Gluteal Augmentation and ImplantsButtock Augmentation Surgery

A shapely, well-rounded derriere is an enduring attractiveness symbol for women all over the world. There’s something about a nice butt that seems to compliment a woman’s figure perfectly. However, very few women are lucky enough to have a perfect natural behind. Genetic factors, aging, pregnancy, sun damage, or fluctuations in weight are among the factors that contribute to an unappealing butt.

For most, not even the best fitness trainers or workout routines can help them achieve the shape they want; which is where buttock enhancement surgery comes in. Buttock augmentation is a procedure used to improve the size, contour, or shape of buttocks.

History of Gluteal Enhancement Surgery

The history of gluteal augmentation is much shorter than the field of plastic surgical procedures. This post offers a little more about the first recorded buttock surgery:

The first reported attempts to surgically contour the buttock region in the medical literature were described by Bartels and colleagues in 1969. A mammary implant was placed unilaterally in the subcutaneous plane of the gluteal region to correct a deformity. This was closely followed by bilateral placement for aesthetic correction of platypygia. Problems associated with implant migration, capsular contracture, and migration quickly led to alternative placement in a submuscular plane between the gluteus maximus muscle and the gluteus medius muscle. A small submuscular space and anatomic constraints limited significant augmentation with a round implant. The inherent limitations of this procedure led to the development of intramuscular as well as subfascial planes for gluteal contouring with both silicone gel and silicone elastomer implants with more anatomic shapes.

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Buttock enhancement surgery is normally performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. There are two ways of performing buttock enhancement surgery:
1. Brazilian Butt Lift– In this method, the patient’s fat is grafted from other parts of their body and transferred to the buttocks to achieve a nice butt shape. The fat is taken from the thighs, flanks, abdomen, or the upper back through liposuction. Once the fat is extracted, it is carefully prepared by the surgeon then injected into the precise area the patient wants to enlarge.
2. Implant Method- Sometimes a Brazilian lift may not be possible either due to lack of excess fat in the patient’s body if the buttocks are too flat, or due to the patient’s preferences. The implant method can also help women get their desired buttock shape and size. A silicone implant is inserted either in the patient’s muscle or above their gluteal muscle or each side. The size and shape of the implant can be modified to suit the patient’s preferences.
This following video is of a young lady who was petite enough that having implants was the only option:

The drain tubes following butt implant surgery are one of the major downfalls, but they are a necessary part of the healing process. In the big picture, only two weeks of dealing with them to have a lifetime of feeling good about the results are worth it.

Cost of Buttock Enhancement

Buttock enhancement surgery has become a popular procedure for many women all over the globe. However, on average, you will have to part with around $5,000 for a buttock enhancement surgery from a reputable surgeon. This cost is not covered by insurance, which is pretty standard for cosmetic surgical procedures.

Here’s more on the cost:Gluteal Enhancement Surgery

The average cost of buttock augmentation with fat grafting is $4, 096, the average cost of butt implants is $4, 884 and the average cost of a butt lift is $5, 113 according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Buttock enhancement costs can vary widely. The average fees referenced above do not include anesthesia, operating room facilities or other related expenses.

A surgeon’s cost for buttock enhancement may vary based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, as well geographic office location.

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The recovery time depends on the type of surgery performed. A butt lift can heal in a week or two if you limit your activities and allow your body to devote all energy to healing. Implants need more time, usually 4-6 weeks till the patient can recover completely.

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