What are the risks of Buttock augmentation?


In general, buttock augmentation is safe. If a brazilian buttock augmentation is performed in which fat is injected to the buttocks to enhance their appearance, then the more common issues are loss of fullness due to poor take of the fat, or inadequate donor sites to create the desired look.  Other less common risks include sensory changes, fat necrosis, hematomas, fluid collections like seromas, infections, and contour irregularities both at the donor site and recipient sites.  Even more uncommon are things like skin or soft tissue necrosis.  Extremely low risks are related to the anesthesia, and potential risks of fat emboli, or deep vein thrombosis. With buttock implant surgery , the risks are similar to those  with a brazilian buttock lift, but mostly on a local level since there are no donor sites. One of the biggest risks for buttock implant surgery is dehiscence of the wound and exposure of the implant which can happen for several different reasons.  One of the most common reasons this can happen is due to poor compliance with post-operative instructions.  Patients are instructed not to put pressure on the buttocks for 2-3 weeks which basically means no sitting on them for about that amount of time.  Infection is another risk of having implants. If an infection develops or a dehiscence happens with exposure of the implants, it is likely that the implants will have to be removed.

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