Buttocks Augmentation with Implant
Gluteal implants, or commonly referred to as buttock or butt implants, are either a soft or solid silicone block or silicone shell containing cohesive silicone gel. Both types of implant are safe. They do not cause any allergic or toxic reaction to the body, can be sterilized, do not induce any soft tissue disease or malignant transformation, and can be removed easily when indicated. These implants are often used for augmentation or enlargement surgery of the buttock region and occasionally for gluteal reconstruction in treatment of asymmetry. Implants are placed in a pocket created either beneath the fascial covering of the gluteal muscle or within the muscle. Both implantation sites are well tolerated by the body and have very predictable and pleasing outcome or result.
The procedure is done under general anesthesia or regional depending on the area involve. This is done in an outpatient or hospital facility. It is best to for patients to be admitted for a day or two so that so that patients may rest immediately after surgery.
After the procedure, patients will have pressure dressing or garment at the treated area to help control the swelling. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these conditions are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.
For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.