BUTTOCK IMPLANTS & BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT (BBL)
Buttock implants improve the appearance of the gluteal area (buttocks). Buttock implants have become a popular aesthetic surgical procedure that aims to create a larger, firmer, lifted buttock. Buttock implants are specially shaped silicone implants which are surgically implanted into the buttock region.
Fat grafting of the buttocks (known as the Brazilian Butt Lift or BBL) also augments and lifts the buttocks and is a popular surgical alternative to buttock implants.
Buttock implants also called gluteal implants, improve the size and appearance of the buttocks by placing silicone implants under, in between or above the gluteal muscle producing a cosmetic enhancement.
Buttock implants take one and a half hours.
General anaesthesia or epidural blockage is used.
Either, depending on the patient and doctor decision.
Mild to moderate temporary discomfort, mild swelling or bruising.
The implant may need to be removed and/or replaced to treat problems that include: implant rupture, the formation of scar tissue around the implant (capsular contraction), which may cause the gluteus muscles to feel tight or hard, bleeding, infection and implant misplacement.
Patients must sit as little as possible for the first 72 hours after buttock implants surgery and should lie face down or stand up most of the time. They can start sitting down but putting their weight on the back of their thighs rather than on their gluteal area. Some doctors may recommend special devices for sitting down for the first 10 to 15 days after surgery. The patient should wear a tight garment in the gluteal area and should not do any exercise or lift weights for several weeks. The patient should not consume alcohol after surgery. Alcohol consumption may be resumed after three weeks. Bruising and swelling should be gone after several weeks.
The outcome varies from patient to patient; however, the overall effect is the enhancement of the gluteus (buttocks) size for an improved appearance.
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