What if you’re not satisfied with the results of butt augmentation?

What if you’re not satisfied with the results of butt augmentation?

18th Feb 2019

Buttock augmentation surgery has a good record of delivering reliable, satisfactory, and impressive aesthetic outcomes. However, there is no guarantee that you will like the results or your desired aesthetic results would be fully achieved. For example, you may be dissatisfied with the shape or size of your buttocks after the procedure.

In most cases, patients become dissatisfied with the results of butt augmentation when they fall into the hands of unlicensed practitioners or inexperienced physicians. However, there is no guarantee that the results will be satisfactory even with the best plastic surgeon. This is the reason why patients are advised to be realistic when it comes to the expected results.

Most patients are satisfied with the results

Fortunately, most patients have reported being satisfied with the outcomes of buttock augmentation. The procedure has already been used by millions of patients to increase the size of their buttocks and make their behinds shapely and voluptuous. In fact, butt augmentation is among the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures in the US at the moment, thanks to the effective results it provides. If you have smaller, flatter, saggy, or asymmetrical buttocks, butt augmentation surgery can help fix the problem.

However, in all cases, patients are encouraged to be mentally ready to cope with any unforeseen, negative results after the procedure, though negative outcomes rarely occur if your surgeon is board-certified. In case you don’t like the results, your plastic surgeon may recommend a revision surgery, depending on what you don’t like specifically.

Coping with unsatisfactory results after butt augmentation

If you realize that the results achieved via butt augmentation are not actually what you desired or wanted to achieve, it isn’t the end of the world. Fortunately, most of the aesthetic flaws after the original surgery can be addressed in a revision surgery. The revision surgery will specifically address the features you are not happy about.

There are patients who fail to assess the aesthetic sense and artistry of their plastic surgeons, which is why most of them get unsatisfactory results. While the scientific knowledge and technical skills of the surgeon are very important, the sense of aesthetics and artistry is equally important because you are undergoing butt augmentation for aesthetic purposes. Your surgeon should be able to understand your aesthetic goals and desires and offer you his expert opinions and recommendations.

When a surgeon lacks the sense of aesthetics of the human body or fails to ascertain your aesthetic desires, the surgery results will probably not make you happy. In such case, you should consider a revision surgery with a surgeon who can understand your aesthetic goals and desires.

If you think that your buttocks have become overly large after butt implant surgery, you may seek revision surgery. During the operation, the plastic surgeon will use the original incision to remove and replace the overly large implants with newer, better-sized implants. On the other hand, if you think the shape of your buttocks is not what you expected after a Brazilian butt lift, your surgeon will inject more fat in specific areas of your butt to help you achieve the desired shape.

Correcting the complications after buttock augmentation

The fact is that like all other surgeries, there are risks involved in butt augmentation surgery. If a complication occurs, it can affect the aesthetics of your buttocks in addition to creating health problems. For example, capsular contracture may occur even years after butt implant surgery.

The condition is triggered when the capsule or scar tissue surrounding the implant starts to contract. This causes the implants to squeeze. It can distort the shape of your buttocks, besides creating pain and discomfort. During a revision surgery, the scar tissue and implants will be removed. You may choose to get newer implants a few months later. Even though most of the aesthetic problems after the initial butt augmentation surgery can be corrected via a revision procedure, patients are advised to wait for at least six months after the original surgery before seeking a revision procedure. If you have implants, they need enough time to settle and adapt to the new environment of your buttocks before delivering the ultimate results. If the desired results are not visible even after six months, then you may seek a revision surgery.

Another common problem after butt implant surgery is the shifting or movement of the implants. Silicone butt implants may change place after the original surgery, which will make your buttocks appear deformed, distorted, or asymmetrical. This aesthetic issue can be addressed with a revision procedure. Your surgeon will use the original incision to reposition the butt implants in the ideal position. In most cases, the implants will not be placed in the previous pockets, because that can increase the risk of recurring implant displacement.

The common issue with the Brazilian butt lift is fat absorption by your body. During the original procedure, your own body fat is injected inside your buttocks to increase your butt size. Over time, your body may consume a portion of the fat, resulting in decreased butt size. If this occurs, a revision procedure may be recommended during which the fat preserved from the original surgery will be injected into the buttocks to account for the absorbed fat.


Butt augmentation is a reliable plastic surgery procedure to address aesthetic problems like smaller and flatter buttocks. However, like all surgeries, there is never a 100 percent guarantee that the results will always be what you’ve desired.

You may not like the shape, size, or contour of your buttocks after the procedure, or aesthetic complications like capsular contracture may affect the achieved aesthetic outcomes. In such cases, your surgeon may recommend revision surgery. Most revision surgeries successfully resolve the aesthetic problems left behind by the original procedure.

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