What does buttock implant revision surgery involve?

Buttock implant surgery involves the placement of artificial objects called implants into the buttocks. The implants help add projection, volume, and shape to the buttocks. The implants are made of highly durable, rubber-like silicone that is immune to rupture and leakage. During the surgery, the doctor will make incisions on the butt and place the implants into the derriere. The doctor will then suture and close the incisions.

Even though the results achieved via buttock implant surgery are permanent, some problems and factors may necessitate buttock implant revision surgery. The need for buttock implant revision surgery can arise any time after the intervention. The goal may be to enhance the butt further, take out the implant, or remove and replace the implants with new ones.

Buttock implant revision surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia and involves many risks. The operation is performed on an outpatient basis. The circumstances that can trigger the need for revision surgery are multiple. First off, the patient may realize that the desired goals have not been achieved or her expectations are not met.

For example, the patient may think her buttocks are looking too large or still small even after the surgery. In this case, revision surgery will involve removal of the implants and replace them with newer implants that would be smaller or larger, depending on the patient’s need. During the revision surgery, the doctor will open the incision placed during the original operation and remove the old implants. New implants will then be inserted and put into the buttocks. The doctor will then suture and close the incisions.

One of the complications that can trigger the need for butt implant revision surgery is capsular contracture, which happens when the scar tissue that forms around the implants continuously contracts and changes the shape of the butt. It also causes physical pain for the patient. In this case, it would be necessary to perform revision surgery. The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia. The doctor will access the implants by opening the original incisions and then remove the implants. The scar tissue (capsule) will also be removed during the revision surgery. The doctor will then suture and close the incision. The patient may opt to get new implants in future.

Thirdly, if one or both implants have been displaced, revision surgery will be needed. The procedure will involve opening the incisions and fixing the position of the implants. If necessary, new pockets will be created for the implants. The placement of the implants may also be changed.

Last but not least, when the implants get infected, revision surgery becomes necessary. During the operation, the doctor will remove the implants by using the original incisions. The implant pocket and surrounding areas will also be disinfected during the procedure. The patient can get new implants after several months or years if she wants to.


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