These days, it is not a surprise to see women wanting booty like Kim Kardashian. There are many ways to make your butt bigger naturally, but all such attempts need patience and efforts. So, women who want quick results can opt for the Buttock augmentation procedure. However, before deciding to go under the knife for a bootyful body, it is better to understand the pros and cons of the surgery.
Earlier, we’ve covered a detailed review of the Brazilian butt lift surgery on our blog. Like we said, there are actually two types of surgical procedures to increase your buttocks size. They are:
Butt Implant Surgery: Here, the surgeon inserts a solid elastomeric implants or silicone implants, by making a small incision below your gluteus maximus muscle. In this procedure, the results are exact and permanent.
Butt Enhancement Surgery: This is where the surgeon simply transfers the fat stored in your own body (from other areas) and injects the same into your buttocks. This process is very safe as the fat is taken from your own body. However, the results depend on how your booty reacts to the newly accumulated fat.
So, now you know the differences between the butt enhancement and butt implants.
Silicone Butt Implant Surgery Overview: Pros and Cons
The surgeon will make a small incision, which is usually around 5 to 8 cms, in the buttock crease and then inserts the silicone implants through that incision. In this procedure, you’ll not find any scars and the solid silicone-elastomeric implants doesn’t pose any risk of leakage.
To minimize the complications, there will be an anaesthesiologist along with the surgeon in the operation theatre to perform either a general or local anaesthesia. The duration of the butt implants surgery will take anywhere between 2 to 7 hours and it totally depends on what the patient has requested? Once the surgery is done, you’re advised to take rest for at least a month. Generally, the swelling dies down after 4 to 6 weeks and 6 to 8 months for the full recovery of the tissues that are damaged during the buttocks implant surgery.
Am I Eligible to Undergo Butt Implant Surgery?
The butt implant surgical procedure involves the insertion of silicone implants inside your buttocks muscle. So, unlike the fat transfer procedure (butt enhancement surgery), where only people with a certain amount of fat deposits are eligible, getting the implants doesn’t have any eligibility criteria. It can even be done on individuals who’re skinny.
Are the Butt Implants Safe?
Well, this is a very complicated question as the safety of the procedure completely lies with the doctor you choose. So, it is best to discuss about the pre and post-operation with your doctor before considering this, or any type of surgery for that matter.
Like any other surgery, there is a risk of infection to the wound after the operation is performed. So, it is highly advised to follow the instructions given by your doctor such as caring your buttocks, recovery time etc…
How Much Do Butt Implant Surgery Cost?
There is no such exact cost for the butt implants, as it depends on several factors such as actual surgery cost, consultation fees, anaesthesian fees, in-hospital fees while in the recovery stage, medicines cost post the operation, etc… So, it is recommended to contact a well reputed hospital and ask for a complete package cost.
You might also notice a lot of differences in the butt implants cost from one doctor to another and one country to another. For example, a butt implant surgical procedure in the US, can cost up to $8,000. That is the reason why many people opt for plastic surgery outside the US.
The cost is much cheaper in countries like South America, Eastern Europe and Asia. For example, you can get the buttocks implant surgery under $4300, if you go to Brazil. The same will cost $5000 in India, $5,400 in the Philippines and so on… In this example, the package includes consultation, anaesthesia, the actual surgery, 5-star stay and translator.
How to Select a Surgeon for Butt Implants?
Don’t just go with the price factor before selecting a surgeon! You should also consider several other factors such as
- Is the surgeon from a reputed hospital (accredited institution with board certified specialists)?
- Does he have any prior experience of performing a butt augmentation procedure?
- Will he tackle only cosmetic or even reconstructive surgery?
- Ask for the examples of his previous work?
- Choose a board-certified anaesthesiologist over a nurse anaesthetist (Of course, the price may increase, but you’ll be safe hands)
These are the most important questions you need to get answers to, while choosing a plastic surgeon for performing the butt implants operation. Do note that safety should be your main priority, but not the cost.
Are the Butt Implants Worth?
The results you achieve after the surgery is performed are more or less permanent. So, if you’re looking to give an extra lift to your buttocks, then it is a wise investment. The implants stay longer than the Brazilian butt lift surgery, but the latter is less risky with almost no complications. So, it is up to you now to decide.
Butt Implants Before and After Surgery
Pic credit: Dr.Douglas Senderoff
As a word of caution, it is recommended to opt for booty implants only if really necessary and above all, get it from a certified surgeon. One such example of bad surgery happened in the year 2012. In the below video, you can clearly see that the girl is able to flip her implants like a pancake which shouldn’t happen. The implants should stay in a fixed position and shouldn’t move. So, it is another big disaster of butt implants. Now, the women should undergo another/multiple surgeries in order to get them fixed.
So, my personal suggestion would be to stay away from silicone implants as much as possible and try to follow the natural methods to get the results. They may take time, but are permanent and don’t cause any side effects.