25-34 year old woman treated with Butt Implants

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This patient had Butt Implant surgery performed to enhance the size of her buttocks. These pictures were taken 6 months post-surgery. Butt Implant surgery is performed by Dr. Lockwood. A Butt Implant is soft, solid silicone. The implants are placed above the sitting area for maximum cosmetic effect; therefore, you never actually sit on them. The Butt Implant Surgery may be placed into each buttock area between the fascia (thick connective tissue covering the muscle) and the muscle itself, or intra-muscularly (inside the muscle structure), or below the muscle through a single incision where the cheek meets the back of the thigh, or just above the “crack” of the buttocks cheeks. A pocket just large enough for the implant will be created and the implant will be inserted into this pocket. Dr. Lockwood will check both sides to ensure they are symmetrical. Stitches are placed to close the incision and a bandage that provides compression to the buttocks is applied to help reduce pain and swelling. Butt Implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take 2-3 hours. You may leave the office surgical center soon after you have recovered from the anesthesia. You may be very uncomfortable for the first several days, and it is important that someone stay with you at least overnight on your first night home to assist in getting in and out of bed, preparing meals, etc. Due to the possibility of complications, it is necessary for you to stay in contact with your physician for the first three to four days. The taped dressing on your incisions to provide compression is usually removed within two to three days. After this, you can take showers and move around more normally. There will be swelling and bruising which you can treat with your prescribed pain medication and ice packs. The sutures are removed in about ten days. It is very important that you do not move around too quickly as this can cause the incision to open. You can expect to be down for about two weeks, and it will be necessary to sleep on your stomach during that time. You should be back to reasonable activities by the end of the second week, except for exercise. You may return to your normal lifestyle, like gym work, bicycling and running, about eight weeks after surgery. It may take six or eight months before everything feels “normal”.

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