Do you want to improve the appearance of your body?
Gluteal or buttocks augmentation is a plastic surgery technique in high demand in our clinic in Barcelona. We have various techniques available for remodelling the buttock area, some of these have been published and presented in scientific journals and international conferences. The choice of technique and application will be made together with the patient, according to their characteristics and requirements. This may include reducing the fat in that area, improving the outline, rejuvenating the tissues or even changing the shape.
The patient’s collaboration is very important in this type of surgery, so the wound remains stable and the prosthesis is not displaced or become asymmetric. Therefore you should behave according to certain rules during the weeks following the intervention.
1. The first two days will be spent in the clinic lying on your front.
2. You will then be able to get up, but for one week you should not sit down any more than is absolutely necessary, and when you do, you should do so in a way that does not compress the affected area.
3. You have to sleep on your stomach for a couple of weeks.
4. You must avoid any kind of physical exercise which would use the gluteal muscles for five or six weeks.
The prosthesis will not be rejected or become encapsulated. The risk of infection is low, although very scrupulous hygiene will be required until the stitches are removed. You will also need to take antibiotics for ten days after the intervention to minimise the risk of infections.
The combination of techniques (liposuction, lipofilling, radiofrequency and prosthesis) can be used to modify and improve the shape of the buttock with results that we could not have hoped for a little while ago.
In women we usually combine liposuction from the lumbar, waist and thigh regions to model this area and to increase the buttock curves by prostheses implants. The fat obtained will be injected in the lower area, just above the gluteal crease, to round the buttock in that area. The prosthesis will fill the upper two thirds of the buttocks very well, but not the lower third. This prosthesis is sufficient for men, but women will need some additional lipofilling.
The patient with silicone gluteal implants should know and be warned not to have any intramuscular injections in the gluteal region as there is a risk of injecting the implant.
Finally, we need to point out that augmentation should never be performed with injections of liquid silicone. It is not the same as a prosthesis, which can be removed if there are complications or if the patient wishes; liquid silicone infiltrates the tissues and has a high rate of complications and is impossible to remove. We never use this procedure. Please contact renowned clinics with highly specialized surgeons.
He worked at the Hospital Clínic in Barcelona where he worked as a specialist in Plastic Surgery and repaired for 16 years.
Fifteen years ago, together with two other professionals, he founded Antiaging Group Barcelona, at the forefront of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. He has developed professionally in the field of care, research and teaching, being his fields of interest facial surgery, breast surgery and body contouring with implants.
In breast surgery is a specialist in transaxillary breast augmentation and secondary breast surgery. He has introduced the use of ultrasound in Plastic Surgery and recently the use of 3D implants in thoracic malformations.
The duration of fat injected into the buttocks can vary from person to person, but in general it is expected that at least 60-70% of the transplanted fat will remain permanently. This means that the fat that survives after the first few months should be long lasting.
Both fat transfer and implants have their pros and cons. The choice depends on each patient’s individual needs and goals, as well as anatomical features and medical history. Therefore, it is important to discuss the benefits and risks of each option with your surgeon to make the best decision.
In general, fat can be transferred to the buttocks several times, as long as there is enough suitable fat available and the patient is healthy to undergo another surgery.
Pain after Lipotransfer varies from person to person, but usually lasts from 1 to 2 weeks. Pain medication may be prescribed to help control discomfort during this time.
Most patients should avoid sitting or lying on their back for the first 2-3 weeks after the Lipotransfer to avoid putting too much pressure on the buttocks. Your surgeon can provide you with a special sitting cushion that can help distribute the weight more evenly.
It is important to note that the final result of the Lipotransfer is not immediate and it may take several months to see the final shape and size. After surgery, the buttock area will look swollen and may be bruised. The swelling and bruising may last for several weeks before the final results begin to be seen.