 : Swelling and soreness will be mostly gone by 2-3 weeks. Full wound maturation will go on over the next 6-12 months.
Q5 : What are the risks of this surgery?
A5 : Some risks include bleeding, adverse response to anesthesia, infection, delayed healing, nerve injury, contractures around the implant, displacement of the implant and pressure on surrounding structures, keloid formation, and need for revision surgery. Avoid injections to the buttocks in the future.
Q6 : How do I prepare for surgery?
A6 : To avoid complications and reduce risk factors you need to stop smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, taking hormonal pills, herbal supplements, and medicines (other than those that your doctor allows you to continue), at least two weeks before your schedule. People with diseases need surgical clearance from their medical specialist.