What Are the Benefits of a Butt Augmentation?
Butt augmentation can help patients to:
- Achieve a fuller, rounder, and perkier butt
- Enhance the appearance of an hourglass shape
- Improve the harmony of the buttocks with the rest of the body
- Broaden their wardrobe options
Am I a Candidate for Butt Augmentation?
Butt augmentation is a body contouring procedure that enhances the shape, size, and firmness of the buttocks.
Patients interested in a butt augmentation should:
- Desire a larger and firmer butt
- Be in good overall health
- Not have any previous medical conditions that could hinder their healing
- Not smoke
- Have realistic expectations of their results
Are you a candidate for butt augmentation? Call Dr. Agullo at (915) 590-7900 to set up a consultation.
What Is the Butt Augmentation Consultation Like?
Your butt augmentation surgery will be personalized to fit your needs and goals. Therefore, your consultation with Dr. Agullo is an essential part of the surgical process.
During your consultation, Dr. Agullo will:
- Discuss your wishes and expectations for butt enhancement
- Evaluate your skin and muscle laxity
- Suggest additional techniques that may provide optimal results
- Take measurements and photos
If you and Dr. Agullo determine that you are a good candidate for butt augmentation, Dr. Agullo will create an individualized plan for your treatment. Our staff will also go over the cost of your butt augmentation procedure and provide you with instructions on how to prepare for your surgery.
How Is Butt Augmentation Performed?
Butt enhancement can be performed using one or a combination of the following methods:
Fat Transfer/Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
A Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) utilizes fat transfer to add volume to the buttocks. The fat transfer technique consists of three steps. First, excess fat is removed from one area of the body using liposuction techniques. The fat is then cleansed and prepared for injection. Lastly, the purified fat is gently and strategically injected into the buttocks.
This technique is popular because it offers a natural-looking augmentation and includes body contouring with liposuction. Patients must have sufficient excess fat in another area of their body for a butt augmentation with fat transfer.
Butt augmentation using implants consists of inserting solid silicone butt implants to enhance the volume and shape of the buttocks. A small and inconspicuous incision is made just below the tailbone, and the implants are inserted inside the gluteus muscle. This technique offers dramatically fuller and rounder results that look and feel more toned and firm. Because the implants are inside the muscle, they will not droop or flip.
Composite Buttock Augmentation
This technique uses a combination of buttock implants and fat transfer (BBL) to achieve buttock projection, fuller laterals, and more voluminous hips. This is a new method for gluteal reshaping that seeks to use the best of both worlds: the reliable core projection of an implant combined with the natural appearance and feel of fat. Patients benefit from achieving more projection than attainable with fat transfer alone.
Butt Lift With Augmentation
With this procedure combination, the goal is to correct sagging in the buttocks area and add volume. A thong-type incision is used to lift the butt tissues and remove excess skin just above the buttocks. A local flap of the patient’s tissue, fat injections, or implants can be used to add butt volume. This technique is ideal for patients with evident skin and fat sagging in the buttocks.
How Should I Prepare for My Butt Augmentation?
Being properly prepared for your procedure can help you have a smooth and quick recovery with reduced risks.
Before your butt augmentation, you should:
- Stop smoking for at least six weeks
- Avoid medications and supplements that could thin the blood for at least two weeks
- Arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and assist you
- You will need assistance for at least the first 24 hours after your procedure
- Do not eat or drink after midnight the day of your butt augmentation surgery
- Be sure to bring all important documents and identification with you on the day of the procedure
Other Butt Augmentation Concerns
Is Butt Augmentation Painful?
During your procedure, general anesthesia will be used to ensure your comfort. Following the procedure, it is normal to experience some bruising, swelling, and soreness. These symptoms can usually be treated with over-the-counter pain medication.
What Can I Expect From Butt Augmentation Recovery?
Following the procedure, you will need to use compression garments and a special seat. You may experience some bruising and swelling, which will begin to subside after two weeks. Most patients can return to normal activities after two weeks, but Brazilian Butt Lift patients should continue to avoid putting pressure directly on the butt for several weeks. The swelling will continue to diminish over the next few months.
When Will I See My Butt Augmentation Results?
With all butt augmentation techniques, some swelling will obscure the final results of the procedure for a couple of weeks. Final results are usually visible about one month after the procedure. Brazilian Butt Lift patients will experience partial absorption of the grafted fat during the first few months, but the fat that remains after that point is generally permanent.
Will My Butt Augmentation Leave Scars?
The amount of scarring you experience following your butt augmentation will depend on the technique that you choose. Butt augmentation through fat transfer uses smaller incisions than augmentation with implants or with a lift. Dr. Agullo is always sure to put an effort toward placing and closing incisions with great care so they are discreet and heal well.
Before & After
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What Are Some Frequently Asked Questions About Butt Augmentation?
You won’t be able to sit down immediately after the procedure, and sitting on the buttocks should be avoided as much as possible for at least the first two weeks. This is especially important for patients who undergo the fat transfer technique for butt augmentation. You will be provided with a BBL pillow so that you can sit on your thighs and leave pressure off of the buttocks.
Butt augmentation surgery takes about two to three hours to complete, but time will vary depending on the technique used and if any other cosmetic surgeries are combined with the procedure.
During your consultation, you will get a chance to share your goals with Dr. Agullo, and after giving you an examination, he will be able to give you advice as to which option would be best for you.
These butt enhancement procedures will achieve an hourglass shape. Patients looking for an even smaller waist will often undergo tummy tuck surgery to slim the midsection with a triple plication internal corset and breast augmentation surgery to increase their breast size. This combination of procedures is ideal for getting the coveted hourglass body shape.
Yes! Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, can also be used to enhance and rejuvenate various other areas of the body. Options include fat transfer breast augmentation for a subtle increase in breast volume and facial fat transfer to fill wrinkles and hollows in the face. Fat can be used in almost all parts of the body, such as in the thighs to balance the buttock augmentation, the calves for more definition, and even the labia majora for a more youthful appearance.
While the buttock augmentation procedure may improve the appearance of cellulite, it doesn’t always correct it. In these cases, we use Cellfina® to break the bands that are pulling on the skin that create the unsightly divots. In some cases, Cellfina® can be performed at the same time as buttock augmentation. In other cases, Dr. Agullo will advise that you wait at least three months after the buttock augmentation procedure to undergo Cellfina® treatment.
While most patients are extremely happy with their results, there are some whose butt enhancement expectations were not met. As with all procedures, there is also a risk of complications with butt augmentation. Dr. Agullo is experienced in butt augmentation revision to improve the contours of your butt after your initial surgery if you’re dissatisfied with your results or experience complications.
Interested in Butt Augmentation in El Paso?
If you want to learn more about Dr. Agullo’s butt augmentation, contact his office by calling (915) 590-7900. Dr. Agullo offers the butt augmentation for patients in El Paso, Texas, and the greater El Paso area.
Since butt augmentation is one of the most common procedures Dr. Agullo performs, you are sure to catch the full transformation live on Snapchat or on Instagram @RealDrWorldWide on any given day! #StayBeautiful