Up until a few years ago, women were worried about having a butt that was too large, and nowadays the main concern is not having buttocks large enough. Modern day celebrities show off rear ends that are alluring, curvaceous, and rather large, so the big booty has fast become mainstream. Also, there are numerous studies showing that women with big breasts and hips tend to be seen as more fertile and hence have more appeal to men. Plastic surgery offers two methods for butt augmentation, both very effective and safe for the patient. Butt augmentation with implants uses gluteal implants made out of silicone to add more volume, while fat transfer will inject fat that was collected from other areas to the buttocks. Each procedure targets a different type of patient with certain anatomical characteristics and aesthetic goals. Before scheduling your butt augmentation procedure, you should have in mind certain things such as: – For a minimum of three weeks after the procedure, you have to avoid sitting on the buttocks or sleeping on the back. This is a condition mandatory for the success of your procedure. Make sure to schedule your procedure when you know you have the time to take days off from work for the recovery period. – Smoking needs to be ceased three to six weeks beforehand, and the patient should continue being a non-smoker for the same amount of time post-op. Smoking can interfere with the healing process as it can cause the death of the fat cells transferred due to the lack of proper oxygenation of the blood and skin or fat tissue necrosis. – Compression garments should be worn non-stop for two weeks post-op or depending on the plastic surgeon’s orders. Compression garments will help you refine the results and also reduce side effects such as swelling. – Weight fluctuations need to be avoided after fat transfer, otherwise the aesthetic results might be compromised. Any fluctuation that is more than 2 kg per month can cause the appearance of the buttocks to change and not necessarily in a good way, not even if weight gain occurs. Changes in weight are to be avoided after any type of plastic surgery, but especially fat transfer. – The patient has to avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication for two weeks before the surgery. Anti-inflammatory medication has a blood thinning effect that can result in excessive bleeding during and after the procedure, so the patient has to avoid taking them in the weeks before the surgery. If you have a health condition that requires the use of anti-inflammatory medication, discuss this with the surgeon during the initial consultation.