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Butt implants

Buttock Implants

Mostly women but more and more men as well intend to improve their general appearance and reshape their body contour with butt implants (aka buttock implants). More curves, firmer buttock contour, fuller shape are some common reasons why people opt for this method to boost self-confidence and balance their physique.

The same way as female breast implants, butt implants are used in plastic surgery to augment and reshape buttocks.

Buttock implants are particularly designed for women with a slender figure, who does not have enough body fat for other butt enhancement procedures like fat transfer or fat grafting. Liposuction is sometimes performed along with buttock augmentation, and both procedures benefit the patient’s butt implants cost. After plastic surgery buttock implants patients boast a firm rear end, with the characteristic impression of someone who has been working out hard for years.

Patients may choose from among a variety of options available for butt augmentation.

  • Shape – round and oval
  • Filling – cohesive silicone or solid silicone
  • Surface – smooth or textured
  • Size
  • Incision location

Plastic surgery buttock implants are made of solid or semi-solid silicon that provide a soft and natural-like feeling to the muscle.

The Surgical Procedure

Due to the international competition medical tourism has created all over the world, plenty of options are available for individuals considering buttock implants. In order to understand how the procedure works, below you will find the basic considerations you may face before the operation:

  • Implant selection – shape, surface texture and implant type are the most decisive factors in the final outcome. This aspect should be discussed with the surgeon, because it also depends on the availability of materials in the country and on the preference of the surgeon. Skin quality is also important to consider, in order to choose the best procedure.
  • Incision location – there are different options:
    • Top upper buttock – two incisions required; actually not recommended because of its visibility.
    • Bottom of gluteal creases – two scars where cheeks meet, also very visible.
    • Center of the sacrum – one incision, extremely well-hidden. The only risk is a high infection rate.
  • Buttock implant placement – depends on the surgeon’s preference after considering the patient’s anatomy and skin texture. It is the most recommended to place the implant within the muscle because it gives support, feels more natural, and it is more protected from infection.
  • Liposuction – it is important to decide whether to combine lipo with the implant procedure. It adds further contour and many other visual and structural benefits.
  • The procedure – The buttock implant procedure takes around 2 hours under general anesthesia. The surgeon makes an incision down the crease between the cheeks, by the back of the thigh and creates a pocket to fit the buttock implants. It is usually placed underneath the gluteus maximus muscle. The recovery period after plastic surgery buttock implants is from 5 to 7 days, but only after 1 month may the patient get back to normal physical activities.

 Some common side-effects experienced in the first few days are:

  • Muscle pain
  • Soreness
  • Numbness
  • Minimal swelling
  • Bruising

Some common risks butt implants are:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Nerve or muscle damage
  • Slippage
  • Asymmetry

Butt Implants Cost

Several factors contribute to butt implant price, depending on the country you want your cosmetic surgery performed, the medication during and after the procedure, the plastic surgeon’s fee, clinic cost and the combo discounted pricing (butt lift  and liposuction).

As a basic number, butt implants price can go beyond $6,000 in the U.S. Some other aspects to consider are follow-up care and the usual complications for any surgical procedure and plastic surgery buttock implants in particular.