This is a procedure in which silicone gel prostheses are implanted similar to those implanted in the breast, but of greater strength and cohesiveness, in order to enhance and increase the volume of the gluteus/ buttocks. Usually carried out at both extremities trying to achieve symmetry.
The Gluteus/Buttock augmentation is recommended for patients who have flat buttoms and no projection, especially in view of their profile. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or epidural. It is essential for the introduction of the prosthesis that the gluteus maximus muscle is totally relaxed.
Gluteus/buttock implant prostheses
This is a procedure in which silicone gel prostheses are implanted, but with more strength and cohesiveness, in order to enhance and increase the volume of the buttocks. normally it is carried out at both ends by trying to obtain symmetry.
Who needs a buttock augmentation?
Patients who have a flat buttock and with no projection, especially when in view of their profile. Also those who wish to increase their buttocks for cosmetic reasons.
General or spinal anesthesia. It is essential for the introduction of the prosthesis that muscle gluteus maximus is fully relaxed.
Through an incision in the intergluteal line (between the two buttocks) is accessed to the Mayor gluteus muscle, which is traversed by creating a pocket under it.This gap will host the prosthesis, located in the area where normally a wallet is usually carried in a pair of trousers, so that once introduced, the prosthesis is not a point of support when the patient sits down.
There are two are two prosthesis types: round and almond shaped. The choice of either depends on each case.
The closure of the operation is performed with intradermal suture, leaving a thin scar hidden in the cleft groove.
Duration of intervention.
It’s fast, about an hour.
The patient is given a corset/girdle to wear for the compression of the area and for the immobilization of the prosthesis area, and allows for immediate standing. However, although the patient can walk after the intervention they should rest lying face down or face up, avoiding side positionings so as not to subject tension to the sutures. You can lead a normal life without effort at 48 hours.
What risk is there?
Infection: Its occurrence is rare, because antibiotics are always used to prevent it. The appearance requires in most cases to remove the prosthesis and wait several months before returning to replace it.
Displacement of the prosthesis: Due mainly to the development of a pocket exaggerated.
Suture dehiscence: Due to overwork and stress/tension on the scar, when the patient does not keep the rest advised and necessary.
Frequent questions on Gluteus/Buttock augmentation.
Do you reject the prosthesis?
The prosthesis is not rejected.
Is there a risk of capsule shrink or encapsulation as in breast implants?
There is No danger of encapsulation because of anatomical site/place in which the implant is performed