Introduction Buttock implants are prosthetic objects that are inserted and placed inside the butt during buttock augmentation surgery. The implants increase the size and volume of the butt, besides adding projection to the derriere. In the US, tens of thousands of women undergo surgery to enhance their backsides. The operation has an excellent record of delivering effective and reliable outcomes. Smaller and flatter buttocks not only look aesthetically unpleasant but also affect your overall body outline in negative ways. The butt not only helps you sit, walk, and maintain your posture but also defines your physical beauty and femininity. Modern beauty standards require women to have bigger buttocks. If your buttocks are smaller or flatter and the condition is affecting your quality of life or creating self-confidence issues for you, you may consider buttock implant surgery. Below are the five essential things to know about buttock implants. Butt implants are highly durable and long-lasting Butt implants are made of semi-solid silicone material. The FDA has approved the use of butt implants for buttock augmentation. Unlike breast implants, buttock implants are highly durable and hard-wearing. These implants have a robust construction, which makes them highly durable. This means buttock implants do not rupture or leak. They can endure huge weight and strain without breaking. Once you get buttock implants, they can stay with you for a lifetime, meaning the results are also permanent and long-lasting. The silicone is highly cohesive, which makes the implants permanent objects. However, specific factors may affect the implants. While these factors are rare, they may happen for certain known and unknown reasons. These include capsular contracture, implant infection, and implant displacement. In case the abovementioned problems happen, you may be required to undergo a new surgery that may involve removing and replacing the implants. But as stated above, these problems are less likely to happen but cannot be ignored. During the pre-operative consultation, be sure to ask the surgeon about the durability of the implants and what to do in case of any serious complication. Butt implants come in different sizes and styles Buttock implants are available in a variety of sizes and styles, meaning there is huge flexibility in terms of size of the implants. There is no standard butt implant size. The plastic surgeon will examine your butt and take certain measurements before recommending to you a particular implant size. Keep in mind that a bigger implant is not always better. The implant size must accentuate your overall body outline and fit appropriately into your butt dimensions. The plastic surgeon will help you choose a suitable implant size. Butt implants are also manufactured in different styles. The typical style is the non-directional implant that is round in shape. This style offers many advantages for the patient. For instance, they can be placed in customary planes and can make your buttocks sufficiently projected. Moreover, it can make the upper areas of the butt appear fuller. Furthermore, they are not so prone to displacement and rotation. Butt implants are also available in anatomical style. Anatomical implants are directional, meaning they have different shapes for different areas of the buttocks. The shape is not the same in all directions. These implants require a specific arrangement and location inside the butt. They can provide excellent results when placed subfacially. The surgeon needs to be more experienced and have a greater sense of aesthetics to insert and put the anatomical implants into the buttocks. Butt implants can add more volume than fat transfer Buttock implants are meant to increase the volume of your derriere, making it bigger, voluptuous, and sexy. This surgery is recommended for patients who have the primary goal of making their buttocks large. If your primary goal is to achieve mild projection and a shapelier butt, you should consider fat transfer instead of implants. The implants are placed inside the buttocks through incisions. The length of the incisions and the visibility of the resulting scars depend on the size of the implants. The plastic surgeon will make incisions on the buttocks and then insert and place the implants. The implants can be placed within, over, or under the butt muscle. Most surgeons and patients prefer to have the implants placed within or under the butt muscle because in these places the implants get more tissue coverage and the rate of complications is lower. After placing the implants in the pockets, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. Some of the results will be visible right after the surgery; however, complete outcomes will come to the fore after the incisions have healed and the post-operative swelling has subsided. This process can take many weeks and even months to transpire. Once the results are prominent, your butt will appear bigger, sexy, and projected. As a result, your overall body outline will also improve. These enhancements in your butt and body outline will boost your self-esteem and quality of life. Butt implants can rotate or get displaced While buttock implants have an excellent record of delivering effective and safer outcomes, the surgery is not free of risks and complications. One of the complications that may occur is implant rotation or displacement. This condition happens when the implants leave its pocket or rotate inside the pocket. Keep in mind that the results of the surgery depend on how well the implant stays in its place. When the implant turns or gets displaced, it can affect the size and shape of your buttocks. The achieved results will be lost, and your butt will appear abnormal and poorly shaped. Implant displacement and rotation happen for a variety of reasons. The common causes include the use of overly large implants and placing the implants over the butt muscles when there isn’t sufficient tissue availability. This is the reason why most surgeons advise their patients to choose their implant size carefully and have them placed within or under the buttock muscles. When a suitable implant size is selected, the implant will stay in its place because it fits well within the butt dimensions. Also, when the implant is placed under or within the muscles, it gets more tissue coverage, keeping the implant from rotating or being displaced. Carelessness by the patient during the recovery period can also increase the risk of implant rotation or displacement. During the recovery, do not engage in physically demanding activities. Also, avoid sitting and sleeping on your buttocks for two weeks after the surgery. When implant displacement or rotation happens, the patient is required to undergo a new surgery. The corrective surgery involves opening of the incisions and putting the implant back in its pocket or position. In case the implant is too large, it will be removed and replaced. Butt implants may create capsular contracture The implants are placed inside the booty through incisions, which will develop into scars over the course of time. Usually, the scars remain intact and become less visible over time. However, there is a risk that capsular contracture may happen. It is a condition whereby the scar tissue that usually develops around the implants starts to contract. The continuous contraction not only squeezes and changes the shape of the butt but also creates physical pain for the patient. The reasons for capsular contracture include the use of very large implants and placing the implants over the butt muscles. However, the condition can also happen for unknown reasons. When capsular contracture occurs, the patient has no option but to seek a corrective operation. During the corrective surgery, the plastic surgeon will open the incisions and remove the butt implants. The surgeon will also remove the scar tissue during the operation. To prevent capsular contracture, you must choose to have the implants placed within or under the gluteal muscle. Also, be sure to select your implant size carefully. Your choice of a plastic surgeon can also determine your tendency of developing capsular contracture. Conclusion Buttock implants are artificial objects made of semi-solid silicone material. The implants are safe for use in buttock augmentation and approved by the FDA. There are many things that many patients seeking buttock augmentation are not aware of regarding implants. The five most important things you should know about butt implants have been explained above. These include the benefits and certain rare complications that may occur. If you want to know more about butt implants, you should consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon.