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Are Buttock Implants Very Painful?

What's the usual amount of pain associated with having butt implants?

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Pain post buttock implant surgery


Buttock augmentation using implants is known to be painful and uncomfortable the first few days following surgery. Be patient and follow the directions advised by your surgeon for best results. Remember, beauty is pain.

Tampa Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Implants and Pain


Buttock implants have as much pain and discomfort as a breast augmentation (which is not much). Different individuals have different threshholds for pain and have different experiences. In general they are not very uncomfortable. the Discomfort comes in the form of not being able to sit on them for the first week or so and spending your time on your tummy which can become annoying. Once that phase is gone most patients agree that is is not very painful.

Sepehr Egrari, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock augmentation


YES. They are very painful.  There will be pain for up to a month, but most of the pain will be during the first week. 

Shahin Javaheri, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Pain after Butt implants


Butt implants can be performed successfully to create a beautiful augmentation and re-contouring. However, this is not a simple procedure. After a Butt implant surgery, busy central that they did not put pressure on to the areas of the Butt or put tension on the incision that was used. In our practice, we commonly tell our patients that after this surgery they should not lie on their part or in a seated position for up to two weeks. Patients return to the office every 2-3 days so that we can check their wounds to make sure that they are healing well and do not have an infection and to assist them with cleaning. Patients tell us that they had a tight sensation but that this discomfort can be controlled with Tylenol and pain medications such as Darvocet or Vicodin.

Pat Pazmino, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Yes, they can be painful...


for only a few days. Similar to a breast implant, the butt implant is placed within the gluteus maximus muscle. Because of this placement, there will be pain associated because of muscle spasms. There are medications to ease the pain until the muscles adapt to the change.

Jonathan Fisher, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Are Buttock Implants Painful


Buttock Implants - are they painful?

During the first few days, there will be discomfort associated with the procedure, but it normally begins to die down after a week or two. The main issue with buttock implants is that you will not be able to sit down until there is adequate healing. Patients need to understand that following buttock implants, they will not be able to sit down for at least 2 weeks and will not be able to resume most normal activities for up to 6 weeks or more if there are any problems with healing.  More rigorous activities will not be able to be enjoyed for about two months after the buttock implants. Patient may also need to wear a compression garment offering support to the area.


Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Implants and Pain


Although buttock implants are one of the more painful operations in the field of plastic surgery, much of the pain subsides after 4-5 days and the rest resolves over the ensuing 2-3 weeks.  Pain is very a subjective thing and it is proven that those who have a reasonable expectation of the pain and acceptance of the pain fair much better after surgery than those  who drastically fear the pain and don't try to cope with the pain...RAS 

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Pain with butt implants


Butt implant surgery can be painful for the first few days, but then improves significantly as long as the patient does not try to be up and about too much too soon.  You need to let the it heal.

Joshua Korman, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
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Buttocks Implants are not very painful but activities are limited


Most of my patients say that butt implants are not that painful. They are pretty sore for a few days, but most are off the pain medication within 3 or 4 days. However, even though it doesn't hurt, you still need to limit your activities. Doing too much can lead to complications..... wounds opening up, implant infection and build-up of fluid around the implant all of which can lead to needing to have them removed.

I usually recommend Buttocks Implants as a Second Choice operation and perform this only if you do not have enough fat or are not a good candidate for the Brazilian Buttocks Lift procedure.

I have done many buttocks implant procedures and have to tell you that the Brazilian Buttocks Lift procedure is a much safer and more natural feeling and looking procedure. Buttocks implants feel unnatural, and have a very high complication rate. If you are a candidate, I would recommend the Brazilian Buttocks Lift (fat transfer to your buttocks) It feels and looks much more natural with very minimal complications when done by experienced surgeons.

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock implants and pain


The procedure of Buttock implantation is not a painful procedure. Most patients describe it as uncomfortable.

However the recovery needs a rest for atleast four to six weeks. So that the implant does not move, get displaced or form a seroma.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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