Buttock augmentation through the use of buttock implants is a plastic surgery procedure used to enhance the size and volume of the buttocks. FDA approved silicone butt implants mimic the texture of a finely toned buttock muscle, allowing for a natural looking results. Buttock implants are ideal for patients looking to create more buttock volume and are not candidates for a Brazilian butt lift because they do not have enough donor fat.
BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION / BUTTOCK IMPLANTS
BUTTOCK ENLARGEMENT SURGERY
Buttock Augmentation through the use of buttock implants is becoming increasingly more popular among both men and women in Los Angeles, as well as in Orange County and the Inland Empire. Buttock implants create a fuller, more shapely rear-end, helping patients achieve better proportion and a more flattering body contour. Depending on your preference, buttock implants can increase the size, roundness and/or projection, in addition to enhancing the definition of your glutes.
CANDIDATES FOR BUTTOCK AUGMENTATION
Candidates for all surgical procedures should be in good health and refrain from smoking for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the procedure. It is important that patients are in the right frame of mind when undergoing their procedure and have realistic expectations for toward their outcome.
Men and women who are unhappy with the size and shape of their buttocks are prime candidates for this procedure. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are also great candidates for this procedure. After weight loss, patients are often left with an unflattering 'saggy' rear end. Buttock implants can help provide volume and lift the buttock for a more appealing look. Sometimes a Brazilian Butt Lift is a more appropriate procedure to achieve your goals. During your complimentary consultation Dr. Smiley will recommend the best type of surgical technique for your body type and the result you are looking to achieve.
TYPES OF BUTTOCK IMPLANTS
Buttock implants are made from semi-solid medical grade silicone. They are FDA approved; and unlike breast implants, cannot leak or rupture once implanted into the body.
Several types of implants are available for buttock enhancement. You can choose from directional and non-directional implants:
Directional (or anatomical) implants are shaped similar to a teardrop to provide more fullness along the mid-section of the buttocks.
Non-Directional (or round) implants provide patients with uniform projection, creating fullness at both the top and mid-section of the buttocks. Many patients prefer non-directional implants because in the event that the implant rotates, the look will remain the same.
Patients can also opt for custom made semi-solid silicone implants, which are more similar to non-directional implants.
Implants can either be smooth or textured. Studies have shown no benefit of one over the other. Dr. Smiley typically performs buttock enhancement surgery using textured implants, but either can be used. Dr. Smiley will discuss which type of implant is best suited for your body type and aesthetic goals.
Incision Options for Buttock Enhancement (using implants)
Dr. Smiley can insert your implants through three different incision sites.
The preferred technique is through one incision along the center of the sacrum (the crease of your buttocks). Patients prefer this method because the scar is far less visible.
Other options include:
Two incisions at the top of the buttocks (which can be covered by underwear or a swimsuit)
Under the crease of the buttocks (which can be hidden by the natural fold where the upper thigh meets the buttock)