These days it seems everyone wants to have a bigger, more beautiful butt. From Beyoncé and Nicki Minaj to Kim Kardashian, celebrities are making headlines courtesy of their curvy backsides. Enhancing one’s derriere may be easier said than done if you’re relying solely on squats and other targeted exercises to try and make it happen. It’s no wonder why in 2018 more than 24,000 people in the U.S. opted to undergo gluteoplasty, also known as butt augmentation.
When silicone implants are placed as part of augmentation, the shape and size of the behind can be dramatically changed. They work to effectively boost the fullness and roundness of the butt while improving its overall projection. With a sexier silhouette, you also may experience an enhanced sense of self-confidence. For those considering this transformative procedure, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, shares eight facts you need to know about butt augmentation.
1. Natural-looking results are possible.
Contrary to popular belief, butt augmentation does not always result in a behind that is disproportionately larger than the rest of the body. Such surgical outcomes are actually extremely rare. In fact, most patients who seek surgery usually want only slight enhancements that add subtle fullness to create a more sculpted silhouette. Modern silicone implants are extremely safe and effective, especially when a properly sized device that complements a patient’s proportions is expertly placed by a highly skilled surgeon such as Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. After the surgery is completed and the swelling subsides, the bottom should appear lifted, firm, and natural.
2. You have choices.
It is possible to add volume and augment the backside in one of two ways. Butt implants can be placed atop the gluteal muscles to create a sculpted, more contoured shape. It is also possible to graft fat from other areas of the body, which is purified before being transferred into the bottom during a procedure known as a Brazilian butt lift. However, the latter is usually an option only if a patient possesses enough fat to allow for a transfer. The results of this natural method has the potential to change over time as some of the fat is eventually reabsorbed by the body.
3. Butt implants are not the same as breast implants.
Many people are under the impression that butt implants are constructed and function exactly the same way that breast implants do. However, this is incorrect. Made of semi-solid but flexible silicone, butt implants are durable. They are designed to withstand the significant amount of weight, pressure, and force that will be placed on them. Breast implants, on the other hand, are composed of a soft silicone shell that is filled with either a saline solution or silicone gel. It is possible for patients to experience a leak or rupture with breast implants. This situation requires that the device be surgically removed and replaced. Butt implants are not vulnerable to ruptures and usually do not have to be removed.
4. More men are opting for augmentation.
It may be surprising to learn that butt augmentation is quickly becoming a favorite among male patients. Ladies aren’t the only ones who want a more prominent posterior. As the standards of male beauty change, so do men’s desires to flaunt a more curved and contoured physique. Simply put, flat butts are not fashionable. When a man’s behind is round and full, it can give the impression that he is muscular, physically active, and energetic.
5. The success of your surgery depends largely on your surgeon’s skill level.
Despite the fact that butt augmentation is a cosmetic procedure, it is still considered major surgery. In order to achieve an excellent aesthetic outcome, it should only be performed by a well-trained and highly experienced surgeon like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi. Las Vegas patients pondering butt augmentation should take time to research a surgeon’s education and medical background as well as their career and practice history before moving forward with their procedure. This will help to ensure that you avoid any potential health complications as well as receive excellent results.
6. Preparation is the key to a smooth recovery.
Studies have shown that patients who prepare for surgery tend to achieve better results and are able to experience a safer, smoother, more comfortable recovery. It is important to schedule your butt augmentation procedure only when your schedule will permit it. Be sure that you do not have any work commitments or social obligations for at least a three-week period so that the surgery and your recovery period can be your top priorities. It is critical that you adhere to Dr. Khorsandi’s pre- and post-operative instructions, as ignoring even minor steps can prolong the recovery period and put you at risk for experiencing health complications.
7. Sitting should be avoided after surgery.
For at least the first two weeks following surgery, Las Vegas patients should refrain from putting any weight on their buttocks. This means that sitting in a normal position must be avoided. They also should expect to be restricted from driving during this time. Patients should instead place their weight on their thighs and sleep on their side. Once the swelling has subsided and they are cleared by the surgeon, they should be able to sit upright once again. However, it may take time to adjust to the feeling of the implants beneath you. This will improve and feel more natural and comfortable as time goes on.
8. The results can be long lasting
When butt augmentation is successful, patients may be able to enjoy their shapelier figure and possibly a bolstered sense of self-confidence for a decade or more. This is why it is important to select implants that are properly sized and proportionate to the body, as well as to ensure that your surgeon is experienced and qualified to perform your procedure. It’s important to note that candidates for butt implants should be close or at their goal weight to get the best long-term outcome from this procedure.
Now that you have the facts about butt augmentation, you may feel better prepared and ready to schedule your surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, works closely with his patients to help them achieve that beautiful backside that Las Vegas men and women are after. Contact VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule your consultation for butt augmentation.