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Almost everyone fancies a big and sexy butt. Just looking at Brazilian women make other women wish they could have a butt just like theirs. It’s what most people refer to as ‘sexy.’ For women who are so eager to have bigger buttocks, the solution could be a buttock augmentation surgery.

Buttock augmentation (sometimes referred as Brazilian butt lift or gluteal augmentation) is a procedure that enhances the size of your gluteal muscles for bigger buttocks.

It may help balance your body frame and can give you loads of self-confidence.

Buttock Augmentation Procedure

There are different techniques for buttock augmentation. Your surgeon will determine if you can go through a fat grafting technique or butt implant. The method that your cosmetic surgeon will choose for your butt lift will determine your surgical result and how long it’ll last.

By: Dr. Tim Neavin

Here are some factors that’ll help your surgeon determine what technique is best suited for you:

  • Size and shape of your butt
  • Amount of body fat
  • Cosmetic goals
  • Skin quality (elasticity and excess skin)

No matter what technique is performed for your butt enhancement, you’ll be administered with different medications. Your surgeon will choose between general anesthesia and intravenous sedation.

Fat Grafting

This technique will leave very minimal scars right after the surgery.

  1. This buttock augmentation technique will take sufficient amount of your body fat through liposuction with small incisions. The fat will be used to enhance and reshape your buttocks.
  2. After taking off the fat, blood and tissue from your body, it’ll be processed.
  3. Your fat will be reinjected through syringes connected to cannulas. The cannula will add the fat to your butt through small incisions.
  4. The incisions are closed with sutures.
  5. After the fat grafting technique for buttock augmentation, your surgeon may insert drains. You’ll be advised by your doctor to wear a compression garment right after the surgery.

Buttock Implant

This technique is best conducted in patients who have limited fatty tissues and have poorly defined buttocks.

  1. To start this procedure, your surgeon will create incisions at the top of both sides of your upper buttocks. An incision can also be done on the crease between your buttocks.
  2. Then, the butt implant placement is done using a soft, shaped silicone made especially for buttock augmentation. This step of inserting and positioning butt implants may differ on the type of implant, size, your body type, and your surgeon’s advice.
  3. After the implants are properly placed, your incisions will be closed with layered surgical sutures.

How much does it cost?

The cost of butt augmentations may vary due to several factors. According to the 2016 statistics of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average price of butt augmentation with fat grafting is $4,356. If you want to undergo butt implant, it may cost $4,860. A butt augmentation with butt lift could cost $4,571.

The price could differ due to several factors. Here are some of these factors:

  • Anesthesia
  • Surgeon’s fee (may vary, based on their experience)
  • Hospital facility costs
  • Medical tests
  • Post-surgery garments
  • Medications

Most health insurance providers don’t shoulder cosmetic surgeries for butt augmentation. This means to say you’ll shoulder all the possible costs of the procedure. But your surgeon may offer financing plans for the operation, so be sure to ask.

Who are the candidates for buttock augmentation?

The buttock augmentation procedure may be a good idea for those who want to:

  • Enhance their buttock size
  • Reshape their flat buttock
  • Have a more youthful appearance with more curves
  • Lift their loose or sagging buttock due to weight loss or aging
  • Fix their asymmetrical butt

To undergo this procedure, you have to be physically healthy and able to set realistic expectations.

How do you choose your cosmetic surgeon?

A buttock augmentation procedure must be done by a certified and expert cosmetic surgeon to accomplish the best results. An unqualified practitioner may lead to surgical complications and unsatisfying results. Keep these factors in mind when choosing a surgeon for your buttock augmentation procedure.

  • Certification and Memberships. First of all, make sure that a surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Memberships may not be necessary, but it could be a great indication that your surgeon is well-skilled.
  • Experience. A surgeon’s experience can tell well if he can give you a safe and satisfying buttock augmentation procedure.
  • Reputation. One way to find an excellent plastic surgeon is by seeking a recommendation. If you know someone who went through a buttock augmentation procedure, ask them. Check the doctor’s record for any malpractice complaints. This information may be made public by state medical boards.

What happens before the surgery?

Before the surgery, you’ll have an initial consultation with your cosmetic surgeon. You’ll both discuss everything about the procedure like cosmetic goals. Your overall health will be evaluated to check if you’re fit to undergo buttock augmentation. This includes your medications, previous surgeries, and allergies.

You’ll be given pre-operative instructions to follow right before the day of the procedure such as smoking as it may affect the healing process. Certain medications like aspirin may also interfere with your recovery from the surgery.

What happens after the surgery?

Your surgeon will provide you with postoperative instructions that you have to follow carefully. Here are some of these instructions:

  • After the surgery, you’ll be advised to wear a garment for three weeks (day and night).
  • After six weeks from the day of the surgery, avoid any strenuous activities like exercise.
  • Sit with a pillow for eight weeks after the surgery to avoid direct pressure.
  • If you’ve gone through fat grafting, you can go back to your daily activities after eight weeks.
  • If you’ve gone through a butt implant, you can return to work and daily activities after two to three weeks.

What are the results and how long will it last?

Without complications, a buttock augmentation surgery will last for a long time. After the procedure, you’ll immediately see the results. You can then flaunt a butt with its enhanced shape and size. The results will continue to develop as you fully recover from the procedure.

There may be visible incision lines, but they’ll fade over time. Ask your doctor if any creams will help lessen the appearance of scars.

The results of fat grafting may take a year for you to witness. While the results of butt implant a few months after the surgery as the implants permanently settle.

The results may last for a long time, but that doesn’t mean its appearance change. Factors like age and gravity may change your buttock’s appearance over time.

To maintain a healthy outcome of the procedure, frequently visit your cosmetic surgeon.

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