Buttock augmentation procedure
Buttock implants procedure, also known as bum implants procedure, is a surgical procedure that is performed to increase the size and appearance of the buttocks.
Thanks to modern prostheses, small buttocks or flat ones can find a pretty and harmonious shape. The buttocks implants can change the shape and the volume of the buttocks.
Buttocks prostheses are made of strong silicone gel that does not spread in the body.
A 10-year guarantee is granted by most brands against the possible break of the gluteal prostheses.
Buttocks implants improve the size and appearance of the buttocks by placing silicone implants under, in between or above the gluteal muscle producing a cosmetic enhancement. The insertion of the prostheses is done through a small incision that will leave only a tiny scar.
Patients must sit as little as possible for the first 72 hours after surgery and should lie face down or stand up most of the time.
The patient should wear a tight garment on the gluteal area and should not do any exercise or lift weight for several weeks. Bruising and swelling should be gone after 3 to 4 weeks.
The result varies from patient to patient; however, the overall effect is the enhancement of the gluteus (buttocks) size and an improved appearance.
Who is a suitable candidate for buttock implants?
Generally, a suitable candidate for bum implants is an individual in good health, with realistic expectations and who lacks sufficient fat for a Brazilian butt lift (such as a patient with a body mass index below 23). Some patients after a BBL may lack sufficient fat for another session of grafting. Patients who find themselves in this condition consider bum implants as an option that can provide them with the volume they want.
Bum implants have existed since the late 1960s. Initially, they were designed with solid silicone and are still sometimes used as such. Solid silicone has a lot of benefits; it is very durable and has the ability to accommodate everyday stress of sitting and moving around. In the United States, there are only a few companies that produce these implants. Until recently, these implants were very solid and a lot of people have seen it to feel and look unnatural. New innovations in semi-solid silicone implant technology have now resulted in the production of softer and more natural feeling and looking implants which are as safe and durable. These implants exist in different volumes and shapes. A review and discussion of the desired appearance with your plastic surgeon is necessary for the proper selection of implants.
Buttock implants price in Tunisia
The price of a bum implants in Tunisia coupled with a week of recovery or vacation in a 5 stars hotel is at least 65% cheaper than the sole procedure in Europe and for the same medical quality.
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Buttock implants procedure in Tunisia in short
How is a buttock implants procedure performed?
Step 1 - Anesthesia
General anesthesia is used for this procedure.
Step 2 - The incision
During a bum implants surgery, incisions can be made in different part of the buttock such as at the top of the two sides of the upper buttocks. It can also be made at the bottom in both of the gluteal creases. This is the place where the cheeks connect with the top of the thighs. In addition, incisions can be made between the two cheeks (hidden in the crease) or with a single incision positioned beneath the center of the sacrum, or the crease between the buttocks. The length of the incision and scar is directly related to the affected areas.
Step 3 – Placement of the implants
During this step, a silicone implant that is specially designed for the buttocks is inserted into the muscle or above the gluteal muscle on each side. The type of implant plays a crucial role in determining the method of insertion and positioning of the implant. It depends on the degree of enlargement desired by the patient, his/her body type and finally the recommendations of the surgeon.
Step 4 - Closing the incision
The closing of the incision is done with layered sutures in the buttocks tissue and with sutures.
Scars related to buttock implants
Bum implants surgery involves making of an incision as a result of this, scars are inevitable. The good news is that when the procedure is done by an experienced surgeon, scars will be minimal. During bum implants surgery, incisions are made within the natural folds beneath the buttocks, this renders the scars to be invisible. For the most parts, in most cases, the scars that appear from this procedure will easily be hidden with undergarments or a bathing suit.
Postoperative effects and recovery after buttock implants
After the surgery, the patient can return home on the same day of the procedure. The patients will be restricted from a certain prone position in order to limit the risk of complications with the implant. Patients are cautioned to avoid prolonged sitting for the first three days following the surgery and should lie facing down or remain standing for most of the times. Patients can begin to sit down but their weight must be exerted on the back of their thighs rather than on their gluteal area. A lot of doctors come up with the idea of prescribing specially made devices for sitting down for the first ten to fifteen days after surgery. The patients are required to put on a tight garment on the gluteal area and they should not engage in any form of physical activities or lifting of heavy objects for many weeks. Alcohol should be avoided after surgery. Bruising and swelling should disappear after a few weeks.
Results and outcome of buttock implants
The outcome of bum implants surgery becomes palpable immediately after the procedure. As time goes on post-surgical swelling will disappear and the incision lines will be nowhere to be found. Satisfaction with your new image should continue to grow as you recover.
Photos before and after buttock implants
Advices before and after buttock implants
Advices and recommendations before your surgery:
- Quit smoking and avoid the use of tobacco or nicotine substances for two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. This is because they can aggravate some health conditions and limit your scarring.
- Two weeks prior to the procedure, stop taking all products containing aspirin, ibuprofen or anti-inflammatory or anticoagulant, as well as any illicit or illegal drugs.
- Avoid drinking alcohol 2 weeks before and after
- Take a few days off work to ensure the optimum recovery
- Be as fit as possible to help the recovery process
- Reach your optimal weight
Read more about Post-operative aftercare and follow-up
Advices and recommendations after your surgery:
Ask your surgeon to give you specific instructions on post-operative care. Some of which are listed below:
- The way you should take care of the surgical site(s) after surgery
- Drugs that you should use in order to minimize the risk of infection
- Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site(s) or in your general health
- The follow-up care required after going back to your country.
- The time to remove and replace special dressings or bandages
- How the stitches will be removed
- When you can resume normal activity and exercise