Butt implants versus fat grafting: how natural are the results?

Butt implants versus fat grafting: how natural are the results?

15th Jun 2019



Butt implant surgery and fat grafting are the two types of buttock augmentation procedures that most women undergo. Buttock augmentation with implants uses artificial implants to increase the size of the butt. On the other hand, fat grafting uses the excess fat in your body to add projection and shape to your rear ends. Both are major procedures that can enhance your derriere in different ways and deliver different aesthetic improvements.

One of the common questions that many women ask pertains to the results of both procedures. They are curious as to which of these procedures offers more natural results and what they should expect after the surgery. Well, both procedures have different goals; the butt implant surgery’s goal is to increase your buttocksize whereas fat grafting makes your buttockshapelier and somehow projected. The results of the fat grafting procedure are, no doubt, more natural than that of the butt implant surgery.


Results of butt enhancement with fat grafting

Butt enhancement with fat grafting has evolved into one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures during the last decade. The main reason why this procedure has become popular is that it offers dramatically natural results. It can effectively enhance the shape and projection of your derriere like no other procedure. So, what makes fat grafting provide natural outcomes? And why is the procedure safer than butt implant surgery? Well, to get the answer, you must understand what the procedure involves and how it is performed.

Unlike butt implant surgery, fat grafting uses your body fat to enhance your buttocks. To be a good candidate for this procedure, you must have the required amount of excess fat in the localized areas of your body like the abdomen, sides, and flanks that can be transferred to your butt. The use of your body fat, instead of a foreign object like an implant, ensures that the results are natural and the procedure is safer than other invasive procedures. The fat used to augment your butt is your natural tissue. What this means is that the fat will behave naturally like the fat in other parts of your body. It makes the results appear natural.

If you desire to have shapelier and mildly projected buttocks that look entirely natural, fat transfer procedure is right for you. The primary goal of the procedure is to make your buttocks shapelier instead of large. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer the anesthesia, after which the plastic surgeon will start the surgery. Fat transfer is a major operation and involves incisions, but it is relatively less invasive and less traumatic than butt implant surgery.

The plastic surgeon will first make a tiny incision on the fat donor site. After making the incision, the surgeon will insert a cannula into the area through the incision. The cannula will be given back and forth motion, and a tumescent solution will be introduced into the area at the same time. As a result, the fat deposits will be released from the nearby tissues, which will then be removed with a low-pressure suction pump or a special syringe. The incision is then sutured and closed, and the same process is repeated on all other fat donor sites.

After removing enough fat through liposuction, the surgeon will process and purify the fat in a centrifuge. The purified fat is then carefully injected into the buttocks with a special needle. The results of the procedure will evolve. In the next few weeks and months following the operation, the results will gradually transpire. You will notice that your buttocks are becoming shapelier and projected. When the results emerge, your buttocks will look naturally enhanced and projected. You will not get scars on your buttocks because the procedure does not involve incisions on the buttocks. The absence of scars on the buttocks will further enhance the results and make your buttocks look naturally augmented.

How natural the results look also depends on your choice of plastic surgeon. If the plastic surgeon is highly experienced in butt augmentation with fat grafting and is a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can expect the results to appear more natural. Your buttocks will appear rounder, toned, and sexy, which will in turn make your body appear curvaceous and sensuous.


Results of butt augmentation with butt implants

Many women also wonder whether the results achieved with buttock implants will appear natural. Well, it is a fact that butt implants are foreign objects and the results will not be entirely natural like the fat grafting procedure. Fat grafting uses your body tissue to enhance your buttocks, whereas butt implant surgery relies on foreign implants to augment your rear ends. As such, the results of the implants will not be as natural as the results of fat grafting. However, this doesn’t mean the results will look completely fake.

Butt implants are made of semi-solid silicone material and come in different sizes. Butt implant surgery is best for you if you desire to have bigger instead of shapelier buttocks. You can make sure that your buttocks appear natural by selecting your surgeon and the butt implant size carefully. Also, where the implant is placed inside the buttock also determines how natural your buttocks will appear. To understand the different factors that go into the making of the results, let’s discuss how butt implant surgery is performed.

The butt implant procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure is more invasive than fat transfer surgery and involves scars on the buttocks. The implant size best for you will be determined during the pre-operative consultation. A good plastic surgeon will always take measurements of your butt dimensions and body size and outline and then recommend an ideal implant size. For the results to look natural, the implant size should be suitable for your butt dimensions and go well with your body outline and size. Using an implant size that is too large or too small for your body will make your buttocks look fake.

After making the incision on the butt, the plastic surgeon will carefully insert the implant inside the butt and then place it in the pocket under, within, or over the butt muscle. Most surgeons and patients prefer to place the implants within or under the butt muscle because these places offer more natural and better results with a lower rate of complications. When the implants are placed within or under the butt muscle, they get enough tissue coverage, which in turn makes the results look natural.

After placing the implants in the intended pockets, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. Your recovery will begin immediately after the procedure and the results will gradually emerge. It will take many weeks and even months for the results to become fully visible.

You can expect your buttocks to appear more prominent, large, and sexy when the results fully emerge. But whether your buttocks will appear natural depends on the experience and skills of your plastic surgeon, the size of the implants, and where the implants were placed within your buttocks. If the surgeon is highly experienced in butt implant surgery, the implants are placed in better positions, and the size of the implants is suitable for your butt dimensions and body outline, your buttocks will appear naturally augmented. However, you will get scars on your buttocks in any case. Furthermore, the results will not seem entirely natural because foreign objects have been used instead of your body fat.

Whether you are a good candidate for buttock implant surgery or fat transfer depends on your aesthetic goals and the cosmetic flaws in your body. If you want entirely natural results and have enough excess fat in your body, you can qualify for fat transfer surgery. On the other hand, if your buttocks are smaller and you desire them to be large and voluptuous, you should consider buttock implant surgery.



One of the most debated things about buttock augmentation is whether butt implant surgery or fat grafting offers more natural results. Since fat grafting uses your body fat to enhance your derriere, you can expect the results to be more natural than butt implant surgery that uses artificial devices to make your buttocks larger. However, if you choose the implant size carefully and have the implants placed in better positions, the results can appear natural. In any case, if you want shapelier and projected buttocks that look entirely natural, you should consider undergoing fat grafting surgery. On the other hand, if you want to get large buttocks, you should consider the buttock implant procedure.


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