Buttock-lift surgery (gluteoplasty)
Gluteoplasty is a surgery aimed at buttock volume and shape enhancement. The desired effect is achieved by means of silicone implants. If due to the peculiarities of constitution or injury a patient has defects in this area then new buttocks can be shaped in just 2 hours.
Gluteoplasty — buttock-lift surgery:
Gluteoplasty is a unique surgery as it is performed via only one small incision. It is used to place an implant. This incision is made in the upper region of intergluteal fold. Sutures in this place are absolutely invisible. In some cases it is possible to make an incision in infrabuttock crease.
Implants can be placed to the particular points: between muscles, beneath gluteus maximus muscle or gluteal fascia. Then, implants are secured with special internal sutures. This technique provides secure attachment of an implant to a muscle preventing internal implant displacement. After surgery buttocks look and feel completely natural. The artificial material is located between the muscles and is not exposed to infections.
At the end of surgery an incision is stitched together with self-absorbable threads. Sometimes surgeons use staples instead of threads. A drainage tube is left in place for a few days to prevent fluid accumulation in tissues.
Preparation to gluteoplasty:
In the course of initial consultation all preferences and possible issues are discussed with a patient. The details of surgery are highlighted, the shape of implants is selected taking into consideration a patient’s figure type and individual features. In order to choose the best option a surgeon carries out specific measurement of buttocks. A surgeon must also inform a patient about age restriction applicable to this procedure. Gluteoplasty is only allowed for patients over 18 years old.
The next preparation stage is getting lab testing. A comprehensive clinical examination including blood and urine test, ECG and X-ray examination is ordered. Mandatory blood test is performed to detect viral diseases (AIDS, hepatitis, syphilis, etc.). The blood clotting ability and Rh factor are determined.
A patient should drop bad habits (smoking, consuming alcohol, overeating) to speed up the recovery period and avoid complications. A few days before surgery a low calorie diet is prescribed to facilitate body detoxification. Eating and drinking must be fully stopped 8 hours before the procedure. During this period the intestines are purged.
If a patient has a cold at the time of the planned procedure it is postponed until full recovery. This plastic surgery cannot be performed during pregnancy and menstruation periods.
Surgery/procedure duration: 2 hours
Anesthesia: general anesthesia
Immediately after surgery the patient is transferred to a clinic ward and kept there under doctor’s supervision for a few days. Sitting on buttocks will be impossible for the first 3 days due to pain and swelling. A patient will be able to sleep on the stomach only. In case of severe pain the analgesics are prescribed. Antibacterial therapy can be introduced to prevent infections.
Suture threads will be absorbed in 10 days. A drainage tube is removed a few days earlier. Then, a patient must wear special compression garments. It prevents swelling and reduces load on gluteal muscles.
Sometimes a mild depression can be observed due to the long postoperative period. This is normal condition which subsides along with wound healing. From time to time patients experience loss of sensation at the operated site. Sensitivity will return in 2 or 3 weeks without any treatment.
It is possible to resume normal working schedule in 2 weeks. Along with it a patient must observe strict limitations and follow a doctor’s advice. Intense sports, tanning at solarium, visiting swimming pool and sauna are prohibited during a month following the procedure. Smoking is forbidden for the whole recovery period. No intramuscular injections are allowed at the buttocks area.
In about 3 months the implants will be fully accepted, the tissues will heal completely, the buttocks will gain the desired shape and the scars will be gone. At that time a patient will be able to evaluate the final result of a surgeon’s work.