Risks of butt implants

Risks of butt implants

05th Dec 2019


Nowadays many people resort to plastic surgery to improve their physical appearance. Using plastic surgery to enhance certain features of the body is no longer a taboo topic, and many celebrities as well as normal people undergo cosmetic procedures every day. The reason why plastic surgery is so in demand nowadays is that it provides results that are impossible to achieve in any other way. For example, when it comes to the buttocks, there is no other method we can use to achieve a considerable augmentation that will last in time. Plastic surgery offers two methods for buttock augmentation: implants and fat transfer. While fat transfer is very sought after due to its completely natural results and the fact that it only uses the patient’s own fat cells, the procedure more commonly performed to increase the size of the buttocks is still via implants.

The butt implants used by board-certified plastic surgeons in the United States are safe for the patient and FDA approved. However, this doesn’t mean that getting butt implants is completely risk-free. As is the case with any other surgical procedure, there are risks associated with butt implants. 

The plastic surgeon will mention the risks associated with any other surgical procedure such as excessive bleeding, infection, deep vein thrombosis, delayed wound healing, skin necrosis, and so on. But aside from these risks that are common to all surgeries, there are also risks directly resulting from the use of implants. The implants are external prostheses that we insert into the buttocks with the aim of getting a more impressive projection. When using implants, there are risks related to the occurrence of capsular contracture, implant misplacement or migration, and implant visibility through the skin. We haven’t mentioned the risk of implant rupture or leaking because this is not possible. Butt implants are manufactured differently from breast implants, and while the rupture is always a risk in the case of using breast implants, this is not possible for butt implants.

In the case of butt implant surgery, there are a few risks worth discussing in detail with the plastic surgeon during the pre-operative consultation as the incidence rate might be higher compared to other procedures. For example, the risk of developing an infection after the surgery. The incisions required for this procedure are positioned in the intragluteal fold between the buttocks, so it is very close to the anus. This area is known as being prone to bacterial proliferation, hence a higher risk of developing an infection after the surgery. To minimize this risk, it is important to take antibiotics for five days post-op and pay special attention to the incision area and always keep it clean and dry. 


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