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Infection after buttock augmentation

07th Jul 2017

Buttock augmentation can be done in three ways:,

  1. By using butt implants
  2. Through fat transfer
  3. Through the injection of fillers

All of the aforementioned methods of buttock augmentation come with their own complications, but one common complication that can arise in any of the three is an infection.

It is true that the first two weeks following the buttock augmentation is when there is a high risk for infection. This is because the wounds are still fresh and can easily be infected from the outside. Once the wound is closed and sealed, there will be lesser risk of developing an infection.

With that said, there is still some level of risk of developing infection even after the first two weeks as long as the implants are there. Even if the chances of it happening are low, experts say that you are never out of risk from infections once you get implants in your body. Infections that occur immediately after the surgery are due to the contamination of the implants or the instruments used during the surgery.

It is also believed that those who get butt implants are at a higher risk of infection than those who go for fat grafting. This may be due to the location of the incision where the implants would be inserted. Usually, the incisions are made in the gluteal cleft to hide it in plain site, but this location is also near the anus, which can be a source of infection. With butt implants, there is a risk of infection in the butt area, whereas for the fat transfer, the risk of infection would be in the butt area and the area the fat was removed from.

It is important to assess yourself carefully, and if you think there is something wrong, then immediately go to your surgeon or a hospital to address your condition. To do this, you should know how to identify infections. This can be observed through different signs and symptoms, such as pain, swelling or redness in the area, fever and presence of pus or fluid. In other cases, there can also be a subclinical infection that causes another complication to develop such as fluid accumulation or capsular contracture.

If you get an infection, you will be given antibiotics intravenously or orally. In some cases, the medical team will have to drain the abscess or fluid that formed on your body. For those who have implants with extreme cases of infection, it is also possible that the surgeon will require you to go through another surgery to remove the infected implants.

Instead of thinking about how to treat an infection, it would be best to know how to prevent it from occurring in the first place. The best way to do that is to choose your surgeon carefully and make sure that they are genuinely accredited. As qualified surgeons, they will provide clear instructions on what to do before, during and after the operation to make sure the infection is prevented and proper healing takes place. They may also prescribe antibiotics to take before, during and after the surgery as a precaution.


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