Buttock augmentation is a popular plastic surgery procedure in the US. The number of women undergoing the surgery is increasing at a faster pace. Every year, thousands of women go under the knife to enhance their rear ends. Women with smaller or flatter buttocks often experience lower self-esteem because they feel insecure of not being able to identify with the recent trend of bigger booties. Many patients ask whether their buttocks will look natural after augmentation. Well, how natural your buttocks will look after the surgery depends on a number of factors. The most important factor that will define the look of your buttocks is the type of surgical intervention. There are two plastic surgery procedures to augment the buttocks: butt implants surgery and autologous fat transfer. In this article, we will discuss how natural your buttocks will look with these procedures. Look of the buttocks after butt implants surgery The butt implants surgery is a popular method to add projection to and enhance your booties. The procedure involves the use of silicone butt implants. These implants are prosthetic devices made up of highly durable and robust silicone material. Many people mistake butt implants for breast implants; however, in reality, they are two different things. The butt implants are made from semi-solid silicone and are immune to ruptures and leaks. While butt implants surgery is an effective cosmetic procedure to increase the size of your buttocks, will your buttocks still look natural after the surgery? This is a very important question you should ask your plastic surgeon during the initial consultation. There are many factors that will decide whether your buttocks will still appear natural after the butt implants surgery. However, there is no denying that the results of butt implants surgery will not be as natural as the results of the autologous fat transfer to the buttocks. This is the reason why many plastic surgeons prefer the autologous fat transfer. The butt implants surgery is recommended only if there is no donor fat in your body or if your primary goal is to achieve bigger buttocks, instead of well-formed buttocks. To understand how your butt will look like after the procedure, you must understand that butt implants are solid and firm devices. While they are flexible enough to imitate your body tissue and muscle, they will not look, feel, and move entirely like your natural buttocks. The implants are placed within, below, or above the gluteal muscles through incisions. The implants come in different shapes and sizes. When the butt implants are placed below or within the gluteal muscle, your buttocks will appear more natural because they will get more tissue coverage there. On the other hand, placing the implants above the gluteal muscle will project an unnatural appearance because it will be felt, touched, and even seen in many cases. Another important factor that will define the appearance of your buttocks is the implant size. There are many patients who insist on getting the biggest implant. They often end up achieving unnatural results. An implant size that does not complement your body composition, buttock dimensions and overall profile will make your butt appear like a detached object, instead of an extension of your body. It is important, therefore, to choose the right implant size. Your plastic surgeon will provide you the best advice after assessing your buttocks and overall body. It is safe to go with a board-certified plastic surgeon’s recommendation for buttock implant size. If your primary goal were to increase the size of your booties, with less concern for the look and shape of the buttocks, you would be fine with buttock implants. However, if your primary goal is to have a shapelier, mildly augmented, curvy, and aesthetically appealing butt, you should go for the autologous fat transfer procedure, which is also known as Brazilian butt lift. Autologous fat transfer to the buttocks The fat transfer procedure is another popular butt augmentation surgery. Unlike the butt implants procedure, it uses your own body fat to add projection to your buttocks and make them appear shapelier, voluptuous, and aesthetically pleasing. Since the procedure uses your own body fat to achieve the desired aesthetic goals, your buttocks will look completely natural after the intervention. It is important to understand that your own body fat entirely imitates the tissues, fat, and muscles in your buttocks. The fat will be easily accepted and accommodated by your body. After the blood flow starts to irrigate the fat tissue, it will act, move, feel, and look one hundred percent natural. The procedure involves the use of liposuction to remove excess fat from areas like the abdomen, sides, flanks, thighs, upper back, etc. The fat cells are then processed and purified. Only the healthy and best quality fat cells are transferred to the buttocks via special needles. During the fat transfer procedure, the surgeon will use his sense of aesthetics and artistry and surgical skills to sculpt the booties, so they appear not only projected but also well-formed, natural, voluptuous, and curvaceous. Unfortunately, if you have no excess fat in your body, you will not be qualified for this procedure. As stated above, the fat transfer procedure cannot increase the size of your buttocks to a greater degree. If you want to achieve a mild to moderate projection in your buttocks, the fat transfer will be fine for you. The primary benefit of this kind of procedure is that your buttocks will appear natural, aesthetically appealing, and sexier. Conclusion Whether your butt will look natural after the surgery depends on a number of factors, starting with the type of intervention. In general, the results of the butt implants surgery are not as natural as the results of fat transfer because the former involves inserting artificial devices into your buttocks whereas the latter uses your own body fat to achieve your desired goals. The butt implants are made of semi-solid silicone that imitates the movements and looks of the gluteal muscle and tissue but not as much as your own body fat does. If you want your buttocks to appear completely natural after augmentation, you should go for the fat transfer surgery. However, if your primary goal is to achieve bigger booties, you’ll be fine with the butt implants.