Butt implants, or buttock implants, are intended for men and women who would like more curves and/or a well-balanced physique. This can improve an individual’s buttock contour by creating a fuller shape. Made out of solid or semi-solid silicone, butt implants have a soft, natural feeling similar to a well-toned muscle.
Butt implants are a popular 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.
Candidates 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.
What Butt Implants Can Do
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.
Prepare for Butt Augmentation
Butt augmentation, also know as buttocks enlargement or butt implants surgery, is a procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of a patient’s backside. Men and women may look to this surgery for an improved appearance and self-esteem.
During your consultation, the plastic surgeon will inform you about this procedure, examine your body, and provide you with instructions that will help you prepare you for surgery.
The Surgeon May Also Request:
- Adjust your medications (this means refraining from certain medicines, or begin taking others)
- Undergo lab testing to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery
- Refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery
Breast Augmentation Surgery
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.
Breast Augmentation Results
Results are usually excellent after healing. But human fat in the best of hands can be unpredictable and the body will normally absorb some. Many surgeons who specialize in the technique report that 50 to 75 percent of the fat remains, when injected into the buttocks properly and under all the right conditions. Usually, whatever fat remains after three months will remain permanently. Moreover, patients do not have to worry about rejection because the material added to their butt is their own. And, no pre-testing is required.
However, the prospective patient must also be aware that cosmetic surgery is designed for improvement, not perfection. Patients should have realistic goals and expectations for their buttock augmentation. Women deciding to undergo buttock augmentation must do so for their own reasons, and not anyone else’s. Be sure to discuss your reasons for wanting to undergo this operation with the doctor during your consultation visit. All of these factors will help determine your candidacy for the procedure.
Recovery After Butt Augmentation
A buttock lift is often part of a total body lift or a lower body lift, which is common after weight loss surgery. It can take about two hours to perform by itself, typically using general anesthesia. Most people who have buttock lifts go home the next day; however, the hospital stay may be longer if other procedures are performed simultaneously.
There is usually some postoperative pain that can be managed with medications. Abdominal binders are generally worn for six weeks to help prevent fluid buildup and provide support during the butt lift healing process. Swelling may last for up to three months, and the full cosmetic results are visible within a year.
When You Return Home
Following either the Brazilian butt lift or the butt implants procedure, you must not sit directly on your buttocks for up to three weeks. This ensures for a permanent result. Most people can return to work in 2 weeks. You must wear a special garment (to control swelling) for two weeks. There may be a small amount of swelling for up to 6 weeks. However, you should be able to resume all normal activities at 4 weeks post op.
Butt Implant Post-Op Care
To allow the sound to heal properly you can not sit or lie down on your back for 3 weeks after buttox augmentation surgery. You must either be standing or lying on your abdomen for these 3 weeks. Sitting is only permitted when you are going to the bathroom.
You are encouraged to walk around the house on the day of surgery and thereafter. This helps to prevent blood clots from developing in the legs. Move/pump your legs frequently while lying down. This also helps in preventing blood clots from developing. Wear the support stockings for at least 5 days after buttock augmentation surgery or until fully active. Exercise may usually be started in 6 weeks with no restrictions after 3 months.
Implants will feel very firm initially like sitting on rocks and then soften up over several months. Most implants are palpable by you and your partner, especially when placed in the subfascial position. Use your incentive spirometer 10 every hour while awake for 5 days after buttock augmentation surgery or until fully active. This is necessary to prevent post operative pneumonia or atelactasis.
Resume activities slowly. You may feel tired for the first few days. Expect to have pain for the first 24 hours. Take your pain medication before your pain becomes severe. You may shower but not bathe when it is deemed appropriate. Take all medications as instructed post-operatively and you may resume your vitamins, Motrin/aspirin products 7 days after surgery. During this time, drink plenty of fluids (8-10 glasses/day) for the first week to keep well hydrated.
You will go home with a compression garment in place. You will need to wear this at all times for 3-6 weeks after your buttock augmentation surgery. After surgery you will have two drains at the surgical site. Drains help to remove excess bloody drainage from the buttocks. The amount of drainage will determine how long the drain will be left in place (typically one week). Avoid direct sunlight to the incision for at least 1 year. Use a sunscreen with zinc oxide with SPF 20 or greater to help decrease the visibility of the scar.
You may resume sexual intercourse after 3 weeks.
Butt Augmentation 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.