Incisions and Scars from Butt Implants? What to Expect

Buttock enhancement surgery is becoming increasingly popular for women who want a larger butt or a sculpted silhouette. Butt implants can help to create a more rounded, shapelier, and sculpted appearance and completely transform the figure. Shapelier buttocks make the waist appear much smaller and can also create the coveted hourglass shape. This type of surgery does involve extensive incisions and you need to understand exactly what to expect from your procedure.

Here’s what you need to know:

Butt Implant Incisions

During the butt augmentation procedure with implants, the surgeon will make two to three-inch incisions around the buttocks to insert the implants. The implants are inserted under each buttock muscle and can vary in size and shape depending on the extent of augmentation you want. The entire procedure usually takes about two to three hours and is performed under general anesthesia. It will take about four to six weeks for the incisions to completely heal, and you will need to refrain from sitting on your implants for up to six weeks.

The incisions themselves are usually hidden between the buttocks so they will not be noticeable when you are healed. Some surgeons will also make an incision over the tailbone. If you need some extra sculpting, the surgeon may make additional incisions above and below the butt cheeks to remove excess fat and create a more balanced profile. Make sure to have your plastic surgeon show you some of the butt augmentation pictures he or she performed.

Scarring after Butt Implants

Patients need drain tubes for up to 10 days after surgery to remove any excess fluid that may accumulate in the treated area. The drain tube exit scar look like very small circles and are usually placed on either side of the main incision. These scars can be red for up to six months after surgery but will eventually fade to a fine white color. If you are fair-skinned, you will barely be able to notice the scars. Darker skin types may find it takes longer for these scars to lighten up, but they will fade eventually. Using a doctor-approved scar cream can help to improve the butt augmentation recovery process of your scars a few months after your procedure.