Butt Implants or Fat Transfer?

Everything You Need to Know About Butt Implants

What are butt implants?

Butt implants are artificial devices surgically placed in the buttocks to create volume in the area.

Also called buttock or gluteal augmentation, this procedure has grown increasingly popular in recent years. One estimate reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons notes that buttock augmentation surgery has increased by 252 percent between the years 2000 and 2015.

The most popular types of buttock-related surgeries include butt lifts, implants, and augmentation with fat grafting.

Despite their popularity, butt implant surgeries aren’t without risk. Discuss the possible benefits and side effects, as well as any expected costs and recovery time, with a board-certified surgeon.

Butt implants procedures

Butt implants have one primary goal: to enhance the shape of the buttocks. Still, there are a few different approaches to achieve this goal. The two main types of procedures are fat grafting and buttock implants.

Fat transfer

Butt augmentation with fat grafting was the most popular cosmetic surgery for the buttocks in 2015. It’s also nicknamed the “Brazilian butt lift.”

During this procedure, your surgeon suctions another area of your body to obtain fat — usually the abdomen, flanks, or thighs — and injects it into the buttocks to add volume. This method is sometimes combined with silicone implants to achieve the most natural look possible.

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