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Are Butt Implants Safe?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Butt implants are a popular way to achieve a curvier figure and rounder, fuller bottom. But, as with any other cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with implants. Today, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales takes a closer look at the safety of buttock implants and some of the potential benefits and risks associated with butt augmentation.

Surgery is considered safe when performed by a skilled and knowledgeable professional. Call Morales Plastic Surgery and see how we help you achieve your best body in Houston, TX.

What are butt implants made from?

First, patients should understand that the material in butt implants is different than the material used in breast augmentation. Plastic surgeons in the U.S. specifically use semi-solid silicone gluteal implants, which are considered lifetime prostheses. These implants are incredibly durable and cannot break, even when running, working out, or playing contact sports. Implants also come in a wide range of volumes, shapes, and profiles for personalized results.

Who can perform butt augmentation?

Butt augmentation should only be performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed countless successful implant procedures. For example, at Morales Plastic Surgery, we understand the many surgical techniques used in butt enhancement and how they vary from other implant procedures. Dr. Morales has also gone through extensive training and knows how to create successful results in Houston.

What are the risks of butt implants?

Buttock implants can remain safe within the body for years or even a lifetime when placed correctly. However, the number one concern among plastic surgeons performing butt augmentation is infection.

Infection sometimes occurs when working with a surgeon who doesn't follow the correct protocols in terms of sanitation and sterilization. It also happens when there is little to no patient education about infection prevention. Dr. Morales takes infection very seriously and follows the highest standards in the industry to avoid any risk.

How can I make recovery safer?

Patients at Morales Plastic Surgery are well-informed about what to expect during surgery and how to recover safely after butt augmentation. It is essential to follow any guidelines provided by our office to avoid complications that will impact your results. Our instructions may include information like:

  • Recovery garments: Butt augmentation may require the use of a compression garment after surgery. These post-operative garments support the healing tissue and make sure the shape of your new bottom stays full and round.

  • Sleep position: Implants can shift or move around when too much pressure is applied too soon during recovery. We advise patients to sleep in a specific position for at least several weeks.

  • Hydration: Drinking water before, during, and after surgery is crucial. Make sure to stay hydrated all throughout the day. Patients can even add fruit or vegetables to their water for added flavor and nutrients.

  • Nutrition: Eating a nutritious and balanced diet is a great way to help your body recover after surgery. Healthy meals can help you recover faster and feel better as well.

Discover the safety of butt implants

Butt augmentation surgery does not need to lead to complications or poor results. If you want a curvier backside and are interested in the benefits of buttock implants, speak with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales at Morales Plastic Surgery. Our clinic in Houston, TX can help you achieve the best shape and volume in the most effective ways possible.

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