Buttock Augmentation using implants costs £2,500
Buttock Augmentation by lipofilling costs £1,800
Buttock Augmentation (Gluteal Augmentation) is a cosmetic surgery designed to add volume or reshape a behind. Many women find their bottocks too flat or drooping and want to have fuller, more rounded buttocks. Buttom augmentation surgery is done in one of two ways:
– Buttocks prostheses or implants: buttocks implants are soft like breast implants but made of firmer silicone. They are made of silicone gel that prevents leakage, even in the event of wall rupture. The implants look very natural.
There have been significant improvements for both the envelope and the gel of the new implants, making them more reliable:
The envelopes, which now have a much stronger wall, prevent the silicone from “bleeding” to the outside (once a significant cause of of capsular contracture) and are more resistant to wear; “cohesive” silicone gels, with a less runny consistency, greatly reduce the risk of “spreading” if the shell breaks.
– Lipofilling or Fat Grafting: fat is taken from somewhere else in the patient’s body and injected in the buttocks. This method is much less invasive and is completely natural.
Before your Surgery
– A regular pre-operative check-up is carried out as prescribed.
– The anaesthesiologist will be seen in consultation no later than 24 hours before the operation.
– Avoid taking medications containing aspirin within 10 days prior to your surgery.
– Stop smoking at least one month prior to surgery and until the incision has healed (usually 15 days following the procedure).
Day of Surgery
– Buttock Augmentation with Implants: The surgeon determines the size and shape of the most suitable gluteal implants, advising the appropriate implant volume according to the patient’s body shape in order to produce the most natural result possible. The procedure is performed under general anaesthesia or epidural and mild sedation and lasts an average of two hours. The average hospital stay is 2 to 3 days.
Approach: accessed through an intergluteal incision through an incision in the buttock centre crease.
Insertion of the prostheses: through the incisions, the implants can be inserted. The position is intramuscular, inside the gluteus maximus muscle.
Drains and Bandaging: A drain may be inserted according to the surgeon’s habits. This drain is placed to remove excess blood that could accumulate around prostheses.
At the end of the procedure, the surgeon places a “modelling” bandage with an elastic band or a compression garment over the buttock before waking up.
– Buttock Augmentation by Lipofilling (Brazilian Butt Augmentation):
The procedure is performed under general or local anaesthesia and takes between 2 to 3 hours. The average hospital stay is 2 to 3 days.
The surgeon performs liposuction using a special, very thin cannula, to remove only the best quality fat without damaging it.
Then, through tiny incisions, small amounts of your own fat are deposited by means of hundreds of injections in the desired part of the buttocks.
After your Surgery
– Pain is minimal; painkillers will reduce pain.
–Wait 24 hours before sitting and 48 hours before walking.
–Wait at least three months to resume activities that require you to use your gluteal muscles, and three weeks to return to your normal daily activities.
–You will likely experience bruising and swelling in the treated areas.
–This surgery has very minimal scarring, almost invisible.
–The lifespan of the implants is about 10 years.
– During the consultation, the anaesthesiologist will carefully explain the potential anaesthesia risks. The likelihood of these complications is greatly reduced in the hands of a competent anaesthesiologist experienced in plastic surgery. Anaesthetic and monitoring methods have enormously improved over the last thirty years, and are very safe, especially when the operation is performed in a nonemergency situation on a healthy person.
– With regard to the surgery: Choosing a qualified and competent plastic surgeon that performs this type of surgery regularly limits the risk of complications, but does not eliminate them.
Done carefully and in an approved surgical setting, the vast majority of buttock enhancements go smoothly, there are no postoperative complications, and patients are very satisfied with the way the procedure turns out.
However, complications can sometimes occur during the procedure, some inherent to the surgical procedure and others specifically related to buttocks implants:
– Haematoma: If important, a resumption in the operation room is then preferable in order to evacuate the blood and stop the bleeding at its origin
– Seroma: disappears spontaneously and gradually
– Infection: rare after this type of surgery
– Abnormal Scarring
– Altered Skin Sensation: these are common in the first months and usually go away with time
Risks specifically related to implants
– Skin irregularities or dimples
– Capsular Contracture: much progress has been made in the design and construction of implants in recent years, leading to a very significant decrease in the rate of capsular contractures and their intensity
– Rupture: a second surgery is required to replace the implants
– Implant displacement or malposition: surgical correction may be necessary
– Rotation: although relatively rare, the shifting of an “anatomical” implant remains theoretically possible
Disclaimer: Results may vary from one person to another depending on the patient’s body shape.