Buttock augmentation is an aesthetic surgical procedure designed to add volume and contour to your buttocks.
The most common indications
The usual indications for buttock implants are buttocks that are not sufficiently rounded (flat buttocks), hemiplegia, or significant weight loss.
Before the procedure
Like breast implants, buttock implants come in a silicone sleeve but differ from breast implants by the thickness of their sleeve and a much firmer gel because of the greater physical strain they are exposed to.
There are three types of implants: round, anatomical and biconvex. Depending on the patient’s wishes and the examination performed by the surgeon, he will determine the type and size of the implants.
Average duration: 2 hours.
The implants are inserted via one or two incisions of 5 to 6 cm in length, made in the gluteal cleft. Once the surgeon has created two correctly sized pockets, he places the implants into the gluteus maximus of each buttock so that they are completely concealed. This intra-muscular technique ensures a stable and natural result. After your surgery, the surgeon will apply a tight-fitting bandage. The surgery can be combined with buttock lipofilling for an even more natural result.
After the procedure
The direct postoperative effects are quite painful and restrictive, especially during the first 3 days after surgery. You will need to lie on your stomach and are not allowed to sleep on your back or sit down for 15 days. However, after 48 hours you can sit on the edge of a chair or bed, resting on the ischia.
In view of the area operated on, postoperative care is particularly important. The wounds will need to be showered and disinfected on a daily basis. You will have to wear a compression garment or panty girdle for one week. Work can be resumed after 2 weeks; light physical exercise (other than cycling, abdominal and gluteal exercises) can be considered one month after surgery.