The Buttock Implant Procedure

Butt implants are inserted through an incision, at the crease between both cheeks, and the implants are placed under the Gluteus maximus muscle. The implants are positioned in their pocket to provide maximum comfort and to obtain your desired appearance.

The buttock implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes between 1 1/2 to 2 hours. You will experience pain for the first 5 to 7 days and the results are instant. Generally, you can resume all normal activity after 5 weeks. Post surgery recovery products are available and recommended to quicken the healing time.

The Various Types of Butt Implants

Butt implants come is various sizes, shapes and textures and are made of solid silicone. These implants are used primarily as an enhancement device. During your consultation, your surgeon will show you the options and help you make an informed decision with which size and shape of an implant would best suite your needs. Your surgeon might also recommend a custom carved or shaped implant.

The Risks Associated With Buttock Implants

Each cosmetic surgery procedure carries a certain amount of risk, as does all surgery. Your surgeon will discuss the possible risks and complications of your surgery and will answer any questions you may have about those risks. Possible buttock implant surgery risks include: implant shifting, numbness and infection (due to the location of the incision).

The Cost of Butt Implant Surgery

Depending on your geographical region, your choice of surgeon and implant type, the average cost of buttock implant surgery is $5500; the national average is between $5000 and $6500.00 Financing is available.

Difference between Butt Implants and Brazilian Butt Lift

The Brazilian Butt lift involves transplanting fat from other areas of your body to reshape and or enlarge the buttock region. This procedure is called autologous fat transfer, which means, using your own body fat. The fat harvested from other parts of the body is purified and then injected into the buttock area.

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Recovery Details After Brazilian

After surgery you may not sit on your buttocks for three weeks. The main reason not to sit on you buttocks is so the fat cells do not die, vascularization must be allowed to take place. Without a blood supply to the fat cells, they will die and be re-absorbed into your body.

Cost of Brazilian Butt Lift

The national averages for this procedure range between $7500 – $15,000

More on Brazilian Butt Lifts:

There is no doubt that a rounded and beautifully contoured rear end is one of the most coveted assets in today’s world. Celebrities with nice, shapely butts have been getting a lot of media coverage in the past few years. A flat or sagging butt with the “orange peel” appearance caused due to cellulite can be depressive for a woman. It brings feelings of anxiety and lack of confidence as well as a negative body image. Your body shape and fat distribution is more or less determined by your genes. So no matter how many squats, lunges or pilates you try, there isn’t a great chance of you being able to spot-reduce your target area, or add fat to it by any non-surgical means, without increasing your overall body fat. The only reliable solution is Brazilian butt implants.

What is a Brazilian butt lift?

A Brazilian butt lift is a surgical procedure that enables you to have both spot-reduction of fat at your chosen area as well as buttock augmentation. It can give you a flat belly, lean thighs, and a rounded butt, all in one. Therefore, it can dramatically improve your overall profile and body image.

What are the procedures involved in a Brazilian butt lift?

It is a safe surgical procedure if performed by a skilled surgeon. The procedure involves three phases:

  • Liposuction
  • Fat processing
  • Fat grafting

During the liposuction phase, the fat is carefully removed from one or two places of your body (usually your belly and thighs). This fat is processed to obtain the best quality and purest fraction that can be safely used for natural and long lasting results. The next phase is “grafting”. Special injections are used to inject or graft the fat in your buttocks. Brazilian butt injections are are safer than synthetic implants, as it’s your own fat that is merely being shifted from one place to another .There is no intrusion of any foreign object into your body. This dramatically decreases the chance of tissue rejection or allergies and gives natural looking results.

Preparing for the surgery:

Before opting for the surgery, it is recommended that you make sure that you find a skilled and experienced doctor. Don’t go for a cheap or back alley option, as the procedure can be destructive and life threatening when performed by a quack, under unhygienic conditions and with non FDA approved drugs. Take your time to discuss the pros and cons with your surgeon. A few weeks before surgery you will have to quit:

  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Taking aspirin


After the surgery:

You will be on your feet in 1-2 days after the surgery. There will be slight pain and swelling. You will typically be required to wear a special compression garment for 2-3 weeks to maintain the shape of your newly sculpted butt and to control swelling. You should avoid sitting on your buttocks or lying on your back. Try putting your weight on your thighs instead of your buttocks when you sit, and sleeping on your side or belly for some weeks in order to gain optimum results. Strenuous exercise is also not allowed for around a month, post op.

Touch- Ups:

You can ask your doctor if at all any touch ups will be required after the main surgery. This will usually depends on the skill level of the surgeon and your body’s response toward the procedure. If the procedure is done correctly, the grafted fat will not be affected by a normal gain/loss of a few kg’s worth of weight.

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