It has been said that, “research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought”. Plastic surgery is a personal decision to make and an elective procedure to take. You need to gather as much information as you can, to have an intimate knowledge of what the procedure entails, its benefits and its risks as well as the best person who can deliver the results you want to achieve. The second step is to schedule your consultation with the surgeon. Your initial buttock augmentation consultation is the best time for you to discuss your aesthetic goals with the plastic surgeon and have your questions and concerns addressed. When you come to see me during the consultation, you should be ready to discuss the following: 1. The reasons why you want to undergo the surgery, your expectations, and the results you want to achieve. 2. Your complete health history, including any diseases, allergies, previous surgeries and illnesses, and any medications you have taken and are currently taking such as blood thinning medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. 3. Your history of alcohol intake and smoking, if any. Thereafter, I will conduct a thorough examination of your buttocks, inspect aesthetic flaws, take photographs and measurements of your buttocks and overall body, appraise skin tone to determine how your body will look after the surgery. These are all part of the critical assessments needed to determine your overall candidacy for the surgery and to enable me to recommend the procedure that best fits you. After examining your body, I may recommend fat transfer or the butt implants surgery. Your aesthetic goals, the flaws in your butts, the availability of excess fat in possible donor areas of your body, and the attendant risks will determine the course of action that can deliver optimal outcomes for you. I will inform you about the risks associated with both the Brazilian butt lift and the buttock implants surgery so you can make an informed choice. I will explain to you the realistic results you can expect to achieve with both types of surgical interventions. You will also get a chance to see before and after photographs of my past patients. From the photos, you will get a good idea of how your buttocks will look after the surgery. I will tell you all the pros and cons of both procedures and from there, I will recommend your best option based on my wealth of experience. If you opt for the Hourglass buttock augmentation, I will examine your body to make sure there are enough fats available for the transfer. If you decide to do butt implants surgery, I will show you different implant sizes and recommend the size and shape suitable for your body and explain how it will help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Rest assured, at the end of the consultation, you will know everything you need to know about the procedure you want. I encourage my patients to ask questions and honestly discuss their concerns about the surgery so I can fully address the issues and other relevant matters. In the end, I will give you a date for the surgery and provide detailed instructions to help you properly prepare yourself for the surgery and ensuing recovery period.