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Are Butt Implants Safe?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


 Butt implants have become increasingly popular in recent years — especially among women who want to achieve a fuller figure. However, many of our patients at Morales Plastic Surgery want to know: are butt implants safe? And are there ways to reduce the risks associated with a butt augmentation procedure? 

The short answer is: yes, butt implants are safe when done by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rolando Morales. Call our office in Houston, TX to learn about implants and how surgery works. Our specialists can answer your questions and guide you through the process. 

What are butt implants made from? 

When you imagine butt implants, you may think of the silicon gel implants used in breast augmentation. Actually, plastic surgeons in the U.S. use semi-solid silicone implants for butt enhancement. They're designed to mimic the shape and feel of natural buttock tissue while providing a safe and durable enhancement. Implants also come in a wide range of volumes, shapes, and profiles for personalized results. 

What are the risks of butt implants? 

Some people are concerned that silicone implants may be dangerous for their health. In fact, silicone is one of the most well-studied materials in medical history. Based on scientific evidence, we know that silicone implants are safe for long-term use. And because they're made from a semi-solid material, there's no risk of leakage or rupture. You can run, swim, exercise, and more with confidence, knowing your implants are secure. 

Of course, like any surgery, there are still some risks associated with butt implants. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, and implant shifting or malposition. Patients should fully understand these risks before undergoing the procedure. 

Working with a board-certified plastic surgeon 

For the most successful butt augmentation results possible, it's best to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They have the training, experience, and expertise needed to perform surgery correctly. Additionally, they will conduct a thorough evaluation of your health and medical history to ensure your candidacy. Dr. Morales and his team at Morales Plastic Surgery are dedicated to providing safe and effective procedures for all of our patients in Houston, TX. 

How to reduce your risk of complications 

While butt implants are generally safe, there are some steps you can take to further reduce your risk of complications. First and foremost, follow all pre and post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Morales. Guidelines may include information such as:  

  • Avoiding smoking before and after surgery 
  • Taking prescribed antibiotics as directed 
  • Keeping the incision site clean and dry to prevent infection 
  • Avoiding strenuous exercises for a certain period of time 
  • Wearing compression garments as recommended for proper healing and support 

Make sure to attend all follow-up appointments with Dr. Morales to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns. Notify our staff right away if you experience any unusual symptoms or concerns. 

Discover the safety of butt implants 

Butt augmentation surgery does not need to lead to complications or poor results. If you're considering this procedure, do your research and choose a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Rolando Morales. At Morales Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your safety and satisfaction above all else. Contact us to book a consultation and discover the benefits of butt implants.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.