What should I expect in recovery after a butt implant surgery? January 25, 2023 For the first 24 hours following your butt implant surgery, it is normal to experience some pain, soreness, swelling, and bruising around your treated areas. Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks will provide you with prescription medication that can help manage your pain. It is important that you refrain from sitting on your bottom or laying on your back for 2 to 3 weeks following your butt implant surgery. Doing so may compromise your expected results. Patients typically report returning to work and normal daily activities after about two weeks following their butt implant procedure; however, it is important to wait until given clearance from Dr. Downey or Dr. Bullocks. While many patients are able to see some visible results immediately following surgery, ultimate results will become apparent after all swelling and bruising has faded, about three to six months later.