If you would like a fuller, rounder derrière, you are not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of buttock augmentation surgeries has skyrocketed 158% in recent years.
With gluteal augmentation, a flat or poorly developed backside can be enhanced to create a more full and rounded look. This can be accomplished through butt implants or fat grafting.
With buttock implant surgery, the implant is rounded, anatomically similar to a teardrop or oval, and shaped like an egg. The implants are placed systematically between layers of muscle to improve the buttock contour by creating a fuller shape. Made out of solid or semi-solid silicone, butt implants have a soft, natural feeling similar to a well-toned muscle.
The use of fat grafting techniques has revolutionized the butt augmentation arena. In relation to implants, it is said to be safer and requires less downtime, in addition to surgery time. In using the grafting technique, the patient not only is able to use their own fat cells from their own body, but they in turn are able to have a modified liposuction.
Fat is usually taken from the stomach or the hips, wherever there is an excess supply of fat, and is inserted into the body through two small incisions, carefully layering in tunnels in the buttocks. The only time this procedure is not recommended is when there is not an abundance of fat in the body to spare. Very slender women, many times, are not a candidate for this procedure and instead can opt for butt implants.
Your surgeon will discuss which procedure is best suited for your body type to achieve the aesthetic look you desire.
If you are considering gluteal augmentation or a fat grafting surgery procedure let one of the experienced plastic surgeons at the Lombardi Plastic Surgery Center in NJ review the procedure with you and help you make an informed decision.
If you have questions, we are happy to help. Call us at 732-460-9555.