Gluteal (Butt) Implants Overview

Individuals who wish to change or enhance the shape of their buttocks can benefit from a surgical procedure called buttock augmentation. This is made possible with the use of gluteal or butt implants. The procedure can augment the gluteus maximus muscle area in order to create a shape that is more desirable. As the buttocks do not easily enlarge or take shape by weight lifts or diet, the use of butt implants is an excellent option to enhance the appearance, size, and/or shape of the buttocks.

When it comes to butt augmentation, you have the option to choose butt implants or micro fat grafting as your method of choice for the enlargement of the buttocks. Micro fat grafting is the most popular method for butt enlargement. Nevertheless, it’s easy for patients to obtain a more desirable shape and size of their buttocks with butt implants, as they are extremely soft and solid.

Your Consultation

Every successful plastic surgery starts with an effective consultation. Butt augmentation using butt implants is not an exception. A consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to determine if augmenting your buttocks using butt implants is suitable for you.

At Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa in Vernon Hills, we offer consultations to anyone who desires to learn more about butt implants and other options for buttock augmentation. To schedule a private appointment with our doctors, please call our Vernon Hills practice.

During your consultation, be prepared to discuss why you want to get butt implants, your expectations, and your desired aesthetic goals. Your medical history will also be part of your evaluation, which includes pre-existing health issues, current medical conditions, past medical treatments, and drug allergies. Your surgeon will also ask you about the medications you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. Your doctor will ask about your alcohol, tobacco, and drug usage as well.

Furthermore, your surgeon will evaluate your overall health to identify any potential factors that could raise the level of surgical risks.

Lastly, your surgeon will take photographs, discuss your options of butt implants, and create a tailored treatment plan suitable for you.

The Procedure

For butt augmentation using butt implants, the surgeon will insert the implants through an incision that is made in the fold beneath each buttock cheek, and they are put between the muscle and the bone.

For butt augmentation using micro fat grafting, the patient needs to have enough extra fat in areas such as the hips, lower back, thighs, flanks, or abdomen. The excess fat will be removed with a low-vacuum, gentle liposuction tool called a cannula (thin tube), which will protect the living fat cells. The fat is then purified and is inserted into the layers of the buttocks through a small 1/8” incision, which distributes tiny droplets of fat throughout the tissues, ensuring that each cell has access to a good blood supply.

Your Recovery

Butt augmentation is relatively an easy procedure. However, it’s still essential that you follow the recovery instructions provided by your surgeon. Following your post-operative recovery, you may be permitted to go home. Your surgeon will provide you with unique recovery instructions, depending on the type of procedure you have chosen.

For butt implants, you may need to wear compression garments for two to three weeks to help the implants settle into their normal position. The results will be more noticeable within three months.

For butt augmentation using micro fat grafting, you will need to limit prolonged sitting for at least two weeks to avoid damaging the fat.

You will be provided with in-depth information on how to help you heal properly, and following them is the key to your surgery success.

Before and After Pictures

See how butt implants can transform the shape and size of your buttocks by looking at our before and after photos of past patients.

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Consultation with Vernon Hills, North Shore and Chicago Gluteal Implants Doctor

If you would like to learn more butt implants, or other buttock augmentation options, call now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leonard Lu at (847) 367-8815. We are conveniently located at 230 Center Drive, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061.