What is Buttock Augmentation ?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeon's, the number of buttock augmentation surgeries have skyrocketed 158% in the last 3 years-women are seeking to match their beautiful breasts with an equally beautiful backside.

Many times, when women have their breasts done they forget to consider the overall balance of the body. They have curves of the breasts and thighs, and suddenly many feel like something is just not balanced. A flat or poorly developed backside can be enhanced to create a more full and rounded look, there are several ways the look can be accomplished: through implants or through fat grafting.

It has been said the buttock implant surgery is not for the faint of heart. Mechanically speaking your bottom is one of the most used parts of your body, and because of that, any surgery to augment that area, will cause increased pain and discomfort. It is quite possibly the most painful area of the body to have surgery on.

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What is Buttock Implant Surgery?

With buttock implant surgery, the implant is rounded, anatomically similar to a teardrop or oval, and shaped like an egg. The implants are placed systematically between layers of muscle, with the only possible complication having to do with the incision. Most of the time, with a silicon implant, the incision will open and have to be re-sutured. In some cases this will lead to the patient having to spend an additional 2 weeks sleeping on their stomach, but in most cases this does not happen. The worst case scenario is when the suture breaks open wide enough to reveal the implant. This can be very painful and cause a serious infection. If a complication such as this occurs, the implant must be removed and left out for a minimum of 3 months and only then can it be re-inserted.

The use of fat grafting techniques has revolutionized the butt augmentation arena. In relation to implants, it is said to be safer and requires less downtime, in addition to surgery time. In using the grafting technique, the patient not only is able to use their own fat cells from their own body, but they in turn are able to have a modified liposuction. Fat is usually grafted from the stomach or the hips, and is inserted into the body through two small incisions, carefully layering in tunnels in the buttocks. In using your bodies own cells, in many cases the body absorbs a significant amount of the fat, and a second round of incisions may have to be made to achieve the desired look.

Downtime is minimal, the minor complication associated with the procedure is having to have it repeated twice due to fat absorption the first time around. Other complications associated with the silicon implants, such as bleeding, scarring and infection are very rare with this procedure. The only time this procedure is not recommended is when there is not an abundance of fat in the body to spare. Slender women, many times must resort to implants, because their bodies simply do not have the fat cells needed to create the look they desire naturally.

Once healed, the fat grafting procedures creates a very natural look and feel. No one will ever be able to point out where the procedure happened, and how- it will appear to be all by Mother Nature. With silicon implants, it is difficult to assess how it will appear, the touch however, will be harder, and in some cases the appearance may seem a bit unnatural. Patients will be back to work rather quickly, and the ability to sit and lay, although not for extended amounts of time, is a positive aspect to the grafting technique.

With the development of such techniques as fat grafting for buttock augmentation, it is easy to see why women are making the choices they do- beauty is said to be in the balance and symmetry of the lines- and we all have the power to perfect our balance.

This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.

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