The buttocks is an area of the body that is not easily shaped by exercise, weight training or diet. People who wish to shape, enlarge or lift their buttocks have a variety of options to do so, including gluteal implants. The size and shape of the implants will depend on your personal preference and your body shape. Buttocks implants are soft solid silicone implants. Generally, anyone wishing to reshape their bottom can receive butt implant surgery as long as he or she is in good physical health.
Your surgeon will make a single incision over the tailbone through which each buttock implant will be placed. The surgeon will place them so that they will look as natural as possible. Since the buttocks is involved in most physical activities such as walking, running, sitting and so many other movements, there is usually more pain involved with butt lift surgery and recovery time is usually longer.
You will be given pain medication to help with pain management. You will be required to wear dressings and a support garment over the incision area to provide support which reduces swelling and helps speed healing. You will need to rest for about a week following surgery. At that time, you will be able to resume light activity. You will be able to resume full physical activity approximately one month after surgery. Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding your recovery and activity level.
Results of Surgery
Results of surgery can be seen very soon after surgery since there is very little bruising or swelling that accompany the surgery. You should keep in mind that it can take 6 to 8 months for the results of surgery to feel as if they are a part of the body. At this time, the implants will feel natural and unnoticed.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection and a reaction to anesthesia. You will be given antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection during recovery. You can reduce anesthesia risks by ensuring your doctor has your complete medical history, including any past procedures you may have received or medication conditions you have or have had. Other risks include bleeding, nerve damage, muscle damage, implants moving out of place and asymmetry. You should choose a surgeon who has several years of experience in performing this type of surgery. An experienced and qualified surgeon will be able to minimize the risks involved with butt lift surgery.