This procedure is now becoming very popular in the UK.
For people who have flat and unshapely bottoms, buttock implants are now available giving you a more rounded shapely bottom.
What is gluteoplasty (buttock implants)?
Gluteoplasty is a procedure designed to enhance the buttocks therefore achieving more definition to a flat bottom.
How is it done?
Incisions are made between the buttock cheeks and a round/oval, smooth silicone implant is placed in a pocket, which has been created behind the upper buttock muscle.
How long does the operation take?
The procedure takes approximately one hour depending on the complexity.
Should I stop taking any medications?
Yes, you must not take any drugs containing aspirin for two weeks before and after surgery.
Will I be asleep?
This procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
Normally patients stay in hospital for two nights.
Will I have stitches?
Yes, the stitches will be usually be dissolvable.
Where are the scars and how bad are they?
The scar will be between the buttock cheeks.
What type of dressing will I have?
Sticky tape with elastoplast over the top. You will be advised to wear a properly fitted (corset) garment day and night this helps with the healing.
How long is it left on?
Keep dressing clean and dry for two weeks. It must be soaked and gently removed before your surgeon removes the stitches.
Will I be swollen and bruised?
You will usually get some swelling above and some bruising.
Will I feel any discomfort?
There will be post operative discomfort. Pain relieving medicine will be given to you after surgery to keep this to a minimum.
Can I bath or shower after the operation?
The taped dressing must be kept dry and remain in place until your stitches have dissolved, which is normally 7-10 days. You can normally return to bathing after the 10th day.
How long does it take to recover?
It takes between 2 to 3 weeks but sometimes healing may take longer than usual.
When is the final result seen?
At about 3 months, although the scar improves over a long period.
How long before I can go back to work?
The decision about when to return to work and resume normal activities depends on how fast you heal and how well you feel. You should mobilise gently within the limits of pain avoiding any physical demanding activities.You should avoid lifting 3 to 4 weeks and exercise for 6 weeks, however, your surgeon will advise you on the appropriate schedule for you.
How do I find out more?
If you are interested in learning more about gluteoplasty (buttock implants) then please telephone on 020 7387 4442 and speak to one of our team who will gladly arrange for you to have a Consultation.