Are The Best Candidates?
An area of the body not easily enlarged, shaped by
weight training or diet is the buttocks region. Individuals that wish
to enlarge, lift, and shape the buttock mounds, have a variety of different
size and shape buttock implants from which to choose. The decision for
the shape and size of the implants is made depending on each persons
individual desires and on their general body build. Buttock implants
are very soft, SOLID SILICONE implants and are completely unlike
breast implants, which are soft, FLUID-FILLED sacks.
Generally, anyone in average physical condition or good health can be
a candidate for buttock implant (augmentation) surgery.
& After Photos of Butt Implants
|Butt Implant Before and After photos
below by Dr. Chugay
Before Butt Implants
After Butt Implants
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the Procedure and Recovery Time:
Placed into each buttock area through a single incision
overlying the tailbone, butt implants are positioned to look as natural
as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect.
Since this is an area of the body that is required for walking, sitting,
and so many other movements, patients might experience greater pain
during the recovery period than other common cosmetic surgery procedures
and the recovery time is usually longer. Pain medications typically
are prescribed to help with the discomfort, but after approximately
5-7 days the patient is able to be up and about; moving, walking, and
sitting more comfortably.
There is generally very little swelling and bruising after buttock augmentation
so the results may be seen very soon after surgery. Full physical activities
are usually permitted within a month after surgery.
Surgical risks may include: infection,
bleeding, nerve and/or muscle damage, slippage and asymmetry.
What to Expect:
With the patient asleep (general anesthesia) a two
to three inch incision is made between the buttocks in the midline.
Through this incision the buttock muscle (gluteus maximus) is lifted
up and a pocket is made just large enough for the implant. The implant
is inserted into its pocket. The opposite side is then completed. Both
sides are carefully examined in order to assure that the results look
natural and symmetric. Dissolvable stitches placed in the skin incision.
A bandage is placed that provides compression to the buttocks which
in turn helps reduce discomfort and swelling. The person leaves the
office surgical center within an hour or so after the two-hour procedure.
The patient may be very uncomfortable the first several days. It is
difficult to turn in any position to get comfortable and it is important
that someone be with the person at least overnight and probably for
the next several days just to help get out of bed, prepare meals, etc.
The taped dressing that is applied during surgery to provide
compression and support is usually removed two to three days following
surgery. At this time the patient can take showers and begin to move
around more normally. The results can be seen immediately but the buttocks
look more natural and become more soft as the muscle stretches during
the several months after surgery.
Full activities including gym work, bicycling, and
running can usually be resumed about four weeks following surgery. It
may take up to six or eight months until the results feel as if they're
part of the body and the patient forgets about them even being there.
Costs and Financing Information:
See our Costs &
Financing page for more information.
to Ask Before Choosing your Surgeon:
So you've finally decided to get the buttock
augmentation you've been thinking about for some time. The only thing
to do now… is to find the right surgeon who can assure you'll
receive the best success without any problems.
To begin, it's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to realize that
not all surgeons perform butt implants. The fact is… very, very
few perform this difficult procedure on A REGULAR BASIS.
True, many surgeons will say they perform buttock
implants. Many will even say they do them regularly. But, the key is
to find someone fully qualified, that performs the procedure AT LEAST
4-5 TIMES PER MONTH. That means, the surgeon you choose, should average
approximately one every week.
Why is this SO IMPORTANT?
Because buttock augmentation is a difficult operation…
more so, than most people realize. Here's why
1) Due to the stress placed on the buttock region
of the human body during sitting, walking, running, and other daily
activities, any implant placed in this area will be subjected to radical
and often intensive movement. One only needs to think about how many
times they sit, during an average day, with the full weight of their
body on the implant and surrounding tissue, to understand this. Thus,
the likelihood of an implant shifting or moving after surgery, is
greater than most other implant procedures.
Needless to say, having one's butt end up on their
hip won't generally result in the aesthetic 'look' one usually desires.
The bottom line, is that it's critical to have the expertisegained
from performing many buttock implant proceduresto successfully
pick the proper area of the gluteal muscle within the fascia, the
implant pocket, so that the buttock implant is assured of not shifting
out of place… and over time, it eventually becomes an integral
part of the muscle. This knowledge is ONLY GAINED by performing this
2) Another extremely important considerationone
that every patient needs to be aware ofis the primary reason
WHY they're having the surgery even performed… the final results.
How they'll look AFTER the operation is completed.
Again, you should realize that butt implants are solid,
silicone prosthetic devices. So, they must usually be carved, or shaped,
before insertion. So, having the expertise to properly shape the implant,
a process where the surgeon artfully sculpts the solid silicone device
with a scalpel before insertion, so it appears natural yet enhancing,
for each individual body type... is very critical.
There's nothing more eye-catching after surgery,
than a poorly sculpted buttock implant
one that somehow seems
oddly fit for the individual's body type.
Our surgeon's artistic abilities are evident in most
everything they do. Their aesthetic style in sculpting the buttock
implants for each individual's body type has been gained from years
of expertise, only developed by having done so many procedures.
3) Perhaps the most important consideration during
your selection process… is the issue dealing with likelihood
Simply stated, buttock implants are placed, after a
moderate-sized incision, in an area of the body where there is a much
higher chance of bacterial infection. It goes without saying that
no matter who you are, the proximity of any surgical procedure to
the rectal area, is one where severe infection can occur.
THIS ASPECT OF THE PROCEDURE SHOULD NOT EVER BE DISCOUNTED
LIGHTLY AS SOMETHING THAT WON'T OCCUR. IF A PROSPECTIVE SURGEON TELLS
YOU THAT THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY THEM
FROM YOUR SELECTION PROCESS.
The fact is, if the surgeon you're about to select hasn't
performed buttock augmentation on a regular basis, you will more than
likely subject yourself to an increased risk of severe infection. And,
In some cases, infection requires that the implants be removed during
an emergency procedure… one that can leave you in extreme pain,
for a long, long time. Bear in mind, that, as was stated earlier, buttock
implants are subjected to the full weight of your body, when sitting,
or even walking. Multiple surgeries in this area, with the added stress
of supporting body weight, can add to pain and disfigurement. ANY infection
in this area will make you wish you hadn't taken a chance on a surgeon
that DIDN'T HAVE THE SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD of performing hundreds
of these procedures. Furthermore, removal of the implants due to infection
will usually leave you with scarring and complications.
HERE ARE A FEW CRITICAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR
PROSPECTIVE SURGEON BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON HAVING BUTT AUGMENTATION:
- How many buttock implants did the surgeon you are considering
do last month? How many last week? How many in the last three months?
Just remember, buttock implant procedures require that the surgeon
isn't merely a 'visitor' to this type of surgery...but, someone who
is a 'regular'.
- Ask the surgeon if you can speak with his most recent
few buttock implant patients. Most surgeons who perform this difficult
procedure regularly won't have a problem letting you speak with their
- Ask him if he's ever had any complications from implant
shifting, or infection. A poor decision, based on cost, or lack of
experience can come back to haunt you, the next time you attempt to
Page Update: July 6, 2010