Butt augmentation has become one of the fastest growing aesthetic procedures in the U.S. Both fat transfer (Brazilian Butt Lift) and Butt Implants are both good procedures it just depends on the individual needs of each person.
The Brazilian butt lift has the benefit of sculpting a patient’s waist, it transforms the patient from a square shape to more of an hour glass figure. The fat can then be used to enhance the buttock. The other benefit is that you are augmenting the butt with your own natural tissue. The down side is that you have to have enough fat to do the augmentation and that there is a limit to how big you can make the butt in one setting with fat transfer.
Butt implants have the benefit that they can be used independent of the amount of fat that a patient currently has available. Also the implants tend to give patients more projection of their butt, so even when patients are very flat they will have an incredible result. The implants only augment the butt they do not sculpt the waist.
Butt implants with fat transfer is the third option and very common in my practice. It has the best of both worlds as it has the augmentation of the implant and the shaping of the liposuction. The fat that is harvested can also be used to enhance the hips or other areas that your plastic surgeon may want to enhance after the placement of the implant.
Please discuss you butt augmentation with a board certified plastic surgeon that performs a high volume of these procedures.
This is a great question as many of patients are very young and they wonder when they will have to change out their implants. Well the good news is that there is currently no recommendation to change out your butt implants. As long as you love them you just keep.
The butt implants are a semi-solid silicone material. This make them very durable so that they can absorb the punishment that are butt takes on a daily basis from sitting and the occasional falls. Because the implant is a semi-solid material the implant does not leak. The implants are extremely durable.
The butt implants have become a great option for patients that are too thin for a Brazilian Butt Lift or want more augmentation than is possible with fat transfer alone. The durability of the implants typically gives patients a result that will last for years to come.