What is buttock augmentation?
Buttock augmentation surgery, is referred to the use of implants to increase the size of your buttocks.
This procedure can:
Increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttock
Improve the balance of your figure
Enhance your self-image and self-confidence
Buttock augmentation surgery is right for someone who does not like the shape of their buttock or is looking to balance their body.
Buttock augmentation candidates
Buttock augmentation is a very personal procedure and you should do it for yourself, not for someone else.
It is a good option if:
You are physically healthy
You have realistic expectations
You are bothered by the feeling that your buttock is too small
You are unhappy with the roundness or general shape of your buttock
Buttock augmentation recovery
After buttock augmentation surgery you will be taken into a recovery area to be closely monitored.You may be permitted to go home after a few hours. Before leaving, you will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your buttocks following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
You will be instructed to wear a support garment "around the clock" following your surgery. Your surgeon will tell you how long you need to wear the garment and if there are any other garments that you may have to wear during your recovery.
Each buttock augmentation procedure has specific steps that you need to take to ensure a healthy recovery and good results:
You will need to wear a support garment for approximately two to three weeks after your procedure. This will help the skin redrape properly and provide support to the augmented buttocks. Final results are noticeable three months after surgery. At this point, most of the swelling will be gone and the implants will be settled in their normal position.
What happens during buttock augmentation surgery?
Step 1 - An incision will be made. The incision can be made toward the top on both sides of the upper buttock, toward the bottom in both of the gluteal creases (the areas where your "cheeks" meets the top of the thighs), incisions between both cheeks (hidden in the crease) or with one incision placed down the center of the sacrum, or the crease between the buttocks. The length of the incision and scar is directly related to the affected areas
.Step 2 - Implant placementA silicone implant specially made for the buttocks is inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side.The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, your body type, and your surgeon's recommendations.
Step 3 - Closing the incisionsIncisions are closed with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
Step 4 - See the resultsThe results of buttock augmentation are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover and realize the fulfillment of your goal for fuller buttock. Results of this surgery are permanent.
Preparing for buttock augmentation surgery
Prior to buttock augmentation surgery, you may be asked to:
Get a blood test
Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs as they can increase bleeding
Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.
It's very important to understand all aspects of your buttock augmentation surgery. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.