Significant weight loss can be thrilling and deliver many health benefits. You feel lighter with the dramatically slimmer body and health issues associated with the obese can disappear, or at the very least, managed. Alas, it is not all days of wine and roses. The harsh truth is that the excess poundage may be gone but the excess and saggy skin as well as localized fat deposits that are resistant to diet and exercise, are left behind and remain as the gross party poopers to your slimming party. If you have gone through massive weight loss in a short period of time, you might notice that your buttocks looks flattened to a seemingly undetermined shape with plenty of unsightly sagging skin. You do not have to live with these imperfections. The good news is that there are plenty of plastic surgery interventions out there that can greatly improve your appearance and shape after massive weight loss. Worried about your butt? The butt augmentation with implants, butt lift, the Brazilian butt lift and even fat transfer to the buttocks are some of the options you can consider. The buttock augmentation procedures The butt augmentation procedure with implants is a fast and optimal solution for buttock remodeling and shapely projection. This intervention is designed to enhance the buttocks and create balance and more aesthetic body proportions by increasing the volume of the butt area. Aside from the superior aesthetic gains for the patient, there are numerous psychological benefits such as a boost in self-esteem, a healthy body image and overall satisfaction and enjoyment of life. It is not rocket science. When one looks good, one feels good. Physical issues can affect mental health, lead to debilitating complexes like social phobia, feelings of inferiority and even depression. There is a saying that goes, “there is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness”, but there can be a cosmetic surgery that can help you achieve your aesthetic goals and bring happiness. Our highly popular buttock augmentation procedures have helped many satisfied patients achieve their realistic goals and this can be life changing in many ways. The buttock augmentation procedure can be performed with the use of silicone butt implants or by using the patient’s own fat or a combination of both. During butt augmentation with implants, the plastic surgeon will make incisions and create a pocket in the muscles of the buttock where the solid silicone implants will be inserted. For the fat transfer to the buttocks, the plastic surgeon will perform liposuction in the designated donor areas (in most cases this would be the abdomen, flanks, and thighs), then these harvested fats will be processed and purified then reinjected to your buttocks to add volume. An important caveat: if you have considerable amounts of excess skin, the surgeon will need to fix this issue by cutting out the excess skin prior to augmentation. If not, you will have a big but saggy butt. The butt augmentation procedures are recommended after weight loss if the patient doesn’t have a considerable amount of skin sagginess in the area. Keep in mind that severe sagginess of the skin can only be corrected with a lift and not an augmentation procedure. The buttock lifting procedures After significant weight loss, it is quite normal to see shapeless buttocks with unsightly saggy skin. As previously discussed, such issues can only be efficaciously addressed with a butt lift procedure. There are two types of butt lift procedures, to wit: Brazilian butt lift and the traditional butt lift. The Brazilian butt lift uses liposuction to remove excess fats from areas of the body like the abdomen, hips, back and these processed fats will be reinjected to enhance shape, add volume and give your buttocks a youthful and perkier appearance. The traditional butt lift simply involves the excision of excess skin, tightening of the remaining skin and reshaping the buttocks into a more elevated position. More often than not, the plastic surgeon will recommend that a butt lift procedure be combined with a butt augmentation procedure for patients who have lost considerable weight and have significant sagginess in the buttocks. Best option for butt enhancement It bears repeating that when it comes to surgery, there is no “one size fits all”. Plastic surgery is a very individualized intervention and what may be perfect for one does not necessarily mean it would be the same for another patient, even if at first glance, they seem to have the same physical profile. Put simply, plastic surgery is bespoke. It is customized and individualized and takes into consideration your skeletal anatomy and body shape, the amount of excess skin at the area to be operated on, the amount of excess fat deposits in your body that can be used as donor areas, your muscle tone and skin laxity, as well as your specific desires and expectations from the surgery. One patient may be happy with simply getting the shapely buttocks after massive weight loss while another will want more dramatic projection that can only be achieved with silicone butt implants. Depending on the patient’s desires, one procedure can be recommended instead of the other. At the same time, it is important to know that a lower body lift might also be recommended for patients who have had significant weight loss. A lower body lift, also referred to as belt lipectomy, addresses issues of the abdomen, the buttocks and the thighs to create a balanced figure, tight and flat abdomen, shapely, perky butt and toned thighs. Having nice, firm and round buttocks but with loose, sagging skin in the thighs would look appalling. That said, each patient gains weight in a certain way and will look differently after the weight loss, too. Some people will be confronted by excess fat deposits and sagging skin at the lower part of the body while others may experience more visible sagginess in the breasts and and upper arms. Conclusion New data shows that butt enhancement procedures have registered amazing growth the past years and ranks high in the list of highly popular plastic surgery interventions for both women and men. In recent years, due to the efforts of plastic surgeons and other authorities in the fields of health and nutrition, we live in a society that is now more committed to healthy living and physical fitness. Great strides have been taken to promote weight loss and the importance of maintaining an ideal weight as an essential key to living a healthier life and having a more physically pleasing appearance. Significant weight loss, while good, can also have its downside as it leads to sizable excess and saggy skin and observable loss of shape in the body like the buttocks. The buttock augmentation and lifting procedures are the most effective surgical procedures that can efficiently improve the shape, contour and volume of the butt, which can translate to increased confidence and enhanced quality of life. Again, please take note that plastic surgery, in general, is bespoke, customized and individualized to fit your specific needs, desires and body. Trust your plastic surgeon to recommend the best procedure for you after careful and thorough measurement and evaluation.