More and more people are resorting to butt enlargement procedures nowadays to enhance the appearance of their buttocks. There are two types of procedures that can be performed with the aim of butt augmentation. The most commonly requested is butt implant surgery. When this procedure is performed, the plastic surgeon will make small incisions inside the gluteal fold or under the butt cheeks to insert implants inside or under the gluteal muscles. The implants used for butt augmentation are different from breast implants. They have a thicker consistency that will give the butt a firmer feel, and they are made out of a different type of silicone compared to the one used for breast implants. Moreover, you should also know that butt implants are medical devices that could be kept inside the body throughout the patient’s lifetime, unlike breast implants that only have limited warranty. The other method for butt augmentation that people resort to nowadays is fat grafting. This means the plastic surgeon will perform liposuction on areas with an excess of fat tissue. When a sufficient amount of fat is collected, it will be processed and the pure and healthy fat cells are reinjected into the body to create a better shape and give it more volume. The two procedures are performed in a very different manner and provide different results. Keep in mind that it is the plastic surgeon who will recommend the most suitable treatment plan for your particular case as both procedures cannot be performed on just anyone. For example, to be able to undergo fat grafting, the patient should have enough fat in other areas of the body. In the absence of fat, fat transfer can’t be performed and the patient becomes ineligible for the procedure. While both procedures are safe and efficient, they entail a recovery period during which the patient might be confronted with certain side effects. The discomfort that can be felt after butt enlargement procedures is one of these side effects. Discomfort and pain are normal after any type of surgery as the body starts to heal. The plastic surgeon will prescribe medication to alleviate the pain. But in the case of butt enlargement procedures, we are talking about a different type of discomfort. This is the discomfort created by the fact that the patient is not allowed to sit on the buttocks or lie on the back. This can be very uncomfortable for patients who are used to sleeping on the back, and it might take a while for them to get used to the idea of not sleeping on their back. This recommendation is valid for both procedures for butt enlargement, and it is important to follow it otherwise the butt implants might shift, the surgical incisions might open, or the fat transferred could die.