Health centers perform butt aesthetics, enlargement, or erectile surgeries to provide a beautiful buttocks appearance. The need for buttocks augmentation can occur for various reasons. People who are not satisfied with the appearance may apply to this type of plastic surgery.

In addition to genetic factors, the buttocks region is the body area that is constantly exposed to gravity. The periods after birth, rapid weight loss, and diet programs affect this area.  

Buttocks augmentation is not just making the butt bigger. It is to correct and reshape the hip area. Here, the volume is redistributed and the unattractive area and moved to a more pleasant curved position. From this perspective, even a patient with overweight becomes a candidate. 

The question is no longer who is a candidate for butt enlargement surgery, but rather which enlargement procedure is the best choice for a particular patient. Liposuction is used for reshaping, and fat transportation is used to distribute the weight. You should consult to your doctor to determine the type of method.  

It is essential to have an excellent knowledge of anatomy and aesthetics to correct the body contours. We can all perceive a beautiful butt, but turning this aesthetic into surgical results is not easy. In order to be successful in ideal surgical design and obtain good results, we must first understand the perfect look. 

Buttocks augmentation planning

To assess the hip, it helps divide it into four separate parts by drawing a line down from the butt’s center. In the ideal butt, there is an equal volume on both sides of this line. It has the shape of a soccer ball; only the base part is slightly wider.

To calculate the volume distribution, a horizontal line is drawn right in the middle, dividing the butt into four equal parts. The ideal butt also has equal volumes above and below this horizontal line. When deciding the best procedure for a particular patient, it is necessary to evaluate all four parts.

In this assessment, there are three other regions that are important.

  • Mid waist gulp; Having a V-shaped groove in the middle of the waist enhances the butt’s visuality. The fact that this area is raised can cause the butt to look flat and not dislocated, especially from the side view. Therefore, while planning the buttocks augmentation surgery, the doctor should consider these aspects carefully.
  • Bottom butt-inner leg fold; The inner gluteal fold-leg junction should create a diamond-shaped cavity. This is the butt aesthetic trick. The lower inner gluteal fold and the inner leg become more integrated; the 45-degree bevel line leaves it in a more horizontal position. Consequently, this causes the diamond-shaped cavity to become a straight line.
  • Butt side-hip joint; There is no pit in the aesthetic butt in the middle of the outer line. In fact, varying degrees of pitting are encountered in this region, and treatment of these areas with injection creates a better aesthetic result.

Types of buttocks augmentation

There are various types of buttocks augmentation for a good-looking hip area. You can find the most common applications below.

Buttocks augmentation with fat injection

As you can anticipate, every patient’s wishes and goals are different. A patient’s anatomy can often limit the amount of enlargement, depending on the relaxation of the muscle and skin. 

However, in general, 400 to 1100 cc of transferable fat is required for each gluteal area for fat gluteal augmentation. Therefore, the larger the area, the greater the volume needed. 

The total amount that can be placed depends on the size of the gluteal muscle as well as the degree of looseness of the muscle and skin.

Buttocks augmentation with aquafilling

If patients want a non-surgical method for buttocks augmentation, they can get good results with an aquafilling application. The advantage of this method is that patients do not have periods of surgery or recovery. It is also a solid advantage that the applied filler remains for 5-8 years.

On the other hand, the disadvantage is that the cost increases in patients who want excessive fullness. Patients are happy with the application of 150 + 150 gr aquafilling most frequently. Patients who wish to this method mustn’t expect exaggerated buttocks augmentation.

Buttocks augmentation with a silicone implant

There are three main issues to decide when choosing implants: shape, size, and texture. The most common shapes are anatomical, oval, and round ones. Moreover, the content of implant is usually a silicone gel.

The shape depends mainly on the butt. Each implant has different texture dynamics and responds very differently to magnification. In subfascial placement, the tissues are more flexible but thinner. If the implants are chosen incorrectly, they can become manually tactile with visible edges. Generally, doctors apply anatomical implants more as they give the butt a more natural and aesthetic appearance.

Buttocks augmentation surgery

The procedure is performed in the operating room with general anesthesia. Doctors place the prepared anatomical prosthesis with the plump line down, which has a midline skin covering feature as well. Besides, side flaps in the cut line should be sutured to the base tissue to prevent seroma formation.

After buttocks augmentation surgery

Doctors recommend that for the first 2 to 3 weeks, the patient should not sit down, lie on his stomach, and stand prone while resting. The patient can go for short walks around the house. However, it is asked to limit their activities to avoid wound friction and trauma.

The patient is closely monitored, but is not allowed to sit or drive for at least two more weeks until the wound is in balance. In the third week of surgery, doctors will allow the patient to sit down and drive.

The patient can usually return to work within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery. Returning to the gym depends on the condition of the wound. If everything goes as planned, the patient can resume their exercises 6 weeks after the operation. 

Buttocks augmentation postoperative recovery

The doctor discharges the patient the day after the surgery. Drains are usually removed approximately 1 week after surgery, with less than 25 ml of drainage every 24 hours. The patient uses oral antibiotics during this period. The doctor conducts follow-up checks at 3-4 day intervals after surgery.