Buttock implant surgery
Buttock implants are made up of a thick, outer silicon-based sheath with highly cohesive filler inside. Implant shapes and volume vary to suit different morphologies and aesthetic expectations. With the help of Dr Merle, you will select the best implant for you, before the operation.
During the procedure, Dr Merle will make an incision in the vertical crease between the buttocks and any scars will be concealed. He will then insert the prosthesis into each gluteal muscle.
Liposuction can be performed at the same time for any sagging skin around the hips or for “love handles.” The fat that is extracted can then be re-injected into the buttocks to increase their overall volume and to re-shape them (lipofilling).
Once the operation is done, Dr Merle can also insert Redon drains to dissipate any blood that may collect around the implant. The patient will then be put into an elasticated compression bandage
A buttock implant procedure will generally take about 1h to 2h30 and is carried out under a general anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation. After the procedure, the patient may be able to leave the hospital on the same day or, in some cases, may have to stay in for 24 hours.
The cost of a buttock implant procedure performed in Antibes by aesthetic and plastic surgeon Doctor Roman Merle, starts at €4500 and is not reimbursed by Social Security.