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  • What is Butt Augmentation?

    Butt augmentation involves the surgical insertion of silicon implants into a patient’s buttocks to create a larger, shapelier, and more sensuous rear end. Patients who have underdeveloped buttocks can achieve a more proportionate figure with butt implants. Women who wish to achieve an “hour glass” figure or are unhappy with the size of their buttocks can benefit from female butt implants. Men likewise with flat or poorly developed buttocks can enhance the shape of the area with male butt implants. Many butt augmentation patients say that their clothes fit better, they feel more attractive, and their confidence levels have improved.

  • Results of Butt Augmentation

    Buttock enhancement using butt implants has proven effective in enhancing the size and shape of patients’ rear ends. Men and women who are unhappy with the size of their buttocks benefit from increased volume. Patients who feel their buttocks lack shape can be given a more prominent, sensuous backside. Additionally, butt implants offer two significant advantages over buttock enhancement using fat injections:

    1. Butt implants allow for buttock augmentation in patients with little or no fat deposits available for donation sites.
    2. Butt implants carry no risk of fat reabsorption, a side effect of some fat injection buttock enhancements.

    Male and female butt implants have been shown to be both safe and effective. When coupled with other body contouring procedures such as liposuction, buttock augmentation patients can achieve dramatic aesthetic improvement.

  • Candidates for Butt Augmentation

    Butt augmentation candidates are typically at least 18 years of age and in good physical health. Patients should be psychologically stable and aware that butt implants are intended for aesthetic improvement, not perfection.

  • Your Consultation

    RVB will provide you with preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam to determine your fitness for surgery.

    In advance of your procedure, RVB will ask you to:

    • Stop smoking at least six weeks before undergoing surgery to promote better healing.
    • Avoid taking aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory drugs, and some herbal medications that can cause increased bleeding.
    • Regardless of the type of surgery to be performed, hydration is very important before and after surgery for safe recovery.
  • The Butt Augmentation Procedure

    Buttock augmentation is an outpatient procedure that takes about two hours to perform. If liposuction is being done, then it may take an additional half hour.You must be placed face down for the operation. A 5 to 6 cm (about ¼ inch) vertical incision is made in the well-hidden buttock center crease, the sacrum. The dissection continues on either side of the sacrum until the buttock muscle is reached. At this point, the muscle is incised and with careful dissection, a pocket is created for the implant within the muscle. Surprisingly, there is very little bleeding. The implants are inserted into the newly created pockets and the muscle closed over the implants. The midline incision is then closed in layers. If liposuction is going to be done, it is performed through separate incisions.

  • Risk

    As is the case with virtually any surgical procedure, buttock augmentation does carry the risk of complications. Although rare, bleeding or nerve and muscle damage may occur. Butt implants could also shift and cause the buttocks to be asymmetrical; however, male and female butt implants are placed above the “sitting area” to reduce the risk of shifting. Patients may experience adverse reaction to the anesthesia. The buttock augmentation procedure stretches tissues and may cause pain, particularly when placed beneath the muscle. This pain can be managed with medication and should improve with time. Infection, especially when implants are placed through a buttock crease incision, is a risk that must be closely monitored. Your surgeon will provide postoperative instructions on how to keep your incision site clean. Implant rupture is a very rare occurrence.

  • Recovery

    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 more comfortably.

    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.

FAQs

  • 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.