Introduction Implants are foreign objects that are primarily used to treat smaller buttocks with the goal to make them bigger and voluptuous. However, implants can also be used to treat asymmetrical buttocks. Asymmetrical buttocks are either different in size or shape or firmness. Buttocks that look different or unbalanced not only look aesthetically unwelcoming but also affect your body outline in negative ways. Women with asymmetrical buttocks seem less feminine. Women desire to have symmetrical and bigger buttocks. If your buttocks are not balanced, you may consider getting implants. However, the plastic surgeon will first examine your buttocks and only then determine whether implants can help treat the butt asymmetry. Keep in mind that the but implants cannot address all types of buttock asymmetries. Why the butt becomes asymmetrical Majority of people have mildly asymmetrical buttocks, and this is entirely normal. We all have a natural tendency to develop moderately asymmetrical buttocks. The good news is that mild asymmetry in the buttocks is not noticeable. Only an experienced plastic surgeon can examine your buttocks to tell you whether you have mild asymmetry in your buttocks. The condition is not visually detectable. However, many people develop noticeable or severe buttock asymmetry. When the condition is visible, it causes self-esteem issues for the patients. The buttocks become asymmetrical as a result of different factors. The common factors are: – Genetics Genetics is the leading cause of buttock asymmetry. The majority of cases of severe buttock asymmetry happen due to genetic factors. If someone in your family has an asymmetrical booty, there is a risk you may also develop the same condition anytime during your lifetime. However, in most cases, genetically induced butt asymmetry happens during adolescence and teenage years. – Aging When you are young, your body produces enough estrogen that keeps the fat in your buttocks balanced. As a result, your buttocks remain symmetrical and smooth. However, as you age, the estrogen level plummets, which causes an imbalance in the fat volume in your buttocks. As a result, your buttocks become asymmetrical. – Physical activities and posture Many people maintain a particular posture or tilt their body in a specific direction when sitting, standing, walking, or doing physical activities. As a result, one or both buttocks become asymmetrical. Also, when doing physically strenuous activities, many people place more pressure on one leg and buttocks, which trigger the development of an asymmetrical booty. – Weight changes The buttocks are primarily made of skeleton, fat, and muscles. When you experience weight change, it affects the fat volume in the buttocks. Weight gain causes the fat to increase, whereas weight loss causes it to shrink. However, weight loss can change the fat volume in your buttocks in different ways. For example, one butt may shed more fat than the other due to weight loss. As a result, the buttocks would be different in size, firmness, and shape. – Pregnancy During pregnancy, your body undergoes hormonal changes that cause physical changes in the body. Your buttocks may become large during pregnancy and then shrink after the arrival of your baby. However, there is a risk one butt may shrink more than the other, hence causing butt asymmetry. What are butt implants? Buttock implants are artificial objects made of semi-solid silicone material. These implants are highly durable and have a robust construction. Butt implants were developed primarily for augmenting the buttocks. Women with smaller buttocks mostly use them to add projection and volume to their buttocks. Butt implants come in different sizes. The plastic surgeon will examine your butt dimensions and then tell you what size is suitable for you. These implants are then inserted and placed into the buttocks during a surgical process that involves incisions on the buttocks. The incisions are then sutured and closed. Treating butt asymmetry with butt implants Even though implants are meant to increase the size and volume of the buttocks, they can also be used to treat certain types of buttock asymmetry. It can address asymmetry where: – One butt is bigger or smaller than the other – One butt is saggier than the other During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will take a look at your buttocks and measure the sizes of both buttocks. The doctor will also examine the buttocks for sagginess. If the surgeon finds that asymmetry exists in your buttocks and is sure that implants can treat the condition, he will then assess your candidacy against other criteria of the operation. For example, he will assess your overall medical history and know your goals and expectations. The plastic surgeon will also discuss the implant size options with you. The difference between using implants for butt augmentation and butt asymmetry comes down to the size of the implants. When treating butt asymmetry, the patient will get an implant in just one butt or differently sized implants in both buttocks. The plastic surgeon can help you choose the suitable implant sizes. If you turn out to be a good candidate for the surgery, the surgeon will give you instructions to prepare for the procedure. You must follow the doctor’s instructions so that the operation can go through smoothly and safely. Be sure to choose only a board-certified plastic surgeon and make sure he has experience in treating butt asymmetry with implants. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will first make incisions on the buttocks. The size and type of incisions depend on the size of the implants and the patient’s goals. After making the incisions, the doctor will insert the implants into the buttocks. He will then place them in the pockets created under, within, or over the gluteal muscle. After putting the implants in the predetermined place, the surgeon will suture and close the incisions. Your recovery will start soon and continue for many weeks. Recovery after the procedure The primary recovery period comprises the first two weeks. During this time, the patient is required to take sufficient rest and avoid physical movements. Also, you must not sleep on your back and avoid sitting for two weeks post-op. Your body will take time to heal the incisions after surgery. The incisions will heal to a greater extent during the first two weeks. The doctor will also tell you to wear compression garments for many weeks and you must avoid work for the first two weeks. After two weeks, you may resume work if your work does not involve strenuous activities. However, complete recovery can take six weeks or more, depending on how well and quickly your body heals. Your body will produce increased levels of collagen during the recovery period. It will help seal the incision by creating scars. The scars usually develop in most cases and fade in the months and years following the surgery. However, abnormal scarring may affect some patients. During the first six weeks after the surgery, you must avoid physically demanding activities like exercises, jogging, weight lifting, doing household chores, etc. You can resume these activities gradually after six weeks. The results The results will not be visible immediately. After the procedure, your buttocks will be swollen, and it will remain swollen for many weeks and even months. Also, the outcomes will not be noticeable until the implants have dropped and settled in the predetermined place and position. This can take many weeks to happen. The results will be visible when the swelling has disappeared and the incisions have healed. When this happens, you will notice that your buttocks have become balanced, symmetrical, toned, and smooth. These improvements will stay with you for a lifetime unless rare but severe problems like capsular contracture or implant infection happen. Conclusion Buttock asymmetry is one of the common problems that many people face these days. Women are susceptible when it comes to the symmetry and aesthetic features of their buttocks. As such, when the buttocks become asymmetrical, it causes self-esteem issues for the patient. Implants are primarily meant to make smaller buttocks large and can be used to treat certain types of buttock asymmetry as well. In this article, I have explained as to what types of butt asymmetry the surgery treat can and how the operation is performed. I have also explained the causes of butt asymmetry, recovery after the surgery, and the results you can expect to achieve.