What are Butt Implants?
Having a flat butt can cause you to look top-heavy and disproportionate; creating more fullness in the lower body can make your figure look more balanced. Many men and women desire fuller, curvier buttocks to improve their appearance and boost their confidence. Butt implants can reshape and augment the buttocks to produce a shapelier derrière. Dr. Constantino Mendieta performs several procedures, including butt implant surgery, that enhance the backside to create more balanced proportions.
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Butt Implants?
Those who seek to enhance their figure by adding volume and sensuous curvature to their buttocks may want to consider butt implant surgery. Ideal candidates for butt implants should be in good health and can relate to some or all of the following concerns:
- Flat or disproportionately small bottom
- Shapeless buttocks
- Insufficient body fat for a Brazilian Butt Lift
What Are My Butt Implant Options?
Butt implant surgery is an outpatient procedure typically performed using local anesthesia. Depending on the technique used (and whether it is combined with other surgical procedures), the surgery can take between two and three hours. Although this operation is relatively straightforward, there are many options to customize it to your individual gluteal anatomy and aesthetic goals.
Dr. Mendieta prefers using round, smooth, solid silicone implants, but they are available in various forms, including:
- Shape: round or oval
- Filling: cohesive silicone or solid silicone
- Surface: smooth or textured
Where the butt implant incisions are created varies from patient to patient. Dr. Mendieta will evaluate your condition and desires during your consultation and decide on the most appropriate incision placement tailored to your needs.
Butt implant incisions can be placed in any of the following locations:
- Along the upper portion of each buttock
- Along each lower gluteal crease
- Down the center of the sacrum
What is the Recovery Time for Butt Implants?
You can expect some bruising and swelling after your procedure. It may also be uncomfortable to sit after butt implant surgery, so you must use a pillow when sitting for the first two weeks of recovery. Any discomfort can be managed with prescribed pain medicine, which should be filled before your scheduled operation. Depending on the physical demands of the job, most patients may go back to work two to three weeks after surgery. Patients are also required to wear a supportive compression garment for two to three weeks.
When Can I Exercise After Getting My Butt Implants?
It is recommended to refrain from exercising for at least eight weeks after surgery to avoid complications. Dr. Mendieta will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions during your butt implant surgery consultation.
When Will I See My Butt Implant Results?
You should be able to see a noticeable improvement in the size and shape of your buttocks immediately following butt implant surgery. However, it takes between three and four months for the swelling to resolve and reveal the final results. The effects of butt implant surgery are considered permanent when performed by a surgeon who is experienced in the procedure. Over time, an enhanced butt is susceptible to the natural aging process. Butt implants do not need to be replaced unless there is a complication.
Frequently Asked Questions About Butt Implants
How much do butt implants cost?
The cost of butt implant surgery depends on several factors, including the extent of correction, techniques used, surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and geographical location. The exact cost of your personalized procedure will be determined during your private consultation.
At what age can you get butt implants?
Patients must be at least 18 years old to undergo butt implant surgery.
What are the risks associated with butt implant surgery?
Complications that result from butt implant surgery are rare. Some of the common risks associated with any cosmetic surgery procedure include:
- Muscle and nerve damage
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
How long do butt implants last?
Butt implants are designed to be long lasting, if not permanent. Butt implants are expected to last at least a decade, although many are known to last more than 10 years and still look attractive and proportionate to your body.
Can butt implants rupture?
While butt implants are made of silicone, they are not the same material as breast implants and do not tend to rupture as easily as breast implants do. Butt implants are made of a semisolid silicone material that is more durable than cohesive gel silicone implants and less likely to weaken. The longevity of an implant can also be determined by the plane in which the implants are placed, how the pocket is created and closed, and other surgical techniques. Butt implants should only need to be replaced if complications arise, such as infection or malposition of the implant.
Will butt implants prevent me from exercising after I have healed?
Once healed, butt implants should not prevent you from performing any exercise. Patients should use their rational judgment when engaging in any lower body exercise; however, butt implants will not disrupt or prevent the regular function of muscles, joints, and tendons in the butt and lower body.
How can I determine the right implant size for me?
It is very difficult to determine the ideal size and shape implant without an examination by a board-certified plastic surgeon. This is because several measurements are needed to determine the optimal implant to obtain your goals. Without knowing these, it would be difficult to select the right implant.
Are butt implants better than a Brazilian Butt Lift or butt injections?
While butt implants are one of the best ways to achieve additional buttock volume, it is not the only way. Buttock augmentation can also be accomplished with a Brazilian Butt Lift (fat grafting) or butt injections with Sculptra® Aesthetic. Butt implants are the most invasive of these buttock contouring techniques; however, they can also provide the most significant amount of additional volume and provide the longest-lasting results.
What other cosmetic procedures can I combine with a butt implant?
Why should I get butt implants with a board-certified plastic surgeon?
An experienced, trusted buttock implant surgeon is your secret weapon for a successful procedure and ideal results. The board-certified plastic surgeon you decide on should have years of experience in buttock augmentation and be up to date on training or certifications.