Butt implant revision surgery

Butt implant revision surgery

13th Jan 2019

Butt Implant Revision Surgery


Buttock implant surgery provides effective and long-lasting aesthetic improvements. The procedure involves the placement of prosthetic implants inside the butt. The implants are highly hardwearing and permanent devices. However, some patients may still require revision surgery any time after getting butt implants.

The main causes of buttock implant revision surgery include displacement of the implants, infection of the implants, capsular contracture, general dissatisfaction with the results, and change of the patient’s aesthetic preferences. Furthermore, certain surgical problems can also necessitate the buttock implant revision procedure.

For example, rippling, seroma, hematoma, and similar other factors can trigger the need for revision surgery. Also, the tissue of your butt may become thinner over time, which can affect the outcomes of the surgery. Also, if overly large or very small implants are used, they may fail to deliver the desired aesthetic results. As such, the patient will feel the need to undergo revision surgery.

Keep in mind that revision surgery requires the surgeon to have exceptional skills, experience, and sense of aesthetics and artistry. It is a major and highly invasive surgery, just like the initial surgery. As such, you must choose your plastic surgeon carefully to perform the operation.

Also, remember that revision surgery may be necessary no matter how qualified and experienced your plastic surgeon is. For example, if capsular contracture happens, you may need to undergo revision surgery. Capsular contracture may occur any time after the operation.

So, how is butt implant revision surgery performed? Well, the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. After the anesthesia has been administered, the plastic surgeon will start the operation by opening the original incisions that were made during the implant insertion and placement. What will happen next depends on the specific problem that has triggered the need for revision surgery.

If the cause is capsular contracture, the surgeon will access the implants and remove them along with the scar tissue. Capsular contracture is a condition that involves continuous contraction of the scar tissue, which changes the shape of the butt and creates physical pain for the patient. If the implants are infected, the surgeon will remove them. After removing the implants and scar tissue, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. The patient can get new implants some months after the surgery.

On the other hand, if implant displacement has occurred, the surgeon will remove the implants and then place them in the same pocket or a new pocket. The incisions will then be sutured and closed. Every patient considering butt implant surgery must discuss with the surgeon whether they would be required to undergo revision surgery and what may trigger the need for it. Also, ask the surgeon what can be done to reduce the need for revision surgery.


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