The skinny body has fallen out of favor as the ideal beauty shape and has been replaced by the image of a fuller and curvier figure. One important feature of a curvy body is a rounded and well-proportioned butt. A shapely butt is difficult to achieve with diet and exercise alone. Even the combination of those two is sometimes not enough to get the butt that a person desires. That’s where butt implants come in. Whether a person has a flat butt, small butt or a butt that simply doesn’t complement their entire figure, butt implants might be the solution they are looking for.
Compared to augmentation via fat injections, butt implants provide more permanent results. Fat injected into the butt area gets reabsorbed by the body over time. After a few months or years, the injected fat will be used by the body as an energy source like any other fat in the body. The body has the ability to recognize something as its own and fat tissues are no exception.
On the other hand, an implant doesn’t get reabsorbed because the body recognizes it as an extrinsic mass. This means that the body knows it came from the outside so it cannot convert it into energy. Thus, these implants remain on the area where they were placed. The improvements produced by butt implant surgery last as long as the implants remain intact. The only reason for replacement would be if the implant gets infected, deteriorates or severely rotates.
Butt implants are made of silicone just like breast implants. The difference is that the material used for butt implants is semi-solid silicone rubber and does not leak or rupture. The semi-solid consistency of silicone implants provides a firm yet natural-feeling butt. Unless there’s a major trauma to the butt or an infection that has developed there, butt implants are meant to last a lifetime and patients need not worry about replacing them. The implant has to be placed properly so it won’t get displaced and allows the body to tolerate it well.
Skinny patients, or anyone who doesn’t have enough extra fat in other parts of the body, are not indicated for augmentation surgeries involving fat transfer. Even if there’s extra fat, there is still a limit as to just how the surgeon can make the butt bigger. Butt implants can be used regardless of how much fat the patient currently has. Patients can choose between different sizes to satisfy their expectations.
Implants tend to give patients a much more significant increase in their butt size. Even someone with a very flat butt will see incredible results. Another reason why implants continue to gain popularity, even with celebrities, is that a perfect butt shape can be achieved with the help of these implants. The improvements in size and shape become apparent once the swelling subsides after one or two weeks. Butt implants may not be the best method of augmentation but, for many people, it provides the fastest solution.
If put under the major muscle of the butt, which is the gluteus maximus, implants are not obvious and cannot be detected by the average person. This placement makes the enhanced butt look and feel natural. Placement of implants also prevents seroma which is a common complication in fat transfer augmentations. Seroma pertains to the pooling of fluid under the skin. It happens to the areas where the fat was taken. Seroma occurs when the body tries to fill up the space previously occupied by all the fat removed for transfer to the butt area. This complication resolves only after the space has closed.
For those who are unsatisfied with the current size of their butt and wish to enlarge it, butt implants can help a great deal. Augmentation surgeries, if done by an experienced and professional surgeon, can produce beautiful and long-lasting results for the patient that can even last permanently. The key is doing proper research and finding a board-certified surgeon who has expertise in the procedure and is able to give the patient realistic expectations about the possible results before placing the implants.