Gluteoplasty (Butt Lift) with gluteal implants is performed to enhance the size and shape of your buttocks. In addition, Dr. Spera uses an effective new post-operative pain control system that keeps you almost pain free during your recovery.
Dr. Spera performs an 8-cm to 9-cm incision in the midline, from your coccyx (tail bone) up, which can be easily concealed later, with any bathing suit or underwear. Through this incision, a pocket is created, on each side, under the gluteus maximus muscle, in which the implant is placed.
This implant is very safe, made with solid silicone that does not need to be replaced and cannot be broken. Finally, Dr. Spera introduces a catheter (very thin “hair like” tube) through the skin, which is connected to a pump that delivers local anesthesia 24 hours a day for 4 to 5 days to the gluteal area. A drain will be used for safety reasons for that period of time as well.
You will stay overnight in our recovery suite. Since you have the anesthesia delivery system, you will be taking less pain medications and, in some cases, you will not need the pain pills after 4 to 5 days from the day of surgery.
You will be asked to rest in bed lying on your tummy and not to sit for 7 days. You can get up to go to the bathroom and walk inside your house with moderation. On post operative day number 4 or 5, your drain and catheters will be removed. You will start to sit after day 7. You, most likely, will be able to go back to work 2 weeks after the surgery.