Butt Implants Los Angeles, CA
Is your butt too small? Is your butt not round? Is your butt droopy? Are your hips too small? Have you had butt implant surgery before and are not happy with the results? Did you have butt implants removed and feel deformed? Did you have a fat transfer or Brazilian buttlift procedure and are not satisfied? Dr. Hughes can certainly help with any number of butt implant options with his office and surgical center in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
If any of these things bother you, Dr. Hughes has a solution for you. Dr. Hughes offers a wide array of buttock and hip augmentation procedures, and he will have something that will suit any frame.
Dr. Hughes performs hundreds of butt augmentations each year for patients from around the world. Come in for a consultation to be evaluated or send pictures through this website and receive consultation through email. Dr. Hughes can even assist you through Skype consultations.
Butt Implants for Buttock Augmentation with Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles
In thinner patients, buttock implants may be the only option to augment as fat reserves may be in too small a supply. The benefits of buttock implants will be that they are permanent solution. The implants are solid silicone with some flexibility. These will not rupture in the conventional sense. They will provide a durable and predictable improvement.
Butt Implants Within the Muscle For Best Butt Implant Results
Dr. Hughes places implants within the muscle to minimize being able to feel or see the implants. This creates a much more natural result. The intramuscular placement also reduces the risk for capsular contracture and sciatic nerve damage. The main problem with butt implants in general is that some patients think that they are too hard or they look fake. Much of this concern is unwarranted with a butt implant specialist such as Dr. Hughes who can make the result look natural.
Dr. Hughes performs the procedure through two small 6 cm incisions between the buttocks at the top of the buttock crease. A wide array of volumes and shapes of implants can be placed based upon patient anatomical dimensions and desires for augmentation. The procedure takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform. The pocket is meticulously dissected under direct vision for better hemostasis and pocket control. At the end of the operation, the implants are placed in an antibiotic solution into the pocket of the exact same size as the implant. This reduces the risk for rotation or migration of the implant and the likelihood for fluid collection.
Butt Implant Shapes: Round and Oval
There are two main types of solid silicone buttock or gluteal implants. There are round implants and oval implants. In general, Dr. Hughes places round implants to improve the roundness of the buttocks, give the illusion of hips, and prevent the buttocks from looking long or narrow. The oval implants can be easily placed – in fact they are much easier to place than round implants – but long narrow buttocks are not frequently the goal of most patients. In addition, no matter how oval implants may be designed or placed they can certainly rotate within the pocket and cause deformity.
Butt Implant Sizes: How to Select the Buttock Implant Size
Butt implants range in size from very small (100+ cc) to the largest of 712 cc. While placing smaller implants is technically easier and does result in fewer complications, the truth is that most patients are not interested in buttock implants smaller than 300 cc in the vast majority of cases. In fact, most patients want to push their anatomic limits with implants larger than 400 cc. If you are looking for maximal buttock augmentation with butt implants, the surgery must be executed by a true expert in these procedures. There is literally no room for error as the implant must be completely enveloped in muscle for the best result so that the implant outlines or contours are not apparent or obvious to the casual observer.
Combining Butt Implants with Liposuction and Fat Transfer to the Buttocks and Hips for the ULTIMATE TRANSFORMATION
Dr. Hughes frequently combines liposuction of the abdomen, flanks, waist and back to improve overall body proportions. Dr. Hughes can transfer fat the buttocks and hips as well at the same time. In fact, many patients will ask Dr. Hughes to perform large buttock implants (Dr. Hughes places many of the largest butt implants available – 712 cc round implants from AART, Implantech makes 600 cc round implants) and then transfer as much fat as possible to the hips to create the most buttock projection and the largest hips possible. This can really create an illusion of an amazing hourglass figure in almost anyone no matter what the starting point.
Dr. Hughes is also an expert at revising butt implants and placing new implants or fat grafting to the buttocks. Dr. Hughes sees at least a couple of patients a week who want butt implant surgeries revised either due to their appearance, or pain, or size concerns, or poor symmetry. Dr. Hughes is an expert at revising pockets and changing the planes of placement of implants. Dr. Hughes corrects buttock deformities after implant removal, infection, fluid collection, tissue trauma or loss, etc.
Your Butt Implant Surgery Day with Dr. Hughes
On the day of surgery, you will arrive to the surgery center approximately one hour prior to the beginning of the surgery. The paperwork and consents will be finalized as well as additional questions answered. Vital signs will be obtained as well as additional history and physical information obtained by the nurse and anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist will meet with you to explain the anesthesia process and answer any concerns about anesthesia. The patient will meet with Dr. Hughes again to reiterate the surgical plan and to answer any additional questions or concerns.
