What is butt augmentation?
Butt augmentation, otherwise known as gluteal augmentation, is an aesthetic surgical procedure whose purpose is to improve the size, shape and or contours of the buttocks.
This can be achieved through the use of implants or fat grafting. Butt implants are silicone filled devices that are placed in the buttocks to enhance their size. Fat grafting on the other hand involves the transfer of fat from one part of the body to another. Fat can be drawn from several areas such as the abdomen, arms, legs and even the thighs. This is the most commonly used method for butt augmentation. It is also referred to as Brazilian Butt Lift.
What can butt augmentation do for you?
Butt augmentation can help you if you are seeking to enhance the projection, roundness and fullness of your behind.
It can also be of help to you if you want to have a balance of figure.
Butt augmentation can enhance your self image and self confidence.
Who is a candidate for buttock augmentation?
Like any other surgical procedure, butt augmentation is not for everyone. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if:
- You are physically healthy – this will hasten your recovery after the procedure.
- You are disturbed by the feeling that your behind is too small
- You are not happy with the roundness or the general shape of your buttocks.
- Your butt is not of the same size either due to a previous trauma or a condition that made one side smaller than the other.
What should I expect when I consult for butt augmentation?
During the consult for butt augmentation, your surgeon is going to discuss with you your expectations of the procedure. He will also discuss with you the medications you are currently using. Before the procedure, however, you will need to stop any medication or herbals that may increase the risk of bleeding. An example of such drug is aspirin.
It is also during consultation that your surgeon will take pictures of your medical records and your butt to help with planning of the operation. Your surgeon will also discuss with you the various options of butt augmentation that is available and the one that will suit you depending on your needs.
It is normal to be anxious because of the expectation of a new look or just the normal anxiety of a surgical procedure. Take this pre operative moment to talk to your plastic surgeon about these feelings. You have to remember to be realistic in your expectations though.
What are the risks of butt augmentation?
To choose to have butt augmentation is a personal decision. The procedure is not without risk. Before the operation, you will be asked to sign a consent form to prove that you agreed to have the surgery. Well, before you sign that consent form, you need to understand the risks involved in the procedure. The risks include:
- Adverse reaction of anesthesia drugs
- Bleeding from incision sites which is further complicated by drugs such as aspirin
- Surgical site infection
- Accumulation of food in the wound
- Changes in skin sensation
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Need for revision surgery and scarring.