It’s the Year of the Booty. So was last year. In fact, butt augmentation procedures became the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery as of 2014. While certain classic beauty standards never change, any plastic surgeon will tell you that standards of beauty do change across cultures and over time…and an ample, perky derriere has become an object of desire and ultimate beauty in the new millennium, lead by modern style icons like J-Lo and Beyonce. This is great news for ladies already blessed with bountiful behinds, but not so great for women who can’t achieve the look with genetics or squats alone. Enter butt implants, the cosmetic surgery which has given perfect shape to the booties of women all around the world, be it butt implants Florida, Chicago, New York or Miami.
This plastic surgery procedure can accentuate and enhance the anatomic curvature of the gluteus in order to establish more feminine buttocks and hips. Buttock implants are a response to those who wish to display a curvy body or simply increase the volume of their derriere.
Although the basic technique of the plastic surgery is very similar to implants used in breast implants, buttock implant are different for one simple reason. Gluteal implants must withstand the weight of the person and the pressure to walk or exercise, so the silicone gel implants contain high density and cohesiveness. People with buttock implants must be careful to avoid intramuscular injections in that area.
There are different forms of implants…for example: Do you want round or oval? Silicone or water? Then there are so many sizes to choose from. And would you benefit from liposculpture along with your butt implant? The best way to make your perfect choices is to consult with a butt implant specialist at mia Aesthetics. Our plastic surgeons have the experience and knowledge to capably advise you on the best options and surgical approach for your body. Truly aesthetic work requires not only professionalism but experience to achieve the results you want. In your consultation, not only will the surgeon evaluate your overall health and readiness for surgery, but also assess the quality and texture of your skin, the particular structure of your buttocks, your lower back, hips and thighs, and how these areas will be affected after buttock implants.
A Butt Implant can enhance and firm the natural curves for patients who are not happy with the shape and fullness of their gluteus area. This surgical procedure can also add volume and roundness to a flat or small butt. Ideal candidates for buttock augmentation are men or women who want to raise, enhance and define their buttocks. Patients who are at their ideal weight can undergo this procedure to contour areas that are difficult to control, shape & enhance through diet and exercise alone.
The Butt Implant Itself
Butt implants are made of solid-yet-soft silicone, which allows for beautiful form with a smooth and natural feel. They’re placed away from important nerves and from the bony area on which you sit, so a patient will keep normal sensation around the butt area. Once the implant is in place, the upper and outer parts of the butt become more firm and round.
Silicone implants have been around for more than 60 years and are durable and safe, meaning you can have them for your entire life without a problem. Buttock implants are made of a solid silicone comparable to the same silicone that surrounds many cardiac pacemakers and also gets used in joint replacement surgery implants.
There are also water-based implants on the market, which some consider even safer than silicone but are also more vulnerable to rupture by needle, strain or fall. At your consultation, talk to your mia Aesthetics surgeon about the different implant options and which one his expertise dictates could be the best for you.
Buttocks augmentation is a relatively simple cosmetic surgery. The plastic surgeon makes a cut of five to eight inches between the buttocks to form a pouch or pocket where the implant is inserted. The implant is placed between the muscles and fat to help heal the implant in place. Depending on your surgical plan, liposuction cannulas may be introduced first to remove any excess fat from the hips, further shaping the buttocks. The volume you’ll add varies from person to person, but with implants, you can get an increase of up to 500 ml.
This procedure takes 1 to 2 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The small incisions made in the depression areas between the buttocks will leave almost no visible scar.
The recovery part of the process is where patients play a major role in the success of this surgery, and it demands great care and a period of sacrifice. Butt implant patients can go home the very same day as the operation, wearing a special bandage that will stay in place for three to five days. After surgery, mobility will be difficult and restricted, requiring several days of rest. Patients must avoid sitting directly on the buttocks or lying on their back for at least three weeks. This is essential to maximizing your results. The doctor will prepare you for the restrictions, and following them will be critical if you want to see the best results and minimize the chance of developing any complications. The sutures in your incisions are absorbable, so no need to have them removed but the doctor will show you how care for them as you heal.
