When considering a butt augmentation procedure, there are a few things you should know, even before meeting with the plastic surgeon for the first time:
- There are two types of buttock augmentation procedures, namely Brazilian butt lift and butt implant surgery.
During the consultation session, the plastic surgeon will examine your body, ask you about your aesthetic goals, evaluate your health, and then tell you which butt augmentation procedure is right for you.
The Brazilian butt lift uses your own body fat to enhance your backside, which means you need to have excess fat in your body. The fat is removed from fat donor sites like the abdomen, sides, and flanks, and then processed and grafted into your buttocks with special needles.
On the other hand, butt implant surgery involves the use of foreign objects called gluteal implants to add projection to your buttocks. The implants, which are made of semi-solid silicone material, are placed inside the buttocks through incisions. The size of the implant and the surgeon's skills would help shape the final results.
- The results of the surgery depend to a greater extent on the type of the surgery.
The results of the Brazilian butt lift are more natural, and the procedure is relatively safer because it uses your own body fat to deliver you the desired results. The donor fat behaves just like other tissues in your body.
The results of butt implants are also effective; however, the buttocks will not appear as natural as with the Brazilian butt lift. Your surgeon can use his sense of aesthetics and artistry to make your buttocks more voluptuous and attractive. The results of butt implants are permanent as long as complications like an infection of the implants, capsular contracture, or implant displacement don't occur.
- Like all other operations, buttock augmentation involves risks
The risks associated with the buttock augmentation include excessive bleeding, blood clotting, seroma, hematoma, poor wound healing, anesthesia reaction, nerve damage, infection, and unsightly scarring. Typically, the Brazilian butt lift is less risky than butt implant surgery.
The risks also differ by the type of procedure. For example, there is a risk of internal organ damage in the Brazilian butt lift. As for butt implants, the unique but rare risks include capsular contracture, implant migration, and infection of the implants.
You can reduce the risks associated with buttock augmentation by selecting your surgeon carefully, sharing your complete health and medication history with the surgeon, and following the instructions of your plastic surgeon.