Which procedure would you recommend; Butt Implants or Brazilian Butt Lift? (photo)

Based on my pictures, what procedure do you recommend for butt augmentation? I am looking into butt implants, I do want a prominent butt, something like a Kim Kardashian butt. I do not think that I have enough fat to do any fat transfers. My budget it $10,000.

Doctor Answers (4)

Buttock Implants

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Based on the pictures posted, I do not believe you have enough fat for Brazilian butt Lift.

The only other method available is a buttock implant.

Butt implants must be put under the muscle.The difference between Brazilian Butt Lift and implants, is that implants may require surgery in the future.


Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

Buttocks Augmentation Options

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Off hand I completey agree that you are a much better candidate for buttock implants.

 

Having said that, allow me to share with you some information that you may not hear elsewhere. There are only two proven safe and relatively effective methods for Buttock Augmentation and Hip Augmentation: 1) Autologous Fat Transfer (using your own fat, transferring from one area of the body to the other) and 2) Buttock/Hip Implants (semi-solid silicone rubber implants that cannot rupture &/or leak). Both are very good options so what it comes down to, like any surgery, is proper patient selection. Indeed because at least 50+ % of the fat transferred will melt away within a year, most patients are not good candidates because they lack an adequate amount of fat to harvest. Although using your own fat is relatively safe, the one serious complication that can rarely (< 1%) happen is "fat embolism" in which some of the fat gets into the blood stream and travels up into the lungs, heart, and/or brain causing serious problems. This complication is more likely to happen with the larger amount of fat being transferred. This can also happen when using fillers like PMMA and hyaluronic acids. Also fillers, when injected in large quantities, have a relatively high tendency to migrate away from the original area they were placed and tend to stimulate a lot of inflammation and subsequent scar tissue/hardening.

 

Thus buttock/hip implants become a very good, safe, and long term reliable option for most patients seeking buttock augmentation (at least in my practice). I prefer to insert the buttock implants through a single 2 ½ inch long incision over the tailbone (concealed within the crevice between the buttock cheeks) and the hip implants through a ~ 1 inch incision just below the beltline above the hip region. The buttock implant should always be placed under or within the gluteus maximus muscle. In this position, the implant is less palpable, less visible, and does not sag or shift/migrate over time unlike implants placed on top of the muscle. Therefore it is extremely important to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this procedure. And in this case too, at least in my surgical practice, the infection rate is minimized to ~5%. Hope this helps…RAS

 

Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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