During buttock augmentation, implants are placed through an incision made either where the cheek meets the back of the thigh or in the buttock crease (where scars are not as noticeable). The surgeon then creates a pocket large enough to place the implants. Your surgeon will advise you on the most suitable procedure for you. Once placed, the surgeon confirms that each cheek is symmetrical and looks natural. The incisions are closed, and a compression garment is applied.
2 - 3 NIGHTS
2 - 3 HOURS
Pre Operative Care
Post Operative Care
Buttock implants will have a moderate amount of postoperative discomfort and will feel very tight right after surgery. Take your pain medications as needed. Significant swelling will occur in the first few days making your buttocks feel even tighter. There will be a taped dressing/bandages on your lower back to cover the incision. The tapes are to be left in place to serve both as a dressing and reinforcement of the incision. You will probably be able to resume exercise and normal physical activities within a month or two, after any residual soreness has subsided. Whilst you still have butt implants please avoid puncture or injection in the buttock area.
Risks and Complications
Risks are inherent to any surgical procedure. The most common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring. Although the chances of these events happening is slim to none, they sometimes can occur. Other complications can include, capsular contracture and loss of some sensation in the region. Capsular contracture occurs if the capsule, or shell, around the implant begins to tighten and thicken. Should a problem arise, there are a number of ways to correct the issue. Sometimes removal of the capsule is required, or perhaps the implant may need to be replaced, however this is uncommon if you follow your surgeon’s directions.
Buttock augmentation patients typically can return to quiet, low-intensity work within a week. Full recovery may take several months.