Butt augmentation, also known as gluteoplasty, is a procedure that involves the process of having implants inserted into each buttock to enhance both the shape and size of the behind. Not only can it work to reduce the appearance of cellulite, it can also lift the bottom with silicone implants or fat transfer, and such an augmentation creates a youthful look for both men and women. Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, will generally use implants for patients who have low fat volume and desire a dramatic, permanent solution. These implants are safe and will look and feel like natural muscular tissue. All candidates for butt implants must be close or at their goal weight in order to achieve the best outcome.
Butt Augmentation Reviews
"Best Decision - Las Vegas, NV - Throughout college and graduate school, I slowly stopped caring about my body image and health in general and gained a lot of weight. Because of my busy schedule, it is hard to work out to loose all of the weight. I have always wanted a nice butt but with my schedule, it is quite impossible to spend all that time in the gym. As a result, I researched plastic surgeons to help give me a fresh start. Luckily, I found Dr. Khorsandi who recommended and did my gluteal augmentation. Though there was pain involved, it was all worth it. The staff and practice manager, Catherine, were incredibly kind to me and made sure I felt comfortable. I now walk with confidence because of my new slimmer figure and toned butt. My figure looks natural and the scars are minimal. The results are so great – I highly recommend Dr. Khorsandi!"- A. / RealSelf / Oct 14, 2015
"I had a couple procedures done at Dr. Khorsandi office and hands down one of the best doctor! The staff and Catherine is so genuinely Sweet. They are very hospitable, they go out of there way to make sure if I'm doing okay and always take care of my needs. My procedure turned out amazing and I'm healing very nicely. Dr. Khorsandi did a beautiful job on my butt augmentation. I mean it is perfect! He has a talent for sure! I always enjoy going to the office because the staff and the doctor always make you feel at home. They truly want to make you happy! The office is beautiful, very clean which is important and they are on top of it. Best staff and doctor hands down in Las Vegas. You will not be unhappy definitely check them out and I guarantee you will be pleased with your results and consultation. Dr. Khorsandi is 100% talented in his work and he was voted one of the best Plastic Surgeon!"- T.S. / Yelp / Dec 31, 2015
"34 Yr Old Single Mom BBL with Vaser Lipo on the Stomach, Back, Under Arms and Flanks - Las Vegas, NV - very personable, never rushes you, answers all and any questions and concerns, helps you feel at eaze - - Dr.K is by far the most AMAZING doctor I have ever met. From the 1st time you walk into his office, ALL the staff are so welcoming and friendly, treat you like an actual person and not just 'another client'. I was beyond nervous to go in for a consultation and even proceed with the procedure, but Dr.K made me feel sooooo comfortable and was supportive all the way through the actual day of surgery and all the follow ups after. Also, his wife is such a wonderful, supportive woman who is ALWAYS available no matter what time of the day it is, even on weekends, with any questions or concerns I had. I am so pleased with the results and it has only been 1 week. There is very minimal bruising, the shape looks beautiful and is exactly what I wanted. Even with the discomfort that comes with any cosmetic surgery, Dr.K and all his staff have made this such a smooth and great experience. If you want the best BOARD certified plastic surgeon who actually cares about his patients and his perfect work of art, as it is his passion, I would definitely go to VIP Plastic Surgery and have Dr.K work his magic on you. I look forward to this new journey with the body I've always wanted and will continue to go to VIP for any treatments I might need in the near future :)"- M. / RealSelf / Jul 05, 2016
"Prior to going to see doctor Khorsandi . I also went to a fews consultant. VIP plastic surgery made me feel very comfortable. The doctor really listened to what I was telling him unlike other doctors. I have sculptra done in my butt and I'm very happy. The doctor injection 20 vial into my butt there is no down time at all . I was able to drive home with problem. I'm very happy with the result so far and the way I've been treated here. Everyone is very nice and doctor K does very good work. I have my next schedule surgery already and I can't wait. You will not be disappointed if you are thinking doing sculptra injection for your butt"- V.Q. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2016
"I had 20 vials of sculptra injected into my butt. There was no down time for this. It was just an in office injections and I was able to drive home immediatelyI can't tell you enough good about this practice. It was worth every penny. I've been to many consultations in town and many in Beverly Hills as well. I'm a very picky person and cost wasn't an issue for me. I only wanted to go with a doctor and practice that I was comfortable with. It was very impt to pick a doctor that understood what I was going for. Natural but sexy look and not over done. Dr khorsandi is a true artist and gave me the body i always wanted. This office is very professional and clean. The staff are very welcoming. Catherine the manager would always be available for me. She is very sweet and patience with my needs not to mention pretty too. I highly recommend VIP to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon. You will not be disappointed.My sculptra in my butt looks so natural. I am very happy with the results. There was no down time for this and it was absolutely amazing!!! I am very happy with the results. Thank you to everyone there. I will be referring all of my friends here."- V.W. / Google / Aug 06, 2016
During the initial consultation, the body will be evaluated to determine if the patient is a better candidate for a fat transfer or implants. For those who are thin with low fat volume, an implant will be advised. The buttocks fitted with a soft silicone implant on top of the bone area, and under the muscle. We will discuss the type of implants during the consultation before any decision is made. For those who are wondering how implants will look and feel, the technology advancement of today can produce implants that are natural and safe for long term use.
Recovery from a butt augmentation procedure will depend on the surgery that was performed. It is common for swelling to last up to 2-3 weeks. During this period, the patient must avoid putting weight on the buttocks. When sitting or lying down, the weight must be on the thighs or abdomen until the buttocks are fully recovered. The scarring will be mostly concealed as the incision is usually positioned in between the buttocks cheeks. The patient will be able to go back to a normal routine after 1-2 weeks, and exercises may be resumed after 6 weeks.
On average, butt augmentation surgery will cost around $7,000 to $9,000 depending on the techniques used. Considerations include the cost of the implants themselves, as well as liposuction, which is used during a fat transfer.
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- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $9,000
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
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Butt Augmentation FAQs
The quality of the implants used and the expertise of the surgeon are very important factors when it comes to the aesthetic satisfaction after the procedure. The implants should look and feel natural especially after the swelling subsides. When done correctly, your buttocks will look as natural as someone who spent weeks at the gym.
Natural or Synthetic?
This will depend on the patient’s body and personal goals. Natural method of fat transfers is advised if the patient has enough fat deposits that can be grafted and reinstated in a deflated butt. However, if the patient is thin, an implant is recommended as there may not be enough fat to transfer. It is also important to note that fat transfers do not last forever, and eventually the body will reabsorb some of the fat. An implant offers a permanent solution. The pros and cons of both techniques must be discussed in detail so that the best decision can be made to meet the patient’s overall goals.
What About Sitting?
In the first couple of weeks after surgery, the patient must not put any weight on the buttocks and should place the weight on the thighs instead. Once the pain and swelling subside, the patient will be able to sit and go back to their normal routine. A soft pillow in the first several months will help ease some pressure. The implants are placed on the upper part of the buttocks and so patients must not be anxious if they are sitting on the implants. Over time, the implants will take on a natural look and feel.
Any significant weight gain after a cosmetic buttocks surgery may compromise the surgical results. This is a concern especially after a butt augmentation because fats are deposited in the buttocks area first, which will affect the shape and contour the surgery already achieved. It is best to maintain a healthy lifestyle with good diet and regular exercise to ensure the long-term effect of this procedure.