Occasionally, an individual may feel unsatisfied with the way their body looks, and in particular, their buttocks. Despite exercising, they can’t build the mass they are looking for. In these circumstances, they may seek surgical assistance in the form of a buttock augmentation.
- Who Undergoes This Procedure? – Often, the individuals who choose to have a buttock augmentation are those who feel their bodies are disproportionate. They may also be people who are just looking to lift, enlarge, and shape their rear.
- Implant Information – The implants used for a buttock augmentation are made from a silicone polymer. They are solid, as opposed to the softer more traditional implants one may think of. When they are placed, they are positioned above the general sitting area to enhance the overall cosmetic effect and are never actually sat on.
- Procedure – When the surgery begins, you may be placed under sedation, or a general anesthetic will be used. The implant may be placed between the fascia and muscle, intra-muscularly, or through an incision where the cheek of the buttock meets the top of the back of the thigh. From here, a pocket will be made that is large enough to contain the implant. Once the implants are inserted, the surgeon will check for symmetry. When they are confident with the results, they will close the incision with stitches and wrap the buttocks with a compression bandage to reduce pain and swelling.
- Recovery – The first few days will likely be uncomfortable, and it is recommended that someone stay with you for the first day or so to help you with getting in and out of bed, making meals, and general household tasks. It is important to contact your surgeon’s office with any concerns you have for the first couple days after surgery to ensure there are no complications. The taped bandages over the incision are removed a few days post-surgery, allowing you to have more freedom of movement and shower. Swelling and bruising can be treated with cold compresses and prescribed pain medication. It will take approximately two weeks for you to get back to a reasonable activity level, and during this time you will need to sleep on your stomach. After eight weeks, you can resume activities such as running and exercising at the gym. Despite the ability to return to your regular lifestyle, it may take six to eight months before everything begins to feel back to normal. Your buttocks will also continue to appear more normal as the muscle stretches and heals in the months after surgery.
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If you are interested in a buttock augmentation procedure, contact us now to schedule your free Personal Consultation with a UELC surgeon to discuss what we offer, and what you’re looking to improve. Our specialists can work with you to find the right solution to help you achieve the results you’re after. For more information, visit our FAQ page. We have two locations in Vaughan and Brampton to help serve you better.