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Butt & Hip Dip Filler

All you need to know prior to your treatment

Before Your Appointment

  • One week prior to your treatment, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications  (Advil, Motrin, Aleve or Ibuprofen), Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E or fish oil supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. If you require a pain remedy during this time period, it is ok to take paracetamol.

  • Adding leafy greens to your diet will boost your Vitamin K and help to reduce the possibility of bruising and swelling.

  • Avoid eating apples or large quantities of garlic before your appointment.

  • Arnica supplements have been shown to reduce discomfort, bruising, and swelling from injectable procedures. Arnica pills may be started the day before or the day of treatment and should be continued until bruising has resolved.

  • A topical numbing cream may be applied to help with any discomfort. This does require a longer appointment time of an additional 20 minutes for optimal results.

  • Bruising is possible and therefore, we recommend that you schedule any social plans accordingly for 3 days following your injection. Make-up can be worn 24 hours after injection to help cover up any bruises.

  • While initial effects of the injection are visible in as soon as 3-5 days, you should expect your final results to be achieved 2 weeks after injection.

  • Do not discontinue any medication before consulting your doctor.

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During Treatment

  • The procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic and you will be awake during the procedure.

  • The area to be treated will be completely numbed using a local anaesthetic, and the entire procedure takes around 30 to 45 minutes to complete.

  • Injections are made through tiny incision points that are usually invisible once healed.  The filler is injected using a thin cannula above the muscle.

  • The amount of filler injected depends on the degree of augmentation desired.

  • You can increase the volume of filler in 10 ml steps, depending on how much volume you wish to add to your buttocks.

After Your Treatment

  • Mild discomfort including swelling and bruising can occur for up to 2 weeks.  Some activities are restricted for 2-3 weeks following buttock filler injections.

  • A support garment (lycra cycle shorts or similar) is optional for the first week, day and night, and can be purchased by the patient in advance of the procedure.

  • The filler is still malleable (able to be moved under significant pressure) for the first few days after the procedure.

  • It would be better to sit on a soft chair or couch, or if possible lay on your front or side for at least the first few days.

  • After 5-7 days the filler is almost fully integrated and can’t be moved anymore.

Further Information

  • The rate of metabolism of hyaluronic acid filler varies from person to person.

  • Premium fillers such as HYAcorp will tend to last longer than Economy fillers.

  • The results of bum injections are immediate, with the results usually fading from 9 to 18 months following the procedure.

  • The procedure will need to be repeated again in 9-18 months’ time, possibly requiring less filler on subsequent visits.

  • Patients returning for injections after 9-18 months typically require around half, or more, of the volume they received in their original procedure, to maintain their increased buttock volume.

  • Natural weight loss, or weight gain, may add to, or subtract from, the amount of filler required to stay the same size.

  • * Individual results may vary from person to person.

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