Removing butt implants

Removing butt implants

04th Jul 2019


When considering undergoing plastic surgery to enhance the appearance of their bodies, few people think about achieving unsatisfactory results after the procedure. However, it is important to know that there is always this possibility and it can occur due to multiple reasons. Among the causes of unsatisfactory results after butt implant surgery are a lack of proper communication with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation and also choosing an unsuitable implant volume. When the volume of the implant is not the right one for your particular anatomy, the results can be disappointing and it can be difficult or impossible for the patient to get used to the new appearance of the buttocks.

Keep in mind that the implants are positioned on the upper part of the buttocks where the gluteal muscles are. This means that the implants can only augment the upper part of the buttocks and little changes will occur on the lower part and the sides. So if you are looking for a complete roundness of the butt or an improvement in the shape, implants might not be the best solution for you, or at least not as a stand-alone procedure.

In some cases of achieving unsatisfactory results with butt implants, patients might simply choose to remove them. The plastic surgeon can help you get rid of the implants or replace them with new ones; however, you need to wait a few months before scheduling this procedure.

The final results are visible within three to six months after the procedure, or even more in some cases. This means that you can’t rush back in for a revision surgery within weeks after the initial procedure. It is recommended to wait until the implants settle in their new location and remember that the final result can be very different from the initial result that will be visible as soon as the procedure is performed. If you still want to get the implants removed even after the implants have settled, you need to discuss this with the plastic surgeon during a consultation. 

Butt implants can be removed shortly after the initial procedure, but for some patients, it can take years to decide they don’t want their implants anymore. If the implants have been inside the buttocks for a longer period of time, keep in mind that the plastic surgeon might need to perform additional procedures to get a nice appearance of the butt post-op. Just removing the implants might leave behind a saggy look that can be disappointing for patients. This is why it is common to perform a butt lift together with the removal of the implants to achieve satisfactory results.

To avoid the removal of butt implants, make sure you listen to the plastic surgeon’s advice when choosing the right volume for the implants before the surgery. 


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