What Is A Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock Augmentation surgery is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance and contour the buttocks to compliment a patient’s body size and shape. When diet and exercise fail to provide the desired look, buttock augmentation is a good solution.
Who Is A Candidate For A Buttock Augmentation?
Women or men who lack fat in their buttocks or who have disproportionate gluteal muscles are candidates for this procedure. To minimize the risk of complication, it is recommended that the patient is not significantly overweight and is in good health. Smoking contributes to complications, so it is advised that the patient quits smoking at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
About The Procedure
There are two types of buttock augmentations. Both procedures are administered under general anesthesia and take approximately two hours to perform.
Buttock Fat Transfer
The most common type of buttock augmentation is the buttock fat transfer. Fat cells from another part of the body, most commonly the abdomen, hips, back or thighs, are delicately removed using a gentle liposuction technique. These fat cells are then inserted into layers of the buttocks through a small incision made in the crease between the upper leg and the buttock.
Compact silicone implants are used when extra fat is unavailable elsewhere on the body. Small incisions are made in the crease between the upper leg and the buttock near the rectum. The implants are inserted and adjusted to achieve natural looking results.
Your surgeon will discuss which procedure method is right for you.
About The Procedure
Compression garments are to be worn for 1-2 weeks following your procedure. Post operative massage and ultrasound treatments are recommend for optimal results. Most patients are able to return to work within 3-5 days and are able to resume normal activities and exercise after two weeks. Final results will be visible 6-8 weeks following your procedure.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of complication. Heavy smokers, patients who are overweight and patients with diabetes and/or other health problems are more susceptible to complications. Risks inherent to the use of general anesthesia include nausea, vomiting, sore throat, fatigue, headache and muscle soreness. In very rare cases, the use of general anesthesia may cause blood pressure problems, allergic reaction, heart attack or stroke.
Risks associated with buttock augmentation include bleeding, infection, hematoma (collection of blood in a tissue), seroma (collection of serum in a tissue), numbness, scarring or asymmetry. In extremely rare cases, the body may reject the implant and require additional surgery for removal.