Buttock Implants – Gluteoplasty – Brazilian Butt

What is a gluteoplasty?

The gluteoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing the size and shape of the gluteus. There are several procedures to proceed in this area: some of them are surgical and others non-surgical ones. Within the first group we can find the gluteoplasty which augments the area of the gluteus by adding silicone implants or by injecting fat (buttocks injections).

This area is divided into three different sub-areas: upper, mid and lower gluteus. Even though there are several techniques to achieve the results you are looking for, the upper and mid gluteus will be the areas that most of the interventions focus on.

There are several conditions that require this surgery. Some of the most important are the bilateral gluteus hypoplasia (lack of volume), unilateral congenital atrophy (lack of growth since birth), unilateral acquired atrophy (lack of development before a trauma) and unilateral agenesis.

Taking into account your situation, Dr. Robles will decide the technique (implant of fat grafting) and type of implant he will use. The factors he will consider are the shape of your body, hips, gluteus and the condition to be improved.
The types of implants most commonly used are those of solid silicone or silicone gel. These come in different shapes, usually oval, round or almond-shaped.

Am I a good candidate for the surgery?

The best candidates for this intervention are those people who are in good health and are not affected by any serious disease that may affect your physical integrity or the healing process. Patients should not smoke to avoid any complications. They should have clear objectives and wish to improve their looks, and in order to do that, they must follow all the indications given by Dr. Robles to the letter.

What does the surgery consist of?

After Dr. Robles checks your health and selects the technique and kind of implant he’ll use, you’ll be ready to go into the operating room. Once in there, the doctor will mark the areas where he will perform the incisions and he will also take pictures in order to compare the results. After doing this, you will enter the OR and then you will be anesthetized and sedated to begin the surgery.

The surgery lasts approximately 2 hours, and it begins with a 2,7 inch incision on the inter-gluteus fold, approximately an inch above the anus. The doctor will try not to surpass the bifurcation of the gluteus, since that would make the incision visible. On top of that the doctor will perform a few stitches to avoid the area to be operated from moving.

Once this is done, the doctor will set a pocket in the gluteus, where he will then place the implants. If the treatment desired is the buttocks injection, then the doctor will first conduct a liposuction from an area of your body, in order to inject it into the gluteus. After completing the surgery, he will start closing the incision carefully. He will also put a tissue adhesive over the incisions.

Are there other options?

Buttocks implants and buttocks injections are the two options known at the moment for enhancing the gluteus area.

How is the recovery from the surgery?

During the first few days, you will feel discomfort due to the area treated. The major inconvenience will be how to rest, since it has to be done over pillows and on your side. This means that when you try to get up or sit down, you will have to do a considerable effort, which means you will feel pain; you need to be extremely careful to avoid tearing. Dr. Robles will prescribe a series of antibiotics and painkillers to avoid all pains and infections. The post-surgery will last approximately 15 days and you will be advised to assist to lymphatic drainage and ultrasound sessions. You will need to wear a compressing band for 20 or 25 days after the surgery.

You will be able to go back to your regular activities 30 days after the surgery, but being very careful and following the instructions given.

You have to follow the doctor’s instructions at all times, your recovery relies on it.

What are the risks?

The risks associated to this procedure are those related to a repositioning of the muscles or the implant, nervous pain, infections, hematomas, asymmetries and prosthetic evidence. Apart from that, there’s always some risk when using anesthesia.

How long will the results last?

The gluteoplasty is a simple procedure with a low complication rate. The results of the surgery will be seen immediately after its been completed.

When talking about the buttocks implants, even though the results are permanent, you will have to follow the instructions given. Regarding the buttocks injections, the results usually last ten years, when the fat is reabsorbed by the body.
The final results will be seen as the scars and swelling disappear. Incision lines will also improve in time, even though they are permanent. Dr. Robles will try and hide the incisions with the folds of the skin.

What do I need to get the surgery done?

After all the details have been confirmed with Dr. Robles, you will be given some documents related to the procedure. There, you will find the informed consent for the surgery, which is a written statement that you’ve been fully informed of the surgery you are about to be practiced, as well as the risks involved. You will also be given a sworn statement of your medical history. Both must be read and filled when they are given to you, however you’ll sign them the day of the surgery on Clínica Robles.

In order to assure your safety and to be certain that the surgery will go without any complications, Dr. Robles will perform some routine pre-surgical tests, including blood tests, ECG, surgical risk tests, and whenever necessary an ultrasound scan.

It is of the utmost importance that you have all of the medication and other elements that Dr. Robles had asked you in previous consults. A fast recovery will depend on that. Medication varies according to the type of treatment or your medical history. This is why that information must be the trustworthy.