Buttock Augmentation

Buttock augmentation involves enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks. This is typically achieved through either fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) or the use of buttock implants, resulting in a more contoured and fuller appearance.

Buttock Augmentation Explained

Buttock augmentation is a cosmetic procedure aimed at enhancing the size and shape of the buttocks to achieve a more contoured and proportionate appearance. There are two primary methods for buttock augmentation, the Brazillian Butt Lift (BBL) and buttock implants. 

Brazilian Butt Lift involves liposuction to extract excess fat from areas like the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. The harvested fat is then purified and strategically injected into the buttocks to add volume and improve shape. BBL not only enhances the buttocks but also sculpts the surrounding areas for a more harmonious silhouette.

For individuals with insufficient fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift, buttock implants may be used. In this approach, silicone implants are surgically placed in the buttocks to provide a fuller and lifted appearance. The implants come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for customization based on the patient's desired outcome.

Both methods aim to create a natural-looking enhancement while considering individual body proportions and aesthetic goals. The choice between a Brazilian Butt Lift and buttock implants depends on factors such as the amount of available fat, desired results, and the surgeon's recommendations.

It's crucial to consult with a board-certified dermatologist or plastic surgeon to determine the most suitable approach for your unique needs and to ensure a safe and successful buttock augmentation procedure.

Benefits of Buttock Augmentation (BBL)

A buttock augmentation offers various aesthetic benefits for individuals seeking enhanced contours and a more proportionate silhouette. The key advantages include:
  • Improved Shape and Volume: Enhances the size and curvature of the buttocks for a fuller and shapelier appearance.
  • Natural-Looking Results: Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) uses the patient's own fat for a more natural look and feel.
  • Enhanced Body Proportions: Creates a balanced and harmonious silhouette by addressing disproportion in the buttock area.
  • Customization: Buttock implants come in various shapes and sizes, allowing for personalized results tailored to individual preferences.
  • Boost in Confidence: Achieving desired buttock aesthetics often leads to increased self-confidence and body satisfaction.

How New Horizons Can Help

At New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery, our skilled providers offer expert guidance on buttock augmentation procedures, including Brazilian Butt Lifts and buttock implants. Our board-certified plastic surgeons prioritize your safety and aesthetic goals, ensuring personalized care for a natural and enhanced appearance. Schedule a consultation today to explore your options for achieving the buttock shape you desire. Your journey to a more confident you begins at New Horizons.

Buttock Augmentation FAQs

BBL utilizes the patient's own fat through liposuction for a natural look, while buttock implants involve surgically placing silicone implants to enhance volume and shape. The choice depends on factors such as available fat and desired results.

As with any surgical procedure, there are inherent risks. These can include infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. Our experienced team at Pinnacle Dermatology will thoroughly discuss potential risks during the consultation and take measures to minimize them for a safe procedure.

The recovery duration varies, but patients typically experience initial swelling and discomfort for a few weeks. Full recovery, including a return to normal activities, may take several weeks to a few months.

Patients are typically advised to avoid sitting directly on the buttocks for the first few weeks to allow for proper healing. Gradual reintroduction of sitting can begin under the guidance of your surgeon after the initial recovery phase.

While the initial augmentation is long-lasting, factors like aging and lifestyle changes can impact results over time. Maintaining a stable weight and following post-operative care instructions can contribute to prolonged and satisfactory outcomes.

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What to Expect at Your BBL Appointment

During a buttock augmentation appointment, you can expect a comprehensive consultation followed by the procedure itself. The consultation involves discussing your aesthetic goals, medical history, and determining the most suitable approach, whether it's a Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) or buttock implants.

The duration of the procedure appointment can vary based on the chosen method. A Brazilian Butt Lift typically takes several hours as it involves liposuction to harvest and purify fat before injecting it into the buttocks. Buttock implant surgery may also take a few hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.

Throughout the appointment, our experienced team prioritizes your comfort and safety. After the procedure, you will receive post-operative care instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery process.

How to Prepare for your Butt Augmentation

To prepare for your buttock augmentation appointment, follow the specific guidelines provided by our medical team. This may include abstaining from smoking, avoiding certain medications, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Ensure that you have a reliable support system in place for assistance during the initial recovery period. Additionally, arrange for transportation to and from the appointment, as well as for someone to stay with you for the first night following the procedure. Follow any pre-operative instructions meticulously to optimize the safety and success of your buttock augmentation. Our team will guide you through these preparations during the consultation to ensure a smooth and comfortable experience.

Planning for Recovery after Butt Augmentation

Following buttock augmentation, anticipate a recovery period during which you may experience some common side effects such as swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. Our medical team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to manage these effects and promote a smooth recovery. It's crucial to avoid sitting directly on your buttocks for an initial period and follow any prescribed medications or care routines. The healing timeline varies, but most patients can resume light activities after a week, with a gradual return to normal activities over the following weeks. Attend scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress, and our team will guide you through each phase of the recovery process to ensure optimal results and a comfortable experience.