Many men and women are self-conscious about the size and shape of their buttocks and find that a strict exercise routine does little to improve the muscle tone and shape. Buttock Augmentation is performed to enhance the shape of the buttocks and give a fuller shape.
Buttock Augmentation (Buttock Implants)
The Buttock Augmentation procedure
Placed into each buttock area through a single incision overlying the tailbone, buttock implants are positioned to look as natural as possible for the optimal cosmetic effect. A two to three inch incision is made between the buttocks in the midline.
The buttock muscle, or gluteus maximus, is lifted up and a pocket is made just large enough for the implant. The implant is inserted into its pocket. The opposite side is then completed. Both sides are carefully examined in order to assure that the results look natural and symmetric. The incisions are then closed by using fine, dissolving sutures which will also be taped for better support.
It is normal to feel tired and sore for a few days and slight swelling and bruising will occur. Following the operation you will have a light dressing in place which will need to be kept dry for two weeks. After 2 weeks your dressing will be removed and the wound inspected and lightly cleaned. The scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks and may remain the same size for several months and it is important to keep in mind that they may take up to two years to fade. Most patients are able to go back to work after a week or two. The average recovery time is between three to six weeks.