With the ability to gain a more robust or defined backside using implants, buttock augmentation continues to gain notoriety for both men and women in the United States. Fat grafting to the buttocks, which feels more natural and is the patients’ own tissue, has become the most common procedure for augmentation. Candidates for a butt augmentation procedure are at or near their goal weight, in good physical health, and do not smoke. Women, who are thin (less than a size four) and may not have enough fat on the body for a fat transfer, will be better candidates for buttock implants. Dr. Tsujimura, our board-certified plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ will advise you on which procedure will best meet your needs during an initial consultation.
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What to Expect
During your initial consultation, the current shape of the buttocks will be examined, as well as the skin tone of the patient, and the available fat tissue that can be transferred from another area of the body. The plastic surgeon will ask you how you wish your buttocks to look, and will go over the surgical options in detail. During butt augmentation surgery, the buttocks are reshaped by a prosthetic implant, or by placing fat harvested from a donor site of the abdomen or thighs. The various techniques will be discussed during your consultation.
After the Surgery
The recovery following butt augmentation surgery will vary for patients depending on the type of procedure that was performed. Patients will need to rest for a couple of days to allow the swelling to subside. Any pain or discomfort can be managed with prescription pain mediation. During the first couple of weeks, patients will need to avoid sitting or placing direct pressure on the buttocks and will need to sleep on their side or stomach. A soft cushion will help if sitting is needed. Most patients are able to return to work after the first week, and exercise can be resumed within six weeks.
The cost for butt augmentation surgery will vary depending on the surgical technique used. On average, this surgery will cost between $9,400-$10,600. These costs include a combination of factors, administered medications and the surgery center or hospital’s fees.
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Butt Augmentation FAQs
Does It Look Fake?
If the fat is placed correctly, the buttocks will look and feel natural. It is important to find a reputable, skilled surgeon to perform the surgery who has expertise with fat grafting to the buttocks. Done correctly, fat augmentation looks like you have spent hours at the gym!
Fat Transfer or implants?
Both techniques are common among aesthetic surgeons and both achieve good results. The biggest factor is on how long you wish the enhancement to last and how natural you want it to feel. Implants are long lasting and may be better if you want the look to stay for a long time. However, they are palpable and may cause discomfort. Fat transfers uses your own body's fat and has a more natural look and feel. Some of the fat used during this process may be reabsorbed into the body. It is important to discuss the advantages and disadvantages with your surgeon and come to an agreement based on your aesthetic goals and anatomy.
Can I Sit?
Yes. Patients are able to resume sitting and doing all of the things they did before surgery. It may take up to three months for all of the swelling to subside. It is common for patients to have some anxiety about sitting or how much pressure to place on the buttocks. This should not be a major concern because after healing, the body incorporated the fat tissue permanently.
What if I Gain Weight?
Obviously, the best long-term results will be in those patients who maintain a healthy goal weight. Gaining weight after this surgery will compromise the surgery results because during weight gain, fat accumulates throughout the body. This may, in turn, reduce the definition. By maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine, the results will continue to last.