Buttocks aesthetic operations, known as gluteoplasties, are surgical procedures to obtain fuller, livelier and pert bottoms. The method used varies case by case.
Gluteoplasties can be divided into 3 basic categories:
- Hip and Buttocks aesthetics, augmentation and shaping
- Hip and Buttocks uplift
- Hip and Buttocks reduction.
Fat injections: Is the injection of the patient’s own fat taken from the hips, back and the bottom and outer sides of the bottom and which is then thickened and finally injected into the top part of the bottom, filling it out in the process.
Buttocks Prostheses: Silicone prosthesis can be used in cases where there is not enough fat in the upper part of the bottom. This procedure ensures the bottom sticks out and is pert. The prostheses used are specially designed for the bottom, which recently have been mainly implanted in the muscle. These are inserted via small incisions made in the gap between each buttock, leaving a scar not readily visible.
Buttocks Lift: Is the lifting of the entire hip region by removing excess skin from beneath the stomach and above the bottom from patients caused by weight loss leaving saggy skin. Fat injections or prosthetics may be sufficient in of themselves for patients with average or good quality skin.
Things to Pay Attention to Pre-Surgery
As with all surgical operations, aspirin and cigarette usage must be ceased 3 weeks before a bottom aesthetic operation. Anticoagulants (blood thinners) and other similar agents must be avoided from 1 week before the operation.
Type of Anaesthesia and Length of Procedure
These operations are performed in an operating theatre under general anaesthetic. The operation lasts 2-3 hours depending on the surgical method used.
The patient doesn’t need to stay in hospital after the operation. A special corset is worn for 3-6 weeks after the operation. A complete recovery takes 2-10 days depending on the surgical method used. It takes around 3-6 months for swelling to disappear and for the bottom to assume its new, full form. Exercise and sports can be resumed 3-45 days after the operation. Extra care must be taken when sitting and standing up in cases where prostheses have been implanted.