Other Butt Augmentation Options Besides Brazilian Buttlift (BBL) with Dr. Kenneth Hughes
Though Dr. Kenneth Hughes has performed thousands of Brazilian buttlifts (BBLs), Dr. Kenneth Hughes is an expert at butt implant surgery as well. In fact, Dr. Hughes has been selected as best butt implant surgeon by several sources.
Butt augmentation can be achieved with semisolid silicone implants which can be placed within the muscle or below the fascia. The implants cannot be placed under the muscle as this results in sciatic nerve compression. There must be a protective gluteal muscle cuff below the implants to relieve pressure on the sciatic nerve and support the butt implants.
The butt implant surgery can be performed through multiple incision locations, though many perform the incision or incisions at the level of the intergluteal crease or cleft (above the level of the buttock crack). Dr. Kenneth Hughes typically uses two incisions in the intergluteal location to help prevent the higher incision separation rates associated with a single intergluteal incision.
Buttock augmentation can be conservatively done with implants as small as 150 cc or so up to the largest implant of 712 cc. Dr. Hughes has performed many of the 712 cc buttock implant surgeries though smaller implants admittedly result in easier recovery and fewer complications, in general. Once again, there is a balance between patient expectations for improvement and what is reasonable or safe for a person’s anatomy. Due to the large number of butt implant revisions Dr. Hughes performs, he realizes the need to satisfy the patient demands with the first surgery in regard to size and shape.
Buttock implants come in largely two shapes, round and oval. Dr. Hughes uses almost exclusively round implants as many patients are trying to achieve not only projection but roundness of the buttocks and hips as well. This simply cannot be achieved with oval implants. In addition, oval implants have the added risk of rotational deformity should they move within the pocket.
Butt implants can have complications including bleeding, infection, fluid collection, tissue thinning, capsular contracture, wound separation, need for replacement, implant migration, among others.
The Brazilian buttlift and butt implant or gluteal implant surgery with solid silicone implants are the only two approved methods of buttock augmentation. Gel implants are not approved in the US by the FDA. These implants have a risk of rupture.
You can see many butt implant surgery before and after pictures on Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s main site. In addition, Dr. Kenneth Hughes has performed hundreds of butt implant surgeries using Implantech butt implants and AART butt implants. Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s butt implant work is featured on the Implantech site.
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Dr. Kenneth Hughes, Your Brazilian Buttlift Revision Specialist
Have you already had a Brazilian buttlift performed by another surgeon and been disappointed with the results? Are you left with deformities following BBL or butt implants that need a remedy? Have you had butt implants and need fat grafting for camouflage? Have you had trauma or asymmetry that you have been told that cannot be corrected?
Dr. Kenneth Hughes is consulted by patients from around the world about all of these concerns and hundreds more. Dr. Kenneth Hughes has not only performed thousands of Brazilian buttlifts in Los Angeles, but he has also performed thousands of revision Brazilian buttlifts. A revision is a surgery performed to correct or improve a Brazilian buttlift performed elsewhere by a different surgeon. Almost 80% of Dr. Hughes’s Brazilian buttlift surgeries are revisions in which he is trying to fix the work of another surgeon or give a more significant result. Sometimes, the result is too conservative and more liposuction and more fat transfer needs to be performed. Sometimes, the liposuction has created dents, divots, deformities, and irregularities. Sometimes, the fat transfer has created fat death or fat necrosis, unevenness, or asymmetry. Occasionally, Dr. Kenneth Hughes employs other surgical maneuvers to fix a result that cannot otherwise be optimized by liposuction and Brazilian buttlift techniques alone. Dr. Hughes may employ excisional procedures that are seemingly unknown to other plastic surgeons or he may place butt implants along with any number of other maneuvers to improve an individual’s situation and quality of life.
SILICONE INJECTION REMOVAL FROM BUTTOCKS
Dr. Kenneth Hughes only injects fat during a Brazilian buttlift or BBL. However, some people receive silicone injections to the buttocks to augment the buttocks. Dr. Kenneth Hughes does not inject foreign materials like silicone into the butt. We do not have FDA approved fillers for this purpose, though some plastic surgeons will use Sculptra for small volumetric additions.
Dr. Kenneth Hughes spends at least several hours a week removing foreign material that has been injected by someone else. These injections can lead to skin damage and skin death, infections that can become systemic and lead to death, hard areas that generate pain on sitting or walking, along with various other complaints.
In many of these cases of injection that Dr. Kenneth Hughes treats the substance may be silicone, PMMA, hydrogel, and many other liquid variants. The patients often present with pain, skin changes, and inflammation, redness, and swelling around the sites of injection. Dr. Kenneth Hughes makes every effort to remove as much material as possible while minimizing the cosmetic deformity to the extent possible. In addition, Dr. Kenneth Hughes makes the incisions small, frequently only placing one small incision on each side to facilitate removal. Dr. Kenneth Hughes has this process choreographed on several of his you tube videos. A small incision is made and through visual inspection and palpation, Dr. Kenneth Hughes is able to identify the offending agents. He then removes these areas without removing the surrounding viable tissue so that he minimizes deformity to the patient.
A large number of Dr. Kenneth Hughes’s patients have had previous removal through a large scar that extends from hip to hip at the level of the buttocks. In these patients, Dr. Kenneth Hughes frequently has to revise the scar and reposition tissue or add fat or gluteal implants to restore the contours.
The main risks of the procedure include fluid collection, incomplete removal, infection, and need for cosmetic adjustment with fat transfer or buttock (gluteal) implants in the future.
Recovery is typically rapid with patients expressing improvement in comfort and feel of the buttocks shortly after surgery. Patients should realize that recovery may take 3 months or longer for the surgical sites to heal internally. At that time, additional cosmetic surgery can be performed if necessary to improve the cosmetic appearance.
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