The buttocks are an area of the body where many people find it almost impossible to enlarge or reshape by weight training or dieting alone. While it might seem this is a new fad due mainly to curvaceous celebrities. It has been the secret of many beauties for decades, even as early as 1970. What has changed is the technique and variety of implants.
A Buttock Implant operation usually takes one and a half hours to complete using a general anaesthetic and normally requires an overnight stay at the hospital. In certain circumstances, our surgeon can perform the operation as a day case.
The method of inserting and positioning your implant will depend on your preferences, anatomy and your expert’s recommendation. The practitioner will place the implant into each buttock area through a single incision overlying the tailbone. Then position the buttock implants to look as natural as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect. The surgeon will create an incision of 2-3 inches between the buttocks in the midline.
The buttock muscle, or gluteus maximus, is lifted up and a pocket is made just large enough for the implant. The implant is inserted into its pocket. Followed by mirroring the process on the opposite side. The surgeon will then examine both sides in order to assure that the results look natural and symmetric *. Then closure of then incisions by using fine, dissolving sutures which will also be taped for better support.
*Whilst we aim for complete symmetry, we cannot always guarantee this.
You may feel tired and sore for a few days. Patients may experience slight swelling and minor bruising. Following the operation, you will have a light dressing in place which will need to keep dry for two weeks. After 2 weeks we remove your dressing to inspect and clean the wound. The scars may be firm and pink for at least six weeks and may remain the same size for several months and it is important to keep in mind that they may take up to two years to fade. You will have follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.
The majority of patients are able to return to work after a week or two. It is advisable not to do anything strenuous and minimise activity for seven to ten days. The average healing period is between three to six weeks.
*Please note that this is an indicated recovery time and healing time. Results, scarring and recovery rates vary from patient to patient and are dependent on a number of factors including expectations, genetics, lifestyle, the extent of surgery, type of surgery, medical history etc.
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