In this day and age, a more voluminous and shapely butt is synonymous with beauty and desirability. Unfortunately, the ability to achieve this look can be severely limited by genetics and other factors. Even spending countless hours in the gym may not be enough to get the firm, sculpted, and lifted bum you have always wanted. Thankfully, cosmetic surgery offers men and women the opportunity to transform their physique and achieve a look that may not be possible otherwise.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz takes great pride in helping his Beverly Hills patients enhance their look, boost their confidence, and change their lives through cosmetic surgery. One procedure that is quickly gaining popularity for both men and women in Beverly Hills is a butt augmentation with implants, in part thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and J. Lo. If you are interested in the possibility of resculpting your butt and adding volume with gluteal implants, it is important to first have a basic understanding of the procedure, what it entails, and what results may be possible. Make sure to ask these four key questions before having butt implants placed.
What is a butt augmentation?
A butt augmentation, also known as a glute augmentation, is a surgical procedure designed primarily to increase the volume of the buttocks through the use of artificial silicone gluteal implants. During the procedure, Dr. Schwartz will strategically place incisions so that your scars can be easily concealed, and the implants will be inserted. In some cases, Dr. Schwartz may choose to combine additional procedures, such as liposuction or a Brazilian butt lift, in order to enhance the results of your procedure. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Schwartz will take all of the time necessary to discuss your concerns and goals, explain your options in detail, and answer your questions at length before recommending a surgical plan that will best meet your needs.
What is the difference between butt implants and a Brazilian butt lift?
Many patients desiring an improvement in the look of their rear ends are uncertain whether butt implants or a Brazilian butt lift will help them most closely achieve their goals. The decision to use a BBL approach or artificial silicone gluteal implants can depend on a variety of factors, including the surgeon’s recommendations and a patient’s body type.
Unlike a butt augmentation with implants, a Brazilian butt lift does not use any artificial substances or implants. Instead, a patient’s own fat is extracted from one area of the body and then injected into the buttocks. This process, known as fat transfer, can be beneficial for patients seeking a more natural approach to butt augmentation. However, in order to be considered for a Brazilian butt lift, patients must have an adequate amount of excess fat elsewhere on their body for transfer to the butt. For this reason, butt implants may be a better option for men and women who have a lower body fat percentage.
Another difference between BBL and butt implants is the feeling of the results. Most patients report that fat transfer results in a more natural feel, while butt implants can feel slightly firmer, as if someone has spent quite a bit of time in the gym.
How long is the recovery after a butt augmentation?
One aspect of a butt augmentation that patients enjoy is that it has a fairly short recovery time. Most patients are able to return to work after about two weeks, though your physical activity may be restricted for 4-6 weeks depending on your surgeon’s recommendations. During the first week, it is important to avoid sitting or lying directly on your buttocks in order to allow the implants to settle into place. However, because the implants are placed higher than the bones on which you sit, the contact with them will be minimized. You will likely be given compression garments to wear for a few weeks after your surgery to help minimize swelling and bruising and to promote proper healing. Dr. Schwartz and his exceptional team will provide you with both written and oral postoperative guidelines to help your recovery go as smoothly as possible.
How long do butt implants last?
As with any cosmetic surgery, it is only natural to wonder how long you will be able to enjoy the results of your procedure. Butt augmentation can give you a dramatic and stunning outcome that will last for years to come, but it is important to remember that silicone butt implants are not designed to be lifelong devices. It is likely that you may need a revision or replacement surgery after about ten years. It is also important to remember that your results can still be compromised by significant weight changes. This is particularly true in the case of a Brazilian butt lift, as the transferred fat cells will respond to weight fluctuations just like the fat cells in the rest of the body. To prolong your butt augmentation results, make sure to practice the following:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid excessive direct pressure on the implants
- Wait until you are done having children before getting a butt augmentation
Once you have made the decision to pursue a butt augmentation, the first step is to consult with a highly experienced, qualified, and certified plastic surgeon. Call our convenient Beverly Hills facility to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jaime S. Schwartz today, and learn more about how butt implants can finally help you achieve the booty of your dreams!