When considering what constitutes a feminine shape, many might point to full, round buttocks as being a main component. For those who desire this shape but may lack the sufficient fatty tissue to undergo a Brazilian Butt Lift, a buttocks implant procedure with Drs. Lynn Damitz and C. Scott Hultman at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center in Chapel Hill is a great way to achieve a similar result.
A buttocks implant is composed of a silicone gel and is placed under the muscle of the buttocks in surgery. Not only does this add fullness to the buttocks, but it can also aid in “lifting” a buttocks that may sag due to age or weight loss.
Those who generally choose to undergo a buttock implant surgery decide to do so for cosmetic reasons as a means to augment a buttocks they feel is proportionally small or lacks volume. This is an ideal procedure for those without the sufficient fatty tissue elsewhere on their body to undergo the Brazilian Butt Lift procedure, which is also performed by the plastic surgeons at UNC. In addition to the superficial benefits of a buttock implant surgery, the procedure may also aid patients who require reconstruction after some sort of trauma.
Before your plastic surgeon begins the surgery, you will have discussed your expectations for the surgery, and will have chosen a size for the silicone gel implant.
The implant itself is placed in the buttocks below the gluteus maximus muscle while you are under general or local anesthesia with sedation. This placement allows for a natural contour and new appearance for your buttocks. The procedure may take up to two hours to complete.
After completion of your buttock implant surgery, you should expect to wait several weeks before fully resuming your normal activities. You should be aware that implant surgeries can cause pain, but your plastic surgeon will likely prescribe medication to manage discomfort. You should expect to wait up to eight months before the gluteus maximus muscle fully relaxes and you no longer feel the implant.
As part of a buttocks implant surgery, some complications are possible and may include infection, implant rupture, seroma, asymmetry, implant shift and unmet expectations.
To schedule a consultation to learn more about buttock implant surgery as a means to add volume to your buttocks, we encourage you to contact the plastic surgery team at the UNC Aesthetic, Laser & Burn Center in Chapel Hill.