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Lacking in Rear-End Volume? Consider Buttocks Implants

Who doesn’t want a well-round and firm butt that looks good in jeans? For a lot of women, having a rounded and full butt can help improve their self-image and boost their confidence.

However, as women get older, the butt will start to develop a saggy and unappealing appearance. If this sounds like the problem you’re facing, then you can benefit from a butt implant surgery with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Los Angeles plastic surgeon.

The Buttock Augmentation Procedure

Buttock augmentation surgery involves placing implants made of silicone within the patient’s gluteal muscle.   Dr. Kenneth Hughes performs the procedure by making an incision in the buttock crease.

Next, the specialist creates a small pocket to place the implants. Before closing the incision, the surgeon makes sure that the buttocks will look symmetrical and natural. Doctors performing this surgery usually make use of an anesthetic to numb the incision site.

A butt augmentation is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgery may take 1.5-3 hours. The exact time, however, will depend on a number of factors such as the doctor’s expertise, the patient’s body structure, and the technique used.

Ideal Candidates

An ideal candidate is someone who:

  • Is at least 18 years of age.
  • Is physically and mentally fit.
  • Is facing problems in developing their gluteal muscles.
  • Has enough time for recovery.
  • Has a sagging buttocks due to recent weight loss.

Preparing for the Surgery

  • Give up smoking at least six weeks before your surgery.
  • Ask a family member or a friend to drive you to and from the doctor’s office.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol before surgery.
  • Get the tests recommended by your doctor done.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, NSAIDs, herbal supplements, and garlic before the procedure.
  • Stop using skin care products at least a couple of days before surgery.
  • Include loose clothes in your hospital kit.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything on the night before surgery.

The Benefits of Undergoing a Butt Augmentation Surgery

Unlike many other procedures, there is no risk of fat reabsorption.

Patients do not need to utilize fat from donor sites.

It’s one of the safest and highly effective buttock augmentation methods.

Sustainable results

Post-Operative Care After a Buttock Augmentation Surgery

Avoid Sitting For Prolonged Periods

Dr. Kenneth Hughes recommends that patients avoid sitting all together except when they’re using the restroom for at least two weeks after surgery as it can displace the implants. If this is not possible, try sitting in such a way that the weight falls on your thighs rather than the gluteal area.

Avoid Strenuous Activities

Though you can start performing mild, low-intensity work a few days after surgery, avoid partaking in physically demanding activities for at least six weeks after the procedure.

Steer Clear Of Alcohol

Consuming alcohol after surgery is a strict no. Your doctor may clear you to have alcohol three weeks after surgery, but you will need to avoid it before then in order to heal properly.

Sleep Properly

You may be required to sleep on your stomach. To avoid straining your neck, place pillows under your abdomen and head.

Sit Properly While Driving And At Work

Though Dr. Kenneth Hughes in Los Angeles may clear you to return to work a couple of weeks after the surgery, you may experience discomfort when sitting. To address this issue, place pillows under your buttocks. Driving is not recommended at least six weeks after surgery. If, however, you need to drive for short distances, placing towels under your knees and back can help avoid discomfort.

Contact Our Office

Want to improve the shape and size of your butt with buttock implants? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Kenneth Hughes. With his help and guidance, you’ll be on your way to the full, well-rounded buttocks you desire.