IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE CHOOSING YOUR BUTTOCK IMPLANT SURGEON:
It's EXTREMELY IMPORTANT to realize that not all surgeons perform butt implants. The fact is . . . very, very few perform this difficult procedure REGULARLY.
True, many surgeons will say they perform buttock implants. But, the key is to find someone fully qualified, that performs the procedure AT LEAST 4-5 TIMES PER MONTH. That means, the surgeon you choose, should average approximately one every week.
Why is this SO IMPORTANT?
Because buttock augmentation is a difficult operation . . . more so, than most people realize. Here's why —
1) Due to the stress placed on the buttock region of the human body during sitting, walking, running, and other daily activities, any implant placed in this area will be subjected to radical and often intensive movement. One only needs to think about how many times they sit, during an average day, with the full weight of their body on the implant and surrounding tissue, to understand this. Thus, the likelihood of an implant shifting or moving after surgery, is greater than most other implant procedures.
Needless to say, having one's butt end up on their hip won't generally result in the aesthetic 'look' one usually desires.
The bottom line, is that it's critical to have the expertise — gained from performing hundreds of buttock implant procedures — to successfully pick the proper area of the gluteal muscle within the fascia, the implant pocket, so that the buttock implant is assured of not shifting out of place . . . and over time, it eventually becomes an integral part of the muscle. This knowledge is ONLY GAINED by performing this procedure regularly.
2) Another extremely important consideration— one that every patient needs to be aware of — is the primary reason WHY they're having the surgery even performed . . . the final results. How they'll look AFTER the operation is completed.
Again, you should realize that butt implants are solid, silicone prosthetic devices. So, they must usually be carved, or shaped, before insertion. So, having the expertise to properly shape the implant, a process where the surgeon artfully sculpts the solid silicone device with a scalpel before insertion, so it appears natural yet enhancing, for each individual body type...is very critical.
There's nothing more eye-catching after surgery, than a poorly sculpted buttock implant… one that somehow seems oddly fit for the individual's body type.
In aesthetic medicine, most surgeons' artistic ability is evident in the surgical procedures they perform. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the numerous publications they print emphasizes this point. As a patient, it's important for you to understand that aesthetic style and a surgeon's ability to transmit this artistic capability-to sculpt the buttock implants for each individual's body type-is usually gained from years of expertise, only developed by having done so many of these types of procedures.
3) Perhaps the most important consideration during your selection process . . . is the issue dealing with likelihood of infection.
Simply stated, buttock implants are placed, after a moderate-sized incision, in an area of the body where there is a much higher chance of bacterial infection. It goes without saying, that no matter who you are, the proximity of any surgical procedure to the rectal area, is one where severe infection can occur.
THIS ASPECT OF THE PROCEDURE SHOULD NOT EVER BE DISCOUNTED LIGHTLY AS SOMETHING THAT WON'T OCCUR. IF A PROSPECTIVE SURGEON TELLS YOU THAT THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DISQUALIFY THEM FROM YOUR SELECTION PROCESS.
The fact is, if the surgeon you're about to select hasn't performed buttock augmentation on a regular basis, you will more than likely subject yourself to an increased risk of severe infection. And, In some cases, infection requires that the implants be removed during an emergency procedure . . . one that can leave you in extreme pain, for a long, long time. Bear in mind, that, as was stated earlier, buttock implants are subjected to the full weight of your body, when sitting, or even walking. Multiple surgeries in this area, with the added stress of supporting body weight, can add to pain and disfigurement. ANY infection in this area will make you wish you hadn't taken a chance on a surgeon that DIDN'T HAVE THE SUCCESSFUL TRACK RECORD of performing hundreds of these procedures. Furthermore, removal of the implants due to infection, will usually leave you with scarring and complications.
HERE ARE A FEW CRITICAL QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR PROSPECTIVE SURGEON BEFORE YOU DECIDE ON HAVING BUTT AUGMENTATION:
1) How many buttock implants did the surgeon you are considering do last month? How many last week? How many in the last three months? Just remember, buttock implant procedures require that the surgeon isn't merely a 'visitor' to this type of surgery...but, someone who is a 'regular'.
2) Ask the surgeon if you can speak with his most recent few buttock implant patients. Most surgeons who perform this difficult procedure regularly won't have a problem letting you speak with their former patients.
3) Ask him if he's ever had any complications from implant shifting, or infection. A poor decision, based on cost, or lack of experience can come back to haunt you, the next time you attempt to sit down.