buttock implant

CAN I REMOVE MY BUTTOCK IMPLANTS?

buttock implantThe straightforward and easy answer is yes. Body implants primarily breast and buttocks are very popular and have been for some time. There are other anatomic implants that we use for example the male pectorals muscle or calves. The things the patient needs to know when removing body implants are as follows.

First, we usually can use the same incision that was used to insert the buttock implant. This mood pocket may need to be partially or fully removed. This can be a very challenging task. As with any operation bleeding and infection are always a risk. With buttock implant removal, and breast implant removal accumulation of fluid into that empty space may occur. This is called an ace seroma. Usually, the body will resorb it on its own.

There are some substances that we use to put into the pocket that may facilitate the prevention of this fluid accumulation. The substances are not without their own risks. I prefer compression garments and time if this fluid accumulation should occur.

Buttock Implant Removal

As with breast implants, removal of buttock implants may result in unwanted excess and sagging skin. We advise the patient preoperatively of this possibility. Usually, dissatisfaction with gluteal implants is a result of a less-than-optimal insertion procedure.

Possibly slow healing of the scar could result in visibility that may be undesirable. Also not following postoperative instructions very strictly can also lead to complications. This may result in the patient’s desire to remove the implants.

Whenever we do surgery their scar tissue in scar tissue can be unsightly and painful. Also having foreign objects has its own risks. We never escape the fact that we have these firm substances in our buttocks following gluteal augmentation. So yes, some people desire to remove these foreign objects and this can be done safely.

THOMAS TREVISANI, MD
BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON
MEMBER OF AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY
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