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Risks And Safety of Buttock Implants Plastic Surgery

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Buttock Implants Plastic Surgery

Risks And Safety of Buttock Implants Plastic SurgeryButtock augmentation with synthetic implants is usually considered to be a safe procedure. However, like with any other plastic surgery, the procedure comes with certain complications, such as implant migration, rupture, and displacement. Patients are also at risk of other hazards, like bad scarring, excessive bleeding, infections, and capsular contracture.

Risks can be minimized by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon to carry out the surgery. But it is important to be aware of the potential complications that can arise after buttock implants enhancement surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides buttock implants enhancement surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.


Infections after a butt augmentation surgery are highly rare. However, there is always a real possibility of the surgical area getting infected because of neglect. It’s essential to maintain the highest levels of cleanliness and to wash the area with soap to prevent bacteria from spreading.

Avoid letting anyone touch your incisions except you and your surgeon. You should refrain from scratching the incisions as well. Make sure you call your surgeon immediately if you notice foul smell or any other sign of infection.

Seroma Formation

Seroma is a common complication defined as fluid accumulation at the surgery site. This usually occurs when an inexperienced cosmetic surgeon performs the surgery causing excessive blunt force trauma and infection.

Excessive Bleeding

Excessive bleeding or hemorrhage is not common, but can happen after a butt augmentation surgery. It can cause pain and inflammation at the surgery site. New surgery may be required if the bleeding doesn’t stop on its own.

Buttocks Asymmetry

Butt asymmetry is a common complication that occurs due to improperly placed silicone implants. Your surgeon may have placed the implants too high or too low causing asymmetry. Revision surgery is the only course of action in such a complication.

Silicone Implant Rupture and Leakage

Implant rupture and leakage is one of the most common complications after a buttocks implant surgery. In certain situations, the silicone shell surrounding the implant starts leaking or gets ruptured. This can result in other issues, such as implant migration and infections.

You would need a revision cosmetic surgery to correct the problem and replace the butt implant. Call your surgeon immediately if you feel more than normal pain in the area or notice a change in size or contour of the implant.

Capsular Contracture

This complication occurs only in implant surgeries. Scar tissues surrounding the synthetic implants may harden and tighten causing the buttocks to feel extremely hard and firm. You may need to undergo corrective surgery to remove the hardened scar tissue.

Key Takeaway

The best way to reduce the risk of complications and hazards is by getting an experienced, highly qualified, and board certified plastic surgeon to complete the procedure. However, it’s also vital that you follow the surgeon’s post-op care guidelines fully. This will go a long way in reducing the risk of complications.

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for buttocks implants enhancement surgery.

Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, CA and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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