Going to the gym several times a week can build gluteal muscles and provide a bigger booty. However, many people don’t have the time for natural building and are looking for a quicker method to gaining a better derriere. That’s why butt augmentation is one of the most rapidly growing cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of butt implants increased by 18% between 2015 and 2016. Fat grafting numbers increased by 26% during this same time period. In 2017, data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recorded a total of 20,673 butt augmentation procedures. One Beverly Hills plastic surgeon said 2017 was “the year of the rear”. Will having butt augmentation in Beverly Hills, or beyond, give you the booty of your dreams?
Butt Implants vs Fat Grafting
While fat grafting can provide a bigger butt through injections, the fat must be harvested with liposuction. Some patients don’t want surgery on two areas of the body or don’t have enough fat on the body to transfer. Therefore, butt implants may be the better option. Butt implants can provide a subtle or prominent increase. This is unlike fat grafting which can only transfer so much fat at once. Nevertheless, both butt augmentation procedures can provide immediate results. However, it can take a full year to see the final results with fat grafting since it takes time for the body to build blood flow to the transferred fat and incorporate it with the residing fat. Furthermore, a portion of the fat will not survive the transfer and will be absorbed by the body. With implants, the results can be seen in a few months once all the swelling and bruising has subsided.
Implant Placement Matters
While butt implants can give you the bigger look you desire, it really is about the method used to achieve the augmentation. Implants are made of a solid silicone and can be placed above the gluteus muscle or within the muscle. However, some patients are not happy with the results. If the implant is placed above the muscle, they can look unnatural and begin to sag over time. The size of the implant makes a difference as well. Patients looking for a very large implant are at a higher risk for complications. Larger implants produce more pain that can last longer than a smaller implant. Furthermore, the incision area is at a greater risk for separation or scar widening due to the increased pressure when bending over. Therefore, surgeons will usually recommend that the butt implant be placed in the muscle to give a nice boost that matches your frame.