Brazilian Butt: Implants

There are two different ways to enlarge your buttocks:

1) Brazilian Butt Lift: Fat injections or fat transfer to the buttocks
2) Butt Implants: Insertion of silicone implants

If you are considering undergo any of these procedures you must know what they are really about. Buttock augmentation with implants uses silicone implant which is inserted under each buttock muscle. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes about two hours. With buttock enhancement by fat injection, gentle liposuction is used to remove fat cells from donor sites, such as the thighs, abdomen, back or hips. The removed cells are then injected into the buttocks. This procedure provides for a body sculpting effect by reducing fat in areas where it is unwanted.

Benefits for buttock augmentation with implants
This is the preferred procedure for patients who do not have excess fat stores or whose excess fat is not sufficient to allow for buttock enhancement by fat injection. It is also a good procedure for those who want to make extreme modifications to both the size and shape of their buttocks.
Benefits for this procedure include:

-Allows for buttock enhancement in patients with little or no fat deposits available at donor sites.
-No risk of significant fat re-absorption, a side effect in some fat injection enhancements.

If you are going to have buttock implants you are not allowed to sit on your buttocks for more than a few minutes at a time during, the first two weeks. This means no driving during this period. From the third to sixth week after surgery, you can only sit on soft pillows and cushions. Make sure that you have enough pillows and cushions to help you during this period.

Because the incision is located in the buttock crease, it needs to be meticulously cleaned in the shower at least once daily and every time after bowel movement, during the first two weeks. Therefore, make preparations for this.

The surgery

Anesthesia may be local, epidural, or general, it will depend on what you and your surgeon decides is best for you.

Surgery length
The surgery takes about 2 hours.

What does buttocks augmentation (Silicone implants) surgery consist of?
The surgeon makes a small incision of 2 or 3 inches (5 cm or 7 cm) between the buttocks, right inside the midline. Through this incision, he makes a pocket inside each buttock and places the cohesive silicone gel implants inside each one of them. There are two possible locations for the implants; the location will be decided according to each patien's needs.

Submuscular: If you need to enhance the upper part of the buttocks and the lower part has a good volume (this is what most frequently happens), the implants will be located beneath the buttock muscle (gluteus maximums), approximately where jean pockets would be.

Subfascial: If you need to enhance the lower part of the buttocks and the upper part has a good volume, the implants will be located between the buttock muscle and its fascia (fascia or aponeurosis is the tissue that covers the muscle).

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