3 possible butt implant surgery complications

3 possible butt implant surgery complications

03rd Oct 2019


Butt implant surgery is one of the most complex plastic surgery procedures performed nowadays. While the surgical plan is quite straightforward, it requires a certain level of expertise and talent to perform it and achieve satisfactory results. Moreover, due to the location of the incisions and the placement of the implants, the recovery period can be more difficult for the patient or associated with more complications, if the recommendations of the plastic surgeon are not followed to the letter.

Here are three possible butt implant surgery complications:


  1.   Infection

An experienced plastic surgeon will recommend patients to choose the intragluteal fold placement of the incisions. This means that the incisions are close to the area of the anus, which is prone to bacterial proliferation. In other words, there is a high risk of developing an infection if proper hygiene is not maintained on the incision site. To prevent an infection, antibiotics are prescribed for five days post-op, and it is important for patients to take them as per the doctor’s recommendation. Also, make sure to follow the steps demonstrated by the medical staff in taking care of the wound. Due to the location of the incisions, you will need some help to keep the wound clean and dry and change the dressings.


  1.   Seroma and hematoma

Some plastic surgeons will insert drain tubes in each side of the buttocks close to the incision site after the procedure. The drain tubes help eliminate the fluids and blood that can accumulate at the surgical site and create seromas and hematomas. Seromas are an accumulation of fluids and hematomas are accumulations of blood. If they are small, there is no risk associated with them as they are absorbed by the body in time. However, if they are of a more considerable size, additional surgery might be required to eliminate them. The plastic surgeon might use a syringe to drain them or even to remove them surgically. 


  1.   Opening of the incisions

Because the butt is an area of the body that fulfills many functional roles, it is very important to do all the necessary steps to avoid opening the incisions that might be caused if too much pressure is applied on the area. In other words, it is essential for the patient not to sit or lie on the buttocks for multiple weeks after surgery to avoid this complication. Even when you can resume sitting and lying on your back, there is a special type of pillow that should be used so the pressure is not too much. The opening of the incisions can cause delayed wound healing or infections that could be difficult to treat, not to mention a scar that has larger dimensions.


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