Plastic surgery options for asymmetrical buttocks

Plastic surgery options for asymmetrical buttocks

20th Feb 2018

The buttocks play a crucial role in defining your body aesthetics. Women are particularly sensitive when it comes to the size, shape, and overall looks of the butts because they signify the femininity, fertility, and overall beauty of women. Given the importance that people give to the butts, aesthetic flaws in the derriere cause emotional pain and even trigger self-esteem issues. On the other hand, correctly contoured butts garner all the attention and appreciation.

One of the aesthetic problems women suffer from is buttock asymmetry. Asymmetrical butts can develop in different forms, such as differently sized butts, uneven butt cheeks, a difference in the firmness of the butts, and lopsided and deformed butts. Fortunately, many plastic surgery procedures can be used to treat buttock asymmetry.

Asymmetrical buttocks

Asymmetrical butts can trigger emotional problems and lower self-esteem for many people. It not only affects the physical look of the patient but can also affect the quality of life of the patient. Since the world is obsessed with the perfect butts, the pressure on women with uneven butts has become severe.

It is essential to keep in mind that as humans, we all tend to grow asymmetry in different areas of the body. For instance, we have a natural propensity to develop uneven buttocks, hips, and thighs. Also, your posture, sitting habit, physical activities, and movements can change the shape, size, and firmness of your butt cheeks. These factors can also trigger the development of uneven butts.

How to correct asymmetrical butts via plastic surgery

The good news is that buttock asymmetry can be corrected via plastic surgery. There are different plastic surgery options to correct uneven buttocks. Which of the options is best for you depends on the type of asymmetry in your buttocks. Let’s discuss the different options for remedying buttock asymmetry.

– Buttock implants

Buttock implants are artificial objects made of semi-solid silicone. The implants come in different sizes and shapes. The primary use of buttock implants is for augmenting or increasing the size of the butts, but they can also be used to treat buttock asymmetry.

Many patients want to know what type of buttock asymmetry can buttock implants treat. The buttock implants can be used to treat differently sized buttocks, in addition to addressing mild to moderate sagginess in one butt so that it can become as firmer as the other butt cheek.

If there is a significant difference in the size of your buttocks, the doctor may recommend you buttock implant. In this case, the implant will be inserted and placed into the smaller buttock so that it can become equal in size to the more prominent butt. It is imperative to choose the implant size exceptionally carefully because using the wrong size can cause more asymmetry in the buttocks.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and on an outpatient basis. The plastic surgery will make an incision in the smaller or saggy buttock and then insert the implant into the butt through the incision. The implant will be placed under, within, or over the gluteal muscle. The incision will then be sutured and closed.

You will notice some improvement in your butts right after the procedure, but the complete results will take many weeks and even months to emerge. The final results will come to the fore after the implants have dropped and settled, the post-operative swelling has fully disappeared, and the incisions have healed.

When it comes to treating a saggy buttock cheek, the use of buttock implant is recommended where the sagginess is mild or moderate. If the butt is severely saggy, the use of butt implants is not recommended.

– Fat transfer to the butts

Fat transfer to the buttocks is one of the most popular treatments for buttock asymmetry. While the procedure is primarily used for shaping the butts and adding projection to the derriere, it can also effectively treat uneven butts. So, what types of buttock asymmetry can the fat transfer surgery treat? Well, the intervention can address the difference in the contours and shape of the buttocks, uneven butts, and variation in the projection of the buttocks.

The fat transfer to the buttocks, which is more popular as the Brazilian butt lift, involves the use of your body fat to treat the aesthetic imperfections in your backside. To qualify for the intervention, you need to have excess fat in your body. The common fat donor sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, and love handles. The best thing about this approach is that liposuction is used to remove fat from the fat donor sites, which means those body areas will be contoured and enhanced.

The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves three major steps: fat extraction, fat processing, and fat grafting. In the first step, liposuction is performed on the fat donor sites to remove fat. Liposuction involves tiny incisions and the insertion of a hollow tube called liposuction cannula into the fat donor site. The cannula is used to remove the fat from all the target areas.

In the second step, the fat is treated in a centrifuge for purification purposes. The fat is spun in the centrifuge at high speed, so the impurities, dead and damaged fat cells, and blood are removed. In the last step, the fat is injected into the buttock that requires contouring. For example, if one buttock is smaller than the other, or if one buttock is poorly shaped than the other, fat will be grafted into that buttock. During the fat grafting, the surgeon will use his sense of aesthetics to shape the asymmetrical butt properly, so it becomes similar to the unaffected buttock.

The results of the fat transfer surgery will evolve. It will take many weeks and even months for the ultimate improvements to emerge. When the final results develop, your buttocks will become equal in size, projection, volume, and shape. The asymmetry will not more be there.

– Buttock lift

The buttock lift surgery’s goal is to make the buttocks firmer, youthful, and perky. It is an effective treatment for saggy buttocks. The good news is that the buttock lift surgery can be used to treat buttock asymmetry as well. So, what type of buttock asymmetry can this intervention correct? The buttock lift can correct buttock asymmetry if one butt is saggy and the other is firmer. The procedure is performed on the saggy buttock, so it can become firmer and youthful like the one that is already firmer.

The buttock lift surgery is a major operation and is performed under general anesthesia. The plastic surgery will place an incision on the saggy buttock and then surgically excise the excess skin and fat from the butt. The remaining skin is then redraped, and the incisions are sutured and closed. In some cases of treating buttock asymmetry with buttock lift, it may be necessary to use buttock implants as well because the butt may lose some of its volumes after the butt lift surgery. Smaller butt implants can be used to restore the volume of the butt treated via buttock lift.

Like other interventions, the results of the buttock lift will gradually emerge over time. The final results will appear when the post-operative swelling has disappeared, and the incisions have healed. The butts will become firmer and contoured.

– Butt reduction

The last option for treating buttock asymmetry via plastic surgery is butt reduction. As the name suggests, the primary goal of buttock reduction is to decrease the size of overly developed buttocks. Fortunately, it can be used to treat buttocks that are differently sized. If your buttocks are large, but one butt is considerably larger than the other, you may consider buttock reduction for the larger buttock.

So, what happens during the surgery? The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and involves reducing the size of the larger buttocks, with the goal to make it equal in size to the other butt. During the surgery, liposuction is performed on the larger buttock to remove the excess fat. In some cases, liposuction alone is enough to treat the buttock asymmetry; however, in most cases, removal of the excess skin and some tissue from the buttocks is also necessary. The final results of the procedure will emerge in the next few weeks or months.


The buttocks are among the most important areas of the body, both regarding the aesthetic appearance and physical movements and posture. Buttock asymmetry is a common problem that affects many people. The butts may be differently sized or contoured. It can cause self-esteem and aesthetic problems for the patients. The good news is that plastic surgery can be used to treat buttock asymmetry. The specific plastic surgery procedures and how they can treat uneven butts have been explained in this article. If your butts are irregular, you should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to explore your treatment options.

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