Using implants to treat saggy buttocks

Using implants to treat saggy buttocks

25th Sep 2019



Most people are aware that implants are used to enlarge the buttocks; however, it is a lesser-known fact that implants can also be used to treat saggy buttocks. Butt implants are artificial objects made of semi-solid silicone material. They come in different sizes and are placed inside the buttocks through incisions. The good news is that butt implants are permanent objects, meaning the results will remain with you for a lifetime.

Saggy buttocks look aesthetically unwelcoming. They also affect your body outline and make you look aged. Many factors can cause the buttocks to become saggy. These include aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, gravity, and genetics. When the buttocks become saggy, it can also create self-esteem issues for the patient. Fortunately, implants can be used to treat buttocks that are mildly or moderately saggy.


The development of saggy buttocks

Many factors can lead to the development of saggy buttocks. When you are young, your buttocks are youthful, firmer, perky, and sexy, thanks to the collagen and estrogen produced by your body. However, as you age, the estrogen and collagen level in your body drops. As a result, your skin elastin weakens and the fat in your body accumulates in your abdomen and upper body instead of your buttocks. These factors then work together to make the buttocks saggy.

Keep in mind that your buttock skin plays a critical role in defining the firmness and youthfulness of your buttocks. The skin remains elastic as long as your body produces enough collagen. When the collagen plummets, it causes the buttocks to become saggy. Also, the buttock muscles play a role in maintaining the firmness of your booty. But many factors affect the buttock muscles and skin.

The first factor that leads to the weakness of the buttock muscles and skin is pregnancy. During pregnancy, your body experiences hormonal and physical changes. Usually, the buttocks expand and enlarge during pregnancy. When the buttocks swell beyond a certain point, it weakens and separates the butt muscles, in addition to damaging the skin elastin. As a result, the buttocks become saggy.

Massive weight fluctuations also affect the buttocks in the same way as pregnancy. When you gain weight, it increases the fat volume in your buttocks. When the weight gain is massive and continuous, the expansion in your buttocks weakens the skin elastin. After weight loss, the skin fails to recoil, which causes the buttocks to become saggy.

Genetics and gravity also play a role in expediting the process of buttock sagging. Some people have a genetic pre-dominance to the development of saggy buttocks. The constant gravitational pull can combine with pregnancy, genetics, and weight changes to introduce more sagging to the booty. 


How saggy buttocks affect your life

When the buttocks become saggy, they look aesthetically unpleasant. Females are particularly more image-conscious, and the buttocks are among the most critical aesthetic areas of the female body. They define your femininity, fertility, youthfulness, and energy. When the buttocks become saggy, it can make you look aged, less feminine, and aesthetically unappealing. Saggy buttocks can also affect your overall body outline and associated physical features. 

As a result of the problems triggered by saggy buttocks, many women experience lower self-esteem. They feel less confident when going topless or while swimming. Furthermore, they avoid social gatherings because they feel embarrassed due to their saggy buttocks. The condition also affects their personal and professional life. For example, they may avoid sex thinking their partners may not like their saggy buttocks. 

Also, studies have found that women with aesthetically welcoming bodies are professionally more successful and can climb the corporate ladder quickly. And the sad reality is that most men prefer to have sexual intercourse and relationships with women who look younger and have aesthetically appealing body areas, especially the buttocks and breasts. 


Treating saggy buttocks with implants

Buttock implants were primarily developed to treat smaller buttocks with the goal to make them bigger and fuller. Today, implants are also used to treat saggy buttocks. These implants can be used to make your buttocks firmer and youthful; however, if your buttocks are severely saggy, implants may not help treat the condition. In such a case, you should consider getting the butt lift instead of implants.

Butt implants can treat mild to moderate sagging, but it cannot fix buttocks that are incredibly saggy. What this means is that if you have mild to moderately saggy buttocks, you may consider getting the implants. Your candidacy for the surgery will be determined during the pre-operative consultation. Be sure to consult only with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in treating saggy buttocks with implants.

During the consultation session, the plastic surgeon will examine your buttocks and determine the level of sagginess in your buttocks. The surgeon will take measurements of your butt dimensions and other body areas. Based on the findings, he will then tell whether implants can be used to treat your saggy buttocks. The plastic surgeon will also asses your overall health to be sure you are in good health because butt implant surgery is a highly invasive surgery that involves risks. The risks are higher for women who have severe health problems.

The plastic surgeon will also evaluate your aesthetic goals and expectations from the surgery. You need to have reasonable, realistic, and achievable goals and expectations. Keep in mind that the implants can make your buttocks firmer and youthful; however, the procedure will not entirely transform your physical appearance or make you look like a star. 

During the pre-operative consultation, the plastic surgeon will also work with you to choose a suitable butt implant size for you. When treating saggy buttocks with implants, the use of large implants is not recommended. When large implants are used, the extra weight of the implants can cause your buttocks to become saggy again. Your skin elastin is already weak, which is why you must collaborate with your surgeon to choose an implant size that is suitable for your buttocks. In most cases, smaller or medium implants are selected when treating saggy buttocks with implants.

Butt implant surgery is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer you the anesthesia, after which the plastic surgeon will start the operation by making incisions on the buttocks. The length of the incisions depends on the size of the implants.

After making the incisions, the surgeon will carefully insert the implants into the booty. There are three options for placing the implants inside the buttocks: within, under, or over the gluteal muscle. When treating saggy buttocks with implants, the best place for the implants is under or within the gluteal muscles because the implants get maximum tissue coverage there. 

After placing the implants into the buttocks, the surgeon will carefully suture and close the incisions and the operation will come to an end. Your recovery will kick off soon after the procedure. 


The recovery period and results

The patient must go through a complete recovery process to achieve the desired improvements. The incisions need to heal and change into scars. The patient must take rest for two weeks after the procedure. You must avoid work during this period and instead focus on your recovery. Do not move around or do activities that can apply pressure or stain to the incisions.

Complete recovery can take six weeks. You can resume non-strenuous work after two weeks but avoid strenuous activities for six weeks. The results of the operation will gradually emerge. After the swelling has subsided and the incisions have healed, you will see that your buttocks have become firmer and youthful.  


Risks and complications

Treating butt sagging with implants is not free of risks. The surgery involves incisions and trauma. The common risks include capsular contracture; implant displacement, infection, bleeding, seroma and hematoma, blood clotting, butt asymmetry, and anesthesia complications. The patient must discuss the risks with the plastic surgeon during the consultation session. If you have severe health problems, the dangers will be higher for you. Do not get the surgery is the risks are higher than the benefits.



Butt implants are prosthetic objects that were initially developed to make smaller buttocks large. However, these implants can also be used to treat saggy buttocks, making them firmer and youthful again. If your buttocks are mildly or moderately saggy, you may consider getting butt implant surgery. However, the use of large implants must be avoided when treating saggy buttocks. The implants are placed inside the buttocks through incisions which are then sutured and closed. The patient must take the risks of the surgery into consideration when deciding to go under the knife. 

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