The buttock implant is a cosmetic surgical procedure that has a long history of success. When done properly, the implants look and even feel very natural. The procedure starts with a consultation with Dr. Curves where he will work with you to learn about your goals. Once ready, he will schedule the procedure to give you the backside you desire.
The procedure itself involves two simple incisions, typically hidden along the crease where the buttock meets the upper leg. Through this incision, Dr. Curves will insert the implants. Depending on the approach taken, the doctor can either put the implants just beneath the skin, or under the muscle itself. Both options provide you with immediate improvement in the look and size of your butt. Recovery is also quite simple and quick with minimal downtime.
The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
Your skin has a fair amount of elasticity
You have enough fat from a donor site (love handles, abdomen, flank)
You have flat or narrow buttocks and desire a more shapely, rounder butt
You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
• You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos may be taken, both before and after the surgery.
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
Here are some questions to consider:
What surgical technique is recommended?
How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
What risks are associated with my surgery?
What type of complications can happen?
When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
Be sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
Avoid taking medications that can increase bleeding, like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and various herbal supplements;
If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks of the implant procedure may include:
Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Scarring •Poor wound healing • Damage to underlying nerves • Firmness • Implant rupture or migration • Sciatic nerve pressure • Incision opening with implant exposure, requiring implant removal • Numbness or skin sensation changes • Persistent pain • Possible need to revise the surgery • Problems with sutures that may require removal
In addition, there are specific problems related to augmentation by fat transfer. These may include:
• Bruising • Fat embolism • Fluid shifting or lidocaine toxicity • Liposuction complications • Asymmetry • Stretch marks or cellulite
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
Different buttock augmentation procedures have different recovery instructions.
For a buttock augmentation with implants, you’ll need to wear a specific support garment for up to 3 weeks following the surgery. This gives support as well as allows the skin to drape properly following surgery.
For a buttock augmentation with fat grafting, you’ll have to avoid any prolonged sitting for two weeks or longer. This is very important! Sitting can damage the fat, and ruin the procedure. You’ll also have to sleep face down or on your side.
In addition, you’ll need to wear garments that provide support and compress the areas that were treated with liposuction. Often drains are placed in the incisions to help remove the excess fluids or blood. Dr. Jimerson will prescribe pain medications to keep you comfortable after the procedure. He will also discuss when you can resume normal activities and exercise.
While recovery periods will vary, most patients can resume exercise and regular activities in six to eight weeks.
If you had a buttock augmentation using fat transfer, please note that it might take up to a full year to see the final results. Also, your body will absorb some of the fat transferred, so the initial shape may change a bit.
Be sure to follow Dr. Jimerson’s instruction following your procedure to obtain optimal results.
The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.