ZocdocAnswersHow long does buttock correction take?

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How long does buttock correction take?

I am a 29 year old male interested in buttock surgery and want to know how long the procedure generally takes. Is it similar to breast surgery as far as recovery time?

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You will need to talk with a good plastic surgeon to have your specific questions answered. Buttock augmentation is becoming more popular and more widely practiced, but there are less surgeons who do this routinely than who do breast augmentation, so remember to pick your surgeon well. Also don't forget that this procedure can be very costly. There are essentially two types of buttock augmentation. The first involves liposuction (removal of fat tissues) from other parts of your body and subsequent reinjection into the buttocks to create a different curve. This procedure has the added benefit of allowing you to get liposuction to other areas of the body where you want to remove fat. It is not a good option for very thin people with little body fat. The second option involves buttock implants. These are different from breast implants in that they are firmer and decide to take the additional pressure of being sat on, but otherwise the principle is the same. If you opt for this choice, there are some things you will have to do in recovery, such as wear a tight fitting garment and sleep on your stomach until the implants take, but otherwise the procedure is simple.

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