HOW LONG DOES BUTTOCK IMPLANT SURGERY TAKE?
It generally depends on the type and extent of the procedure. Whether you're having buttock implants with or without liposculpture, each procedure usually takes between two to three hours.
IF I’M VISITING FROM OUT-OF-TOWN, HOW LONG SHOULD I REMAIN AFTER SURGERY BEFORE DEPARTING?
With any type of implant surgery, you should allow 1-2 days for your recovery after surgery. Your surgeon will advise you if there is a change in this waiting period.
WHERE WILL THE OPERATION BE PERFORMED?
Most operations are performed at an Outpatient Surgery Center. Surgeons have their own facilities and usually hospital privileges as well, meaning they have an association with a nearby hospital, if needed.
WHAT TESTS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE MY SURGERY?
All patients undergoing general anesthesia will require basic blood and urine tests as well as a pregnancy test for women. Your surgeon will advise you accordingly during your consultation.
WILL IT HURT?
During the procedure, our anesthesia staff will assure that you're comfortable and will feel no pain. In every instance, you'll be asleep throughout the entire procedure. This will be discussed with you in detail during the initial consultation. After surgery, any pain or discomfort you may experience will be controlled through medication and will usually subside within a matter of days.
HOW SOON CAN I GET BACK TO WORK?
It depends greatly on the specific procedure, and the individual. Some patients tolerate surgical procedures better than others. But, on average most patients are back to work within a week, or ten days. Your surgeon will advise you of the time you’ll need and can give you guidance in the amount of time you’ll be away from your workplace. If complications arise, additional time away from work may be required.
HOW LONG WILL IT BE BEFORE I CAN EXPECT A FINAL RESULT?
This varies with the type of procedure performed. It also depends on the individual. Some people bruise easily, while others don't. Generally there will be swelling and some bruising after surgery. Both will usually disappear over a week or two. The final optimal result can usually be appreciated a few months after surgery. At first, you may feel uncomfortable after buttock implant surgery,and will be advised to not sit until the sutures have time to heal. In most cases, you’ll have to rest on your stomach side to let the region heal. After a week (approximately), you’ll be able to sit comfortably again, but it may seem to you at first as though you’re sitting on a wallet, or padding. This is the feeling one gets in the upper region of the buttock, although this isn't the load-bearing region when one sits. The buttock implant is generally placed much higher in the gluteal pocket, while the upper back of the thighs are the area where most of the weight from sitting is distributed, so, it is unlikely that you’ll ever actually “sit” on the implant itself. As well, you may have to wear a compression pad (elastic wrap) if you have additional liposculpture done, in conjunction with the implant procedure. In these instances, you’ll have to wear this garment for a week or two.
WHO WILL BE MY SURGEON?
In every case, the surgeon you choose will be the doctor you'll first meet during your initial consultation. He will also be the same surgeon who will perform your surgery, look after you and provide all of your post-operative care, including emergency care if required.
WILL THERE BE SCARS?
Yes, but they probably won't be noticeable. Your surgeon will make every effort to keep incisions as minimal as possible and try to hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. The scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS?
As with any operation there are certain risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring. Although these events are usually infrequent, they sometimes can occur. These will be discussed with you during the consultation for your procedure. Other complications can include, capsular contracture, or loss of some sensation in the region. Capsular contracture is a condition that can occur when fibrosis of connective tissue forms around the capsule (the implant body), causing hardness, definitive implant edges that can be seen or restrict movement. Capsular contracture occurs infrequently, but in severe cases, where the capsule fiber can’t be broken externally, can result in the removal, and/or replacement of the implant.