Postoperative instructions for Hip augmentation by implants

Postoperative instructions for Hip augmentation by implants

Gluteal augmentation has a tedious after course and requires commitment from the patient. Because of the intra-muscular placement in the strongest muscle of your body, you will experience discomfort for at least 4-6 weeks.

Before your operation

  • We will provide you with the following items:
    • Painkillers: paracetamol-codeine, diclofenac, tramadol
    • Preventive Antibiotics: Amoxicilline 875 mg, 3 a day, starting the day after your operation, for 5 days

Day after surgery

A responsible, capable adult should accompany you during 24 hours after the procedure.

It is normal to experience tension and pain in the buttocks, or the upper legs. Do not make any forceful movements of the gluteal muscles. Try to avoid sitting on the implants! If necessary, seating preferably on a special chair, or a very soft cushion. When laying down, lay on the belly or the sides.

Recommendations:

  • Muscle stretching exercises—Gently stand on your toes five times per hour
  • Painkillers —The first 2-3 days will be the worst.
    • First line: Paracetamol–Codeine tablets: 1 to 2 every 4 hours, maximum 6 tablets a day
    • Second line: if still in pain: Diclofenac 50mg: one in the morning, one at noon and one in the evening
    • Third line: if still in pain: Tramadol 50mg: every 4 hours one, maximum 6 tablets a day
  • Bandage—You will have a compressive bandage the first 24 hours.
  • Preventive antibiotics—To be taken for 5 days, 3 a day
  • Daily hot shower to relax the muscle for as long as necessary

Day 2

  • Muscle stretching exercises—Gently stand on your toes five times per hour
  • Painkillers—Painkillers as day 1
  • Bandage—Compressive bandage goes off, Keep the sterile plasters over the scars for 10 days, you are allowed to take hot showers (no bath!)
  • Panty—2 panties will be given to you before the surgery. They have to be worn for 3 weeks. You can wear one while you wash the other.
  • Daily hot shower to relax the muscle for as long as necessary

Day3

  • Muscle stretching exercises—Gently stand on your toes five times per hour
  • Painkillers—Gradual transition to paracetamol without codeine, stop using Voltaren if pain permits
  • Panty—has to be worn for 3 weeks.
  • Daily hot shower to relax the muscle for as long as necessary
  • Gradually resume all activities that are not painful
  • Avoid forceful movements of the gluteal muscle, long walks
  • Rest sufficiently.

Day 4 and following:

  • Muscle stretching exercises—Stop stretching exercises
  • Painkillers—Gradually stop all painkillers
  • Panty—has to be worn for 3 weeks.
  • Daily hot shower to relax the muscle for as long as necessary

Day 10

  • Plasters—Remove plasters around the scar
  • Panty—has to be worn for 3 weeks.
  • Micropore tape—Replace the micropore tape over the scars to block them from widening
  • The sutures are resorbable.
  • Gently massage the buttocks and body with moisturizing cream, not the scar itself

Hereafter

  • Panty—has to be worn for 3 weeks.
  • Resumption of normal activity: after 6 weeks
  • Resumption of sports: after 8 weeks
  • Solarium—After six weeks, always use sunblock on the scar area
  • Check up—If possible, see your surgeon for a checkup after 10 days, six weeks, 6 months and every five years after.
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