Buttock or Gluteal Implants surgery has become a popular procedure for both men and women looking to improve volume, shape and contour to their butt and body profile. Butt Implants can be an option for when there is not enough excess body fat, and you don’t want to gain weight for a Brazilian Butt lift procedure. The implant is positioned underneath or within the buttock (gluteal) muscles to offer a full, rounded and shapely appearance. There are a variety of sizes and shapes of buttock implants to fit different body builds and your desired look.
Who is a good candidate for butt implants surgery?
You should be a non-smoker and you must be in good health. If you have a flat, sagging bottom and you want to add more volume and shape to your buttocks. If you have had breast augmentation and you now want to add volume and more curves to your backside. If you don’t have enough excess body fat for a Brazilian Butt lift and don’t want to gain weight for the procedure, implants can provide another option. You must have realistic expectations and goals.
To add additional shape to the bottom and/or to improve proportions and body profile butt implant surgery can be combined with body contouring and/or fat grafting (fat Injections).
Are butt implants similar to breast implants?
Butt implants are not the same as breast implants which are filled with either saline solution or silicone gel. Butt implants are a soft, solid silicone shape. There are two different shapes, round or oval and several sizes to choose from depending on your desired appearance, body shape and build.
How long does butt implants surgery take?
The surgery takes about two hours under a general anesthetic. A bandage will be applied to the incision area and you will leave wearing a compression garment for support and to help reduce swelling.
Where are the butt implants inserted?
A small single 4-6 cm vertical incision is made down the crease between your buttocks. An incision is then made either under or within the buttock muscle (gluteus maximus) and a pocket is created where the implants are then inserted. Having the implants placed within the muscle makes them very secure so they won’t move or slip down. Placing the implants within the muscle also offers a layer of protection as well as providing a natural look and feel. This scar between the buttocks is well hidden making it hard to detect that you’ve had surgery.
How long is the recovery?
Like all surgeries it’s paramount that you follow post surgery care guidelines for the best possible result and recovery. A bandage will be applied to the incision area and removed in a follow-up appointment within 3-4 days. You must not apply pressure to your butt area or cause any stress to the incision for at least the first week. You will also have to wear a compression garment for 2-3 weeks that will provide support. The garment is similar to cycling pants or Spanks so easily hidden under clothing. Your buttocks will look very full and may appear a little boxy shaped due to swelling and the implants may temporarily sit higher on your buttocks. This is all normal and as the swelling goes down and the implants settle your bottom will start to have a more normal looking appearance. It will take at least a week before you feel comfortable enough to walk and move around. You should be able to resume full physical activities including workouts after about 4 – 6 weeks. It will take at least three months for the muscles to become softer so the buttocks look and feel completely natural. After about 8 months the implants will have a firm but natural feel like any other part of your body. It will just feel like you have a more muscular tight, firm bottom as if you were extremely fit. The implants are placed at the top half of your buttocks so you are not sitting directly on the full implant.
For more information or to find out which options are best suited to meet your unique body shape and goals contact Dr. Bray for a private consultation at 416-323-1330