The emergence of bruising and swelling and even some numbness for a few days is normal and will disappear gradually. Wearing compression garments will help minimize the swelling, and the doctor will show you how to properly wear the garment. Your mia Aesthetics surgeon will fully prepare you for what to expect during the recovery process and show you techniques to massage the buttock area to reduce inflammation. Analgesics will also help with inflammation and pain, and most people return to normal activity a month after their buttock implant surgery.
As for exercises or any other physical activities — this will be your time to take a break for at least three weeks post-surgery. Following all the post-operative processes will ensure the very best outcome.
You’ll see the results to your Buttock implants surgery immediately. However, truly final results emerge after about 6 months, depending on each patient’s body & unique tissue-healing rate. Massage and ultrasound therapy may also be recommended as a surgical followup to prevent unevenness or wrinkles and reduce swelling.
Choosing the Right Surgeon
Choosing elective cosmetic surgery is a big step. It takes sacrifice, and it takes money. And if you are ready to do move forward, we think it is essential you pick a surgeon who is not only supremely qualified, but one who listens to your needs, answers your questions, and truly demonstrates a grasp of what it is you want to achieve through surgery. Does the surgeon inspire your trust and have the credentials to back it up? With our deeply personalized approach and commitment to offering “elite cosmetic surgery for all” established by medical director Sergio Alvarez, we firmly believe you’ll find the care you need at mia Aesthetics.
How long does butt implant surgery take?
Whether you’re having buttock implants with or without lipo, each procedure usually takes between one to two hours.
What tests are required before I can have surgery?
All patients undergoing general anesthesia will require basic blood and urine tests as well as a pregnancy test for women. Your surgeon will advise you during your consultation.
Will it hurt?
Our anesthesia staff will ensure you are comfortable, pain-free, and asleep throughout the procedure. After surgery, any pain or discomfort you may experience will be controlled through medication and usually subsides within a matter of days.
How soon can I return to work after a butt implant?
It depends on the extent of your procedure and your individual rate of healing. Some patients tolerate surgical procedures better than others, and any past procedures you’ve had can give you an idea of how fast a healer you are. On average, most patients are back to work within a week to ten days. Your surgeon will advise you as to the amount of time you’ll be away from work. Complications can extend your recovery time.
How can I rest during my recovery from butt implant surgery if I can’t lie down?
In most cases, you’ll have to rest on your stomach side to let the region heal. After a week or so — your surgeon will be your precise guide — you’ll be able to sit, but it feel as though you’re sitting on a wallet or padding, even though the implant placement makes it unlikely you’ll ever actually “sit” on the implant itself. The surgeon can guide you as to the best ways to achieve rest, and staying off your new butt for a while will be essential to allow the area to heal.
Will I have scars?
Yes, but they probably won’t be noticeable. Your surgeon will keep incisions as minimal as possible and hide them in the natural lines and creases of your skin. The scars will fade over time and become barely noticeable.
What are the risks/complications to butt implant surgery?
Although infrequent, the most common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring. Other complications can include loss of some sensation in the region or capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is a condition that occurs when fibrosis of connective tissue forms around the implant, causing hardness and defining implant edges that can be seen or restrict movement. Capsular contracture occurs infrequently, but in severe cases where the capsule fiber can’t be broken externally, the implant may need to be removed/replaced.
How much do implants weigh?
It depends on the type and size of the implant, but generally, they only weigh a few ounces each.
Can an implant leak or rupture?
Not usually. Gluteal implants sold for use in the United States are generally made of a solid silicone matrix material, so there is no fluid inside of them. They can be carved by the surgeon for custom fitting and sizing. Water-based implants are believed to have a slightly higher risk of rupture. However, all butt implant patients are advised to avoid intramuscular injections in that area to avoid an accidental puncture.