Introduction: With the increasing demand for buttock augmentation with implants in recent years, it is important to have trained professionals who can perform this procedure and the associated liposuction/fat grafting to improve the hip contour of patients. Methods: In order to determine whether residency is the appropriate environment for practical learning of buttock augmentation with implants, we studied 20 cases treated by training resident practitioners under supervision. Results: Improved buttock contour was achieved in all patients. In addition, we observed a low complication rate, and 100% of the patients reported a high level of satisfaction. These results are consistent with the literature. A major challenge in learning this procedure is blind intramuscular detachment. The residents were carefully supervised and guided by precise anatomical and technical parameters. This enabled them to perform the surgery in the appropriate intramuscular plane, combining liposuction and fat grafting in some cases, resulting in excellent implant coverage and a natural hip contour. Conclusion: The study demonstrated the wide applicability of practical learning of buttock augmentation with implants among residents. We propose that it is necessary that practitioners have complete training in order to meet the current growing demand for buttock augmentation with implants.
Keywords: Buttocks/surgery. Prosthesis Implantation. Prostheses and Implants. Lipectomy.