You may have already decided that you want a fuller, rounder posterior. If so, two of the most common procedures for enhancing your buttocks that you can choose from are butt implants and a natural butt augmentation procedure. In the past, butt implants and butt augmentation were synonymous, but that’s not the case anymore. So what has changed about the nature of these two procedures? Continue on below to learn more!
When butt enhancement procedures first arrived on the cosmetic surgery scene, butt implants were very common. Butt implants involve making an incision either where the patient’s buttocks connect with their upper thigh or in the crease between the buttocks, then inserting an implant (often made of silicone) that is designed to be durable, but not permanent. Butt implants often require follow-up surgeries every eight to twelve years. A concerning problem with manufactured implants is that they can dislodge or migrate which require them to be replaced. There are many unfortunate stories of butt implants gone wrong.
Alternatively, butt augmentation entails removing fat from elsewhere on the body and injecting it into a patient’s posterior, providing the similar results as a butt implant but with a more natural look and feel, as well as the added benefit of trimming the body wherever fat is removed from. This type of buttock augmentation is called a Brazilian Butt Lift, BBL, because of the surgery’s early popularity in Brazil. Butt augmentation, or BBL is not without its risks; the procedure will carry many of the same risks as those of liposuction or any surgery, particularly if the surgeon chooses to use general anesthesia. Another caveat: if the patient has a petite frame, there might not be enough fat to transfer to their buttocks.
Nowadays, butt augmentation, or Brazilian Butt Lift is preferred by most cosmetic surgeons because it uses a natural material from the patient’s own body and has a better look and feel to its results. Butt implants require the body to accept a foreign object which may be rejected. The results of the procedure could also come out unevenly, and though implants are supposed to be durable, there’s no guarantee that a butt implant won’t burst or worse, causing complications in the body.
Before electing for any procedure, it’s important to have a medical consultation where you can ask questions and identify the risks associated with the procedure you are considering. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with one of the members of our dedicated team of surgeons and other medical professionals who are happy to inform you about the procedures we offer and how they can benefit you. Also check out our buttock augmentation before and after page to see the type of results you could achieve!