The patient will be taken into the operating room and administered relaxing medication and be ushered off to sleep. The butt implant surgery itself will take about 1.5 hours on average, and the patient will be transferred to the recovery room upon completion. The patient will remain in recovery for 1 to 2 hours before departing from the surgery center with a responsible adult.
Butt Implant Recovery
Dr. Hughes will go over an extensive postoperative protocol with you that will include eating 100 grams of protein each day and not being in calorie restricting mode. In the few cases of wound separation or extrusion, the patient was not consuming adequate calories and protein to heal. After surgery, your body requires more nutrients to heal. After having surgery is not the time to start a diet. Patients must have adequate nutrition going into surgery and patients must continue to follow these instructions for at least 8 weeks.
Dr. Hughes will also ask you to limit your activity and perform no exercise for 8 weeks. It is very important for patients to realize that the implants are placed within the gluteus maximus muscle, which is the largest muscle in your body. In addition, it is engaged and contracts when walking and standing, particularly with longer steps or when going up stairs. Thus, the patient should only take small, calculated steps and should refrain from going up and down stairs throughout the recovery process. There is no question that muscle contraction in these situations can increase the risk of complications including implant extrusion, incision opening and wound healing issues, and also fluid collection or seroma formation.
Patients must realize that even a perfectly executed surgery can be sabotaged if postoperative instructions are not followed and activity restrictions are not followed. Buttock implant surgery involves a difficult recovery that requires patient compliance.
Dr. Hughes will frequently place drains with buttock implants, because fluid collection is frequently the only issue that confronts a patient after a surgery with Dr. Hughes. These drains should be stripped every 2 hours to prevent clogs within the drains and efficient removal of fluid from the surgical cavity. The drain volumes should be recorded every 24 hours to determine the appropriate time for drain removal.
Water should not enter the incisions after buttock implant surgery as this can lead to infection, incision disruption, and scar widening. Patients should not shower. Patients should clean areas of the body around the incisions in sponge bath fashion for the first 3 to 4 weeks.
Patient Expectations for Butt Implant Surgery with Dr. Kenneth Hughes, MD in Los Angeles, CA
In the end, a disciplined and receptive patient can enjoy the benefits of a permanently improved buttock and hip contour by having butt implant surgery with one of the few true experts in the field of buttock augmentation. Dr. Hughes performs so many butt implant surgeries and Brazilian buttlift surgeries (BBLs) that Dr. Hughes is not interested in trying to convince the patient that one surgery is bad and one surgery is good as so many surgeons attempt to do. Dr. Hughes will provide recommendations, but, in the end, it is the patient’s decision on whether to pursue a Brazilian buttlift or butt implant surgery with solid silicone implants.
Does Dr. Hughes Perform Hip Implants?
In general, the answer to this is yes. Dr. Hughes has removed hip implants and corrected hip implant position as well as restored contour after hip implant removal or hip implant complications. The main issue with hip implants is the lack of tissue to cover them to create a natural long-lasting result. The patients who need the implants the most have the least coverage in the area, and there are no true muscle bellies in that area. Don’t believe it? Just look at any men’s or women’s bodybuilding contest and notice the enormous dents due to the lack of the muscle in that area.
The best way to approach hip augmentation is to place larger round butt implants to improve the lateral fullness or hip area, while allowing the gluteus maximus fibers to cover the lateral portion of the implant. Fat grafting to the hips can also effectively augment the results.
If a patient is truly adamant about hip implants, Dr. Hughes will place the hip implants, provided the patient understands the procedure and has realistic expectations.
Complications of Butt Implant Surgery
The main complications of butt implants include fluid collection, infection, bleeding, nerve injury, capsular contracture, extrusion of implants, implant malposition, tissue thinning or implant descent, tissue palpability, tissue visibility, and incision opening with a variety of healing issues.
Dr. Hughes performs the butt implant surgery in a meticulously sterile environment to reduce the risk of surgical site infection to essentially zero. In fact, almost every infection ever encountered occurred a week or more and sometimes 2 to 3 weeks later. This is the result of the patient allowing bacteria to migrate into the incisions due to wiping practices or cleaning methods.
Butt Implant Surgery BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY with Dr. Hughes in Los Angeles