Because butt implants and fat transfers produce immediate results, they are the preferred techniques for people who want gluteal augmentation and lift. Buttock implants require small incisions in the crease under each buttock, and the silicone devices are permanent. Fat transfers are long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent.
Why Buttock Implants?
Dermal filler injections, fat transfer or Brazilian butt lift, and silicone implants are the three most common types of buttock enhancement procedures. Dermal fillers and fat transfers are best for people who only need a relatively small amount of buttock augmentation. Sculptra® is made with poly-L-lactic acid that stimulates collagen production. This butt augmentation option produces gradual changes to your buttocks. A Brazilian butt lift BBL is a fat transfer technique that uses your fat to enhance and shape your buttocks. It requires a small liposuction procedure to harvest the fat cells from your abdomen, legs, chest, back, or another area of your body.
For people who want a more dramatic change to their buttocks, gluteal implants are the best option. Butt implants are medical-grade silicone-filled devices that are inserted under the gluteal muscles. The implants are available in a range of sizes and shapes, and the goal is to add volume to the bottom portion of the buttocks. The procedure can be combined with Sculptra® injections or fat transfers to add shape to the upper buttocks and refine the contours for natural looking results.
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Buttock Implant Surgery Vs. Brazilian Butt Lift
Because butt implants and fat transfers produce immediate results, they are the preferred techniques for people who want gluteal augmentation and lift. Buttock implants require small incisions in the crease under each buttock, and the silicone devices are permanent. Fat transfers are long-lasting, but not necessarily permanent. This procedure requires two steps. Fat tissue is extracted via liposuction which involves using a cannula to lose excess fat. The fat cells are then processed, purified, and loaded into a syringe. A series of injections are made in your buttocks to add volume and contours in specific areas. Not all of the cells survive the fat grafting process, and follow-up treatments may be required.
Can You Get Silicone Injections For Buttock Augmentation?
People who are looking for a budget-friendly way to enhance their buttocks may learn about silicone injections. You should consider other options. Silicone is known to cause infections, scarring, permanent tissue damage, and other issues. Silicone butt implants are a much better option because the silicone is safely encased in a shell.
Reasons For Getting Buttock Implants
There are many reasons why you should consider butt implants.
- Butt implants maintain their shape and size, even when you gain or lose weight
- Placing buttock implants under the gluteal muscle enhances your natural contours
- Silicone implants offer a permanent type of buttock augmentation
- Dermal fillers and BBL procedures are not ideal for people who have naturally flat buttocks
What Is The Procedure For Buttock Implants?
At our clinic in Newport Beach, buttock implant surgery takes two to three hours, and it requires general or intravenous sedation. An implant is placed under each of your gluteal muscles. The buttock implants procedure starts by making an incision under the butt crease. The implant is inserted through the incision and positioned to add volume and maintain a natural contour profile. The incision is closed with sutures.
Butt Implants FAQ
Butt implant recovery takes two to three weeks, and you will need to rest at home during this time. You will still have some swelling and bruising after the initial recovery. The most important part of healing is to avoid any pressure on the gluteal implant. To avoid putting pressure on the implants, use a pillow placed under the knees, this will help relieve the hamstring muscles. This includes sitting, massaging your buttocks, and laying on your back. You should walk around your house as much as possible to maintain blood circulation that helps the tissues heal. We recommend you have a donut cushion on hand during your recovery period. About three weeks after your gluteal fold surgery, you can gradually add activities that involve placing pressure on your buttocks. If you have a job that requires sitting for long periods, we recommend that you return on a part-time basis at first.
The gluteal scar line is well-hidden in the natural crease under your buttocks, even with the buttocks implants. Initially, the scar heals with a slightly pink color. It takes about 12 months for the scar to change to a slightly darker color than your natural skin tone.
Expect some pain after getting buttock implants, primarily because of how many movements and positions require pressure on your buttocks. Wearing the recommended compression garments during your butt implants recovery can reduce the swelling that contributes to discomfort.
In rare cases, the buttock surgery process may result in infections and other issues that cause pain. Contact our clinic in Newport Beach right away if your pain:
- Is moderate to severe
Lasts longer than expected
Is accompanied by other symptoms, such as redness around the incision sites or fluid oozing from the incisions
Implants are a permanent type of butt augmentation, and the implants can be removed with a second surgical procedure. If you had injections of fat above your butt to refine the results of your implant surgery, the fat cells should last for several years. It is normal for some of the fat tissue to not survive the grafting process. We can perform a follow-up series of fat injections or dermal fillers if needed.
As with any type of surgery, there are risks associated with buttock augmentation with implants. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bunkis discusses these in detail during your consultation, and he also answers any questions that you may have about the procedure.
The most common issue associated with buttock implants gone wrong is a rupture in the outer shell. The silicone inside the implant leaks into the surrounding tissue. This may result in excessive scar tissue, changes to the look and feel of your buttocks, and infection.
A less common issue of buttock augmentation procedure risks has to do with the anesthesia that is needed for the procedure. We carefully review your medical history and may require lab work and diagnostic tests to ensure that you are in good general health. If you are unable to have procedures that require general anesthesia, you can consider other body contouring options, such as a Brazilian butt lift or Sculptra® injections at our Newport Beach clinic.
Lastly, undesirable results are a sign of a butt surgery gone wrong. This may include asymmetry, dimples, sagging, significant scar lines, loss of sensation, prolonged healing, chronic pain, blood clots, bleeding at the incision site, bumps, and bulges. Many of these side effects can be reduced by entrusting your butt surgeries to Dr. Bunkis, who is a qualified, experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon.