Butt Implants

Buttocks can be enlarged with a butt implant to the butt . People often call this a Brazilian Butt Lift. For more information on Brazilian Butt Lift (fat transfer to the butt,) see the section on Brazilian Butt Lift located on this website. Silicone implants can also be used to enlarge the buttocks, in a fashion similar to breast augmentation. In this case, silicone butt implants are placed under gluteal muscle in the buttock area.

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Buttock Implants For Butt Enhancement

Silicone implants can be placed in the buttocks to enlarge and change the shape of the buttocks . The buttock implants have a different shape than breast implants. Both breast and buttock implants are made out of silicone, however; the buttock implants are more firm than the breast implants.

This is actually a good thing as a buttock should be more firm than a breast. The silicone buttock implants are placed through a small incision in the gluteal crease . The incisions are easily hidden in this area. The implants are placed in between the gluteal muscles so that there is muscle above and below the implant. This helps to hide the buttock implant, make the butt implant feel more natural and prevent the buttock implant from drooping.

The main advantage of buttock implants is the fact they will always produce a very strong change in the buttocks, and definitely will make the buttocks more round, shapely and firm. The main disadvantage is the same disadvantage that silicone breast implants have; that is there is an implant present and that implants will not last forever. Someday it will be likely that other surgeries will be needed, either to remove them or replace them. The implants are made of the exact same silicone as silicone breast implants.

How Butt Augmentation Is Performed Using Buttock Implants

The patient is taken to the operating room and placed under general anesthesia and turned in the prone position (with the butt up.) Then small incisions are made inside the gluteal crease  . Dr. Maamari then dissects between the muscles and creates a pocket for the butt implant. The size and position of the pocket is determined by the size of the implant and the patient’s buttock dimensions.

Basically, there are currently only 5 sizes of silicone buttock implants: small, medium, medium large, large and extr. The most common buttock implants placed are the medium-large, large and extra large. The size of the butt implant placed is determined partly by the patient’s wishes, and partly by the patient’s current buttock width. If the natural buttock width is not large enough to hold the large butt implant or extra large butt implant, these cannot be used even if the patient wants that size. After the incision, a pocket is created in the gluteal muscle. The buttock implant is placed inside this pocket and is covered above and below by muscle. This helps hold the implant in place and prevents it from dropping. Also the implant feels more natural under the muscle.

After the buttock implant is placed, the pocket is closed with several layers of dissolvable sutures, beginning from the deepest layer working up to the skin. Often we will place a small drain on each side and the patient will be placed in a compression garment . This garment helps hold the butt implants in position until they heal. Initially the buttock implants will be slightly too high. Just as breast implants drop, the buttock implants drop for about 2 to 3 months so it is important that they are too high at first.

The entire operation takes about one hour and a half  to perform. The patient recovers in the recovery room and goes home. Most patients can go back to work in ten days to two weeks. However, patients cannot exercise for six weeks after buttock enhancement surgery.



How long does the surgery take?

Butt implant surgery is an invasive cosmetic procedure that takes approximately one hour and a half to complete from start to finish. After you have been administered anesthesia and during the procedure, Dr.Maamari  will make a two to three-inch incision in the vertical crease in the butt in order to properly place the silicone implants beneath the buttocks muscle. After the implant has been properly placed, the patient will be stitched up and sent to recovery.

How long does it take for final results to appear after a butt augmentation?

Directly after your butt augmentation implant surgery, Dr. Maamari suggests that patients be required to wear a support garment for around two to three weeks after the procedure. Designed to help both the skin around the implant and buttocks muscles heal from the surgery, the garment will help give patients the best results possible. Due to the amount of swelling and the time that it takes for your butt implants to settle under the muscle, patients won’t see final results until around two to  three months after the actual surgical procedure.

What are butt implants made of?

Similar to breast implants, butt implants are made of silicone that is designed to give patients a more natural look and feel. Additionally, the body safely absorbs silicone if the implants were to rupture somehow due to an accident or injury.

What is the recovery period after a butt implant procedure?

Directly after butt augmentation surgery, patients will be required to wear a compression device that will keep the implants in place and will help the surgical incisions from breaking open. For the first two weeks following butt implant surgery, patients will experience post-operative discomfort and should avoid sitting on their butt or participating in any sort of strenuous exercise or activities or lying on their backs. After the two-week period has expired and once cleared by Dr. Maamari, patients can expect to return to their normal activities excluding strenuous activities that can be resumed around eight weeks post-surgery.