Silicone Butt Implants Safe On Butt and Thighs?

i want to get Silicone Butt Implants and silicone thigh implants are they save ??

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Buttock and Hip Augmentation Options

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Allow me to share with you some information that you may not hear elsewhere.   There are only two proven safe and relatively effective methods for Buttock and Hip Augmentation: 1) Autologous Fat Transfer (using your own fat, transferring from one area of the body to the other) and 2) Buttock Implants (semi-solid silicone rubber implants that cannot rupture &/or leak).  Both are very good options so what it comes down to, like any surgery, is proper patient selection.  Indeed because at least 50+ % of the fat transferred will melt away within a year, most patients are not good candidates because they lack an adequate amount of fat to harvest.  Although using your own fat is relatively safe, the one serious complication that can rarely happen is "fat embolism" in which some of the fat gets into the blood stream and travels up into the lungs causing serious problems breathing. This complication is more likely to happen with the larger amount of fat being transferred.  This can also happen when using fillers like PMMA and hyaluronic acids. Also fillers, when injected in large quantities, have a relatively high tendency to migrate away from the original area they were placed and tend to stimulate a lot of inflamation and subsequent scar tissue/hardening.

 

Thus buttock/hip implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock/hip augmentation (at least in my practice). For buttock implants I prefer to insert the implants through a single 2 ½ inch long incision over the tailbone (concealed within the crevice between the buttock cheeks).  The implant should always be placed under or within the gluteus maximus muscle.  In this position, the implant is less palpable, less visible, and does not sag or shift/migrate over time unlike implants placed on top of the muscle.  For hip implants, there is no ideal muscle located in this region to place an implant under thus the implant is placed under the relatively strong connective tissue layer we call "fascia" - just under the fatty layer.  It is extremely important to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in these procedures.  And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the infection rate is minimized to ~5%.  Glad i could help…RAS

 


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Implants and Safety

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Tiffany,

Good day. Butt implants are certainly an alternative to fat transfer to the gluteal area, and if done correctly with proper technique they certainly provide great results. The most important aspect to buttock implants is avoidance of infection and technique. These two will certainly determine the outcome of your surgery being that they are being inserted in an area that is not always sanitary. We have done many in our office with very low complication rate. Please make sure that the surgeon is board certified and currently does this procedure often. Best of luck,

Dr. Salama

Moises Salama, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Silicone Butt Implants

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The preffered method to enhance a buttock is fat transfer.

If you do not have enough fat then your other option is dermis fat graft from the abdomen. If you are not a candidate then a butt implant can be used, Silicone butt implants are safe. Like any other implants they will need mainta for thigh implants, if you mean implants at the hip area one can make custome implants for that area.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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