Kim Kardashian’s buttocks have become so trendy that women from all over the world dream of getting a set of buttocks like hers. As you know, the standards of beauty constantly evolve. Before, it was deemed highly attractive to have a relatively flat posterior, whereas now, having big buttocks and an hourglass shape is the most coveted silhouette. For this reason, many women around the world opt for surgery to get buttocks of the likes of Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. Although the Americans are still behind the Brazilians in terms of the demand for butt plastic surgery interventions, many have been tempted to undergo the buttock augmentation surgery. Many people, who have a small or too flat rear, have tried physical exercises and majority of them discovered that working out in the gym is not enough to improve your buttocks and boost confidence level. Because of these reasons, many indicated that they will try the butt augmentation intervention. The buttock augmentation procedure is a good option for people with underdeveloped or flat buttocks caused by weight loss or genetics. How is the butt augmentation with silicone implants performed? To give the buttocks the desired proportions, the plastic surgeon will use butt silicone implants. The gluteal implants are made of silicone gel that is more consistent, thicker and firmer compared to the breast implants. Just like the mammary implants, the butt implants, also, have shapes and sizes available in the market for all types of body shapes. The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia that lasts for two hours. The plastic surgeon will perform a vertical incision of few centimeters in between the buttocks. An incision is made in order to insert the butt implants inside the gluteus maximus muscles. The positioning of the incision is difficult, which is why the plastic surgeon should have a good eye. Furthermore, only the experienced plastic surgeons are able to achieve impressive and symmetric results of the butt augmentation with silicone implants. Thus, it is always important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform the intervention, especially when a surgery is complex and delicate like the buttock augmentation. To achieve impressive results after the surgery, the recovery period is very important. After surgery, the patient may be required to spend the night in the medical facility where the procedure was performed so that the medical staff can monitor the status of the patient. When the patient is discharged from the medical facility, the patient will be given instructions on how to care for the incision and what is allowed and disallowed for few weeks after the procedure. Also, the patient will be advised not to sit or lay on the butt for at least two weeks. The plastic surgeon will advise you to stay on your feet or lay and sleep on the belly and the patient will need somebody to help her after being discharged from the medical facility (as she won’t be able to drive) and when the patient gets home, for at least a couple of days. Work can be resumed within two to four weeks after the surgery, but it is recommended to the patient to wait at least eight weeks before engaging in intense physical exercises. The pain after the butt augmentation procedure is not very intense as experienced by most patients, however, the after care is very important for the success of the intervention. The patient will need to take antibiotics and pain control medication to alleviate the discomfort and to prevent infections that can happen due to the position of the incisions. Common reasons for undergoing buttock augmentation: 1. The patient underwent a breast augmentation surgery and is unhappy with the resulting body proportion. In fact, this happens quite often. The patient will want to undergo another plastic surgery procedure that will enhance her appearance by having either the tummy tuck or the breasts enhancement, then go under the knife again for a buttock augmentation to achieve better and more harmonious body proportions. 2. The patient has an asymmetric butt. A set of asymmetric buttocks can be a result of a trauma to the area or a congenital defect. When the patient is confronted with a flat or a not very symmetric buttocks, the butt augmentation with silicone implants is the better option. The plastic surgeon can adjust the sizes of the implants to correct the symmetry of the butts and can do fat transfer to fill in areas that lacks volume. 3. The patient wants an improved projection. There are people who have a big butt, but has a flat appearance. When a butt lacks projection, gluteal implant can be used to enhance the prominence of the area. 4. The patient wants to change the shape of the buttocks. For people who are not pleased with the shape of their buttocks, they can choose to undergo a butt augmentation procedure, too. To effectively change the shape of the butt, fat transfer and liposuction may also be used since implants may not be enough. 5. The patient has a rather thin lower part of the body compared with the upper part If this is the case, a buttock augmentation can add volume to the area and improve the proportions of the body. At the same time, performing liposuction on the upper body can make the body proportion more harmonious. Conclusion The demand for buttock augmentation surgery has been on the rise over the last few years. It has become widely popular due to the ever-growing trend and social media hype that big buttocks are sexier. In addition, as more and more women undergo breast surgery, this makes them realize more that their buttocks need some improvement too. Overall, the butt augmentation procedure is recommended for both men and women. The patients choose to go under the knife for a buttock augmentation because they have either small or asymmetric buttocks, which is why they want to achieve a more proportionate and attractive body profile.