This procedure is designed to enhance the size of the buttocks. Buttock
augmentation can be done by using silicone implants or fat from a personâ€™s
body, known as fat transfer. Patients who desire buttocks augmentation
generally lack fat in this area, or are unable to develop proportionate
About 2 to 3 hours.
Patients must avoid sitting on the buttocks while healing from surgery.
With so much stress regularly placed on this area, patients may experience
great pain during the recovery period.
Pain, bruising and some discomfort may occur. Buttock implant patients
will not be able to lie on their backs for about 2 weeks. Most surgeons
recommend wearing a compression garment to hold down swelling. Back
to work: 2 weeks.
Bleeding, infection, nerve and muscle damage. Implants can shift and
make one buttock different than the other. Other risks include adverse
reaction to anesthesia, and the need for a second, or sometimes third,
procedure. Risks of infection are higher when incisions are made near
the rectal area.
A surgeon places the patient on his or her stomach, makes incisions
where the buttock meet the upper leg or in the crease near the anus.
A pocket is created in the buttocks, where the doctor shapes the implant
to the patientâ€™s body, or inserts the fat tissue.