Does buttock augmentation treat cellulite?

Does buttock augmentation treat cellulite?

27th Jul 2019



The development of cellulite on the skin is a common condition that affects people. Women are particularly sensitive when it comes to the aesthetic appearance of their body. Flaws and shortcomings in the body cause self-esteem issues for women. 

The buttocks are among the most cherished and vital cosmetic assets of women. Women desire to have smooth, toned, bigger, and shapelier derriere. When the buttocks are smaller and the condition is coupled with the emergence of indented and jagged marks on the butt called cellulite, it can cause immense self-esteem problems. 

Many women who suffer from having smaller buttocks with cellulite often wonder as to whether the buttock augmentation procedure can also get them rid of that ugly cellulite, in addition to augmenting the booty. The primary goal of buttock augmentation surgery is to increase the size of your booty. The procedure has not been found effective in reducing cellulitis. In fact, butt augmentation may even make the cellulite worse. 


Cellulite development on the buttocks

The cellulite emerges on the buttocks and other areas of the body when the excess fat bulges through the connective tissue under the skin. Cellulite can develop on the skin of both men and women; however, it is more common in women. The reason why it is dominant among women is that women have genetically capricious fat and connective tissue distribution. 

The reason why cellulite develops in the first place is something that is yet to be looked into, but it appears as if the problem occurs as a result of the connection among the fat layer under the skin and the connective tissue. Keep in mind that women have a naturally vertically arranged connective tissue and fat deposition. When this causes the fat deposits to protrude across the skin, the cellulite becomes more prominent.

As of now, many studies have been conducted to into why cellulitis affects the buttocks in most cases. Studies have found that it is the hormonal changes in the body of women that leads to the development of cellulitis on the buttocks. The female body experiences changes in the level of thyroid and estrogen. These changes trigger the development of cellulite on the buttocks. 

One study even found that when the estrogen level decreases in females during menopause, it slows down blood circulation to the connective tissues arranged under the skin. A reduction in blood circulation to this body area means that the oxygen flow is decreased. As a result, your body will produce less collagen. Furthermore, reduction in the estrogen level also expedites expansion of the fat cells. As a result, the fat deposits make their way through the skin, making the cellulite more visible. 


Buttock augmentation and whether it can treat cellulite

To understand whether buttock augmentation can treat cellulite, it is essential to understand what the procedure involves and how it is performed. Buttock augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure that is used primarily to increase the size or projection of the buttocks. There are two types of buttock augmentation procedures: butt implant surgery and fat transfer to the buttocks. If your buttocks are smaller or lack projection and the condition is affecting your self-esteem, you may consider getting buttock augmentation surgery.

Buttock implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia. During the operation, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on the buttocks. The size of the incisions depends on the size of the implants. The butt implants come in different sizes. After making the incisions on the buttocks, the surgeon will then use it to create pockets for the implants under, within, or below the gluteal muscle.

In the next step, the doctor will insert the implants into the buttocks through the incisions and then place the implants in the pockets. Once the implants are inside the pockets, the doctor will suture and close the incisions. As a result, your buttocks will increase in size and look voluptuous.

On the other hand, fat transfer involves the use of your body fat to add shape and projection to the buttocks. During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will examine your buttocks and identify fat donor sites in your body. During the surgery, which is an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation with local anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will perform liposuction on the fat donor sites. During liposuction, the excess fat will be extracted from the areas like the abdomen, sides, and love handles.

The fat is then put in a centrifuge and spun at high speed. As a result, the fat will become pure and the impurities will be removed. The fat cells are then carefully transferred to the buttocks with special needles. When the fat cells are injected, your buttocks will become mildly projected and shapelier a few weeks following the operation. 

Now, let’s go back to our original question of whether buttock augmentation can remove or reduce cellulite. Since the procedure involves putting implants or injecting fat cells in the buttocks, many people assume that it can help remove the cellulite. But the fact is that buttock augmentation, be it via implants or fat transfer, will not reduce or eliminate the cellulite. If your buttocks already have cellulite, buttock augmentation may make the condition worse and more visible. 

Unlike the butt lift, butt augmentation does not involve removal of skin, which is why it is not possible to remove or decrease the cellulite on the buttocks. The condition of having cellulite on the buttocks is, no doubt, extraordinarily overwhelming and an emotional problem. The condition affects your appearance and can cause self-esteem issues.

If you think that buttock augmentation surgery can treat the cellulite on your buttocks, think again. Buttock augmentation is not the answer. It will only increase your buttock size and projection. If you have cellulite on your buttocks, they can become more visible after the procedure.  

However, this doesn’t mean that there are no options available to treat cellulite. But the sad reality is that the treatment options available for cellulitis deliver short-term results in most cases. These treatments may reduce the appearance of cellulite for some time, but as time passes, the cellulite will become prominent again. 

You can make specific lifestyle changes to decrease the visibility of the cellulite. For instance, you can stick to a healthy and balanced diet and avoid junk and fat-laden foods. Smoking is also a factor that makes the cellulite more prominent. You can decrease the cellulite by not smoking and staying active and healthy. Exercises and workouts can reduce the cellulite visibility to some extent. But there is no guarantee that exercises can remove the cellulite entirely or effectively. 

Most people who get cellulite have excess weight, and the condition happens due to weight gain. You can use diet and exercise to lose weight, which can in turn decrease the prominence of the cellulite. Some doctors claim that they can take out the cellulite from the buttocks with liposuction. But the reality is that these claims are shallow because liposuction does not remove the cellulite. Instead, it can make the cellulite more visible and prominent. 

Removal of the excess skin through the butt lift can help eliminate some of the cellulite. If your buttocks are saggy and smaller, you may consider undergoing a combination of butt augmentation and butt lift.  During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will first remove the excess skin from your buttocks. What this means is that the cellulitis available on that part of the skin that is removed during the surgery will be eliminated along with the skin. 

After removing the excess skin along with the cellulite on that part of the skin, the plastic surgeon will place implants inside the buttocks and then suture and close the incisions. While this procedure can effectively increase your buttock size, make it firmer and youthful, and decrease the cellulite, it is not for everyone. This procedure is recommended only for women who have smaller and saggy buttocks and desire to have bigger and firmer buttocks. Removal of some of the cellulite during this procedure is a byproduct. It is not a primary goal of the surgery. 



Buttock augmentation is a plastic surgery procedure used to increase the size of the buttocks or add projection and shape to them. There are two options to perform butt augmentation. I have explained both possibilities in this article. Many women get cellulite on the buttocks besides having smaller buttocks. They consider buttock augmentation, thinking the procedure can remove the cellulite in addition to augmenting the buttocks. However, the reality is that buttock augmentation does not reduce or eliminate the cellulite from the buttocks. 


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