At present the safest and most predictable way to enhance the contour and size of the gluteal area is by butt augmentation also know as gluteal augmentation. There are 2 types of buttocks augmentation, either by lifting using patients own fats or by surgical enlargement through an incision using preformed synthetic implant material.
The most common type of gluteal or buttocks augmentation is through a procedure called fat injection. This is also known as Brazilian Butt Lift, it involves and combines liposuction procedure around the buttocks area, such as the abdomen, thighs and back for the harvest of the fats. The fat is then process and purified before it is re-injected. This is why the procedure is also called fat transfer, fat injection and fat grafting.
Another way of enhancing the buttocks area is by the use of gluteal implants. This implants are much stronger than the usual breast implants, this made of an elastomer that does not leak. The implants are placed using a small incision through the fold between the gluteal cheek. It is placed between the gluteal muscles. And occupies the upper portion of the buttock. The incision scar will normally heal with the fold that is barely visible.
Any procedure be it surgical or not, has its inherent risks and complication. This is why, patients should be properly selected and thoroughly prepared prior to surgery be it a minor or major procedure. With this patient’s health is not compromise and results are maximize. For gluteal augmentation, the most common complication is seroma fluid accumulation. This is the fluid accumulation in the pocket were the implants were place. This may lead to dehiscence or gaping of the incision scar with leak of fluids. This may persist for weeks or months depending on the severity of the condition.
Any cosmetic procedure, like butt augmentation surgery involves many choices. The first and most important is selecting a surgeon. Your surgeon should have at least completed 5 to 7 years of surgical training. He or she is trained and experienced in all plastic surgery procedure, including breast, body, face and reconstruction. Your surgeon should be able to operate in accredited medical facilities. And most importantly he or she, should be board certified in his or her surgical specialty.