Bigger butts have been in style for years thanks to celebrities like the Kardashians that showcase their enhanced backsides on the red carpet and on reality TV. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 10% increase in the number of butt augmentations procedures performed and the demand for them is growing among patients. As recently as 2016-2017, there was a 10% increase in the number of patients that wanted to undergo butt augmentation according to statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Even with the number of people interested in having a butt augmentation procedure continuing to grow with each passing year, some patients that are not sure about everything that butt augmentation involves as well as the multiple options available to them when it comes to gaining a bigger butt. Let’s take a look at what you need to know before you make the final decision about having a butt augmentation procedure.
A Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is when a cosmetic surgeon removes excess fat, or fat that is stubborn and hard to remove, from areas of the body such as the stomach, arms or legs via liposuction. The fat that is removed is processed and purified before it is injected in the buttocks of the patient. The fat that is injected into the butt is able to give the person a backside that has a better contour, a larger size and increased volume. While the patient will be able to see some immediate results after the fat is injected into the butt, it can take about three months for the final results to be completely visible. The final results can provide a permanent amount of butt augmentation and the size of the augmentation depends on the amount of fat that is injected into the buttocks.
One of the reasons that BBL is such a popular procedure is the fact that the fat that is injected into the butt comes from the body of the actual patient. There is very little chance of an infection after the procedure since the transferred fat comes from the patient. It should be noted that the person that wants to have a Brazilian butt lift needs to have enough fat on other areas of the body that is available to be removed via liposuction and transferred into the buttocks.
When it comes to augmenting the buttocks, some patients turn to silicone butt implants to achieve the desired increase in the size and contour of the buttocks instead of injecting fat into the backside. Butt implants are placed between the skin and muscle to provide the desired amount of butt augmentation. The surgeon will use general anesthesia to place silicone butt implants made of semi-solid medical grade silicone, approved by the FDA, through an incision made in the crease of the buttocks or in the area where the back of the thighs meets the cheeks of the buttocks. A pocket is created by the surgeon so the teardrop shaped butt implants can be placed above or below the muscle to provide fullness and a much rounder appearance to the top and mid-section of the buttocks.
The results from butt implants are immediately visible once the procedure has been performed but it can take several months for any swelling and bruising to completely disappear after the butt implants are placed in the body. The final results can last for 10 or more years before the butt implants need to be replaced.
<h2>Butt Augmentation using Sculptra Injections<h2>
Sculptra was not originally approved for the purpose of enhancing the buttocks. However, some doctors use this FDA-approved facial filler, diluted by water, to add volume to the buttocks. Sculptra is injected into the targeted area of the buttocks to stimulate collagen growth and also thicken the skin. The result of the Sculptra injections in the backside is a larger and more contoured appearance for patients without a lot of fat elsewhere on the body to use for a Brazilian butt lift. There is little to no downtime after the injections and the results can last anywhere from 2-5 years.
Patients that want to enjoy a greater size and contour to the buttocks through butt augmentation need to schedule a butt augmentation consultation appointment with a board-certified surgeon that has experience in performing various butt augmentation techniques. An experienced doctor will have the skills and the artistic eye necessary to place silicone butt implants in a manner where they do not rotate out of place in the buttocks. An artistic eye is also important when placing fat in the buttocks, or performing Sculptra injections, so the results won’t be “too much” and will also be aesthetically pleasing and natural in appearance. A board-certified surgeon will keep the size and frame of the body in mind in order to achieve the best results possible when performing a butt augmentation procedure.