What to Expect from the Butt Implant Procedure

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Butt implants, also called buttock augmentation, enhances your buttocks area in a number of different ways. The implant procedure is typically involving enlarging the gluteus area, as well as doing some re-shaping and enhancement work. In most cases, your own fat tissue is taken from other areas of your body and used in a fat transfer procedure. If you have heard of the Brazilian Butt Lift, this is where the fat transfer procedure originated. If you’re considering a butt implant procedure, here are some things to consider.

Butt Implant Procedure

Candidates for Butt Implant Surgery

The first consideration is who makes a good candidate. Remember with most cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures, not everyone makes a good candidate for the procedure. A consultation is the best way to determine whether or not this is a good option for you. Generally, someone who is eligible for a butt implant surgery is someone who has lost weight and it has left the buttocks with loose and sagging skin, a flat buttocks that is too small for your body shape or frame, clothes not fitting right and the shape or size of your buttocks leaving you feeling self conscious.

Options for the Surgery

If you decide you want to get butt implant surgery, you have five things to consider: the selection of the implants, location of the incision, above or below the buttocks muscle, whether or not to get liposuction, and the surgery itself. These are all options you and your doctor will make, as determined by your needs and preferences. The implant itself will either by oval or round, so it depends on what you’re going for and the size and shape of your current buttocks. You will also want to think about where the incision is, to minimize the look of it. Liposuction is sometimes recommended to get a smoother look and not have a lumpy look.

What to Expect

Keep in mind that immediately following the procedure, there is some swelling. So the initial size of your new buttocks is slightly larger than it will be once the swelling goes down. However, right away, most patients who get the butt implant procedure feel better confidence and the ability to wear more of a variety of clothing. In order to maintain the look, doctors suggest you begin eating healthy and following a regular exercise routine. But you should wait until you have healed completely before doing any rigorous physical activity.

The Recovery Process

In order to get the most from your butt implant procedure and avoid complications, follow the doctor’s aftercare instructions exactly. This means wearing the compression garment or surgical dressing, looking for signs of infection or inflammation and seeing your doctor after the recommended period of time to take a look at the surgical site. Expect to wait 2-4 weeks before getting back to your regular daily physical routines.

The butt implant procedure is a great option for anyone who doesn’t feel their best. Your buttocks get a new size, lift and shape with this procedure.