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Interested in buttock augmentation? Have you looked at the before and after pictures from a Brazilian Butt Lift and wondered if that could be you? Have you worked on your glutes for months at the gym with no noticeable changes? Many aspects of our bodies can change through diet and exercise, but sometimes, the muscle and contour cannot be developed as planned. Sometimes genetics and other factors outway hard work and the right exercises. Luckily, there are other options to achieve your desired look if diet and exercise haven’t sufficed. 

Buttock augmentation may be a surgical option. With advances in plastic surgery, there are more options than ever before to help you achieve your dream body. Buttock augmentation may be a good fit if you have been hoping to enhance your buttocks and have seen minimal results through other means. 

Since it is a surgical procedure, do all the research you can beforehand. You should know four things before going in for a buttock augmentation consultation. 

1. The Difference Between a BBL and Implants

There are two main options to change the shape of the buttocks, implants and a Brazilian Butt Lift (also called an autologous fat transfer). 

Buttock implants involve having a solid silicone implant placed in the area to add more shape and volume. They will usually produce a more rounded look. A Brazilian Butt Lift, or BBL, includes liposuction to harvest the fat from other areas of the body and transfers the fat to the buttocks. This can create a more natural contour and lift. A BBL may be ideal for those who also want to slim their waist and other areas of the body simultaneously.

Some people may be under the impression that you cannot get a BBL if you are too slender. This is generally untrue since fat can be stored through the body from spots like the lower back, flanks and arms. It offers a more natural look in comparison to implants. However, if you’re interested in a BBL and don’t have enough fat to harvest, your surgeon will suggest you gain some weight before the surgery so that enough fat can be removed for buttock augmentation.

A BBL does include some risks because of where fat is being injected. There is the possibility it could be injected into a vein, causing a clot. If you are going to a licensed professional, they will discuss all the risks and know proper techniques to minimize those risks – you should feel confident they know what they’re doing. 

Implants can offer a wide range of size options and may be an easier option for those with very little body fat – and may be the only option. On occasion, they can come with more complications and may not look as natural. It is possible for implants to become displaced in the body, making the look less natural and creating awkward-looking movements. Implants are also foreign objects being placed in the body, so you can form a scar around the implants, causing them to feel hard. However, these are rare occurrences, and your plastic surgeon will discuss all risks and should ease any worries during your consultation. 

Both options come with risks and rewards. However, the procedure you want will depend on your desired results. A licensed plastic surgeon will be able to guide you through the specifics of each procedure, so you know what to expect and which option is right for you. 

2. Body Proportions Matter

When you are first finding images of your ideal body or the buttocks you want to model yours after, consider how you currently look. Some people may want a bigger size than what will work for their frame. You want to think about how buttock augmentation will look on your body shape. 

Your desired look should be built around your specific body type. Do not assume that one look fits all when it comes to buttock augmentation. Something that looks good on one body size may be completely out of proportion on another body frame. Buttock augmentation can be curated for you. Your body is unique and your buttock augmentation results should be just as unique to your body frame. 

Consider how this will fit your body as a whole. It won’t just change the profile or look of one part of you, but your entire body. Your overall appearance will be enhanced by being proportional, not by having one exaggerated feature.

The body also changes a lot. Do you know how your body may change? Have you tried other ways to enhance your body previously, through things like diet and exercise? Do you expect a lot of weight changes in the future? If you are planning to lose weight, do so before you decide how you want your buttocks augmentation to look. 

It is difficult to decide on the right size and scale when your body is still changing. If you land at your desired weight and can maintain that, you will have a better idea of what might need work and how. The body can change in unexpected ways, especially when it comes to weight gain and weight loss. 

If you aren’t sure what size would look best, consult with a licensed professional. A plastic surgeon can offer suggestions and show you all the possibilities you can consider so you can make an educated decision. Any buttock augmentation requires medical work and should be given a lot of thought. 

3. Lasting Results

A BBL will provide permanent results. Silicone implants can last over ten years when the procedure is done correctly and heals properly. This is ideal for people looking for lasting results thereby, giving them the new body they’ve always wanted. Buttock augmentation can boost self-esteem, allow someone to gain more confidence, and improve someone’s view of themself.

While buttock augmentation is permanent or long-lasting, it can be altered if you are not happy with the results, but it can be difficult and costly to fix. One should assume going in, that this will alter how your body looks for the rest of your life, and reversing it will be difficult. If you aren’t sure about the procedure, you should make sure you can come to a confident decision before scheduling surgery. You want to think over the procedure and take your time deciding which one would best suit you and how you want to look. 

This is another crucial reason for considering your entire body and proportions. The impacts are lasting, so you want this procedure done on a body you expect to have for a long time. If you gain or lose a bit of weight, that won’t make a huge difference. If your weight changes dramatically, it will impact how your augmentation looks and fits on your body. If you don’t plan on maintaining an active lifestyle and aren’t done having kids yet, you may want to rethink your decision or hold off on moving forward with the procedure for a bit.

Think about what you will be comfortable with in the long term and how you want your body to look several years from now. These kinds of thoughts will help you determine the right, long-lasting look for you. 

4. The Doctor Makes a Difference 

If you are unsure about any step in the process, you should be able to turn to your doctor for help or input. Choosing a well-trained, licensed professional who you trust can make all the difference in making the right choice for your body. A good plastic surgeon will help you consider your proportions and ensure the procedure is exactly what you want before moving forward. 

Both the BBL and implants involve risks and recovery time. Working with a trusted surgeon will ensure you heal properly and know how to best treat your body before and after. They can help you decide on the right procedure for your body and ensure you remain safe. 

It is important you do not have buttock augmentation performed in a non-medical facility. It is difficult to know what you will be receiving in these types of environments – and often the outcomes can be disastrous. These types of procedures are unfortunately common in certain regions and can permanently disfigure patients. 

Choose someone who is both licensed and experienced so you know you are getting advice and assistance from a professional. With such a lasting procedure, it is important you work with someone you trust and can speak to about all your reservations and desired results. 

A Body and Buttocks You Love

Choosing to go for buttock augmentation can be exciting and offer a way to achieve your dream body. But you need to make sure you’ve thought through all aspects of the procedure. Both BBL and implants are serious medical procedures and you need to know all the risks and benefits before going in. 

Spend some time with your body and think about how you could see it changing for the better. Do you want more shape? More lifted buttocks? Or do you want to add more volume in certain spots to fit your natural figure better? There are many things to consider, but if you do your due diligence, you’ll end up with results you love. 
Finding a doctor you trust and know has your best interest at heart is crucial to the process. If you’re looking for a well-trained professional with many years of experience, look no further than  Leif Rogers, MD. The team at Leif Roger’s office is trained and experienced to work with you and help you achieve your body goals. Schedule a consultation today to learn more about what you could have done and how you could change your look to something you love today.

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