(Buttock enlargement and /or reshaping)
This is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a patient’s buttocks for a number of reasons:
Gluteal augmentation can give you the smooth, round buttocks you have always wanted.
The following information is strictly the opinion of Dr. Gomez-Mendoza and his associates and pertains to gluteal augmentation and other body contouring procedures as performed by him.
If you're considering a Gluteal augmentation...
Buttock Implants are used in a gluteal which will increase and/or reshape the appearance of your buttocks. The buttock implants are filled of soft (cohesive gel grade III), they come in many shapes and sizes as needed to reshape your particular body form.
If you’re considering gluteal augmentation, this information will help provide a basic understanding of what a gluteal augmentation can and cannot achieve. Because each individual patient is different no amount of written information can replace a personal consultation with Dr. Gomez-Mendoza and his team.
Candidates for Gluteal Augmentation
The best candidates for buttock enlargement or reshaping are men and women looking to improve the appearance of their buttocks. Buttock implants are ideal for those who want to enlarge, lift or even reshape their buttocks. If you are physically healthy and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.
Buttock implants are an excellent way to enhance your overall body shape and appearance.
Gluteal augmentation is relatively straightforward, but the the most important risk to consider is the risk of infection. Simply stated, gluteal implants are placed 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. Rest assured, when choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gomez-Mendoza and his associates to perform gluteal augmentation, the chances of infection are extremely rare. You can reduce your risks by closely following the advice of your surgeon concerning your pre-operative and post-operative care. There are not risk free surgical procedures.
Planning your surgery
In your initial consultation, Dr. Gomez-Mendoza and his team will evaluate your health and assess your body contours and measure them while you are standing, Be sure to tell Dr. Gomez-Mendoza if you smoke, and if you're taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.
Be frank in discussing your expectations with Dr. Gomez-Mendoza He will be equally frank with you, describing alternatives to gluteal augmentation and the risks and limitations of each. In any case, he will work with you to recommend the procedure that is right for you and will come closest to producing the desired body contour.
Then we will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure (such as your age, the size and shape of your buttocks, and the condition of your tissues) and explain which surgical technique is most appropriate for you.
Preparing for your surgery
You will have preliminary blood work performed and depending on your age and family history, we may require you to have a electrocardiogram before surgery. You will also get specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. These medications will include, but are not limited to, aspirin containing products.
Gluteal augmentation it is usually done on an outpatient basis, in some cases the patient will be admitted to the hospital as an inpatient, if so you can expect to stay one day.
If you smoke, plan to quit at least one week before your surgery and not to resume for at least two weeks after your surgery.
Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly. In addition, we will also be available to answer any questions you might have or any concerns that arise. Please don't hesitate to call us.
What type of anesthesia is used?
Dr. Gomez-Mendoza performs most gluteal augmentations under sedation (gentle, short-acting medication administered by a board certified anesthesiologist to insure comfort and security for our patients) and epidural anesthesia. Patients are under monitored anesthesia care since they arrive to the operating room till they leave the recovery area. You will receive the safest care possible. The expert care you deserve.
Our patients recover more quickly and with less discomfort than when general anesthesia is used.
Where will your gluteal augmentation be performed?
Dr. Gomez-Mendoza performs most buttock augmentations at the modern Puerta de Hierro Medical Center. Whether you choose to have your procedure done in the peaceful seclusion of our state-of-the-art Medical Center or at one of the many Guadalajara or Puerto Vallarta-area hospitals where we currently enjoy operating privileges; rest assured that you will receive the finest care available.
The surgery itself usually takes one and a half to two and a half hours. The method of inserting and positioning your implants will depend on your anatomy and your surgeon’s recommendation. The incision will be made in the crease between the buttocks), the positioning of the implant may be in the Vergara’s space. During this surgery asymmetries, shape and size of the buttocks and other defects may be corrected as part of your gluteal augmentation. A temporary tube may be inserted to drain excess fluid from the surgical site.
Finally, the incisions will be stitched (we only use absorbable sutures placed in an intradermal running fashion so you will not see them and they do not need to be removed). This technique obviates the need for external skin sutures and circumvents the possibility of suture marks.
After your surgery
You will wear a compression underwear over your gauze dressings and helps to reduce discomfort and swelling.
Your buttocks will be bruised, swollen and uncomfortable for a day or two, but the pain should be moderate. Any discomfort you do feel can be relieved with your medications. You will wear the compression underwear around the clock for four weeks. The stitches will be absorbed and they are located intradermically so you will not see them.
You can expect some loss of sensation in your buttocks and skin, caused by the swelling surgery. This numbness usually fades as the swelling subsides over the next two to four weeks.
Healing is a gradual process. Although you may be up and about in a few hours, don’t plan on returning to work for a week. The taped dressing that is applied during surgery to provide compression and support is usually removed two to three days following butt implant surgery. At this time, you can take showers and begin to move around better. The results can be seen immediately, but the buttocks will look more natural and become softer as the muscle stretches several months after your surgery.
You will be instructed to avoid sex and strenuous sports for about a month.
Getting back to normal
Full activities can usually be resumed about four weeks following surgery. It may take up to six or eight months until the results feel as if they're part of the body and you forget about them even being there.
Your new look
Buttock implants, produce excellent results for patients who wish to alter or correct their body contour. If you're realistic in your expectations and prepared for the risks of buttock implants, then this procedure may be just the answer for you.
We will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible, it is important to remember scars are permanent and your scars may actually appear to worsen during the first two to three months as they heal, but this is normal. Expect it to take six to nine months before your scars flatten out and lighten in color.
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