Things to consider before/after butt implant procedure !
- 3 years ago
This information is to help you pick the right mix of ideas to help you through butt implant procedure.It is a bit difficult to find real information because most of the information on internet is from surgeons trying to sell their work or patients who got exceptional results, people not happy with their results normally don’t bother to write about it. I wanted to share some of the information I gathered for myself before my butt implant procedurewhich may be helpful to others. Please Google the terms used if not familiar. 1. Know your dimensions :(a) We all watch hundreds of before and after pics to figure out what we wantsome people only know how many cc (volume) they want but sometimes lower volume implants can have higher projection depending on the shape. Shape and projection are more important than volume. your butt size limits the size of pocket that can be created for implants, your doctor can suggest your vertical and horizontal length of your butt based on that u can choose shape, volume and projection to fit in to those lengths. If you haven’t seen a surgeon yet I will explain how to take those dimensions yourself in the last point. 2. Choosing implants : based on desired look you can choose implants, google the gluteal implants from these companies spectrum (hard silicon), AART (hard silicon), sientra (silicon gel), silimed (silicon gel), alliedbiomedical (hard silicon). When you go their websites you should be able to find dimensions and shapes they offer and one that fits your butt dimensions, check with your doctor if he/she can order those for you. Sometimes your doctor can carve a fitting size (mostly from hard silicon types) for you from a different size as well, depending on his/her skills. 3. Desired look : Only way to imagine how the final outcome might look like is to request your surgeon to show you the pics of only those patients who got the same shape (different size is ok)implants as the one he has agreed to use for you. It is very important step as some times shape of implant outside does not give you clear idea of its outcome once its implanted, area of projection shape of edges etc. 4. Implant placement : (a) mostly implants are placed in 3 different ways subcutaneous, subfascial and intramuscular ( Google these terms if not sure!) ask your doctor which method he uses, for myself I prefer intramuscular because it has lower chances of displacement and sagging over the years, as muscles provide stronger support than other two procedures, think long term because sagging can shift projection which is facing horizon to facing ground with aging also choose your shape accordingly. Intramuscular has also lower chance of visible edges from implant. Sometimes doctor uses the first two methods when patient insists on high volume implants for his/her own size ...think long term. 5. Types of procedures ( two cuts vs one cut) Normally doctors make a 4-5 cm cut in the upper part of your crack to insert the implants, some doctors make to cuts close by one for each side considering high complication rate for this procedure I prefer 2 cutsif one side got infected it can be contained or if suture rupture only one side gets exposed which is easier to manage than both, most doctors use stent because body produces fluid because of the cell death during surgery for up to five days , i have seen some right after surgery before and after pics without stent, I would be very cautious of that, also request your surgeon to put stents under the underwear mark so that 2 dots (stent scars ) are not visible over your beach wear later.6. Be aware of complications: Not knowing does not eliminate the risk, fact is complication rate is up to 20 -30% if you are aware of it sooner you can act and less complicated it can get. Doctor will explain post-surgical care in detail but don’t forget to discuss red-flags about complications such as infection, fluid built up, rupture etc. your surgeon can be highly skillful but remember your body has to do healing work and every ones different, some complications arise as long as 2 years after surgery, if you getting the procedure done outside the country , once after you return you should know some plastic surgeons in your area who you can go to in case of emergency, your family doctor may or may not be able to handle it. If you have 15 minutes to educate yourself about complication, diagnosis, management and prevention, I liked this information because it’s a study and not some ones opinion it has 18 pages but most are tables and pictures. Google same words “ complications of buttocks augmentation cirugiaplastica ” this study also provides correlation between implant size and complication rate, have a look.7. Finding right doctor: Find the doctor who meets your chosen criteria of procedure based on above points, someone who does butt implants couple times a month rather than a year, who has better work to show in his website preferably over 10 years of experience, most importantly find how ready doctor is to support if complication arises ask how he/she deals with it!If they say their patients never get complication probably they are not telling the truth. Always go to doctors office with a written list of questions and take notes.8. Taking your dimensions: Dimensions are in centimeter and they are taken along the lines of imaginary plus sign in the middle of a butt cheek. They will be very close to the ones your doctor will give.For vertical length, place measuring tape vertically in the middle of any one of butt cheek tip of tape should be as high as tip of the crack measure number on the tape at the lower crease (not the curve) at the bottom of the cheek minus 2 cm from final number.For horizontal length (width): contract you buttock muscle as hard as you can, you can even bent little backwards. Place measuring tape horizontally in the middle of butt cheek touch the tip at the edge of crack and measure the reading at the curve where cheek starts turning in forward direction it’s more like and angle because you have contracted the muscles, you take the reading at the angle (Not where you cheek meets your hip) because you contracted the muscle here you don’t have to minus anything.If you don’t have visible differentiating lines on butt then ask your doctor for dimensions.Hope this information helps you, I will provide more information when I come across.feel free to ask me if you want me to clarify any point, I am still waiting for my surgery and learning new things about the procedure .One last request from me, sometimes you really like certain shape on someone but it’s frustrating not able to know what type of implants they used, if you finish your surgeryand you post your before and after pictures please provide implants 5 dimensions, length, widthprojection, volume and shape so that other can use it better in decision to aid their surgery.