Buttock implant (or Gluteal Implant) is an operation that aims to increase the volume of the buttocks. For those who are not happy with the volume/shape of their buttocks, buttock implants can now provide them with the figure they want.
How is buttock implant surgery performed?
The incision is usually made in the buttock crease, where scars are not noticeable. The doctor then creates a pocket large enough to insert the butt implants. The implants can be placed either under the gluteus maximus muscle or on top of the muscle. After performing the same procedure on both the buttocks, the doctor makes sure that they are symmetrical and looks natural and proportionate. He/she then stitches up the incisions.
How long does this surgery take?
Buttock implant surgery usually takes about two to three hours to complete. The length of the procedure varies according to the technique used, the placement of the implants, the patient's anatomy, type of anesthesia used, and whether other procedures will be performed at the same time.
Is butt implant surgery painful?
Buttock implants stretch the tissues, and can be painful. This is especially true when the implants are placed under the muscle. The pain is greatest within the first 48 hours, but improves with each day. This can be relieved by pain medications. In spite of the initial discomfort, most women report that they are very satisfied with the results of the surgery.
What can I expect after surgery?
You will have a compression garment on after surgery to provide support, which should not be removed for the next two to three weeks following butt implant surgery. It is important to take the medication prescribed to you by your doctor. Someone will need to drive you home, and you may need assistance at home over the next couple of days. Expect to be in bed for the next 24 hours following surgery.
What is the recovery period like?
It is critical that you review post-procedure care with your doctor. Following his/her instructions carefully will help ensure you have a speedy, healthy recovery. Also keep in mind that:
In general, the best candidates for buttock implants are:
The aim of this article is to give you a general information about the surgical intervention in question. You need to make more research about possible complications and risks of this selected procedure in order to make an informed decision. Please note that complications occur more frequently with patients who are obese, smoke, and have a history or lung or other chronic underlying medical conditions.
Smokers are recognized to have a significantly higher risk of post operative wound healing problems with a subsequently higher potential of infection as well as operative and post operative bleeding. Patients should discontinue smoking for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Although it helps to stop smoking before and after surgery, this does not completely eliminate the increased risks resulting from long term smoking. Smoking also has a long term adverse effect on the skin and ageing process.
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