Buttock augmentation (“butt implant”)
Buttock augmentation, also known as “butt implant,” is a surgical procedure that aims to enhance the shape and size of the buttocks by inserting implants made of silicone or other materials into the buttocks. The implants are placed either under the gluteal muscle or on top of it, depending on the desired outcome and the surgeon’s preference. The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete.
Patients who are good candidates for buttock augmentation include those who desire a fuller, more rounded buttock appearance and who have adequate fat reserves to support the implants. The procedure is not recommended for those who have significant weight fluctuations or who are unable to avoid sitting or lying on their backs for an extended period of time during the postoperative recovery period.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with buttock augmentation, such as infection, bleeding, implant displacement, and scarring. Patients should discuss these risks with their surgeon before deciding to undergo the procedure. Recovery time after buttock augmentation can vary, but most patients will need to avoid sitting or lying on their backs for several weeks after surgery and may need to wear a compression garment to help reduce swelling and support the buttocks during the healing process.