Buttock augmentation is among the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Each year, thousands of women are going under the knife to enhance their backside. So, why are many women choose to augment their butt? Well, there are multiple reasons. There are women who are inspired by celebrities with bigger behinds. There are also those who want to keep up with trends. Then there are women who feel embarrassed because of their flatter or smaller buttocks. There are two plastic surgery options to add projection to and aesthetically enhance your behinds. These options are the buttock implants and the Brazilian butt lift. There are many people who can’t differentiate these two procedures. In order to get satisfactory results with butt augmentation, you should know the difference between butt implants and the Brazilian butt lift. In this article, we’ll discuss the major differences between the two popular butt augmentation procedures. Buttock implants The buttock implants surgery is a popular plastic surgery procedure to augment the butt. The procedure is ideal for women who are experiencing lower self-esteem as a result of their flatter and/or smaller behinds. It is also perfect for you if you want to keep up with the latest trends in physical beauty. The butt implants can even be used to treat mild sagginess and/or asymmetry in the buttocks. The surgery involves the placing of prosthetic devices called “butt implants” inside the buttocks. This results in bigger, enhanced, and voluptuous butt. The implant is made of semi-solid silicone. Unlike breast implants, butt implants are highly durable and robust. They are immune to ruptures and leakages. These implants come in different shapes and sizes. You must choose the size that fits your overall anatomy. Your surgeon can help you choose the ideal size for you. The butt implant surgery, which is performed under general anesthesia, starts with the placement of incision on the buttock. There are different incision techniques to insert the implant in the butt. The incision type that will suit you depends on your aesthetic goals, aesthetic flaws in the butt, your surgeon’s preference, and how comfortable you feel with certain post-surgical scarring. You should make sure to discuss the incision technique with the plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. After placing the incision, the plastic surgeon will insert the implant inside the buttock. The next major step is placing the implant in the intended location and position. There are three options when it comes to implant placement: within the gluteal muscle, above the gluteal muscle, and under the gluteal muscle. Most plastic surgeons prefer to place the implant within the gluteal muscle because the implant gets maximum tissue coverage in this position. The incision will then be closed and sutured. The same process will be repeated on the second buttock. If your health remains stable, you’ll be allowed to go home a few hours after the surgery. The recovery period will last for 2-4 weeks, depending on your healing speed and quality. Brazilian butt lift The Brazilian butt lift, also called fat transfer to the butt, is yet another popular plastic surgery procedure to enhance your rear end. Unlike the butt implants surgery, this procedure uses your own body fat to add projection to and enhance your behind. In order to qualify for the Brazilian butt lift, you must have excess, unwanted fat in your body. If you have smaller, flatter, poorly shaped, asymmetrical, or mildly saggy behind, you may qualify for the BBL. The results of Brazilian butt lift are more natural, and the procedure is safer than the buttock implants procedure because it uses your own body fat to achieve the desired results. During the initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will identify the possible fat donor sites in your body. The common fat donor areas are the abdomen, sides, flanks, love handles, upper back, thighs, and calves. The procedure is normally performed under general anesthesia to help you remain asleep throughout the procedure. The surgery starts with the removal of the unwanted fat from different areas of your body through liposuction. The liposuction involves the use of a tiny hollow tube called “liposuction cannula” that is attached to a suction pump. The plastic surgeon will place a tiny incision on the fat donor site. Next, a tumescent solution will be introduced to the area in order to minimize the bleeding during the operation. In the next step, the liposuction pump is entered into the fat donor site and moved back and forth to dislodge the fat from the surrounding tissues. The fat cells are then removed with the help of the suction pump. The same process will be repeated for all fat donor sites until enough fat has been collected for transfer to the buttocks. In the next step, the removed fat will be processed and purified. Only the best quality fat cells will be picked for transfer to the butt. In the last step, the fat cells will be injected into the buttocks with special needles. During the fat transfer process, the surgeon will make sure to properly and equally distribute the fat, so the desired improvements in the buttocks are achieved. The results of the procedure will become visible over time. The patient may require additional injections of fat in the future if the body absorbs some portions of it. Conclusion There are two plastic surgery procedures to make your butts bigger, voluptuous, aesthetically appealing, and shapely. The butt implants surgery uses artificial implants made of silicone to add projection to your buttocks whereas the Brazilian butt lift uses your own body fat to do the same. The results of buttock implants are permanent as long as other complications like implant displacement or shift or infections don’t occur. On the other hand, the results of BBL may not necessarily be permanent because many patients do require touch-up of fat injections in the future. To qualify for both procedures, you need to be in the best of your health and have realistic goals and expectations. If you lack excess fat in your body, you will not qualify for the Brazilian butt lift.