What You Need To Know About Hydrogel Butt Injections

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If you have been unhappy with the size or shape of your buttocks, you have a few different options for surgical procedures. One of the common options is to get hydrogen butt injections. Many plastic surgeons choose to use these injections because they are more of a minimally invasive procedure with a faster recovery time. Here is some more information on the injections to decide if you think they’re right for you.

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What Are Hydrogel Butt Injections?

Hydrogel butt injections are a way to make your buttocks defined and appear fuller, without a major surgery. The injections are made up of a liquid solution of water and polyacrylamide. They are about 97 percent water. Once the injections are placed into your buttocks, they act as a filler in your buttocks, and are not obvious to anyone else that you have them. These injections are not permanent and last approximately 18 months. After that point, you can decide to return to your doctor and get the process repeated. For some patients, they last longer than the 18 months and are considered a semi-permanent solution. If you decide you want these injections, you have to get them out of the United States, because they are not legal in the U.S.

Who Gets Butt Injections?

Typically, women who want a fuller bottom will get the Hydrogel butt injections. This can be because you have a smaller or flatter bottom, you recently lost weight so there is sagging skin, or just because you are not happy with the size and fullness of your buttocks. Most women make good candidates for the injections, since it is a minimally invasive procedure. An alternative to the injections, if you want it in the United States, would be a fat transfer injection. This takes fat from another part of your body and injects it into your buttocks.

How is the Surgery Performed?

One of the benefits to the Hydrogen but injections is that is the quickest and less invasive procedure available for the buttocks. In approximately an hour, the entire procedure is complete. The first step is the consultation where you discuss how you want your buttocks to be improved, why you want the injections and they will also want to know a little more about your lifestyle habits. The surgeon marks these areas of your buttocks to be like a pattern during the procedure. After this is complete, the surgeon makes a small incision in your skin so that the cannula can be inserted. This helps the injection solution get into the muscles under your buttocks skin. Each location is injected more than once, which is why it takes about an hour. Massaging is done on your buttocks to help the filler solution spread evenly throughout your buttocks. You will have compression bandages on your buttocks afterward. Recovery only lasts a few days and you may notice slight discomfort or swelling.