What are Gluteal Implants?

Gluteal implants are a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to augment and enhance the appearance of the buttocks. This involves the placement of specially designed implants within the gluteal muscles to achieve a more defined and projected contour.

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What are the Benefits of Gluteal Implants?

The benefits of gluteal implants are multi-fold. They offer a way to achieve a desirable and lasting enhancement to the buttocks' appearance. For those seeking more centralized projection and contours, gluteal implants provide a reliable solution. Additionally, individuals who desire a more predictable outcome compared to the variability of fat grafting can benefit from the controlled results offered by implants.

Who is a Candidate?

While gluteal implants can be considered by anyone seeking buttock enhancement, they are ideal for individuals lacking sufficient fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift or gluteal fat grafting procedure. Moreover, those who desire more centralized projection and predictable outcomes should explore the potential of gluteal implants. It is essential to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine candidacy and discuss personalized options.

What Does the Procedure Entail?

The gluteal implant procedure involves a surgical approach to create the desired augmentation. An incision is made in the gluteal crease, strategically hidden to minimize visible scarring. The implants are placed within the gluteal muscles to achieve the desired projection and contour. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and requires the expertise of a skilled plastic surgeon.

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The Recovery Process

Following gluteal implant surgery, recovery requires diligent adherence to a strict post-operative care regimen. Patients are typically advised to avoid putting any pressure on the buttocks for approximately three weeks. This includes abstaining from gluteal exercising and adhering to a carefully designed sitting protocol. These precautions are crucial to allow the implants to heal and settle properly. While gluteal implants offer lasting enhancement, it is important to note that they are not life-long devices, and there is a potential risk of capsular contracture, a condition in which scar tissue develops around the implant.

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What are the Risks and Complications Associated with Gluteal Implants?

While gluteal implants can yield satisfying results, there are potential risks and complications to consider:

Infection: As with any surgical treatment, there is always a risk of infection at the incision sites or around the implant. Antibiotics are typically prescribed to minimize this risk.

Implant Shifting or Malposition: Implants may shift from their desired position or become malpositioned, affecting the symmetry and appearance of the buttocks.

Implant Rupture or Leakage: Although uncommon, implants can rupture or leak over time, necessitating revision surgery to replace the implant.

Unsatisfactory Results: As with any aesthetic procedure, the final results may not meet the patient's expectations.

Pain and Discomfort: Post-operative pain and discomfort are common but usually subside with proper care and healing.

Asymmetry: Achieving perfect symmetry can be challenging, and slight differences in the size or position of the implants may occur.

Nerve Damage: Nerves in the buttock area could be affected during surgery, resulting in temporary or permanent numbness or altered sensation.

Capsular Contracture: The development of scar tissue around the implant can lead to capsular contracture, causing discomfort and altering the appearance of the buttocks.

Why Choose Dr. Bates At PVPS?

Choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is crucial when considering gluteal implants. Dr. Bates at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery (PVPS) is a top choice for gluteal augmentation patients. With years of experience and a focus on patient safety and satisfaction, Dr. Bates uses the latest techniques and technologies to deliver beautiful and natural-looking results. At PVPS, patients can expect personalized care and attention throughout their journey, from the initial consultation to post-operative follow-up. Trusting your gluteal implant procedure to Dr. Bates and the team at PVPS ensures a safe and successful outcome.

Since its inception in 1993, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery has been dedicated to transforming lives through surgical and non-surgical procedures in the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Fernandina Beach, FL regions. We have become a prominent presence in Northeast Florida's cosmetic landscape for more than 30 years, renowned for our exceptional reputation, professional demeanor, safe practices, and impressive outcomes.

Contact us today to learn more about gluteal implants with Dr. Bates!

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