Your Operation: What to expect
An incision may be created in any one of the following areas: where the cheek meets the back of the thigh, or at the crease of the buttock. The incision is generally made in the buttock crease, where scars are not visible. But, this area does carry a significant risk of infection.
The surgeon then creates a pocket big enough to place the butt implants. The implants may be inserted either under the gluteus maximus muscle, or over the muscle. Occasionally, liposuction is done as a way to further boost the shape of the buttocks.
After completing the same procedure on the other buttock, the surgeon ensures the buttocks are symmetrical and also appear natural. Then the incisions are sutured.
The operation typically takes about 2 to 3 hours to complete. The duration of the procedure will depend on the technique used, the position of the implants, the patient's anatomy, and the type of anesthesia that is used.