There are a number of shocking headlines connected to gluteal implants, including the story of a woman who lost her arms and legs as a result of a botched butt implant, and the individual who posed as a doctor and injected Fix-a-Flat into a woman’s backside. There’s also the shocking video of a woman with a butt implant flipping it all the way over.
Gluteal augmentation is often in the news, and the reasons for this aren’t usually positive. This is a large part of the reason that Dr. Mark Mofid, a plastic surgeon who practices in San Diego, knows that he will probably continue to face criticism as he explores the history of butt injections and the safety precautions and risks connected to it. Mofid is also committed to changing the way that gluteal augmentation is viewed among the medical community and potential patients through detailed research and new medical innovations.
Dr. Mofid is a graduate of both Johns Hopkins and Harvard, so of course, he is skilled in performing procedures other than butt injections. However, he is focused on approaching this popular surgery with skill and professionalism. He is also committed in making sure the process is safe for all patients. Mofid stated in an interview with Plastic Surgery Practice that he will only go as big as 330cc when it comes to injections, even if the patient wants more, and he refuses to do subfascial placement on any patient. Dr. Mofid states that butt implants that are too large can increase the risk of palpability and the separation of the incisions. A huge gluteal implant can also lose its placement over time, because gravity will push the implant down and it will start to hang over the natural gluteal skin.
Mofid also asserts that gluteal implants are not an easy solution for a patient, simply because the patient wants them. Fat grafting is an easier process, and the patient will have a shorter recovery time, but there are aesthetic limits to this procedure, which is why some women choose implants.
Dr. Mofid also states that technology and surgical knowledge is always changes, and states that the way he performed certain surgeries such as blepharoplasty has advanced in the last decade because of of the new and effective methods that have been discovered. Mofid also recently developed a training video that gives medical professional information on methods that are efficient and safer than past surgical options. This is evidence that Dr. Mofid is focused on finding real solutions instead of gaining popularity for performing trendy medical work that could be dangerous.