The buttocks play an important role for women as far as physical beauty, femininity, and fertility is concerned. Women with bigger and shapely buttocks are considered healthy, beautiful, fertile, feminine, and sexy. The bad news is that not every woman has naturally voluptuous buttocks. There are many women who have smaller or flatter behinds. As a result, they experience lower self-esteem and productivity in their personal, social, and professional lives. Many women undergo the knife to enhance their rear ends. There are some plastic surgery options available to increase the size of your buttocks and make them appear shapely, rounder, and sexy. However, you should make sure to undergo the surgery only as a last option. If the risks and complications are higher for you, you should steer clear of plastic surgery. There are two major plastic surgery procedures available to redefine your buttocks: buttock implants and fat transfer. Both of these procedures come with benefits and risks—some of which are common while others are unique to each procedure. While the two procedures are different in nature, they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Fat transfer Fat transfer is one of the modern ways to add projection and shape to your rear ends. You should use fat transfer only if you are looking to achieve mild to moderate increase in the size of your butt. The procedure involves the use of your own body fat to increase the size of your butt, which is why the results are often natural and the risks and potential complications are relatively lower. The fat transfer surgery involves removal of excess, unwanted fat from different areas of your body, such as the abdomen, sides, flanks, thighs, upper back, and calves. Liposuction is used to remove the fat deposits from these areas. The removed fat is then purified and the best quality fat cells are transferred via tiny incisions. During the fat transfer procedure, your plastic surgeon will use his or her surgical skills, aesthetic sense, and artistry to make your butts appear rounder and curvier. The incisions will be sutured and you will be able to see some results of the procedure immediately. However, complete aesthetic outcomes of the procedure would require a few months to surface. The fat transfer procedure is considered relatively safer, because unlike implants, it does not involve the placement of artificial or prosthetic devices inside your butt. Instead, your own body fat is injected, which removes any risk of negative immune reaction. The good news is that the results will appear very natural. The bad news is that if you have no extra fat in your body, you will not qualify for the fat transfer procedure. Butt implants Buttock implants surgery is yet another common and trendy plastic surgery procedure in the US right now. The procedure involves the placement of prosthetic devices to add projection and make your buttocks appear fuller. The implants are made of durable, semi-solid silicone material. They come in different sizes and shapes. Your plastic surgeon will measure and analyze the dimensions of your buttocks before recommending the implant that can best suit you. While the results offered by butt implants are impressive, the risks are relatively higher. The surgery starts with the creation of incisions, which is then followed by the placement of the implants. Depending on your goals, anatomy, and health, your plastic surgeon may place the implants underneath or above the butt muscles. Most plastic surgeons prefer to place them under the muscle, because it offers the maximum tissue and muscle coverage for the implants. Once the implants are placed in the pocket, your surgeon will adjust and tweak them to give your butt voluptuous shape and curves. In the last step, the incisions will be sutured. The incisions placed for butt implants are more prominent, larger, and extensive than those placed for the fat transfer surgery. This means that you will get large scars as a result; however, the scars will gradually fade over time. Recovery Whether you’ve had butt implants or fat transfer to add projection to your derriere, you will be required to get proper aftercare in order to avail the promised or expected results. In both cases, you will be able to resume work after one week, but you will be advised to avoid prolonged sitting and strenuous activities for at least two weeks. It is important to understand that recovery after butt implant surgery is quite painful than that of fat transfer; however, the pain can be managed with medication. You will experience swelling and discomfort for the first 24 hours after the butt implant or fat transfer procedure. Your doctor may recommend you to wear compression garments for the first two weeks. This is very important in speeding up your recovery and keeping you safe from potential complications. You should make sure to avoid strenuous physical activities during the first two months after your butt augmentation procedure. You must allow your new butt enough time to heal. During the first two weeks after the surgery, you should sleep and rest on your stomach or side instead of your back. Conclusion Many women who desire to enhance their rear ends often ask what their options are. There are two major options to make your butts appear fuller and shapely: fat transfer and butt implants. Which option is best for you depends on your aesthetic goals, existing anatomy, and overall health. Fat transfer is normally recommended for women who aim to add mild to moderate projection through a safer option with natural results. On the other hand, butt implants are good for women who want to achieve large buttocks.