The shape of your buttocks is determined by your genetics. Although cosmetic surgeries have made it possible to get that perfectly shaped buttock you wish to rock, in a bathing suit.
Many people with a “flat butt” are very self-conscious and feel less confident about their appearance. A butt enhancement surgery can help you regain your confidence and make you fall in love with your body.
Just as fashion trends keep on changing, there is a need to change the body as well. Those who desire the perfectly round buttock under a pair of jeans or a bathing suit should consider getting butt reconstruction surgery.
Butt augmentation dates back to the 1960s eventually leading to the commercial development of butt implants. Butt enhancement, also referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift is used to contour, resize and remodel your butt using implants, fillers, or sometimes a combination of both.
As per the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), compared to 2017 there were a quarter-million more cosmetic procedures in 2018. A butt enhancement surgery has a high success and patient satisfaction rate. Surgical or minimal invasive body-shaping procedures have gained a lot of popularity in the United States, over the years.
Description About the Condition
Various factors such as genetics, aging, sun damage, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, etc alter the shape of your buttocks. You may have a flat butt or the tissue loses its elasticity making your buttocks sag. A sagging or a flat butt can look quite unflattering and impact your self-esteem.
A butt lift will improve the shape and tone of the tissue surrounding the skin and fat of the buttock.
Buttock implants will focus on increasing the volume of your butt for better contouring. In some cases, it is paired with liposuction to get the desired results.
Consulting your Plastic Surgeon
Once you have decided to go for a butt lift or a butt implant you need to prepare yourself for the consultation. The doctor may ask you to explain how you envision your buttocks to look. Once that is determined, you will be asked about allergies if any, medications taken by you, and your medical history. You also need to mention previous surgeries if any.
Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your general health, risk factors, measure and examine your body, and inform you about various options. They will also mention various treatment options and inform you about the risk factors associated with the surgery.
It is very essential to clarify all your doubts, weigh all the available treatment options and not feel shy in the entire process.
The procedure of the Surgery
Based on your consultation you can either go for a butt lift to treat sagginess or go for butt implants. In some cases, liposuction may also be required. Irrespective of the procedure selected for your body, the first step is the placement of butt implants. The implants will be placed above or below your muscle based on your doctor’s recommendation.
Silicone Butt Implants
Solid silicone implants have proven to be a safe and satisfying procedure for butt reconstruction surgery, for both the patients and the surgeon.
Step 1: General Anesthesia
For the butt enhancement surgery, firstly medications are administered for your comfort during the procedure along with general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend medications that are best suitable to you.
Step 2: Incision and Implant placement
A small incision is made in your buttock region and soft, solid silicone implants are inserted through this incision. The size of the implants depends on how much volume you wish to add to your buttocks.
If you desire to have a bigger butt, big implants will be required. The most important factor here is to observe the elasticity of your skin.
Step 3: Incision closed
Once the implants are inserted, the incision will be closed using suture, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
Step 4: Liposuction if required
Your doctor may perform liposuction if it is required to contour your butt. Liposculpture or liposuction is mostly done in the abdomen, legs, thighs, and back region to get a perfect hourglass figure.
It takes up to 4 weeks to recover from a butt enhancement surgery.
Sometimes in butt reconstruction surgery, fat grafting is also required. Butt augmentation combined with fat grafting was highly popularised in 2015. It was called the “Brazilian butt lift”.
Step 1: General Anesthesia
Medication and general anesthesia are administered into the body for the overall comfort of the patient during the surgery.
Step 2: Fat Grafting
Fats are mostly extracted from the abdomen, thigh, or flanks and redistributed in the buttock region to add more volume. If fat grafting is performed, the extracted fats are removed, cleaned, washed, and prepared for redistribution in the body.
Step 3: Recovery and Results
Results of butt augmentation are visible immediately. However, the best results are noticed after a few weeks of the recovery period.
Fat grafting is often combined with an implant to make butt enhancement look and feel more soft and natural. Fat grafting also helps the patient get rid of stubborn fat from developing in and around the buttock region. Fluctuations in your body weight can affect the result.
Butt Enhancement without Surgery
When it comes to butt enhancement many people look for alternatives that do not involve surgery or are minimally invasive. The following will give you more clarity about non-surgical butt augmentation procedures,
Sculptra Butt Lift
Sculptra butt lift is a minimally invasive, non-risky cosmetic procedure. In this procedure, a dermal filler called Sculptra is inserted into the buttock region to enhance the overall shape of your butt.
Sculptra is a dermal filler that stimulates collagen production in the deeper layers of the butt. It is a much safer treatment option, however, there may be a risk of infection. Over a few weeks or months, additional collagen production adds volume to your butt.
Hydrogel and Silicone Butt Injections
Hydrogel butt injections are a hot topic when it comes to butt augmentation. You may have heard hydrogel butt injections as a cheaper option for butt enhancement. However, it is important to note that these injections are temporary and not approved by the FDA.
Recovery after a butt enhancement surgery involves staying off your butt as much as possible. Many specialized pillows support you while you sit. Swelling is natural after surgery and it may subside after a while. After a few weeks, you will see a rounder butt with more volume. You will see the complete results once you are fully healed.
Doctors provide a post-operative recovery protocol to be followed back at home. The recovery period is very crucial and your protocols may be altered by your doctor, as per requirement. Failing to follow post-surgery protocol will not give you the anticipated results.