Buttock implants (or buttock prostheses) make flat buttocks look more rounded and sculpt the curve of the hollow under the hip. The technique of buttock prosthesis placement results in a very natural look.
Indications Flat buttocks
This happens most often due to the person’s natural shape. Flat buttocks are most often congenital in origin and linked to a person’s body type.
This defect affects both sexes but it is more unsightly in a woman than in a man, mainly for cultural reasons. A woman with round buttocks is considered more feminine and attractive. There is also an injustice related to birth. If a man builds up muscle, he can have an acceptable rounded shape while a woman, even a muscular woman, will have toned but still flat buttocks. It will therefore be necessary to make them more rounded at the top to give them volume.
More often than not, we associate hip liposuction with a buttock implant to better enhance the resulting shape.
How the buttock implant procedure works
Buttock surgery is performed under general anaesthetic with one to two nights hospitalization and lasting approximately one hour.
The implants are filled with a cohesive silicone gel that makes them very resistant. The surgeon chooses the size and shape of the prosthesis taking into account the original appearance of the patient's buttocks. There are prostheses of all shapes - round, oval, biconvex or oblong - and sizes, with an average volume ranging from 250 to 350 cubic centimetres.
The current buttock surgery technique was developed by a Brazilian surgeon, Dr Raul Gonzalez. Inserted inside the gluteus maximus muscle, the buttock implant is not visible under the skin and is not likely to move.
The surgeon makes an incision of about six centimetres vertically in the buttock fold. The scar is therefore completely invisible. He then inserts the prostheses into a space made by the detachment of the buttock muscle and located in the upper half of the buttocks. He then stitches the deep layers and the skin with absorbable sutures. Finally, he applies a modelling dressing with elastic bands.
After effects of buttock surgery
The pain will be relatively severe for eight to ten days. The surgeon lifts the gluteus maximus muscle to insert the prosthesis and it is this manipulation that causes pain after the placement of gluteal implants. There will also be swelling and bruising for about ten days. Normal activities can be resumed after about a month.
Particular attention is paid to pain management. In the recovery room, when the anaesthetic wears off, analgesics of different strengths are provided intravenously. Once the patient is back in the room, the nursing staff regularly assesses the severity of the pain to increase the analgesic dosage or not. The patient spends two nights in the clinic and is monitored as closely as possible in the first few days, which are usually the most painful.
Once you return home, you should avoid any pressure on your buttocks for six weeks. In particular, it is not advisable to sleep on your back, bend over or lift objects. The patient should preferably sit upright. It is also a good idea to have home help for daily activities such as shopping, climbing stairs, washing, etc.
Once this delicate step is over, the patient will be very happy with the results and will quickly forget the discomfort of the first few days.
Results: Buttock augmentation
Results are immediately visible but become permanent after 2 to 3 months, the time it takes for the buttocks to soften and the prostheses to stabilize. The sensitivity of the buttocks is preserved. The implants can be worn for life.
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