A gluteoplasty is surgery aimed to harmonise the gluteal region, where it is depressed or slightly atrophic.

Intervention

A gluteoplasty is a surgical operation that is performed exclusively in the operating room. The procedure is carried out by making a single incision along the midline, the subcutaneous tissue is then removed up to the gluteal fascia and then another incision is made to access the gluteus maximus muscle. At this point, the sandwich muscle is divided, creating a pocket suitable for housing an implant. The prosthesis is placed inside the gluteus maximus muscle. It is then stitched both internally and externally. Glutoplasty is a complex operation and is often debilitating for the period immediately following. It is one of those surgical interventions that you prefer to perform on patients who present really important problems, for example patients who have undergone significant weight loss. In these cases, they undergo the gluteoplasty to restore volume to the buttocks and to eliminate excess of loose skin that has formed.

Post-operative recovery

A containment sheath will be applied to the patient, which they will have to wear for a month. The patient should avoid sleeping supine for about two weeks and from the third day onwards it is possible to sit down. Intramuscular injections should be avoided for the first month. The stitches will be removed after 15 days from the procedure. Regarding the results, it is good to bear in mind the importance of the operation and the indications that the surgeon will give during the consultation.