Buttock implants are an effective and trendy plastic surgery procedure for people who desire to improve the aesthetic appearance and qualities of their buttocks. During the procedure, prosthetic implants are placed inside the buttocks of the patient through incisions. This results in enhanced buttocks. However, like all other surgeries, butt implant surgery entails a number of risks. The risks are relatively greater because artificial devices are inserted into the body of the patient. The first risk is that the patient may develop capsule contracture, causing distortion in the buttocks. Secondly, butt implant surgery is a major operation because it involves the placing of relatively larger incisions on the buttocks to insert the implants into the derriere. This triggers the risk of excess bleeding. If proper surgical techniques are not used, you may end up bleeding excessively during or after the operation. This risk is greater for patients who are diabetic and those who are taking blood-thinning medications like aspirin. Thirdly, larger incisions mean larger scars. A few weeks after the procedure, the incisions will develop into scars. There is a risk that the scars may become abnormal and raise above the skin, which can offset the results achieved via surgery. The risk is higher for patients who have a history of abnormal scarring and those who are careless during the recovery period. Another risk is that your buttocks may become uneven after the procedure. If your surgeon is inexperienced, you may end up getting improperly sized or shaped implants placed inappropriately in your buttocks. This will make your buttocks appear aesthetically abnormal. Be sure to select only a board-certified, experienced plastic surgeon to undertake your operation. Then there is a risk that blood clotting may occur in your body, especially in your legs, during the recovery period. If you have a history of blood clotting, you are more at risk. Be sure to share your complete health and medication information with your plastic surgeon ahead of the operation. Your doctor will encourage you to get up and take short and slow walks every few hours during the recovery period. This will help prevent blood clotting. Another risk is that your body may react adversely with the anesthesia. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which can be risky if you are allergic to the medications. If you have a history of allergic reactions to anesthesia or other medications, make sure to bring this to your surgeon’s knowledge. Other risks associated with butt augmentation via implants include: • Butt implant shifting/rotation • Capsular contracture • Change in or loss of skin sensation • Infection • Excessive and prolonged pain • Implant rippling • Palpability • Seroma • Hematoma • Excessive bruising • Deep vein thrombosis • Cardiac and respiratory problems Always make sure to discuss the risks of the surgery with the doctor during the initial consultation. Also, be sure to select only a highly qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your operation.