Butt augmentation has been the latest fad because of the celebrities strutting their body on and off screen. A flat, small or saggy butt can be fixed with butt implants or fat grafting. It is a latest technique which can also be referred to as Brazilian Butt Lift. Both the procedures have their own pros and cons. Hence, all factors must be considered before choosing one.

Considering butt augmentation? Consider this first

First things first, you need to consult a board certified cosmetic surgeon who is expert in butt augmentation. If they are well acquainted with both the processes, they can help in determining which one is best for you. They will also help in assessing your goals and desires on the basis of your full medical history. They will also consider the current size, shape and skin condition as well as the available fat. Also, keep in mind that both processes may involve anesthesia.

Butt implants

Here an incision is made on the butt and a pocket is made near the gluteal muscles. The silicone implants are installed in the pocket and the surgeon then closes the incision with the help of layered sutures and other adhesives. Butt implants may be risky because it may entail:

  1. Scarring
  2. Poor wound healing
  3. Infection
  4. Implant rejection
  5. Seroma
  6. Capsular contracture

Additionally, you may need a lot of time off work to recover from the implants. The recovery could be painful as well because the implants are installed under the muscle as it is surgically manipulated. But this process is immediate and gives instant results.

Fat grafting

Here tiny incisions are made and liposuction is performed on the selected area that has extra fat. This fat is then sent via a purification process and then re-injected into the butt. Then the new fat is sculpted so as to give it a natural and symmetric look. Fat grafting is less risky than implants as the incisions are smaller in size the fat inject is belongs to the patient’s body itself. But it may cause fat embolism and fat necrosis. Also keep in mind that it needs less recovery and downtime with this kind of butt augmentation as it is limited by the available fat that can be removed at one time. This method may reduce over time if you get pregnant or there is any fluctuation in weight.