Dangers Involved in Buttock Implants?


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The insertion of buttock implants, like all surgeries, carries with it inherent risks. A surgery is an invasive procedure, and dangers are only to be expected, but these can be minimised by employing a surgeon who has a lot of experience in performing a particular type of procedure.

What are the risks of implant surgery?

Buttock implant surgery is conducted with you, the patient, kept under the influence of a general anaesthetic. A general anaesthetic is a chemical agent that achieves two ends, firstly it renders you unconscious, sparing you the discomfort and fear potentially involved in surgery, and secondly it alleviates the pain involved in surgery, meaning that procedures that would otherwise be too painful to perform are possible. General anaesthesia does, however, carry with it some risks. Side effects are relatively rare, but can be unpleasant and include nausea and vomiting, shivering, headache, and confusion. Potentially dangerous complications can include an allergic reaction to the anaesthetic being used, although this Is also relatively rare. You might experience difficulty in breathing and might need an oxygen supply. These are fairly general consequences, however there are a range of individual risks that would be specific to you.  For example, if you suffer from heart disease or issues with your blood pressure these can be adversely affected by general anaesthesia.

Any surgical procedure done in the vicinity of your rectum carries with it a risk of infection, and so care must be taken during the operation. A hazard of buttock implant surgery is slippage, which means that the implant’s position is altered unintentionally, usually because of a poor fitting. Ruptures are very rare now because soft solid implants are used as opposed to the gel filled alternatives used in breast implants.

There are potential issues with the healing of the incision made to insert the implants. If the blood supply to the area is adversely affected then the skin might undergo necrosis, where skin cells die because they aren’t supplied with the oxygen and nutrients they need. Blood or fluids may collect under the skin in what are called haematomas and seromas respectively, these will need to be removed.

You can lose sensation in your buttocks, which can be either temporary or permanent. You can also suffer from slight scarring. While most of the time the incision wound will hear and be almost imperceptible, in some cases the scarring can be more serious. This depends both on the skill of the surgeon involved and how your body heals itself.

How to avoid these risks

The best way to avoid any complications during or after your buttock implant surgery is to find a surgeon who has regularly been performing buttock implants for some time. Like anything else, with cosmetic surgery practice makes perfect, and so an experienced surgeon is likely to be able to deal with any potential issues and minimise the risks involved in the operation. Similarly, following your surgeons instructions while recovering will also improve your chances of unpleasant developments after the operation.


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