Enhance your assets: Rise of the buttock augmentation
According to this article on CNN, there was a 58 percent bump up on buttock augmentation procedures in 2013.
Yes, I said buttock augmentation Also known as a Brazilian butt lift or butt implants.
Evidently you no longer have to clock numerous hours at the gym pounding out squats and deadlifts to lift and shape your derriere. There’s a surgery for that!
Not quite as painless as an app, but certainly effective for those who are willing to invest.
What’s involved in buttock augmentation?
This procedure actually reshapes and enhances your derriere, providing you with a shapelier profile.
I get the appeal. I’ve always had what my family lovingly refers to as “shovel butt syndrome.” Yeah, we’re brutal around here! My flat derriere has always been a bit of a sore spot with me. It sounds vain, but it’s really unflattering when pants bag in the back because you can’t fill them out.
Lately I’ve been working out with a personal trainer, which has definitely helped. But I’m sure a buttock augmentation would garner much faster and long-lasting results. Common methods for this procedure include fat grafting using your own fatty tissue from other areas of the body or implants (flatter and firmer than those used for the breast). The average cost is $3,092 and the recovery time is three to four weeks.
You should know that it is possible for the implants to slip or for some of the fat to be reabsorbed, causing asymmetry. And because of postoperative swelling, it may take three to six months before the full effect of this surgery is evident. But generally you will end up with a shapelier, more proportioned rear view, and you will find that clothes and swimsuits fit better and are more flattering. Sounds pretty good to me!
What if your backside needs more than just volume?
Buttock augmentation is not the only rear enhancement procedure on the market. If you have loose, sagging skin and extra fat in your buttocks, or if your gluteal area makes you feel self-conscious, you may want to consider a buttock lift
Technically known as gluteoplasty, the butt lift procedure does not involve implants or fat grafting. Rather, this procedure involves removing skin and fat through surgical excision and liposuction to help your butt area look smoother and more toned.
The average cost for gluteoplasty is $4,385, and the recovery time is anywhere from two to four weeks although full recovery can take up to several months. The good news is, the results are long-lasting, and any discomfort caused by carrying around excess skin will be eliminated.
If you’re interested in learning more about either procedure, you can contact a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area experienced in performing gluteal procedures and make an office appointment to set up your consultation. For a general list of questions to ask your surgeon, to find out about plastic surgery safety, and to plan your procedure, visit the Planning Toolkit