Buttock augmentation through the use of buttock implants is a plastic surgery procedure used to enhance the size and volume of the buttocks. FDA approved silicone butt implants mimic the texture of a finely toned buttock muscle, allowing for a natural looking results. Buttock implants are ideal for patients looking to create more buttock volume and are not candidates for a Brazilian butt lift because they do not have enough donor fat. Buttock augmentation is an increasingly more popular procedure amongst men and women in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside & Orange Counties.
Buttock Augmentation through the use of buttock implants is becoming increasingly more popular among both men and women in Los Angeles, as well as in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Buttock implants create a fuller, more shapely rear-end, helping patients achieve better proportion and a more flattering body contour. Depending on your preference, buttock implants can increase the size, roundness and/or projection, in addition to enhancing the definition of your glutes.
Candidates for all surgical procedures should be in good health and refrain from smoking for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure. It is important that patients are in the right frame of mind when undergoing their procedure and have realistic expectations for toward their outcome.
Men and women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their buttocks are prime candidates for this procedure. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are also great candidates for this procedure. After weight loss, patients are often left with an unflattering 'saggy' rear end. Buttock implants can help provide volume and lift the buttock for a more appealing look. Sometimes a Brazilian Butt Lift is a more appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. During your complimentary consultation your surgeon will recommend the best type surgical technique for your body type and the result you are looking to achieve.
Buttock implants are made from semi-solid medical grade silicone. They are FDA approved; and unlike breast implants, cannot leak or rupture once implanted into the body.
Several types of implants are available for buttock enhancement. You can choose from directional and non-directional implants.
Directional (or anatomical) implants are shaped similar to a teardrop to provide more fullness along the mid-section of the buttocks.
Non-Directional (or round) implants provide patients with uniform projection, creating fullness at both the top and mid-section of the buttocks. Many patients prefer non-directional implants because in the event that the implant rotates, the look will remain the same.
Patients can also opt for custom made semi-solid silicone implants, which are more similar to non-directional implants.
Implants can either be smooth or textured. Studies have shown no benefit of one over the other. The surgeons at California Surgical Institute typically perform buttock enhancement surgery using textured implants, but either can be used. Your doctor will discuss which type of implant is best suited for your body type and aesthetic goals.
Your plastic surgeon can insert your implants through three different incision sites.
The preferred technique is through one incision along the center of the sacrum (the crease of your buttocks). Patients prefer this method because the scar is far less visible.
Other options include:
Buttock augmentation is performed under general anesthesia, which will be administered by a board certified anesthesiologist in one of our fully accredited facilities. Incisions are made at the site agreed upon prior to surgery and the implant is strategically placed to create a natural looking, fuller backside.
Implants can be placed either above or below the muscle, or even under the fascia. Placement of the implant is determined by the patient's body type and aesthetic goal. However, implants are typically placed under the muscle to provide the implant with more support, to prevent slippage and to protect against additional risks of infection. The 'under the muscle' technique, most often also provides patients with a more natural looking and feeling result.
Often time, patients opt for liposuction of the lower back to further enhance the appearance of the backside.
After your buttock enhancement surgery you will be required to wear a compression garment for 2-3 weeks. You will also be advised to sit on an inflatable "donut" for about the same amount of time. Since the implant is placed on the mid to upper portion of the buttocks, sitting down will not negatively impact the results of your surgery as long as you are not slouching and are sitting 'properly' - on the upper part of your legs.
Immediately following your procedure, your implants will be very high on your buttocks (in the same fashion that breast implants are placed high right after surgery). You may also notice that your bottom has a "boxy" appearance. This is normal. You will be able to see your final result after about 3 months.
Pain medication will be prescribed as needed during recovery to alleviate any pain or discomfort you may experience.
Buttock Implants carry a higher risk of infection, as compared to a Brazilian Butt Lift or Fill; however, antibiotics are administered before, during and after the procedure to help prevent infection.
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