Buttocks Augmentation

Overview of the surgery:
Buttocks Augmentation is a plastic surgical procedure that uses buttock implants to increase the
size and reshape the appearance of the buttocks. Incision may be made in any one of the following
places: where the cheek meets the back of the thigh, or down the buttock crease. The incision is
usually made in the buttock crease, where scars are not noticeable. The surgeon then creates a pocket
large enough to insert the butt implants. The implants can be placed either under the gluteus
maximus muscle, or on top of the muscle. Sometimes, the surgeon performs liposuction in order to
further enhance the shape of the buttocks. After performing the same procedure on the other buttock,
the surgeon makes sure the buttocks are symmetrical and look natural. Then he/she stitches up the
Operation Time:
Buttock augmentation surgery normally lasts between 2 and 4 hours.
Type of Anesthesia use:
General Anesthesia
Hospital/clinic stay:
4 nights
Days to stay in Thailand:
1-2 weeks
Risks and Complications:
All surgical procedures carry some risk. The risks of undergoing buttock implant surgery include
infection, unsatisfactory results, excessive bleeding, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and the need for
second, or sometimes third, procedures. Risks are minimal, although, as with any surgery,
complications can arise.
Recovery Period:
You’ll experience swelling and bruising in the buttocks for the first 2- 3 days after a gluteal
augmentation procedure. Swelling and bruising will gradually disappear for about 1 month. You will
need 4 to 6 weeks before full recovery occurs and normal levels of activity can be resumed.
Preparation Prior To Surgery:
 Medical history assessment (any allergies, serious medical condition and all
medications taken both prescribed and non-prescribed), physical
examination, and laboratory tests will be performed during consultation.
 Avoid smoking   for about 3-4 weeks prior to surgery, as nicotine interferes
with circulation and will greatly affect healing process.
 Stop drinking alcohol, a week before the surgery and throughout your
recovery period.
 Taking any medications should be avoided such as hormones, anticoagulants,
anabolic steroids and supplements at least 4-6 weeks to prevent complicating

medical factors prior to surgery, and also avoid taking aspirin, anti-
inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.