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What is the Recovery Time for Dual Plane Buttock Augmentation?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


If you have spent hours in the gym hoping to achieve more fullness in your bottom, you may have wondered if there is a faster and easier way. Butt augmentation with implants is one of the most requested procedures at Morales Plastic Surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales has specially designed dual plane buttock augmentation so patients can enjoy safe and gorgeous results.

Many people avoid plastic surgery because they are concerned about recovery. With dual plane buttock augmentation, less than 1% of patients experience complications or request revisions. At our clinic in Houston, TX, Dr. Morales has broken down the benefits of buttock implants and can perform an assessment to see if this is right for you. Learn about the recovery process by scheduling a consultation.

Who qualifies for buttock implants?

Semi-solid gluteal implants are manufactured in a wide range of volumes and profiles. This means individuals of all shapes and sizes can benefit from dual plane buttock augmentation. Implants feel soft and natural without sacrificing important qualities, such as durability. Best of all, this technology continues to improve every year, with very little chance of rupturing. To be considered, Dr. Morales will evaluate your BMI and body fat to make sure there is enough tissue for buttock fat grafting during the procedure.

Techniques used during surgery

To understand your recovery timeline in Houston, TX, it is important to learn how the procedure works. Dr. Morales will first perform liposuction to harvest the fat, then prepares the implants for positioning in a created pocket. The lower part of the pocket is within the gluteus maximus muscle, while the rest of the pocket is under the strong muscle fascia. The implant sits within the muscle on the lower pole of the buttock. The harvested fat is transferred to the edges of the implant to ensure a natural outcome. Incisions are then closed and sealed with skin glue.

Recovery from dual plane buttock augmentation

Patients can return home with a responsible friend or family member following dual plane buttock augmentation. Morales Plastic Surgery will offer detailed post-procedure guidelines to make recovery as seamless as possible and reduce your risk of complications. Immediately after the procedure, it is normal for the gluteal implants to feel a little firm. Over time, they will begin to soften and settle to a more desirable position.

For the first two weeks, patients should not sit or lie down on their backs. Follow-up appointments are scheduled with Dr. Morales until you can return to normal activities and exercise, which should occur two months after your initial surgery. You will notice the buttock implants fully relax after six months, which is when you should experience complete recovery from dual plane buttock augmentation.

Follow these tips for a healthy healing process:

  • Wear any medical compression garments as recommended

  • Do not participate in strenuous activities until cleared by Dr. Morales

  • Find a good caregiver to help with household chores and tasks

  • Eat healthy meals and stay hydrated

Learn more about gluteal implants

While many women try to enhance their buttocks through exercise, this is not always the most effective method. It can be difficult to achieve the rounder, fuller buttocks you desire on your own. Using a careful combination of gluteal implants and buttock fat grafting, Morales Plastic Surgery can help you feel confident about your silhouette in Houston, TX. Dual plane buttock augmentation is an advanced technique specially designed by Dr. Rolando Morales. Contact our team to schedule your assessment and learn how buttock implants can benefit you.

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