Butt Augmentation with Implants
For patients that are more muscular and do not have enough fat to transfer for a Brazilian butt lift, implants can give patients more definition and volume to their buttocks. Implants are a great way for patients to easily visualize and customize their desired results.
Butt Augmentation with Implants
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About the Procedure
For men and women who desire a fuller, more defined buttocks, a butt implant can offer instant, natural looking results. While the Brazilian butt lift, touted as a “natural” form of augmentation since it uses the patients own fat, has become an increasingly popular method to enhance the buttocks, implants are a great alternative for those who do not have enough fat for grafting or desire a permanent solution for a smaller backside. Like breast augmentation, there are a number of locations where the implants can be inserted from depending on several factors. There are 4 different incision and insertion methods that may be made during surgery: incisions at the top of each buttocks, incisions underneath the gluteal crease where the cheek meets the thigh, multiple incisions made between both cheeks, or one incision placed down the center of the butt, hidden in the butt crease. Once the incision has been made, a customized silicone implant is inserted either within the gluteal muscle or above the gluteal muscle. The method for inserting and positioning implants depends on the type of implant, degree of enlargement desired, patient body type, and surgeon's recommendations. Incisions will be closed with a combination of sutures, skin adhesive, and surgical tape. Results are permanent and noticeable immediately but will improve over time as swelling fades.
The goal of a butt augmentation is to address a range of concerns, including flat or sagging buttocks, asymmetry, or other disproportions sometimes due to massive weight loss.
What to Expect
For patients who desire a fuller, rounder, or more defined buttocks, implants can augment the butt for a more contoured body shape. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a butt augmentation with implants.
- Stop taking any blooding thinning medications for 2 weeks if possible
- Stop smoking 4 weeks before and after surgery
- Herbal medications and diet pills should be stopped
- Purchase all recovery items in advance, including stool softeners
- Do not take diabetic medication on the morning of surgery
- No eating or drinking 8 hours before surgery or as directed
During Treatment: Incision Location
There are 4 different incision and insertion methods that may be made during surgery:
- Incisions at the top of each buttocks
- Incisions underneath the gluteal crease where the cheek meets the thigh
- Multiple incisions made between both cheeks
- One incision placed down the center of the butt, hidden in the butt crease
For the first 24 hours bedrest is recommended. The first week after surgery should consist of minimal activity then gradually resuming routine activities by the end of the second postoperative week. Lower body exercise, including sex, is not recommended until 8 weeks after surgery.
The ideal candidate for butt augmentation with implants is generally in good health and is looking to improve the shape and size of their buttocks.
Not Recommended For
A butt augmentation with implants is not recommended for patients who have severe skin laxity or excessive gluteal sagging as they may require skin excision, liposuction, fat transfer, or a lower body lift in addition to buttock implants.
Side effects of a butt augmentation with implants may include bruising, numbness, pain, and asymmetry. Serious side effects can include excessive loss of blood, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, as well as cardiac and pulmonary complications.