Commonly Discussed Topics Surrounding Buttocks Augmentation
- 01 April 2014
- Dr. Nidal (Nick) Masri
Before we get into specifics, let’s talk about what a buttocks augmentation is and how the procedure is performed. As you would assume, a buttocks augmentation is a surgical procedure used to plump up the behind. The surgery will increase the volume of the buttocks, introducing a more full and round shape
to the overall body contour. A buttocks augmentation is done to add balance to the figure and add the sultry curves you have always wanted.
There are two ways to perform a buttocks augmentation. The traditional procedure uses implants to provide a round, full bottom. More recently, plastic surgeons have begun to use the patient’s own fatty tissue from other body parts as a means of boosting volume. This type of buttocks augmentation is more commonly known as a Brazilian butt lift and uses a process known as fat grafting. In some cases, both implants and fat grafting can be combined in a single procedure.
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What Is Involved in a Buttocks Augmentation
Preparing: You should have a clear idea of the surgery you are about to undergo. Your surgeon should walk you through the preparation several weeks beforehand. If you are a smoker, the instructions may include giving up smoking a few weeks beforehand. Smoking can have a big impact on the results and healing after surgery.
It is important to have the right mindset when preparing for a buttocks augmentation. Your surgeon should provide you with a set of realistic expectations, and you should be 100% certain that the procedure is right for you. If you experience significant apprehension, consider discussing these feelings with your surgeon before going under the knife.
During the Procedure: You will likely have your buttocks augmentation in an outpatient setting. This means that you will probably go home the same day of the surgery provided that there are no complications or indications to stay overnight in the hospital. With this, make sure you are prepared with someone to drive you home. Since the surgery will require general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive for several hours following the procedure due to the associated drowsiness.
Recovery: The full recovery will take several weeks. Initially, you should expect to be sore. There are special techniques for sitting, lying, and sleeping that will need to be used. Since the incision will be located entirely on the buttocks area, any direct pressure should be avoided. This means that you cannot sit or lie directly on your bottom. Having your weight distributed to your thighs is okay, and is the better option if you must be seated. When sleeping, the pressure again must not be on the incisions. The best, and recommended, way to avoid this pressure is to sleep on your stomach. For some people, this comes naturally so it does not pose a problem. Others, however, claim that this is the most difficult part of the recovery because they are not use to sleeping in this position.
A buttocks augmentation is an especially personal procedure and you should be certain that it is right for you. If you are unsure of any part of the procedure be sure to discuss your questions and concerns with your surgeon to guarantee desired results.