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Surgery Process Guide to Buttock Implant Surgery

“Buttock augmentation with silicone implants limits the size increase that can be achieved.” – Dr Connall Cosmetic Surgery 

Buttock implants involve a soft silicone implant being inserted and hidden into the natural buttock crease. This technique is used with patients who have limited fatty tissue, and is not as effective for treating excess sagging skin found after dramatic weightloss. 


An incision is made in the natural buttock crease so that it is hidden. If an alternative incision needs to be made, your surgeon will talk you through these options. 


Your surgeon will insert a soft, shaped silicone implant through the incision.


The silicone implant is placed below the gluteal (large buttock) muscle, above the pelvic bone.


The incision is then stitched up.


Drains are inserted and you will be given a compression garment to wear after surgery.

Complications / Negligence Signs

You may experience slipping of the silicone implant, resulting in asymmetry of the buttocks. 


Loss of sensation in the buttock area 


Hematoma or seroma (a build up of either fluid or blood under the skin, which in some instances can require removal). 

Surgical Risks

General anaesthetic carries numerous risks, however, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000). 

These complications can include:

-Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)

Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic

In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).

These problems are more likely to arise if:

you are undergoing emergency surgery

you have other illnesses 

you are a smoker

you are overweight 

Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation. 


Read the S.A.F.E. Choice Guide for key information, including advice and guidance on the things you need consider before deciding to undergo cosmetic surgery. 

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