By Dr. Ruchi Shrivastava, Trichology,
Butt Implants or Buttock augmentation is the plastic surgery and lipo-sculpture cosmetic procedure that corrects congenital, defects and deformities of the gluteal region or Buttocks.
Buttocks augmentation can simply help your gluteus region look better and solve many self-esteem problems by the aesthetic enhancement of the contour of the gluteus
How is it done?
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.
Buttock enhancement using butt implants has proven effective in enhancing the size and shape of patient’s rear ends. Men and women who are unhappy with the size of their buttocks benefit from increased volume.
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 re absorption, 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 procedure, such as liposuction, buttock augmentation patients can achieve dramatic aesthetic improvement.
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.