It’s the new year and while many of your friends are setting weight loss goals and stepping into the gym for the first time in who know how long, you’ve been doing this for years. If you are a fitness and health food enthusiast but you still can’t seem to lose the weight and tighten the area around your buttocks and upper thighs, you may want to consider getting a buttock lift from one of our surgeons at U Mass Memorial Medical Group. By surgically tightening and lifting loose skin around the buttocks and upper thighs, you will get the results that you’ve always wanted without having to spend another day beating yourself up at the gym. To get the best results, however, it’s important that you follow some of the preparatory tips listed below. Read on to learn more.
Get a Physical
Before you undergo any surgical procedure, it’s important that you get a check-up and physical exam to make sure you are in the best shape possible. As part of your preparation for your buttocks lift, you will need to be seen by approved by your primary care physician to undergo this type of surgery.
Whether you smoke once a week or once every hour, you should stop smoking before you get your buttocks lift. Smoking will decrease your body’s ability to heal itself after surgery which will make it a riskier endeavor. If you need help quitting smoking, contact our office for a reference regarding smoking hotlines and support groups.
Stop Taking Blood Thinners
If you are taking prescription blood thinners, you will have to stop taking them a few weeks before your surgery (if approved by your primary care physician). Blood thinners could cause serious surgical complications and will increase bleeding.
A buttocks lift is a fairly common procedure that is nothing to worry about. During your pre-surgery consultation, you and your surgeon at U Mass Memorial Medical Group will go through all of the tips listed above. If you would like to schedule an appointment or learn more about this procedure, contact our office today!