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Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2012;18(2):102-105.
Published online June 30, 2012.
Treatment of a Case of Wound Infection after Intramuscular Augmentation Gluteoplasty.
Jeong Hoon Suhk, Sung Soo Park
BongBong Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Gluteoplasty is getting more concerns among female population with their rather flat contour of upper hips. We experienced a case of wound infection after intramuscular gluteal augmentation and cured with several steps of treatment protocol. We hereby report the case with treating devices and treatment protocol. A 38-year-old female who underwent gluteal augmentation with silicone implant 9 days ago, presented with prulent discharge at the suture site with general myalgia. Under IV general anesthesia, the wound was explored and more than 50 cc of prulent discharge was evacuated from the right gluteal pocket and subcutaneous tunnel. Massive irrigation and wound debridement was done with the help of Water-jet device and left the wound open for drainage. Several cautious steps are applied for reoperation including isolation of perianal skin, protection from skin maceration and contamination, Water-jet debridement, tight bleeding control with endoscope, progressive tension sutures, negative suction drains, occlusive dressings and stabilizing the buttock with Fixmull cotton tape splints. Wound infection is not a rare complication in gluteal augmentation surgery but if it is not treated properly, that would lead to a disastrous result. Therefore surgeons must be well accustomed to the treatment protocol for treating gluteal infection.
Key Words: Buttocks, Infections

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