What Are Butt Implants?
Butt implants are rounded, silicone implants which are inserted into the buttock area in order to fill it out and improve the shape of it. Butt implants can also be performed by taking fat from other areas of the body and using this to complete the procedure instead of artificial silicone.
What Different Types of Butt Implants Are There?
There are a wide variety of butt implants available, and it is important to consult with your surgeon and discuss your options to ensure that you choose the best butt implants for your situation and requirements. Butt implants have improved greatly over the last few years, and surgeons now use implants which are custom made for the butt area instead of other body parts.
Butt implants are generally used for the enlargement and the enhancement of the buttock area, although in some cases they can be used in order to balance an asymmetrical aesthetic, or reconstruct the entire buttock area.
Butt implants are generally inserted under the fascia, which is the fibrous lining that surrounds the buttock muscles, and this placement position means that the fascia provides protection and lubrication to the muscular fibers as they contract and expand.
Butt implants can also be placed intramuscularly, or within muscles like the gluteus maximus. Intramuscular positioning usually occurs when a patient is slim and has minimal body fat deposits.
There are four common types of silicone butt implants, and the most common are symmetrically shaped, round implants. These implants can be used with any insertion method, and are very unlikely to shift from their position after surgery.
The next two types are directional implants, which means they are shaped to be fuller at either the top or the bottom of the implant instead of symmetrical in all directions. These butt implants are most effective when placed under the fascial layer, in order to create the best shape for your body type.
The final style of butt implant is a custom made implant that your surgeon will create and mold manually. These implants are generally used for corrective purposes when balancing asymmetry.
While fat taken from other areas of your body can be used for butt implants, there are two major advantages of silicone butt implants over using fat deposits to perform buttock enhancement. Firstly, silicone butt implants can be used for patients who do not have sufficient fat deposits for butt implants using injections of natural fat
The second advantage is the using silicone butt implants means there is no chance that your body will reabsorb the fat deposited in the buttock area. This is a common occurrence of procedures performed using natural fat deposits, and can leave you in the same situation as you were before surgery.
What Happens After Butt Implant Surgery?
As butt implants cause the tissues in your body to stretch, they are often painful to recover from, especially if the implant is positioned under the muscle. The initial 48 hour period is usually the most painful, but pain levels should lessen with each day of recovery time and medications prescribed by your doctor will help with this.
After waking up from the procedure, you will probably feel stiff, sore and tired. It is very important that you take any medications prescribed by your doctor, and complete the full courses of these. It is likely you will be given both antibiotic and anti inflammatory medications to help with your recovery and prevent infection.
Although you will probably experience considerable amounts of pain after this surgery, people who choose to get butt implants are generally very satisfied with the results from this procedure.
How Much do Butt Implants Cost?
Buttock augmentation using silicone implants comes with an average cost of $4884. If you are looking at a procedure using grafting from fat deposits, the average cost is around $4096, and a butt lift surgery will set you back around $5113.
In saying this, costs of this procedure can vary greatly and are often considered to be high in the United States, so many people choose to get it done in another country. Central and South American countries that are popular for butt implants include Costa Rica, Brazil and Mexico, and a large proportion of the 320,000 butt implant procedures performed each year are done in Brazil and Mexico.
Asian countries which are also preferred for medical tourism include Malaysia, Thailand and India, and costs of butt implants in Europe are lower in Turkey and Poland.
While you may have concerns over the quality of surgery and care you may receive abroad, rest assured that there are many experienced surgeons in these countries who are well accustomed to an influx of foreigners wanting this procedure performed, and they maintain high quality standards in order to continue doing this surgery.
What Are The Side Effects and Dangers Associated with Butt Implants?
While butt implants are generally a fairly low risk surgical procedure, there are still a number of factors and potential side effects to take into consideration.
Although the results of your butt implants will be apparent straight away, it could take up to a year for them to settle into their final shape. The incision lines made by your surgeon are unfortunately permanent, however they will keep fading over time.
The results of butt implants last for a long time. That being said, the shape and size of your buttock area after surgery can still change due to the effects of gravity and the aging process of your body. To counteract or at least reduce the chances of your new butt changing shape, it is recommended that you keep up a healthy diet, weight and overall lifestyle to keep your new derriere for longer.
There is the potential for butt implants to migrate and move from their original position. This can cause asymmetry in the buttocks, although butt implants are generally inserted above the area that we sit on in order to reduce the likelihood of the implants shifting position.
As well as shifting, silicone butt implants can also rupture, and the incisions made for the implants can also open up. Although very rare, in these instances further revisional surgery will most likely be required, and the implants may need to be removed completely before being re-inserted at a later stage.
Risks during the actual surgical procedure include the chance of an adverse reaction to the anaesthetic used, and bleeding which can cause excessive blood loss. If you have had issues with either of these conditions in the past, it is vital that you voice your concerns to your medical professional before choosing to undertake surgery. This procedure also has a risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis, as well as potential pulmonary and cardiac complications.
The likelihood of infection is low if you do everything your doctor tells you to in order to prevent it. However this is still a risk, especially if your implants are inserted through an incision in your buttock crease. After surgery, ensure that you take the full course of all medication prescribed to you including your antibiotics. You must also make sure that you follow all instructions from your surgeon on how to keep your incision wounds clean and infection free postoperatively.
Another risk of butt implants is damage to the nerves and muscles of the buttock area. Provided your surgeon is board certified and experienced in procedures of this kind, you shouldn’t have any reason to worry, however this procedure can result in added pressure to the sciatic nerve.
As I already mentioned, this procedure certainly isn’t pain free, and the stretching of the tissues in the buttock area can result in numbness as well as pain. Again, follow all of the advice and medication that your medical professional gives you in order to make your recovery as quick, comfortable and infection free as possible.
The final risk to keep in mind, although superficial and not dangerous to your health, is the chance of scarring and stretch marks. Unfortunately scarring is pretty much guaranteed with this procedure, but a good surgeon and correct after care will mean this is as minimal as possible. Stretch marks can occur as a result of the implant being placed beneath the skin and stretching it across a new, larger area.
Are Butt Implants Right for You?
Even though butt implants can be a painful procedure to undertake, the recovery time is fairly minimal and the surgery is low risk if done well and by a board certified surgeon. If you are feeling inadequate out the back and wish to enhance and improve the shape of your butt, then implant surgery may be a perfect fit for you.