Buttock implants are designed to improve the appearance of the buttocks by creating volume in the area.
For having round and well-proportioned buttocks, most people choose fat grafting, which involves removing excess fats from other areas of the patient’s body and injecting them into the buttocks. However, many people do not have sufficient fat of their own. In these cases, implants are usually the best option.
Since there are also alternatives to implants, consult with your surgeon before making your final decision.
Ideal applicants for Buttock implants surgery may include:
- People who wish to improve the flat appearance of their buttocks
- People who want to fight against natural signs of aging, such as sagginess and flatness
- People who want larger, more defined, and well-proportioned buttocks
Buttock Implants Treatment Duration:
The surgery typically takes around one to three hours.
Recovery Time for Buttock Implants:
Patients should sit as little as possible during the first 72 hours after the surgery.
Patients may be given seating aids to protect the implants and minimize discomfort.
Bruising and swelling should recede within the first month.
Most patients can return to their routine activities within three months.
Potential Risks and Side Effects:
Some of the most common side effects of butt implants surgery include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Mild discomfort
- Rupture of the implant
- Tightening of the skin around the implant
- Fluid or blood accumulation underneath the buttocks
- Implant misplacement (very rare)
What Is Buttock Implants Procedure?
The surgery takes around one to three hours, and it involves the following steps:
- Consultation: Your surgeon will ask you about your lifestyle, your medical history, and your desired result of the surgery.
- Anesthesia: The procedure is performed under both general and local anesthesia. Your surgeon’s preference depends on your medical history.
- The implant procedure: Your surgeon will make a large incision directly underneath each of your buttocks so that any scars will be obscured from view. Then, each implant is pushed into place through the incision. While it is possible to place an implant above the glute muscle, most surgeons believe intra-muscular implants provide the best results.
- Stitches: Once the implants are securely in their proper place, your incisions are closed with stitches. Then you will be given some compression garments to keep your implants in place.
- Recovery: If you have had a general anesthetic, you may feel dizziness after the surgery, and you may need to stay in hospital. In case a local anesthetic was administered, you will probably be allowed to go home one or two hours after the surgery.