what is it, necessary care and contraindications



by Erika Balbino

On 06.10.21

Gluteoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that is being sought after by those who want to enlarge or reshape the glutes. To learn more about the subject, the plastic surgeon Dr. Rita Noronha (CRM-PA 9806), explained how the procedure is done, what precautions are taken, the contraindications and answered the main doubts. Follow the matter!

What is gluteoplasty and what is it for

According to the plastic surgeon, “gluteoplasty is plastic surgery performed to increase the buttocks (butt). The procedure remodels the region, restores the contour, shape and size of the buttocks and, in general, it is done for aesthetic purposes”.

“It is performed with implantation of silicone prostheses and/or a fat graft taken from liposuction from another part of the body. The most suitable professional to perform the procedure is the plastic surgeon”, added Rita.

Questions about gluteoplasty

Before performing any surgery, it is important to clear all doubts about the procedure to be safer. With that in mind, check out the professional’s answers below about the main questions about gluteoplasty:

1. How is gluteoplasty surgery performed?

Rita Noronha (RN): “Gluteoplasty is performed in the operating room with general, epidural or spinal anesthesia. When silicone implants (oval or round) are used, one or two small incisions are made in the gluteal crease. The size of the prosthesis varies greatly according to the patient’s measurements and wishes. When fat grafting or fat grafting is performed, an amount of fat is liposuctioned from another region of the body – usually flank – and injected in the gluteal region. Techniques can also be combined. The average time of the procedure varies around 3 to 5 hours and the hospital stay is 24 hours”.

2. How is the postoperative period and what are the basic recommendations?

RN: “The postoperative period must follow some recommendations, they are: take all the medications prescribed by the surgeon; lie on your stomach, or if you prefer, lie on your back; support three pillows on the back of the thighs so that the buttocks are not fully supported on the mattress; keep the head of the bed elevated to 30 degrees; avoid sitting for two weeks; avoid exerting yourself in the first days, starting exercises with long walks after 30 days and other more intense physical activities after six weeks”.

3. Is there any risk of rejection and/or infection in the region?

RN: “Regardless of the medical work being done with the greatest zeal, expertise and caution, the result will also depend on the body’s reaction to the surgery and postoperative care, and in some cases complications may occur, such as opening stitches, rejection of the prosthesis and infection”.

4. What is the recommended period to replace the prosthesis?

RN: “Silicone implants have a ten-year warranty. From that time onwards, they must be monitored annually with physical and radiological examinations. Changes are only necessary in case of breakage, shape changes, infection or rejection by the body”.

5. Where is the scar?

RN: “It is located in the intergluteal sulcus (between the two sides of the buttocks), a very hidden and healing place.”

6. How to sit down and go to the bathroom after gluteoplasty?

RN: “It is recommended to avoid sitting for two weeks. When it is extremely necessary, the ideal is to use a pillow with mold technology (such as NASA). You can go to the bathroom normally, just taking care to support only the thigh and not the butt”.

The professional also informed that the procedure costs an average of 15 thousand reais. However, this can vary by region and professional. In addition, Rita explained that “the abdomen and flanks are fat donor areas for the buttocks”, that is, it is possible to remove fat from these regions to implant in the buttocks.

Risks and contraindications of gluteoplasty

“The most common risks, in addition to those inherent in any surgical procedure, are: opening of stitches, gluteal asymmetry, sciatic nerve compression, prosthesis contracture, pulmonary embolism and/or fat embolism, formation of fluid accumulation, fibrosis, infection and rejection of the prosthesis”, warned Dr. Rita.

Learn more about gluteoplasty

Check out some videos below that talk more about the subject and tell the experiences of people who have had this type of plastic surgery. It’s worth watching!

How is gluteoplasty surgery performed

It is very important to be informed about any surgical procedure. This helps in choosing the professional and contributes to decision making. So, watch the video to learn more about the different gluteoplasty techniques.

Experience with gluteoplasty

In this video, youtuber Laysa Souza tells about her experience with the procedure. She talks about her recovery and answers some frequently asked questions. Watch the video!

Gluteoplasty, is it worth it?

In this video, the testimony of youtuber Karen Portela reports her experience with gluteoplasty and highlights mainly the negative points of the procedure. Press play to find out more about the negative points before having the surgery.

Before performing any plastic surgery, it is important to be sure about your choice and, above all, to choose a qualified professional with good references. Enjoy and learn more about abdominoplasty, another very popular surgical procedure in Brazil.

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