What is Used to Enhance the Buttocks in Butt Augmentation?

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The trend of having a plump, round, curvy backside is on the rise! With celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj popularizing the exaggerated hourglass figure, more and more people are looking for ways to enhance their rear ends. If you are like the majority of people, no amount of hours in the gym will help you achieve the results you are hoping for. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers effective and exciting butt augmentation options for patients seeking an enhanced, shapelier backside. World-renowned, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jaime Schwartz is proud to help patients in Beverly Hills, CA achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals, boost their confidence, and feel better than ever through butt augmentation.

What is butt augmentation?

Butt augmentation, formally known as gluteoplasty, is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume and enhance the shape and position of the buttocks. This can be a highly beneficial procedure for patients who have a flat or sagging butt due to significant weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or simply genetics.

How is butt augmentation performed?

Dr. Schwartz utilizes two different methods for butt augmentation at his Beverly Hills, CA facility: butt implants and fat transfer to the buttocks (Brazilian butt lift). During your initial one-on-one consultation, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly evaluate your case, discuss your concerns and goals at length, and explain both butt augmentation options. Taking a variety of factors into consideration, including your personal preference, Dr. Schwartz will ultimately help you decide which procedure will best fit your needs and help you achieve your ideal look.

Should I get butt implants or BBL?

To better understand which type of butt augmentation may be right for you, it is important to know some of the basics about each, including what the procedures entail, what results are possible, and what you can expect during recovery.

How do butt implants work?

During a gluteoplasty with butt implants, Dr. Schwartz will make an incision under the crease of each side of the butt, through which a silicone implant will be inserted. This strategic placement makes the resulting scars relatively inconspicuous and easy to conceal. Much like breast augmentation, the implant will sit underneath the patient’s muscle and directly on top of the bone. The size and shape of the silicone glute implants will be determined prior to the procedure, and Dr. Schwartz will ensure that the fit, placement, and size of the implants look natural and beautiful before closing his incisions.

What is the recovery like after getting butt implants?

Almost immediately following the procedure, patients should expect some level of discomfort, grogginess, and swelling. Dr. Schwartz will provide you with medications and instructions to help relieve your symptoms, and you will be sent home with a trusted friend or loved one to begin your recovery. Most patients take 1 – 2 weeks to recover after butt augmentation, though light daily activities may be resumed earlier than that. It is crucial that patients avoid sitting, lying, or otherwise placing pressure on their butt implants for the first few weeks after surgery.

What are the advantages of butt implants over BBL?

One unique advantage of choosing silicone butt implants over a Brazilian butt lift is that a more dramatic transformation can be achieved with implants. Patients who do not have enough fat to be used in a BBL or those who desire a significant increase in the volume of their rear end may be better served by butt implants. Another important consideration when deciding between butt implants and Brazilian butt lift is that butt implants are more durable and are likely to give you longer-lasting results. However, silicone butt implants are not designed to be lifelong devices, with ten years being their recommended lifespan.

How does a BBL work?

The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) is gaining popularity each year, and it is easy to understand why! This innovative procedure actually uses a patient’s own fat to enhance the size and shape of the buttocks. During a Brazilian butt lift with Dr. Schwartz, the patient will receive liposuction at the donor site, which is often the abdomen, hips, or thighs. The harvested fat will be purified and separated using a centrifuge, and the prepared fat will be strategically and carefully injected into the patient’s buttocks, allowing Dr. Schwartz to sculpt and contour the area for a stunning new look. The fat cells that are transferred into the buttocks will need to establish a blood supply over the next several weeks and months, and it is normal for a small percentage of the cells to not survive the transfer.

What is the recovery like after a Brazilian butt lift?

BBL patients should remember that their procedure involved two treatment sites: the liposuction donor site and the fat transfer to the buttocks. Following the procedure, patients can expect discomfort, swelling, bruising, and tenderness. Patients will need to wear compression garments for several weeks in order to reduce swelling from the liposuction. It is also imperative that patients avoid direct pressure to the buttocks in order to ensure that the newly transferred fat cells survive. Dr. Schwartz will advise patients on different tools and techniques that can be used during BBL recovery, including using a donut pillow to make driving and sitting more comfortable.

What are the advantages of BBL over butt implants?

Men and women looking for a more natural alternative to synthetic implants may be interested in the fact that Brazilian butt lift has an exceedingly low risk of allergic reaction or complication since it uses the patient’s own fat. Another exciting feature of BBL is that in addition to enhancing their backsides, patients also receive the benefit of a trimmer contour at the liposuction site.

Ultimately, the decision to plump up and round out your rear end through Brazilian butt lift or butt implants is a personal one, but Dr. Schwartz will help you make the most appropriate decision based on a number of factors, including:

  • Current weight
  • Body type
  • Amount of fat available for transfer
  • Aesthetic goals
  • Financial considerations

Get a quality butt augmentation procedure in Beverly Hills, CA

Shapelessness and figure imbalances can be a thing of the past and you can finally get the figure you've always wanted. If you are ready to begin the exciting, transformative, and life-changing process of butt augmentation, call Dr. Schwartz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your consultation today!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.