When is it justified?
The shape of your backside heavily depends on your genetics, and if it is not shapely by default, it is almost impossible to tone it even by targeted exercise. Making your buttocks rounder can be hindered by sagging skin after a serious weight loss, and the ensuing “space” in the area can be only filled by an enormous amount of muscle that is hard to gain. Buttock augmentation solves these problems by the insertion of implants. Our plastic surgeon examines you during a preliminary consultation and shows you his reference works to illustrate the expected best outcome.
Before the surgery, you have to undergo a complete and throughout screening. To make the process more comfortable for you, we perform all the necessary screenings at our Institute in the same place and time. Besides laboratory tests, our surgeon might recommend you to have an ECG examination and an ultrasound screening. You also have to have a consultation with the anesthesiologist before the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will also inform you about the advised temporary adjustments in your lifestyle to speed up your recovery.
The course of the intervention
The surgery is performed in anesthesia. First, incisions are made between the buttocks to hide the ensuing scars then the implants and surgical drains are inserted into the area. If it is necessary for gaining the perfect shape, vacuum liposuction is also performed. The absorbable sutures we use will spare you the unpleasantness of having the stitches removed. The complete intervention takes 1-2 hours.
Recovery and aftercare
After the intervention you spend one night in our hospital where you can relax in a calm and exclusive environment. In the morning following your buttock augmentation, our specialist puts waterproof bandages over your scars that allow you to have a shower without having to worry about them. We provide you with the special garment that you will have to wear for 4 weeks. It is important to avoid any strenuous physical activity for the first two weeks (including long walks), and to sleep lying on your stomach. Even after this period, return to your previous lifestyle gradually, but 3 weeks after the surgery some light exercise is allowed. It is not recommended to visit a tanning salon or sauna for two months. Patients are often concerned about whether it will be uncomfortable to remain in a sitting position after the augmentation. It is important to note that the implants are not positioned directly under the area you sit on, but rather above it, thus they do not cause any inconvenience either while sitting or moving. Your control examinations will be scheduled for the 5th (this is the occasion when the drains are removed), 10th and 17th days after the intervention, and two additional ones during week 6 and 12. Your visible scars will disappear in approximately 6 months, and the skin-deep scars will heal in 2 years.
The risk of complications is very low, but if there is any, it can only be wound infection, whey and blood accumulation or a keloid scar.