Buttocks Augmentation (GLUTEOPLASTY)
Buttock implants, also known as gluteal augmentation, gluteal implants or gluteoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to add fullness and projection to the under projected or flat buttock area.
The definition and contour of the buttocks is due to the size and shape of the surrounding tissues. Frequently, liposculpture of any combination of the hips, waist, low back and upper thighs is done simultaneously with buttock implants to enhance the shape and contour of the buttocks.
An ideal candidate for buttock implants (gluteoplasty) is a man or woman dissatisfied with the under projection or flat appearance of their buttocks who is free of any complicating pre-existing medical conditions including heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin/connective tissue disorders, etc.
This procedure involves inserting a soft, high grade, solid silicone, implant into the muscular space of the buttock area. These implants can be round or oval and come in a variety of sizes. A consultation and physical exam is needed to determine the appropriate size and shape for individuals.
The butt implant procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art outpatient facility in Miami under general anesthesia. This surgical procedure takes approximately one and one-half to two hours to perform. Liposculpture and/or lifting procedures can add an additional one to three hours or longer.
A 5 to 7 cm incision is made vertically in the midline between the upper aspects of the buttocks. A “pocket” or space is created under each gluteal muscle of the buttocks corresponding to the plan outlined on the skin. The implants are then inserted. The incision is closed with sutures below the level of the skin to avoid cross hatching and suture marks.
At the conclusion of surgery, a light dressing and an elastic compression garment is applied over the surgical areas.
Butt Implant Recovery
After surgery, patients will experience some swelling and soreness/pain around the surgical area. The uncomfortable part of recovery lasts seven to ten days, and pain is controlled with oral medications. The patient will remain on their stomach and sides for the first 48 hours.
Compression garments are worn for two to three weeks. Routine activities may resume at two weeks and exercise started at 8 weeks post-op. Recovery and healing will vary from patient to patient and depends on the extent of surgery.
• Natural look. The implant is covered by muscle; it is not visible, and cannot be found by touch.
• Deeper placement and the hardness of the implant eliminate rupture
• No secondary infections caused by implant rupture
• Prevention of seroma (accumulation of fluid in the implant – potentially dangerous and unpleasant to the eye.). Special surgical drains rid the body of fluid, if any is accumulated