Gluteoplasty: what it is and how the surgery is done

Gluteoplasty is the procedure to increase the butt, with the objective of remodeling the region, restoring the contour, shape and size of the buttocks, for aesthetic purposes or to correct deformities, due to accidents, or diseases, for example.

Generally, the surgery is done with the implantation of silicone prostheses, but another option is the fat graft removed from liposuction elsewhere in the body, and it usually generates good aesthetic results, with few scars.

This surgery costs, on average, from R $ 10,000.00 to R $ 15,000.00, depending on the location and the surgeon who will perform the procedure.

How is the surgery done

Gluteoplasty is performed by the plastic surgeon, in the operating room, and can be of 2 forms:

  • Silicone prostheses: the surgeon will make two small incisions on the top of the buttocks and place the silicone implants, which are generally oval or round in shape. The size of the prosthesis is chosen by the patient, together with the plastic surgeon, according to the aesthetic objectives and the technique of the surgery, but it usually contains about 350 ml. The most modern prostheses are safer, with silicone gel filling, capable of withstanding pressures, including falls. Learn more about butt silicone: who can put it, risks and care.

  • Belly fat: remodeling with a fat graft, also called fat grafting, is done with the introduction of fat cells in the buttocks, which were extracted by liposuction from another region of the body, such as the belly and legs. For this reason, it is possible to combine gluteoplasty with liposuction in the same surgery, which is liposculpture.

The average procedure time varies around 3 to 5 hours, with anesthesia that can be peri-dural or general, requiring only one day of hospitalization. Before surgery, the doctor will do a preoperative evaluation, with physical examination and blood tests, to detect changes that may cause risk to the surgery, such as high blood pressure, anemia or risk of bleeding.

How is recovery

Some care that the person should have after the surgery are:

  • Take painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs, prescribed by the doctor, such as diclofenac and ketoprofen, to relieve pain;
  • Lie on your stomach, or, if you prefer to lie on your back, support three pillows on the back of your thighs, so that your buttocks are not completely supported on the mattress, with the head of the bed elevated 30 degrees;
  • Avoid sitting for 2 weeks;
  • Avoid straining in the first days, starting exercises with long walks after 30 days, and other more intense physical activities after 6 weeks.

The results start to be seen after the second week of the operation, because the local swelling decreases, but, however, the definitive results are only considered after 18 months of the procedure and, in some cases, touch-up surgeries may be necessary.

The plastic surgeon will follow up after the surgery, and replacement of the prostheses is only necessary in case of ruptures, changes in shape, infection or rejection by the body.