Introduction Buttock augmentation is one of the trendiest plastic surgery procedures in the United States. Given the trend of having a bigger booty, women are going under the knife to keep up with the trend. Bigger buttocks make you look aesthetically appealing and sexy. On the other hand, smaller buttocks make you look aesthetically unwelcoming. As such, women with smaller buttocks experience self-esteem issues. The good news is that now you can use plastic surgery to get the buttocks of your dreams. There are two types of buttock augmentation procedures: implant surgery and fat transfer. While most women qualify for one of these procedures, some patients require a combo of both procedures. Some women will first like to give a shot to one of these procedures, and if they are not satisfied with the results, they will undergo the other procedure. In light of this, many women want to know whether they should get butt implants before or after fat grafting to the buttocks. Butt implant surgery To understand whether you should get butt implants before or after fat grafting, it is essential first to understand what both of these procedures involve. Butt implant surgery involves the placement of implants inside the buttocks. Butt implants are prosthetic objects that come in different sizes. These implants are made of semi-solid silicone material that is highly durable and immune to ruptures and leaks. The implants are inserted and placed inside the buttocks through incisions. The plastic surgeon will first make incisions on the buttocks and then add and place the implants under, within, or over the gluteal muscle. After putting the implants in the predetermined place, the incisions are sutured and closed. Butt implant surgery is best for women who have the goal to make their booty large and voluptuous. If you want to add mild projection and shape to your backside, then you should consider fat transfer surgery. Fat grafting Fat grafting involves the use of your body fat to enhance your booty. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon will first remove the excess fat from your body areas through liposuction. The common liposuction sites include the abdomen, sides, flanks, upper back, and thighs. After removing the donor fat from these areas, the surgeon will purify the fat by spinning it at high speed in a centrifuge. After processing the fat, the surgeon will use a special needle to inject it into your buttocks. After the procedure, your buttocks will gradually become shapelier and projected. These improvements in your buttocks will help enhance your overall body outline as well. Fat transfer is recommended for women who desire to have shapelier and mildly projected buttocks instead of large booty. This procedure does not increase your buttock size considerably. Instead, it is focused on adding mild volume to your booty and make your buttocks shapelier, sexy, and sensuous. Butt implants: Before or after fat grafting to the buttocks? Many women undergo the combined surgery of butt implants and fat transfer to the buttocks. The combo procedure is recommended for patients who desire to have both bigger and shapelier buttocks. In most cases, the procedures are performed in a single surgical session. However, some patients first want to give a try to one of these procedures, see the results, and then decide whether to undergo the other procedure. Many women are uncertain about the results of these procedures. As such, they often want to undergo the other surgery if they are not happy with the results of the first procedure. They often ask whether they should get butt implants before or after fat grafting to the buttocks. In practical and logical terms, butt implant surgery should be performed before fat grafting for patients who want to first give a shot to one of the butt augmentation procedures. Plausibly, the fat has to be pasted over the implants. Going with this rationale, you should first get buttock implants and then get fat transfer to the buttocks. So, how is the surgery performed? Well, first off, you should undergo buttock implant surgery. The butt implant size will be selected during the pre-operative consultation. Butt implants come in different sizes. Depending on your butt dimensions and overall body outline, the plastic surgeon will recommend you a particular implant size. Butt implant surgery is performed under general anesthesia. After administering the anesthesia, the plastic surgeon will make incisions on the buttocks and then insert and place the implants in the intended pocket. The surgeon will then suture and close the incisions. The results of the procedure will not be fully visible right after the procedure. As time passes, the incisions will heal and the post-operative swelling will subside. Your buttocks will soon become bigger and voluptuous. In most cases, patients like the results and need no further procedures. However, some patients may feel like their desired results have not been entirely delivered. For example, if you want to get both bigger and shapelier buttocks, the butt implant alone will not offer you these aesthetic improvements. You will need fat grafting after butt implant surgery to achieve both aesthetic goals. If you want your buttocks to be shapelier, you should undergo the fat grafting procedure. However, you should first wait and let the results of the butt implant surgery fully emerge. In most cases, it takes weeks and even months for the complete results of the butt implant surgery to become visible. Patients are recommended to wait for at least six months after butt implant surgery before seeking fat transfer surgery. Fat grafting is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation with local anesthesia. Fat grafting after butt implant surgery is more sophisticated than when the procedure is performed solo. Be sure to choose your plastic surgeon carefully so that the desired improvements can be achieved. The plastic surgeon will start the operation by performing liposuction on the fat donor sites. Liposuction involves tiny incisions on the fat donor sites. After making the incision, the surgeon will use a cannula to remove the excess fat from the area. The incision is then sutured and closed, and the same process is repeated on all fat donor sites. In the next step, the plastic surgeon will treat the fat in a centrifuge to remove the impurities and dead and damaged fat cells. In the last step, the plastic surgeon will carefully inject the fat cells into the buttocks, making sure the fat accurately covers the implants. After inserting all the fat in the buttocks, the surgery will come to an end. Many patients assume the results will be visible immediately after the procedure. The fact is that it takes many weeks and even months for the aesthetic improvements to emerge. The fat cells will get blood supply and then start to nurture and expand. When the fat cells grow, they will provide coverage to the implants and give your buttocks a beautiful shape. Your buttocks will be more projected and increased in size, besides becoming shapelier and sexy. Removal of the excess fat from the localized areas of your body will not only make those areas toned and contoured but also enhance your body outline, making you look curvaceous and sensuous. The good news is that when you get fat transfer over the implants, the results will appear more natural than when only the implants are used. The fat is natural body tissue, unlike implants that are artificial devices. Using only butt implants will not make your buttocks look as natural as they should be. On the other hand, the results of fat grafting are entirely natural. When fat grafting is done after butt implant surgery, the results of butt implant surgery will also look natural to a greater extent. To achieve the desired improvements, you must be extremely careful during the recovery period. Be sure to avoid physically strenuous activities and do not sleep on your back or sit for two weeks after each surgery. Doing so will go a long way toward enhancing your backside. Conclusion Given the importance of the booty in enhancing your overall appearance and making you look more feminine, many women are going under the knife. Many women undergo butt implant surgery while others undergo fat grafting. Both procedures deliver effective but different results. Butt implant surgery is right for you if you want large buttocks. Fat grafting is best for patients who want to get shapelier buttocks. What if you want bigger and shapelier buttocks at the same time? Well, you can undergo both procedures at the same time or at different times. Logically, fat grafting is done after buttock implant surgery. The reason why this is important has been explained above.