Buttock augmentation is a highly popular procedure in the U.S. with an augmentation happening every 30 minutes, in 2015 alone. It’s one of the fastest growing surgeries of the last year and is still going strong in 2016. If you are considering a buttock augmentation and want to know more about your options, here is everything you need to know.
There are several popular options for when it comes to buttock augmentation. The most common choices among our patients are a fat transfer or butt implants. Butt lifts, most commonly known as Brazilian Butt Lifts, is a procedure that does not require implants but uses fat from other areas of your body. During this procedure, Dr. Jeffrey Marvel will transfer your body fat to lift the buttocks and create your desired shape. The other option is implants. Like with any implant procedure, it is a little more invasive since the muscle in the buttocks will have to be cut in order to insert the implant. Both options are safe, but Dr. Marvel will be able to advise you which option would suit your needs.
Expect Some Change in Shape
The results after having implants will be immediate, but if you choose to have fat transfers, it can take 6 – 12 months for the grafts to settle. Usually 60% – 80% of the fat survives after a transfer, but that percentage could change with weight fluctuation. If you gain weight that percentage will increase, however with weight loss you could lose a lot of volume in the buttocks. If you are currently trying to lose weight it may be advisable to wait until you’ve achieved your goal.
The Healing Time For Implants is Longer Than Fat Transfers
Since the implant procedure is more involved surgically than having fat transferred, recovery time from implants will take longer. Sitting will be almost nonexistent for up to 3 weeks since you won’t be able to put much if any pressure on the buttocks. You can sleep face down or on your side, but you’ll need to limit the amount you are on your back. This is both for placement and comfort. Exercise will be nonexistent for 6 – 8 weeks, as your body needs to recover from the surgery.