Doctor’s Thoughts on Buttock Augmentation

At Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, we strive to understand your unique concerns and goals to find the right treatment plan for you. When it comes to a surgical procedure like a buttock augmentation, we will be honest about the pros and cons of this treatment option. For many, buttock augmentation is the procedure they need to improve their body balance and confidence! We’ve helped hundreds of patients achieve long-lasting results from their butt augmentation with fat transfer or surgical implants. As board-certified surgeons, we aim to deliver the best care, from consultation to post-op. To get started on your procedure or to learn more about your options, contact our office and schedule your consultation. 

What is a Buttock Augmentation?

Buttock augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size, shape, and symmetry of the butt. This may involve a fat transfer procedure, also known as the Brazilian butt lift, or the use of implants. Both procedures can effectively enhance the backside, each with their own benefits that Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will go over with you.

Who can Benefit from a Buttock Augmentation?

The buttock augmentation can benefit anyone who wants to enhance their backside and address the following concerns:

  •         A naturally small or flat butt
  •         Volume loss in the buttocks due to age, weight loss, or pregnancy
  •         Misshapen buttocks
  •         A butt that is disproportionate to the rest of the body

Those who want to receive the slimming benefits of liposuction can benefit from the Brazilian butt lift, taking excess fat from another area of the body like the abdomen or thighs, and using it to add volume to the buttocks. This can also be added to a larger procedure like the mommy makeover to restore your pre-baby body. Those who want a more dramatic enhancement might choose the buttock augmentation with implants, using silicone implants to add fullness to the backside. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz can help you choose the right technique for you during your consultation.

How is the Buttock Augmentation Performed?

Your buttock augmentation procedure will depend on the techniques used and may involve:

Brazilian Butt Lift

During the Brazilian butt lift, excess fat is taken from a donor site like the abdomen or thighs using liposuction techniques. The fat cells are then processed in a centrifuge to remove impurities. The purified fat cells are then placed in the buttocks using tiny incisions. A small number of fat cells will be placed in several areas of the buttocks to ensure even distribution and natural-looking results.

Butt Implants

If butt implants are used, incisions will be made in the natural creases of the buttocks. Through these incisions, a silicone implant can be placed, adding volume and definition. Implants can be customized in shape and size to help you achieve your desired result.

Recovery After Buttock Augmentation

Your recovery after buttock augmentation will depend on the techniques being used. After Brazilian butt lift, it is extremely important not to put any pressure on the buttocks. This means absolutely no sitting or lying on your back for several weeks. Putting pressure on the buttocks too soon could cause some fat cells to die, affecting your final results. If you have implants, this will also require no sitting for several weeks to keep the tension off of your incisions. Patients can typically resume normal activities after about one month, and more strenuous exercise can be resumed after two months. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will provide you with detailed recovery instructions that should be followed closely for satisfying results.

Buttock Augmentation Results

Once swelling and bruising have diminished after your buttock augmentation, you’ll begin to see the results of your procedure. After a Brazilian butt lift, it is normal and expected for some fat cells to die and be eliminated by the body, but the fat cells that are remaining after several weeks are typically there to stay. Those who had implants placed notice an increase in volume right away and can enjoy their true results once the swelling has completely diminished. The results of a Brazilian butt lift are long-lasting, and the use of implants is typically permanent.

Your Consultation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery

To learn more about your buttock augmentation at Pacific Center Plastic Surgery, contact our office and schedule your consultation. Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz can meet with you to discuss your concerns and determine if the Brazilian butt lift or butt implants are right for your buttock enhancement.