Body Contouring Buttock Implants
Birmingham, Alabama Buttocks Augmentation Cosmetic Surgery
A shapely and curvaceous backside is essential to a pleasing and proportionate figure. Unfortunately, the rear end is an area that is difficult to improve upon with exercise alone. Loss of volume in the buttocks can also be experienced by people who lose weight by committing to a healthier lifestyle.
If the buttocks you were born with lacks the shape and definition you are looking for, Buttock Implants, or Gluteal Implants, can give you an immediate increase in volume and a fuller appearance to your backside. This buttocks augmentation procedure at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery uses solid silicone implants to enhance the contours of your body with a natural look and a soft feel.
The other primary option for Buttocks Augmentation at our Birmingham, Alabama cosmetic surgery practice is with fat transfer, or the Brazilian Butt Lift. With this procedure, body fat is removed from donor area(s) with liposuction, carefully purified and injected at varying depths into the buttocks. Depending on your desired results and the available body fat, fat transfer may be used alone or in conjunction with buttock implants.
Buttock Implants Candidates
Many people choose to enhance their figure with buttock implants buttocks because:
- Their rear end is asymmetrical or appears unbalanced.
- Weight loss, aging or a health condition has made their buttocks appear flat or loose and sagging.
- Their buttocks lack volume and appear too small for their body frame.
Your plastic surgeon will help you choose the style of buttock implants and the best surgical technique to achieve the size and shape you are seeking. These choices will depend largely on your specific anatomy.
Buttock Implants Procedure
Buttock implants procedures may be performed using several different surgical techniques. Some of the best results are seen with intramuscular and subfascial buttocks augmentation.
During the Intramuscular Buttocks Augmentation procedure, a pocket is created within the gluteus maximus muscle (the largest of the three gluteal muscles).
With the Subfascial Buttocks Augmentation procedure, a pocket is created under the fascia (a tissue membrane that covers the top of the muscle).
Both of these techniques are used to produce comfortable, natural-looking results.
Buttock Implants Incision and Implant Placement
The buttocks augmentation with implants procedure begins with an incision and formation of pockets for the implants. The incision is made near the tailbone at the top of the buttocks. Your plastic surgeon then forms pockets on each side that are slightly larger than the buttock implants. The pockets are cleansed and a surgical drain is applied to allow fluids to escape during the healing process.
The sterile buttock implants are carefully positioned within the pockets to ensure a proper fit. Once your plastic surgeon discerns that the implants are symmetric and placed so that they will produce natural-looking results, the pocket openings are stitched with dissolvable sutures. The incision through the skin is closed with sutures or an adhesive, and a bandage is applied to apply compression and support to the area.
Buttock Implants Recovery
You may be required to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling, prevent fluids from building up, promote blood circulation and provide support for your new contours. This garment may be worn for a period of time from a few days to several weeks.
Following surgery, most patients experience some minor swelling, stiffness and pain. Pain is controlled through the use of oral medications. Surgical drains are usually removed within a week while any non-dissolvable sutures will stay in place for 1 to 2 weeks.
Patients should sleep on their stomach and avoid sitting, as much as possible, for appoximately 2 to 4 weeks. Strenuous leg exercises should be avoided for about 6 weeks.
Buttock Implants Results
The enhanced contours and definition of your rear end is immediately noticeable following buttocks augmentation with implants. Swelling should subside within a couple of weeks, allowing the skin around the implants to soften and look more natural. Over the next few months, the surrounding tissues will stretch to comfortably accommodate the implants.
Buttock implants are placed so that they are unlikely to shift at any time. The hidden scar is difficult to detect and will eventually fade to where it is almost imperceptible.
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Questions About Body Contouring?
Contact our Birmingham, Alabama plastic surgeons today to learn more about Buttocks Augmentation with Buttock Implants at Hedden & Gunn Plastic Surgery.
To schedule your consultation at the earliest possible date, please call 205-980-1744.
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