What is a Buttock Augmentation?

A Buttock augmentation surgery involves using implants, fat grafting, or sometimes even a combination of both to increase the size and improve the shape of your buttocks.

This can result in an increased fullness, roundness, and projection of your buttock as well as improve the balance of your figure. This procedure can enhance your self-image and self-confidence.

Buttock augmentation surgery is ideal for someone who is unhappy with the shape of their buttock or is looking to better balance their body.

Who are ideal candidates for a Buttock Augmentation?

Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that will impair the healing process are ideal candidates. They should also be non-smoking, and have a positive, realistic expectation of the results of the surgery.

Candidates who feel their buttock is too small or are unsatisfied with the roundness and general shape – especially an asymmetrical shape – are also an ideal candidate for buttock augmentation.

Consultation & preparing for the surgery

When meeting with Dr. Mecham be prepared to discuss:

  • Your surgical goals
  • Medical conditions, allergies, and treatments you’ve had
  • Current medications and other supplements you might be taking
  • Previous surgeries

In your consultation Dr. Mecham will also:

  • Evaluate your general health status
  • Discuss what options you have with a Buttock Augmentation
  • Examine, measure, and take photographs for your records
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss the likely outcomes and any potential complications and risks
  • Inform you of the anesthesia that will be used during the procedure

Prior to the surgery you may be asked to get some lab testing completed or a medical evaluation. You may also be counseled to take some certain medications or adjust your current medications. If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking.

You will also be asked to avoid taking any aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and any herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

The Procedure

Step 1: Anesthesia
For your general comfort Dr. Mecham will administer intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for the duration of the surgery.
Step 2: The procedure
An incision will be made either toward the top on both sides of the upper buttock, toward the bottom in both of the gluteal creases, between both cheeks, or will use one incision placed down the center of the sacrum (the crease between the buttocks).
Step 3: Implant placement
A silicone implant specifically made for this procedure is inserted either in the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side.
Step 4: Closing the incision
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the buttock tissue and with skin adhesive or surgical tape.

Recovery and Results

After surgery you will be taken into recovery and closely monitored. You may be permitted to go home after a few hours. Before leaving you will be given very specific instructions on how to care for your buttocks. You will be instructed to wear a support garment around the clock following your surgery for two to three weeks.

Final results are noticeable three months after surgery. At this point, most of the swelling will be gone and the implants will be settled in their normal position.

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