Among the different types of butt augmentation procedures, the most popular are Brazilian Butt Lift and butt implant surgery. These procedures are trusted by many American board certified plastic surgeons. Brazilian butt lift involves the use of liposuction to extract fats from other parts of the body and inject the fat extract into the buttocks. While butt implant surgery involves placement of silicone implants in the gluteal area. These procedures are totally different from each other, but stars and celebrities trust both procedures to achieve a full and youthful derriere. Before deciding on the best buttock augmentation procedure suitable for you, it is important to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out more. Your plastic surgeon will examine you to determine the best type of butt augmentation procedure to use, as well as whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure. Keep in mind that not everyone can undergo the butt augmentation procedure. Patients who are physically unfit, smokers, or under certain medications are usually not good candidates for the surgery. For those taking medications, such as aspiring or herbal remedies, may make you a health risk for the procedure. Thus, you’ll be told by your plastic surgeon which medications to discontinue months before the butt augmentation. When to ask for a butt enhancement procedure If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your buttocks, then you can be a good fit for butt augmentation surgery. It does not matter whether you were born with a flat bottom or you have loose bottom because of aging or weight loss. Butt augmentation procedure using implants or fats from other parts of the body can help achieve the shape or figure that you have always wanted. For as long as you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you may undergo butt augmentation procedure to correct a sagging and loose bottom. The best way to find out whether you are a good candidate for butt augmentation surgery is to consult a board certified plastic surgeon to examine you. During the consultation, you should discuss the pros and cons of butt augmentation or butt lift surgery to help you find out whether you are a good fit or not. Choosing a butt augmentation plastic surgeon It is very important to choose a plastic surgeon who is qualified and certified to practice butt augmentation procedure. Go to a plastic surgeon who is highly experienced and qualified to perform butt augmentation procedure. Why is it important to choose a plastic surgeon who is experienced in butt augmentation procedure? A plastic surgeon who is experienced in butt augmentation procedure can understand and know how to deal with any complication that may arise after undergoing the procedure. If your plastic surgeon has treated many patients with butt augmentation cases successfully, then that plastic surgeon will be the right person to help you realize your goals. Go for a plastic surgeon that you are comfortable with and you can trust. Your plastic surgeon should be willing to discuss the details of all techniques and options available in butt augmentation procedure. Here are the two most popular butt augmentation procedures you may choose from: Brazilian Butt Lift A Brazilian butt lift surgery is a surgical procedure which uses a person’s own fats to boost the shape and size of buttocks. Good candidates for this procedure are men and women with the following: • Loose or sagging buttocks • Flat or square buttocks • Buttocks which are disproportionate • Buttocks which are asymmetrical The techniques used in Brazilian butt lift procedure may vary depending on what your plastic surgeon decides. The commonly used procedure by many plastic surgeons is liposuction to extracting fats from areas such as hips, thighs and the back. Some plastic surgeons choose to process the extracted fats before injecting it to the buttocks but others opt to inject the fats directly without processing it. You should discuss with your plastic surgeon during the consultation on what the best technique to use. Once the fats are extracted, it is processed through centrifugation and decanting before it can be injected into the buttocks. This re-injection process may involve a number of injections to achieve the desired result. Normally, the result of a successful re-injection of fats is a projected and shapelier buttock profile. What are some of the risks associated with this procedure? Just like any plastic surgery procedure, Brazilian butt lift comes with a number of possible risks and complications after undergoing this procedure. Here are some of the risks that come with Brazilian butt lift • Fat embolism • Hematoma • Swelling • Bruising • Numbness • Pains • Stretch marks These can be avoided by following the post-operative instructions and guidelines given by your plastic surgeon. The result may be long lasting for as long as the patient follows the instructions of a board certified plastic surgeon. Processing the fats before re-injecting it into the buttocks will increase the chances of achieving long lasting results. Butt augmentation using implants Also, known as gluteal implants, butt implants are substances that can be implanted into the buttocks to increase its size or volume. It can either be round or oval but consult a plastic surgeon before you settle on the shape to be implanted into your buttocks. These implants come with a smooth surface to help improve the texture of buttocks when implanted. Common types of butt implants are usually filled with solid silicone – a special material that resists spilling, rupturing and deflating. These implants are usually not permanent and can be removed later in life if there is a need for replacement. Conclusion Compared to Brazilian butt lift procedure, butt implants results do not give more natural results. In fact, most of the plastic surgeons usually advise butt augmentation patients that Brazilian butt lift procedure is much better than implants. Brazilian butt lift procedure gives long lasting results and a natural appearance. The risks associated with butt implants include, swelling, fluid collection, implant displacement, and capsular contracture. Patients should be aware of such risks before deciding to undergo butt augmentation procedure.