I Got the Pmma Injections in Buttock Area and I Have Been Getting This Weird Mild Pain in my Outer Thigh Can That Be Related? Can antibiotics cure that?
I Got the Pmma Injections in Buttock Area and I Have Been Getting This Weird Mild Pain in my Outer Thigh Can That Be Related?
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Only fat is safe for buttock augmentation
You should only have your own fat injected into your buttock for augmentation. PMMA is not approved for injection into the buttock. You should return to the person who injected this product into your buttock and ask him/her about the side effects and your thigh pain. Be very careful about having a non -board certified plastic surgeon inject any substance into your buttock. The only other option for buttock augmentation is gluteal implants. Best wishes, Dr.Bruno
PMMA Buttock Augmentation
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 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. 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 implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock augmentation (at least in my practice). 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. Therefore it is extremely important to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure. And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the infection rate is minimized to ~5%. Hope this helps…RAS