Butt implant surgery incision: When does it heal?

Butt implant surgery incision: When does it heal?

07th Dec 2020

Butt implant surgery is a safe an efficient method to get the buttocks of your dreams. The procedure is commonly performed with high success rates in countries all over the world. Butt implant surgery is very popular in the United States as it allows patients to get an increase in the size of the buttocks with minimal complications. Moreover, the results are permanent and unlike breast implants, butt implants don’t need to be removed and replaced as they don’t have a limited warranty period as breast implants do. 

The first step in the journey to getting butt implants is the initial meeting with the plastic surgeon. During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will ask about your medical history, current medication, and potential allergies to make sure you are a good candidate. He will perform a physical examination and check the condition of the tissues of your buttocks. The size and type of butt implants will be recommended depending on the characteristics of your anatomy and your aesthetic goals. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to butt implant surgery. This means that each patient will receive personalized recommendations according to her personal goals and anatomical characteristics. 

After assessing your candidacy and deeming you as an eligible candidate, the plastic surgeon will give you all the details associated with undergoing the procedure, including the incision placement and healing. 

Generally speaking, there are multiple types of incision placement for butt implant surgery. Most commonly, the plastic surgeon will recommend incisions positioned in the intragluteal fold. But in some cases, it might be better to use incisions positioned on the upper part of the buttocks, at the meeting point with the lower back or under the buttocks, in the fold between the thighs and the buttocks. These two types of incisions are less popular, and often plastic surgeons recommend them when the patient will have additional procedures performed at the same time on the flanks or the thighs. 

The incisions positioned under or over the buttocks are faster to heal compared to incisions positioned in the intragluteal fold. While the incisions in the intragluteal fold will lead to scars that are barely visible even when the patient is wearing underwear, these types of incisions can take longer to heal and are more prone to developing an infection. The risk of infection is high when the incisions are positioned so close to the anus, and this is the reason why the plastic surgeon will recommend the patient to be careful and keep a strict hygiene at the incision site. 

For the incisions to close it can take up to two weeks, but generally speaking after the first week post-op the risk of infection is considerably reduced. Moreover, it can take up to six months or more for the incisions to turn into scars. 

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