Plan your treatment
The procedure has two options:
1. Buttocks enlargement with fat transfer (your own fat)
2. Using silicone buttock implants.
The decision is made depending on each person’s individual wishes and on their overall body build.
Fat transfer is a minimally invasive procedure that involves fat suctioning from other areas of your body, and transplant into the buttock area. It is generally performed under general anaesthesia or local anaesthetic with twilight sedation as a day case. This has a quicker recovery and is less painful than augmentation with buttock implants.
Buttocks Implants: This procedure is a bigger operation but gives you permanent results. It involves having a 7cm single incision located over the tailbone in the midline, through which the implant will be introduced and positioned.
The patient is required to stay in Hospital overnight.
There is normally minor swelling and bruising following surgery and the results will be visible immediately. The procedure is performed under General Anaesthesia or/and epidural anaesthetics.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.
Fat transfer: Quick recovery, pain generally tolerated with simple analgesia.
Return to work in 2 days time, day-to-day activities in 7-10 days.
Buttocks implants: The patient may be uncomfortable for the first few days. It is challenging to turn in any position to get comfortable. It is advisable that someone will be with the patient for the next several days to assist with getting out of bed, prepare meals and so forth. It will take a few days before the patient finds it more comfortable to walk about and get back to everyday activities.
The dressing should remain dry and intact for a few days. The patient will be reviewed at the clinic 7 days after surgery for wound and implant review.
Full activities including gym, work, bicycling, and running can usually be resumed about 4 weeks following surgery. It may take up to 6 months until the results feel as if they are part of the body and the patient forgets about them even being there.
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