For every 16 Americans, you see on the streets at least one of them has had plastic surgery. This is per a survey conducted in 2015 by the Washington Post. With advances in technology, better equipment has been invented producing even better results. Consequently, women and men alike are now even more receptive to plastic surgery either for medical or cosmetic purposes. In their quest to enhance their looks and look more feminine, women get buttock implant surgery. Here’s more about buttock implants that you should know.
Buttock implant surgery is also scientifically known as gluteoplasty which refers to the procedure performed on the buttocks to correct deformities or enhance the look of the gluteal region. The buttock implants procedure can be performed in one of two ways:
Buttock implant surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done medically to correct congenital defects, traumatic defects among other deformities. On the other hand, the surgical procedure can be done for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons to improve the contouring of the buttock area. Buttock implant surgery is a procedure mainly performed on female patients, however, over recent years, male patients have emerged wanting to have the procedure done as well.
Before you get into the operating room, the surgeon has to initially conduct some checks on his or her patient.
In the operating room, the surgeon begins by placing the patient under general anesthesia. He or she then carefully makes the incisions which can either be across the top where the two buttock cheeks meet or across the bottom of each buttock below the crease. Thereafter, the surgeon inserts the special silicone implants made for the buttock implants surgery. He or she places the implants above the gluteal muscle under the skin on each side of the buttock. Finally, the surgeon seals the incisions with surgical tape, skin adhesive or layered sutures.
Recovery and healing
The buttock implants surgery is often done on an outpatient basis where the patient is sent home after a few hours of observation. The surgeon often places tubes under the skin in the surgical area to drain any fluids or blood expected to come out as healing advances. In addition, the patient is wrapped with compression garments which he or she is advised to wear constantly as they heal until the doctor says it is ok to remove. Within 3 weeks to 4 weeks, the side effects of the surgery will have died down and you are allowed to return to your normal schedule as healing continues. If during healing you happen to experience shortness of breath, chest pains or strong heartbeats, it is advisable to go back to your surgeon immediately for further treatment. The table below illustrates side effects, dos and don’ts for the patient after having buttock implant surgery.
Costs vary from patient to patient depending on specifications of how they want their surgery done and whether or not they will be having combination surgeries at the same time as the buttock implant surgery.
A perk that comes with having buttock implants surgery, you don’t have to wait for weeks or even months to see results. The patient is immediately able to see a significant difference in his or her before and after images. Even better, the results improve with time and the scarring fades away with time.
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