Butt implants (Gluteoplasty) otherwise known as buttocks augmentation is a plastic surgery involving liposculpture procedure and or the placement of implants below or over the muscles of the buttocks in order to enhance its shape, size and appeal.
This trend has been on the rise especially among women. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons butt implants and lifts are currently the fastest growing type of plastic surgery in America. The report shows that the number of individuals opting for butt augmentation has risen by 252 percent.
What is however not apparent is the widespread suffering, anguish and complications occasioned by these procedures especially the butt enhancement injections and supplements that has become widely available on the streets and the internet. In a single year, at least 15 women were killed in Venezuela as result of complications arising from implants.
There are several risk associated with buttocks augmentation, some are related to the procedures while others are related to the implants themselves. We have provided the top 5 of the dangers associated with buttocks augmentations.
Surgeries in whatever form comes with huge risks and butt augmentation is no exception. Depending on the type of procedure the augmentation process comes with a huge risk of thromboembolism.
Thromboembolism refers to the obstruction of a blood vessel by a blood clot that has become dislodged from another site in the circulation. The blood clots which forms breaks free and travels in the bloodstream with serious health consequences and death if it lands in the brain ,heart, or lungs.
Ever present Risk of Infection
As established above, every surgery comes with its own risk, another major risk related to butt surgeries and implants is the risk of infection. The anus has a huge population of microorganism and the improper management of incision wound and depressed immunity as a result of an underlying condition may complicate wound healing and promote bacterial infections.
Individuals react to implants differently and no matter the precision involved in placing an implant there is always that tendency to shift position due to motion. When this occur the feeling can become unbearable leading to the eventual removal of the implant and a worse off feeling of anger, disappointment and depression.
After surgery patients are usually incapacitated for several days sometimes weeks. Butt augmentation places the buttocks under severe stress because of the incision, stiches and strain placed on the muscles by implants. This makes walking, moving, and sitting particularly painful and discomforting.
The body is highly sensitive to foreign bodies. When a foreign object is introduced into the body, the body in response forms a thin layer of scar tissue around the object. Unfortunately, sometimes, this thin layer forms a tight constricting capsule which overtime hardens and transforms the shape of the implant undesirably thus necessitating an eventual removal through another surgical procedure.
Risk of implant Explosion
The tendency of an FDA approved implants to break is very low. However, with millions of unlicensed clinics performing implants surgeries with substandard and unapproved implants the risk of explosion is quite high. Recently, a 27 year old lady in Boston went into coma after her butt implant exploded while doing squats at the gym in the city and will require extensive surgical procedures to repair the damage.