Butt implants - Why don't many doctors perform butt augmentation with implants?

I've heard that complication rate is too high, but if a pt makes it past the 6mo mark with no complications & implants are placed appropriately, what complications then does a pt have to worry about? I'm having second thoughts about having this procedure . I am having second thoughts about the long term "consequences" especially because many doctors don't do this procedure...

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Butt implants

Butt implants are safe and can be done with minimum risk of complications. We have been doing butt implants for over 10 years and have not had complications observed nationally most likely due to modifications of the originally described surgery. A consultation will provide you details of surgery that may make this decision easier for you.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Why many doctors do not do buttock implants?

 Many surgeons do not do buttock implants because they have not had the proper training and, thus, simply do not know how to. Furthermore, just like you they too are fearful of the procedure because of all the frank misconceptions and bad press about buttuck implants.  On the other hand, there was recently a large multi-center study published showing that butt implants are as safe as fat transfer with a less than 5% complication rate across the board.   Additionally, I have been performing buttock implafor over 15 years and my overall complication rate is approximately 2% with an infection rate less than 1%. Glad to help. 

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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