Butt implant removal is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of silicone or saline gluteal implants placed in the buttocks for augmentation. The procedure is typically performed for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants, complications from the initial surgery, or a desire to restore a more natural look.
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In this blog post, we will discuss the basics of buttock implant removal, including who is a good candidate, the surgical process, potential risks and complications, and what to expect in terms of results and recovery. Centre for Surgery is a specialist UK plastic surgery clinic with expertise in all types of buttock enhancement procedures, including butt implant removal in London.
Am I suitable for Buttock Implant Removal?
Ideal candidates for buttock implant removal are individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their implants or have experienced complications from the initial surgery. Some of the most common reasons for considering implant removal include the following:
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Capsular contracture (hardening of the tissue around the implant)
- Pain or discomfort
- Migration of the implant
- Allergic reactions
It’s important to note that individuals who have undergone a significant amount of weight loss or gain may also be candidates for implant removal as the implants may not look proportionate to their new body shape.
Contraindications for buttock implant removal include individuals with active infections, blood clotting disorders, or a history of keloid scarring. It’s important to discuss your medical history and any medications you are currently taking with your surgeon to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Buttock Implant Removal Procedure
Buttock implant removal is typically performed under general anaesthesia and takes between 1-2 hours to complete. The incision location and technique will depend on the type and location of the implants. The most common incision location is in the crease where the buttock meets the thigh. The surgeon will then carefully remove the implant through the incision, taking care to preserve as much natural tissue as possible.
In some cases, the surgeon may recommend replacing the implants with new ones. In this case, the new implant will be inserted through the same incision, and the surgical site will be closed using sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
Recovery after Butt Implant Removal
After the surgery, you will be wrapped in bandages or a compression garment to help reduce swelling and promote healing. You will be given instructions on how to care for the incision site, including how to manage pain, swelling, and bruising. You will also be given antibiotics to prevent infection and will be advised to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for 2-4 weeks after surgery.
You will need to take it easy for the first few days and avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activities, but most patients are able to return to work or normal activities within 1-2 weeks. You will be able to see the final results of your surgery within 6-8 weeks.
Risks and Complications of Buttock implant removal
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with buttock implant removal. Some of the most common risks include:
- Numbness or tingling in the buttocks
- Implant displacement or malposition
To minimise the risks of complications, it is important to find a qualified and experienced surgeon who is certified in plastic surgery. You should also follow all pre- and post-operative instructions given by your surgeon to ensure proper healing and recovery.
What to expect after Removal of Butt Implants
The final results of your surgery will depend on the condition of your natural tissue and the size and shape of the implants that were removed. In most cases, patients will notice an improvement in the overall appearance of their buttocks within 6-8 weeks after surgery. The shape and size of the buttocks will be more natural and proportionate to the rest of the body.
It’s important to keep in mind that while implant removal can improve the appearance of the buttocks, it may not be able to completely restore the natural shape and size of the area. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with a more accurate idea of what to expect in terms of results based on your individual case.
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Can I have Butt Implant Removal and a BBL in the same procedure?
It is possible to have butt implant removal and Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) done in the same procedure. The procedure is known as a “revision BBL” or “butt implant removal with fat transfer”, and it combines the removal of the existing implants with the addition of fat to the buttocks to create a more natural and shapely appearance.
During the procedure, the surgeon will first remove the existing implants through an incision in the buttocks. Once the implants are removed, the surgeon will then harvest fat from the patient’s own body through liposuction. This fat is then purified and reinjected into the buttocks to add volume and shape.
Combining these two procedures in one surgery can be beneficial in some cases, as it allows the surgeon to address both the removal of the implants and the reshaping of the buttocks in a single procedure, reducing the overall recovery time and costs.
However, this type of procedure is complex, and it’s critical that it’s performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who has specific expertise in revision BBLs. The surgeon should have a thorough understanding of the anatomy and the healing process of the buttocks, as well as the ability to anticipate and manage potential complications.
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It’s important to note that revision BBLs are more complex than primary BBLs and require a longer recovery time, as the tissues of the buttocks need to heal properly. Additionally, revision BBLs may carry a higher risk of complications compared to primary BBLs, such as infection, bleeding, and fat necrosis.
Butt Implant Removal at Centre for Surgery
Buttock implant removal is a surgical procedure that can be performed to remove silicone or saline implants placed in the buttocks for augmentation. The procedure is typically performed for a variety of reasons, including dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants, complications from the initial surgery, or a desire to restore a more natural look.
Ideal candidates for the procedure include individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their implants or have experienced complications from the initial surgery. The surgical procedure is performed under general anaesthesia, typically takes between 1-2 hours, and recovery time varies from person to person.
As with any surgery, there are potential risks and complications associated with buttock implant removal, but these can be minimised by choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon at Centre for Surgery and by following all pre-and post-operative instructions. Our surgeons will be able to provide you with more information on the procedure, including the risks and potential complications, and help you determine if it is the right choice for you.
It’s worth mentioning that this type of surgical procedure should be carefully considered and discussed with a specialist plastic surgeon, and in some cases, a second opinion may be necessary. It’s important to have realistic expectations and be aware of the risks and benefits involved in any surgery.
Butt Implant Removal in London: Choose Centre for Surgery for Unparalleled Expertise and Care
Deciding to remove your butt implants is a significant choice, one that requires the utmost care, expertise, and individualised attention. At Centre for Surgery in London, we are your ideal partner for this crucial journey. Our commitment to patient comfort, safety, and remarkable outcomes sets us apart as the go-to destination for butt implant removal.
Unmatched Expertise and Patient-Centric Care
Our experienced team of surgeons and anaesthetists are fully equipped to guide you through the entire process, from initial consultation to post-operative care. We understand the reservations you may have, particularly around anaesthesia and recovery, and we are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible.
What Our Patients Have to Say
But don’t just take our word for it—listen to the experiences of those who have chosen Centre for Surgery for their butt implant removal:
- Sophia, Butt Implant Removal Patient “I was really nervous, but the team at Centre for Surgery made me feel so comfortable. They took the time to answer all my questions. My recovery was smooth and the results are amazing!”
- Michael, Butt Implant Removal Patient “The level of expertise and care I received was second to none. The team eased all my concerns and the outcome exceeded my expectations.”
- Anna, Butt Implant Removal Patient “I appreciated how thorough the Centre for Surgery team was in explaining each step, including the anaesthesia process. Their level of professionalism and care made a potentially stressful experience entirely manageable.”
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