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Butt augmentation, also called gluteal lift, gluteoplasty,
and gluteal shaping, is done by taking excess fat from other
parts of the body and applying it to the buttocks.

As we age, it’s common for out buttocks to sag somewhat. And
considering that modern culture favors the curvy derriere –
especially the svelte form seen in so many celebrities - more
women are opting for butt augmentation surgery. 

Interestingly, another reason for seeking butt augmentation
is the result of women’s general state of physical fitness:
these days, some women are so fit that their bottoms have become too flat.


What Surgery Is Right for Your Body Type?


Is Butt Augmentation Right For You?

To be considered a good candidate for butt augmentation, your weight should be in a normal range, and your clothing should be between size 8 and size 12. Smaller sized women may not have the excess fat that is necessary for taking fat grafts to be injected into the butt. 

The First Step for Bottock Augmentation

Butt augmentation is a relatively new procedure, and so a limited number of plastic surgeons have the experience necessary to perform it. You can do an online search to find qualified plastic surgeons in your area.
When you find someone you think is qualified, contact the surgeon’s office to arrange for a consultation. Your surgeon will want to know what results you hope to achieve, and will be able to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

The Procedure

You can have your procedure done in a hospital or an accredited plastic surgery facility. Most patients are given a general anesthesia; if necessary, an IV sedative is administered to help the patient relax and feel more comfortable.
First, the surgeon will use liposuction to remove fat from other areas of your body to use for grafting. The fat cells will be put into a large syringe, which is used to inject “pearls” of fat into the muscle layers. This technique is believed to give the best aesthetic results. It also causes minimal pain and poses fewer complications and side effects.

Post-Surgery Results and Expectations

Following the surgery, the buttocks may be swollen and bruised for up to 48 hours. It usually takes about 10 days to two weeks to recover to any significant degree. Patients will have to wear a compression garment around the treated area, they won’t be able to drive, and they can expect to return to their pre-surgery activities and exercise routines in about a month.

Risks and Side Effects

While infection is the most commonly seen side effect of this type of surgery, it is reported by only about 2% of patients who have had the procedure. 
Other minor risks include unusual sensations in the skin, numbness, scarring, discoloration, dimpling, discoloration or sagging skin.

How Long Does Butt Augmentation Last?

The human body will absorb some of the fat that has been injected, but surgeons have reported that from 50% to 75% of the injected fat will remain permanently. Given this reality, it’s important for you to discuss your goals for the surgery with your plastic surgeon in your initial consultation. And if your expectations aren’t realistic or you don’t understand the procedure fully, your surgeon may not recommend this surgery for you. 

How Much Does Butt Augmentation Cost?

Depending on the area where you live, the average cost of a butt augmentation will range from $8,000 to $18,000. This high end cost is due to the difficulties and time involved in working with human fat, which needs to be purified before it is ready for injection.

Important Questions To Ask About Butt Augmentation

If you are considering having butt augmentation, you have the responsibility to learn as much as possible about the procedure, as well as your plastic surgeon, and the facility where the surgery will be performed. And to help you understand what really happens with this type of surgery, you should ask to look at photos of your surgeon’s other patients, so that you can see the before and after differences.

It’s also necessary for you to tell your surgeon about any medications you use as well as any other complications, such as allergies, that could affect the outcome of your surgery.
If you have any questions about any part of the procedure, it’s essential that you ask them prior to the surgery. Here’s a list of some of the most frequently asked questions.

  • Are my goals and expectations realistic?
  • Which surgical technique is most appropriate for me?
  • What is the general length of this surgery?
  • How much will this procedure cost?
  • What type of anesthesia will be used?
  • Does my surgeon have the necessary experience to perform my surgery?
  • If I’m not satisfied with the first surgery, will my surgeon repeat the procedure?
  • What are the risks and side effects associated with this surgery?
  • When will I be able to return to my normal activities?
  • Has my surgeon ever been sued for malpractice?



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