Introduction Whether you are a man or a woman, if your buttocks are smaller or flatter, the condition may be affecting not only your body definition but also your self-esteem. As compared to men, women are more sensitive about the size and shape of their booty. Many women are clamoring to get bigger, shapelier, and projected buttocks so that they can look more feminine, sensuous, and sexy. If you want to augment your buttocks, keep in mind that it is challenging to achieve so without surgery. If you’re going to get the buttocks of your dreams quickly and without much effort, you should consider getting buttock augmentation. Buttock augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that enhances the size, shape, and definition of the derriere by using specific surgical approaches. There are two options in plastic surgery to augment the buttocks: via implant surgery and fat transfer. If you want to undergo surgery, chances are you want to know which of these options is best for you. What is buttock augmentation? The aesthetic features of the female buttocks have remained a topic of debate for ages now. The buttocks are the second most sexualized area of the female body after the breasts. Moreover, the buttocks play a crucial role in defining your femininity, overall body outline, and beauty. Fuller, shapelier, and projected buttocks make your whole body look curvaceous. The curves resulting from fuller buttocks make you look more attractive, especially to men because men prefer to mate with women having fuller and shapelier buttocks. Fuller and well-defined buttocks make you appear more fertile, sexy, and feminine. Moreover, it indicates that you are capable of producing better and intelligent offspring without much difficulty. It also offers a positive outlook on your overall health. When your buttocks are bigger and shapelier, you can walk like a boss and maintain a proper posture when standing or sitting. It also makes you more social and boosts your self-esteem. Higher self-esteem can also improve different aspects of your life, including your professional, personal, and social life. On the other hand, women with smaller or poorly shaped buttocks face many problems. They lose confidence in social settings, thinking they look less feminine. If you are image-conscious, you may even experience lower self-esteem that can affect different facets of your life. It is for these reasons that women want to have bigger, fuller, shapelier, and curvaceous buttocks. If you have tried all other options to augment the buttocks without any success, you may consider getting buttock augmentation surgery. Buttock augmentation has an impressive history of effectively enhancing the buttocks and delivering sustainable outcomes. Every year, tens of thousands of women in the US get buttock augmentation. The good news is that a majority of patients report that they are happy with the results. However, to get the desired improvements in your buttocks with buttock augmentation, be sure to select a board-certified plastic surgeon that has an excellent reputation in performing buttock augmentation surgery. Buttock augmentation options If you want to undergo buttock augmentation surgery, you should first know your options. There are two options to augment the buttocks with plastic surgery: via implants and fat transfer, also known as Brazilian butt lift. Let’s discuss these procedures in detail: – Buttock implant surgery As you can deduct from the name, buttock implant surgery involves the use of external objects called gluteal implants. This surgery is recommended for women who want to get large buttocks, instead of adding mild volume and projection to the derriere. Also, keep in mind that the results of butt implant surgery are not entirely natural because the procedure uses artificial devices instead of your body fat to augment your buttocks. The procedure is also highly invasive and riskier than fat transfer surgery. Despite being riskier, this procedure has a history of delivering useful and long-lasting results. Buttock implants are permanent objects. They have a vigorous construction, which makes them highly durable and immune to problems like ruptures. What this means is that once you get these implants, the results will remain with you for a lifetime. Also today, buttock implant surgery is safer than ever due to the advancements made in the medical field in general and plastic surgery in particular. Since buttock implant surgery is a traumatic procedure, it is performed under general anesthesia. During the operation, the plastic surgeon will place incisions on the buttocks in the first step. The size and type of incision required for you depend on the size of the implants, your aesthetic goals, and the aesthetic shortcomings in your booty. Buttock implants are available in different sizes and the plastic surgeon can tell you best as to what size is suitable for you and can help you achieve your desired goals. After making the incisions, the plastic surgeon will insert the implants into the buttocks. He will then place the implants in the pockets created under, within, or over the gluteal muscle. In the last step, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. Even though you may see some improvements in your buttocks right after the procedure, complete results will emerge when the post-operative swelling has subsided and the incisions have healed. This can take many weeks and months to happen. The main but rare risks associated with butt implant surgery include infection, capsular contracture, implant displacement, and butt asymmetry. – Fat transfer to the buttocks Fat transfer to the buttocks is more popularly known as the Brazilian butt lift, and it is recommended for women who want to add mild fullness and projection to their backsides. It is not for you if you want to get large buttocks. This procedure has a good reputation for making the buttocks projected and shapelier. The good news is that compared to butt implant surgery, fat transfer delivers entirely natural results. Since the procedure uses your body fat to enhance your booty, the buttocks will look and feel completely natural after the surgery. Furthermore, it is safer than buttock implant surgery because it does not involve the use of external objects like implants and involves no incisions on the buttocks. To qualify for this surgery, you need to have the required amount of excess, unwanted fat in your body. The typical body areas that are used as fat donor sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, love handles, upper back, and thighs. Fat transfer to the buttocks is also a major plastic surgery procedure, and it is not free of risks. However, if you select your plastic surgeon carefully and make sure he is board-certified and has experience in this particular operation, the risks can be minimized. The surgeon will tell you during the pre-operative consultation whether you are a good candidate for buttock augmentation with fat or not. The surgery involves many steps and is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia. During the operation, the surgeon will first use liposuction to remove the excess fat from the fat donor areas. To perform the liposuction, the surgeon will create tiny incisions on each fat donor site and then insert a hollow tube called a cannula into each area through the incisions. Using the tube and a suction pump, the surgeon will remove the excess fat from each area and then suture and close the incisions. In the next step, the plastic surgeon will process the fat in a centrifuge and remove the impurities and dead and damaged fat cells. He will then use a special needle to inject the fat cells into your buttocks. When all of the fat cells are injected into the buttocks, the surgery will come to an end. The results will emerge after some months. Making a decision Generally, buttock implant surgery is best for patients who want to get large buttocks, whereas fat transfer surgery is best for people who want to get shapelier and mildly projected buttocks. However, a board-certified plastic surgeon can tell you best as to which option is suitable for you. He will examine your buttocks, know your goals and expectations, assess your health, and identify the fat donor sites in your body to tell you as to which of these options can work best for you. You must collaborate with your surgeon to make a good decision. Conclusion Buttock augmentation is one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgeries in the United States. Many women with smaller or flatter buttocks are rushing to get the surgery and boost their feminine features. However, they often get overwhelmed when it comes to choosing one of the two options to augment their booty. The buttocks can be augmented with two methods, which have been explained above. I have also described the pros and cons of each option and what they can and can’t deliver to you. In any case, both procedures are useful and can provide sustainable and safer outcomes.