Why Choose Buttock Augmentation?
Buttock augmentation can correct congenital, traumatic, and other acquired defects and injuries that have affected the buttock area. The procedure has become popular in recent years for cosmetic purposes.
Buttock augmentation is done through a process of fat grafting. During the surgical procedure, fat is removed from an unwanted area – such as the thighs or abdomen – and placed in the buttock area. Essentially, it is a combination of liposuction and augmentation.
The purpose of a cosmetic buttock augmentation is not merely to increase the size of the buttock area, it is to recontour the entire torso, including the abdomen, waist, buttocks, and upper legs. For women who desire an all-around curvy figure with a narrower waist and shapely buttocks and hips, a buttock augmentation can help achieve the full desired effect.
When a woman is considering buttock augmentation, her surgeon should examine her from all angles to determine the best places for adding and subtracting fat to achieve a desired effect. Ultimately, this will be different for every woman, as no two bodies are exactly alike. Oftentimes pre-operative visualization and surgical simulation will be done beforehand to aid in the decision making.
An Alternative: Buttock Implants
Thin patients who don’t have enough fat for liposuction will likely be ineligible for fat-grafting but typically are good candidates for buttock implants.
Buttock implants require a multi-hour surgical procedure in which silicone implants are surgically inserted in the buttock region. Placement technique varies but implants are typically inserted in or around the gluteal muscles. (Top-of-the-muscle implants should be avoided as these may sag and look unnatural over time). Implants come in a variety of sizes to achieve the exact contour sought; however, larger implants carry greater overall risks.