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Buttock augmentation

Buttock augmentation is a procedure designed to round, accentuate, and slightly enlarge the buttocks. Buttock augmentation can be performed by injection of patient’s own fat (Brazilian butt-lift), or adding special implants.


Fat is taken with a special cannula using a negative pressure. In the case of fat grafting, adipose cells are taken manually with a syringe so the cells are less traumatized and are more likely to remain viable. Subsequently, fat cells are carefully prepared for transplantation: they are washed and separated from tissue fluid. Tissue ready for grafting is injected and spread evenly under the skin and into the muscles. The volume of fat that can be injected in the buttocks ranges from 200-600 cc. Of course, the greater the amount of tissue transplanted, the less likely it will all survive.

Small incisions in between the buttocks are made in order for the buttocks to be enhanced with implants. The implants are placed into “pockets” formed in the gluteal muscles. Finally, the tissues are closed by suturing.
  Buttock augmentation  
  Buttock implant in muscle pocket  

Operation risks

Graft reabsorption is the main adverse effect of the Brazilian butt-lift. However, depending on the fat harvesting technique, the care taken in injecting it, and the individual patient’s characteristics up to 90% of graft volume can remain. Other complications, such as infection, bleeding and tissue fluid accumulation are relatively rare (1-5%).

In some cases buttock augmentation with implants may cause hematoma, tissue fluid accumulation, and wound dehiscence.

Other possible adverse reactions should be discussed with the plastic surgeon during the consultation.

Postoperative period

Usually patients get back to work after 1-2 weeks. We recommend patients avoid strenuous physical activity and sitting directly on the buttocks for 3-4 weeks.

The cosmetic effect of buttock augmentation is long lasting, but to a large extent it depends on the patient’s lifestyle, diet and physical activity.
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