Gluteal Implants

What is this?

Buttocks 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.

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.

Duration

 

Approximately one and a half hour.

Anesthesia

 

General or Epidural Anesthesia may be chosen.

 

Hospitalization

 

Will depend on doctor´s or patient´s decision.

 

Possible Side Effects

 

Temporary discomfort due to slight to moderate bruising and swelling.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Results

 

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