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3 questions about butt implants

02nd Nov 2018

Getting bigger buttocks that are more appealing in terms of shape is only possible with the help of plastic surgery, mainly via butt implant surgery. Physical exercises that target the gluteal muscles can only provide results for a certain period of time and if you have a certain buttock shape. Otherwise, exercising can actually lead to a reduction of the size of the buttocks due to the fat burning that occurs with intense physical exercise.

Nowadays, butt implant surgery is commonly performed on both men and women of different ages. However, most patients have three questions about butt implants:

1. Are butt implants the same as breast implants?

There are patients who have undergone butt implant surgery abroad in unaccredited facilities and with unverifiable practitioners and ended up having breast implants inserted into their buttocks to achieve the augmentation. This is wrong and also very dangerous. Butt implants are very different from breast implants. While breast implants are made out of a silicone shell filled with either silicone gel or saline solution, butt implants are technically a big piece of silicone. This also explains the differences in the texture of the implants. Butt implants feel harder to the touch than breast implants. They are meant to be put under much more pressure than the breasts on a day-to-day basis.

2. Can butt implants rupture or leak?

Many patients interested in undergoing butt implant surgery have read online or in magazines and have even seen pictures of women who had implants that exploded, leaving them with severely deformed buttocks. Hence, many patients ask if butt implants can rupture and cause the buttocks to look deflated. As mentioned, butt implants are thick pieces of silicone. They don’t have a capsule that can rupture or leak, even if they are put under considerable pressure such as falling on one’s bottom.

3. Do butt implants need to be removed and replaced?

When it comes to butt implants, they don’t have a ten-year warranty like most breast implants do. They are meant to last, so the patient doesn’t need to worry about undergoing an additional procedure to remove or replace them. Butt revision surgery with the removal of the implants might be necessary in the rare cases that deep tissue infection occurs. In this case (and if the infection is resistant to antibiotic treatment), the plastic surgeon will perform another procedure to remove the implants. Always make sure to choose a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon to avoid the risk of developing unwanted complications.

Butt implant surgery entails certain risks as it is quite a complex plastic surgery procedure. It is important for the patient to be honest and open when talking to the plastic surgeon about the medical history and lifestyle choices that might impact the results of butt implant surgery.


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