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    Buttock Augmentation (Butt Surgery) Risks and Safety

    Buttock Augmentation (Butt Surgery) Risks and Safety | Roswell | AtlantaButtock augmentation procedure is performed by a cosmetic surgeon to enhance the size and shape of the backside. Some patients may require substantial fat transfer to augment the buttock size, while some others may only need subtle enhancement. Potential risks and complications can vary according to the extent of liposuction and fat transfer performed.

    During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss all aspects of the butt surgery, including its potential risks. The patient can make a well-considered decision after taking the risks and benefits into account. Sterling and awesome plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides buttock augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other cities and communities in this part of the magnificent and golden southeast.


    Common Risks


    Following the butt surgery, if the patient experiences persistent redness, severe pain, fever, green or yellow drainage or foul smell from the incision sites, they should contact the cosmetic surgeon for medical advice.

    If the tissue has an infection, the surgeon may clean it and prescribe antibiotics. Infection risks can be minimized if the procedure is performed in a fully sterilized environment and the patient takes care to avoid contamination exposure in the incision areas after the surgery.


    Unfavorable Scarring

    In a few cases, if the surgeon has not placed the incisions in discreet locations or due to other reasons, prominent scarring may occur in the incision areas. This risk is anyway minimized in case of fat transfer buttock augmentation because it involves very small incisions to remove the fat from donor sites, which is then injected into the targeted areas of the buttocks for augmentation.


    Reabsorbed Fat

    Some of the injected fat in case of fat transfer buttock augmentation surgery may get reabsorbed. This will diminish the results to some extent. An experienced surgeon can mitigate this risk by placing small injections at multiple tissue depths. This will maximize absorption.

    The surgeon may also inject additional fat than necessary to compensate for the amount of fat that may get reabsorbed. The patient should take care during the post-op phase to avoid putting pressure on the buttocks for the first few days and wearing their compression garment at all times as instructed by the surgeon.



    Seroma or fluid accumulation may occur in a few cases under the incisions. This can create painful swelling and increase the infection risks. Proper incision care and placement of drainage tubes below the incision sites can significantly reduce this risk. If this condition occurs, the surgeon will suction or drain out the serous fluid.


    Excessive Bleeding

    Following the buttock augmentation surgery, excessive bleeding in the wounds may occur if the incisions are not sutured well, the healing is poor, or the patient is using anticoagulant medications. Refraining from vigorous activity in the first few weeks after the surgery can minimize the risk of bleeding.

    In case of fat transfer buttock augmentation surgery, the overall risks are anyway considerably reduced compared to the traditional butt implant procedure. Profound and committed plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other neighborhoods and towns in this part of this specular state for butt surgery and various other cosmetic procedures.

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