What are buttock implants?
The FDA has approved the use of solid and semi-solid silicone implants for buttock augmentation surgery. Buttocks implants are soft, but much stronger than breast implants. They are solid, so they can’t leak. Depending on your figure and your desire, Dr. Agha will work with you to select an appropriate implant size.
What is involved in buttock implants surgery?
The incision is 2-3 inches, and is hidden in the crease between the buttocks. There are two options for buttock implant placement. Buttock implants can be placed either within the buttock muscle (intra-muscular) or over the muscle but under the muscle connective tissue cover (sub-fascial). The intra-muscular approach is most suitable for those who need more fullness in the upper half of the buttocks. For those who need more fullness in the lower half of their buttocks, Dr. Agha usually recommends sub-fascial placement. In this approach, the buttock implant is placed between the main buttock muscle and its overlying strong covering tissue (fascia). This space is larger than the space inside the muscle, so a larger buttock implant can be used with this technique.
What type of anesthesia is used for buttock implants surgery?
Buttock implants surgery will require general anesthesia for optimal placement of the implants in an intra-muscular or sub-fascial plane.
How long does buttock implants surgery take?
Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Agha usually takes about 3 hours to complete buttock implants augmentation. As with other cosmetic surgery procedures, buttock augmentation is highly individualized.
What happens after my buttock implants surgery?
Because, the buttock implant incision is located in the buttock crease, it needs to be meticulously cleaned in the shower on a daily basis and every time after bowel movements for the first two weeks. The first two weeks after surgery, you are not allowed to sit on your buttock implants for more than a few minutes at a time. Driving is not permitted during this period. From the third to six weeks onwards, you can sit on soft pillows and cushions.
Buttock implants versus Brazilian butt lift?
In comparison to buttock implants, Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery is considered the best way to achieve the most natural result for buttock augmentation. Buttock implants have a higher rate of complications because an artificial silicone implant doesn’t incorporate into your normal tissues the way a fat graft can.