What is buttock augmentation?
Buttock augmentation or Butt implants are a popular plastic surgery procedure among those who wish to enhance the appearance, shape, and size of their rear ends. Buttock augmentation involves the surgical insertion of artificial body implants into a patient’s buttocks to create a larger, shapelier, and more sensuous rear end. Patients who have underdeveloped buttocks can achieve a more proportionate figure with butt implants. Women who wish to achieve an “hour glass” figure or are unhappy with the size of their buttocks can benefit from female butt implants. Men with flat or poorly developed buttocks can enhance the shape of the area to their liking with male butt implants. Many buttock augmentation patients say that their clothes fit better, they feel more attractive, and their confidence levels have improved.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Butt Implants?
Buttock augmentation candidates are typically at least 18 years of age and in good physical health. Patients should be psychologically stable and aware that butt implants are intended for aesthetic improvement, not perfection. During your initial consultation with a qualified surgeon, you should thoroughly discuss your goals and expectations and the specific changes you would like to achieve with butt implants. After a thorough examination, your surgeon will determine whether you are a candidate for buttock augmentation. Use DocShop’s online directory to find a cosmetic surgeon in your area who experienced in the placement of both male and female butt implants.
The Butt Implant Procedure
Buttock augmentation is typically performed as an outpatient procedure requiring between two and three hours. The time it takes to perform the procedure can vary, however, depending on the physician’s experience, the patient’s anatomy, the technique utilized, as well as other considerations. Butt implants are placed through an incision made either where the cheek meets the back of the thigh or in the buttock crease (where scars are not as noticeable). The surgeon then creates a pocket large enough to place the butt implants. For both male and female patients, butt implants can be placed above or below the muscle. Once placed, the surgeon confirms that each cheek is symmetrical and looks natural. The incisions are closed, and a compression garment is applied. Buttock augmentation patients typically can return to quiet, low-intensity work within a few days. Full recovery may take several months.
Butt Implant Benefits
Buttock enhancement using butt implants has proven effective in enhancing the size and shape of patients’ rear ends. Men and women who are unhappy with the size of their buttocks benefit from increased volume. Patients who feel their buttocks lack shape can be given a more prominent, sensuous backside. Additionally, butt implants offer two significant advantages over buttock enhancement using fat injections:
- Butt implants allow for buttock augmentation in patients with little or no fat deposits available for donation sites.
- Butt implants carry no risk of fat reabsorption, a side effect of some fat injection buttock enhancements.
Male and female butt implants have been shown to be both safe and effective. When coupled with other body contouring procedures, such as liposuction, buttock augmentation patients can achieve dramatic aesthetic improvement.
Butt Implant Risks
As is the case with virtually any surgical procedure, buttock augmentation does carry the risk of complications. Although rare, bleeding or nerve and muscle damage may occur. Butt implants could also shift and cause the buttocks to be asymmetrical; however, male and female butt implants are placed above the “sitting area” to reduce the risk of shifting. Patients may experience adverse reaction to the anesthesia. The buttock augmentation procedure stretches tissues and may cause pain, particularly when placed beneath the muscle. This pain can be managed with medication and should improve with time. Infection, especially when implants are placed through a buttock crease incision, is a risk that must be closely monitored. Your surgeon will provide postoperative instructions on how to keep your incision site clean. Implant rupture is a very rare occurrence.