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Can Botox Be Used for Buttocks Enlargement?

If so, how safe is it?

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Botox not for the backside

No. Botox cannot be used for buttock enlargement! It works by inhibiting muscle action rather than adding volume. If this procedure has been suggested to you, beware the person who would try to use Botox in this manner.

Fat transfer is the way to go, and save Botox for above the shoulders.

Baton Rouge Dermatologic Surgeon

7414 Picardy Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Botox for the buttocks is an urban myth

Dear Astar

Not sure where this one got started. BOTOX does not shape the buttock. Sorry. For this fat, implants, and less practically, fillers. Beware that there are lay injectors out there who inject silicone oil into the tush to shape it. The consequeses of this type of treatment are devistating. If you are interested in butt shaping, I recommend that you start with the gym and a counselling session with a regisered dietitian.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 21 reviews

9001 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Botox is not a Filler

Botox should not be used for volume addition anywhere, especially in the body.

Volume fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Radiesse can be used to add volume to the face.

For body enhancement, implants or fat injections are traditionally used.

Best of Luck!

Richard W. Westreich, MD
Manhattan Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

969 Park Avenue
Manhattan, NY 10028

Botox for Buttock enlargement

Botox is specifically used to paralyze muscles. It does not cause enlargement of any area it is injected into. The best thing for buttock enhancement is probably fat injections or implants.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

1049 Fifth Ave
New York, NY 10028

It's Botox not Buttox!

Botox, not to to be confused with Buttocks, is not a filler it is a chemodenervation agent meaning it weakens muscles. If injected into the buttocks it would most likely a saggy butt.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Botox for buttocks

I can't imagine Botox being used in the buttocks for anything. Fat transfer is the most common modality for enlargement of the buttocks. Hope this helps.

Dr. Singer

Elan B. Singer, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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120 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022

Fat transfer, not Botox, is a good way to augment your buttocks

Botox will not augment anything, except, perhaps, the income of the provider that suggested Botox for buttocks enlargement to you.

Your own fat can be used to augment the buttocks. A procedure called fat transfer or lipo-augmentation can be done to enhance the appearance and projection of both the buttocks and the breast.

Botox is a neuro-toxin, and is used to relax skeletal muscles of the face in order to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Scott C. Sattler, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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4915 25 th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Botox for Buttocks Enlargement

There is no indication for Botox Cosmetic injection into the buttocks. Botox works by paralyzing the underlying muscles in the face to smooth out wrinkles in the overlying skin. Injecting Botox into the buttocks would have no effect on lifting the butt or adding volume - It may make you walk funny, however. Other things can be injected into the buttocks, such as fat grafts. Good luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

10 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022

You might be confusing fillers with Botox

My suspicion is you are confusing "fillers" (Juvederm, Radiesse, Restylane) with Botox. Botox paralyses muscles to limit your ability to form lines. Fillers do just that, fill lines.

In answer to what I think is your question...fillers can be used to augment the butt, but the volumes needed would be very high and likely cost prohibitive.

Robert Frank, MD
Munster Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 19 reviews

931 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321

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