Gluteal augmentation is performed either under regional or general anesthesia depending on the techniques and extent of the procedure. It is best that patients are admitted for a minimum of one to two days after surgery for more comfort and better pain management. All patients undergoing general anesthesia are required to have a pre-operative medical evaluation and laboratory tests to assess their general medical condition. With the patient asleep under general anesthesia, a two to three-inch incision is made at the fold between the buttocks at the midline when undergoing gluteal augmentation. Through this incision, the gluteal muscle is lifted and a pocket is created just large enough for the implant. The implant is then inserted into its pocket. Absorbable sutures are placed in the skin incision. A pressure dressing or bandage is placed to provide compression to the buttocks and hold the implant in place. This will also help reduce discomfort and swelling after surgery. Sutures are usually removed after seven to ten days.
Because we often use the gluteal muscle in numerous physical activities like walking, sitting, and other movements, patients might experience greater pain during the recovery period than other common cosmetic surgery procedures, and the recovery time is usually longer. Pain medications typically are prescribed to help with the discomfort; but after approximately five to seven days, the patient is able to be up and about moving, walking, and sitting more comfortably. Full activities including gym work, bicycling, and running can usually be resumed about four weeks following buttock augmentation. The gluteal area will have fullness, especially at the upper pole, and will look firmer. The initial results after the surgery may be obscured by swelling and some bruising. This is temporary and may resolve after two to four weeks, but patients are advised that the final outcome will be evident after six to eight months. Prospective patients planning to have this procedure are required to allot 12 to 14 days. This time will be used for the initial consultation, laboratory, medical clearance, surgery, follow-up, suture removal, and early recuperation. After these, the patient is safe to travel since wounds are dry and healed. Your plastic surgeon and/or staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo, including any risks or potential complications.
To know more about your buttocks augmentation procedure, it would be best to consult your surgeon, so that you may know all your options.
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