• Who Are The Best
• About the Procedure and
• What to Expect
Who Are The Best
An area of the body not easily enlarged, shaped by
weight training or diet is the buttocks region. Individuals that wish to
enlarge, lift, and shape the buttock mounds, have a variety of different
size and shape buttock implants from which to choose. The decision for
the shape and size of the implants is made depending on each person’s
individual desires and on their general body build. Buttock implants are
very soft, SOLID SILICONE implants and are completely unlike breast
implants, which are soft, FLUID-FILLED sacks.
Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be a
candidate for buttock implant (augmentation) surgery.
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About the Procedure and
Placed into each buttock area through a single
incision overlying the tailbone, buttock implants are positioned to look
as natural as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect.
Since this is an area of the body that is required for walking, sitting,
and so many other movements, patients might experience greater pain
during the recovery period than other common cosmetic surgery procedures
and the recovery time is usually longer. Pain medications typically are
prescribed to help with the discomfort, but after approximately 5-7 days
the patient is able to be up and about; moving, walking, and sitting
There is generally very little swelling and bruising after buttock
augmentation so the results may be seen very soon after surgery. Full
physical activities are usually permitted within a month after surgery.
Surgical risks may include:
infection, bleeding, nerve and/or muscle damage, slippage and asymmetry.
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What to Expect:
With the patient asleep (general anesthesia) a two to
three inch incision is made between the buttocks in the midline. Through
this incision the buttock muscle (gluteus maximus) is lifted up and a
pocket is made just large enough for the implant. The implant is
inserted into its pocket. The opposite side is then completed. Both
sides are carefully examined in order to assure that the results look
natural and symmetric. Dissolvable stitches placed in the skin incision.
A bandage is placed that provides compression to the buttocks which in
turn helps reduce discomfort and swelling. The person leaves the office
surgical center within an hour or so after the two hour procedure. The
patient may be very uncomfortable the first several days. It is
difficult to turn in any position to get comfortable and it is important
that you relax at let the people from your recovery retreat help you
through the recovery period .
The taped dressing that is applied
during surgery to provide compression and support is usually removed two
to three days following surgery. At this time the patient can take
showers and begin to move around more normally. The results can be seen
immediately but the buttocks look more natural and become more soft as
the muscle stretches during the several months after surgery.
Full activities including gym
work, bicycling, and running can usually be resumed about four weeks
following surgery. It may take up to six or eight months until the
results feel as if they're part of the body and the patient forgets
about them even being there.
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