Butt augmentation surgery, also known as Brazilian butt lift surgery, is a procedure performed to reshape the butt area to provide the patient with a more shaped, fuller and steeper buttock.
The fact that a smooth and full butt is often seen as a symbol of femininity and attraction has made this surgery increasingly popular around the world in the last decade.
Two methods are most commonly used for this;
The first is augmentation using your own natural fat tissue, and the second is augmentation with a silicone buttock prosthesis. Which method will be applied is decided after the surgeon evaluates the patient during the patient consultation. Generally, in those who have sufficient body fat tissue, augmentation is performed using the person’s own fat. However, if the person does not have enough fat tissue, then augmentation with a silicone buttock prosthesis is preferred.
Who are the suitable candidates?
If you have a small butt according to your body lines and you want your butt to look fuller and more balanced
If your butt shape is very flat, square and you want a more defined and younger look
If the weight loss and aging process has caused sagging, flattening and loosening on your butt
If your clothes or swimsuit no longer fit properly on your body, if you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and have realistic expectations, you may be a suitable candidate for buttock augmentation surgery.
Along with this surgery, tummy tuck, thigh lift, liposuction or breast augmentation surgeries can also be performed in combination.
What is the operation process like?
Buttock augmentation surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It usually takes 2-3 hours. If the silicone prosthesis method is used, small plastic tubes, called drains, are placed as a safety precaution to expel the fluids that may accumulate inside after the surgery. Drains are removed after 3-5 days. In addition, a special corset is worn for 8 weeks to protect the new butt shape. The patient is hosted in the hospital for one night. Fatigue and mild pain are conditions that can be seen after surgery and can be greatly reduced with appropriate medications. As the swelling decreases, the new butt shape becomes more prominent after 3-6 months and takes its final shape.
If the fat injection method was used, the patient can return to work after 10-14 days. However, you are asked to use a pillow while sitting so that there is no pressure on the surgical site. You can fully return to your normal age within 8 weeks.
If the silicone prosthesis method is used, the patient can return to work within 2-3 weeks. However, in this method, you are asked to use a pillow while sitting so that there is no pressure on the surgical area. At the end of the 3rd week it is allowed to sit and drive using a pillow. After 8-10 weeks, you can fully return to exercise and physical activities.
Does it leave permanent marks?
Depending on the method to be used:
Fat injection method
The scars of liposuction cannulas, which are used to remove and deliver subcutaneous fat, are very small and do not leave a specific scar.
Silicone prosthesis method
There is only a scar between the butt cheeks.
Are the results permanent?
Under normal circumstances, the results of your buttock augmentation surgery take quite a long time. When fat is transferred with a successful fat injection, the injected fat usually stays there for the rest of your life. If a silicone prosthesis is used, it can remain for years without removal unless there are any late complications.
Although butt augmentation surgery is performed to correct and shape your buttock shape, it is very important to change your lifestyle, eat healthy and exercise in order to maintain its new shape for a long time.