Buttocks Implants (Gluteal Implants) - ISAPS

Buttocks Implants

Improve the appearance of the gluteal area (buttocks).

Procedure

Buttocks implants, also called gluteal implants, improves the size and appearance of the buttocks by placing silicone implants under, in between or above the gluteal muscle producing a cosmetic enhancement.

Length

Approximately one and a half hours.

Anesthesia

General anesthesia or epidural blockage is used.

Inpatient/Outpatient

Either, depending on the patient and doctor decision.

Possible Side Effects

Mild to moderate temporary discomfort, mild swelling or bruising.

Risks

The implant may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems including: implant rupture, formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contraction), which may cause the gluteus to feel tight or hard, bleeding, infection and implant misplacement.

Recovery

Patients must sit as little as possible for the first 72 hours after surgery and should lie face down or stand up most of the time. They can start sitting down but putting their weight on the back of their thighs rather than on their gluteal area. Some doctors may recommend special devices for sitting down for the first 10 to 15 days after surgery. The patient should wear a tight garment on the gluteal area and should not do any exercise or lift weight for several weeks. The patient should not consume alcohol after surgery. Alcohol consumption may be resumed after three weeks. Bruising and swelling should be gone after several weeks.

Results

The outcome varies from patient to patient; however, the overall effect is the enhancement of the gluteus (buttocks) size for an improved appearance.

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