Buttock Augmentation

This procedure, reshapes and enhances your gluteal area, it is most common, when this treatment is performed using the person's own tissue,known technically as autologous fat transfer, or more commonly known as a Brazilian Butt Lift. The procedure of liposuction is used in conjuncture to harvest fat which is then injected into the buttocks,and to further contour your buttock, so that you can achieve your desired shape.

This procedure can be done, by also moving a flap of tissue from one area of your buttocks or lower back to a more desirable position. Buttock augmentation can be done with a solid or cohesive silicone gel implant which can also be used to create a fuller look.

How Do I Evaluate myself as a good candidate for buttock augmentation?

Individual's who are interested in buttock augmentation, might have one or more of the following feelings are concerns.

  • To make the buttocks look fuller
  • Clothes that does not fit well
  • Due to weight loss, the buttocks sags and is flat
  • The shape and size of the buttocks makes you feel self-concious.

Your buttock augmentation options

A number of Plastic surgeons have adapted,to various standard techniques and are developing new ones to address patients’ desire for firmer, higher, rounder buttocks.

Autologous fat transfer

An autologous fat transfer is used to enhance gluteal contours, grafting fat from one body part to add volume to another. Fat is transferred from certain parts in the body which include, abdomen,hips,back or thighs. The fat cells are removed by a procedure called lipoplasty(liposuction), and then injected in “layers” into the buttocks. The disadvantages of this technique is that how much fat can be reabsorbed by the body and the possibility, that a number of procedures are required The popular “Brazilian Butt Lift” improvises on this technique to enhance and reshape the buttock area. The surgeon, may use liposuction to further contour your buttock.

Gluteal Implants

This procedure is often performed, by the surgeon making incisions in the fold between the buttock “cheeks” and inserting a solid silicone implant into the pocket below the gluteus muscle, and above the pelvic bone. There are also alternative locations, for the incisions, which are at the outer corners of the upper buttock and bottom in the gluteal crease.

During consultation, the surgeon will, explain further details of these incision locations, pertaining to your unique circumstance. The periphery of the cheeks, is then taped after the surgery, so that the implants are held in position as the tissues heal.

Buttocks implants, are not recommended if the buttocks, are sagging, which often may occur after significant weight loss, these implants are most appropriate when congenital deformity or heredity is the cause of flat or poorly defined buttocks.

Recovery from buttock augmentation

Recovery from buttock augmentation, after the surgery you would be placed in a surgical dressing, which may include a support or compression garment. Follow directions of the surgeon as prescribed.

For the first two weeks, the surgeon would advise you not to put too much pressure on your buttock for more than a few minutes at a time. If you need to sit use a soft cushion, for about 3-6 weeks.

How Long Before Can I resume to My Normal Activities?

Fat transfer and Brazilian Butt lift

Your buttocks, are commonly feel soreness and pain, but this usually resolves after a few days. After the procedure you must wear a body garment for about 6-8 . You can resume your normal activity in 10-14 days.

Buttock Implants

This surgery is usually painful than the expected period for a breast augmentation procedure, as the buttock region is involved in physical activity such as walking, running , and even standing. You would not be able to sit or sleep, during the first few weeks of surgery, as there would be pain, and you may require help to dress. The surgeon would give you pain medication to control the pain.

After your procedure, is over, and you are on the road to recovery you could have minimal, bruising and swelling in the buttock area during recover, which may spread up to the abdominal or the thigh area, this is normal and will begin to subside after a few days or weeks.

Understanding the risks of buttock augmentation

Potential surgeries do have complications, however they are not so common in cosmetic surgery, but there are risks and complications, which would arise.

Fat transfer

Infection and bleeding are major risks. With the procedure of buttock augmentation, the fat re-injected into the buttocks may shrink as much as 40% in the following year as it is reabsorbed by your own body. Due to this fat re-absorption,one the results produced could be asymmetry if one side becomes bigger than the other buttock. Any changes in shape would require additional surgery.


The risks are , infection bleeding and muscle damage are also major risks with buttock implant surgery. There is a possibility, that the implants to slip post surgery, causing asymmetry, as the buttock region is constantly shifting with sitting and physical activity involving the legs. Any changes in shape would require additional surgery.

Results of buttock augmentation

It is known to be a highly satisfying procedure, which enhances the profile of the buttocks and surrounding areas, for a younger, firmer curvier look.

How long will the results last?

After a fat transfer, Brazilian Butt Lift, the fat which remains will stay there for the remaining years of your life, as well as the rest of the tissue in your body this fat will grow and age with you.