Buttock implant surgery, like breast implant surgery, places artificial implants in-between gluteal muscle to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. However, this surgery doesn’t aim to widen the hips.
Buttock implant surgery
During the surgery, implants are placed through an incision made either where the cheeks meet the back of the thigh or in the buttock crease (where scars are not as noticeable). The surgeon then creates a pocket large enough to place the implants. Your surgeon will advise you on the most suitable procedure for you. Once placed, the surgeon confirms that each cheek is symmetrical and looks natural. The incisions are closed and a compression garment is applied.
General anesthesia - discussed with your surgeon
Before surgery, please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription). To eliminate the chance of post-op bleeding, you should avoid aspirin and blood thinning medication such as Brufen for 2 weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 1-2 months before surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to anesthetic and slow down the healing process. Patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery.
Buttock implants will have a moderate amount of post-operative discomfort and will feel very tight right after surgery. Take your pain medications as needed. Significant swelling will occur in the first few days making your buttock feel even tighter. There will be a taped dressing / bandages on your lower back to cover the incision. The tapes are to be left in place to serve both as a dressing and reinforcement of the incision. You will probably be able to resume exercise and normal physical activities within a month or two after any residual soreness has subsided. While you still have butt implants, please avoid puncture or injection in the butt area.