How Often Do You Need to Keep Getting Butt Implants?

I want to get a butt injection or butt implants. Do you have to get them every few months or is it just a one time deal and you have a butt forever?

Doctor Answers 6

Long-term results with butt implants

Butt implants can be performed successfully to create a beautiful augmentation and re-contouring. Once the butt implants are in place and you have successfully recovered, you do not need to get them replaced. Please be very careful with anybody that is offering you butt injections. Here in South Florida, we have commonly seen patients who have received injections by nonmedical people. They discovered only after their injection that they were in fact injected with nonmedical substances such as wax, industrial grade silicone that mechanics use, or even bathroom caulking. Today, there are many good options for butt augmentation. Make sure that you keep your health as your first priority by only working with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has great deal of experience in butt augmentation.

Miami Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Do Butt Implants Last? When Do I Have to Replace Them?

This is a great question as many of patients are very young and they wonder when they will have to change out their implants. Well the good news is that there is currently no recommendation to change out your butt implants. As long as you love them you just keep.

The butt implants are a semi-solid silicone material. This make them very durable so that they can absorb the punishment that are butt takes on a daily basis from sitting and the occasional falls. Because the implant is a semi-solid material the implant does not leak. The implants are extremely durable.

The butt implants have become a great option for patients that are too thin for a Brazilian Butt Lift or want more augmentation than is possible with fat transfer alone. The durability of the implants typically gives patients a result that will last for years to come.

Johnny Franco, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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Butt implants don't usually wear out, but they tend to cause problems!

Although Butt Implants are considered a permanent augmentation of your buttocks, there still can be problems that lead to needing to have them removed. Butt implants are known to have a very high complication rate. They can get infected frequently due to healing problems early after surgery, have large pockets of fluid build up around them (early or later), shift causing asymmetry, rotate, compress your sciatic nerve causing pain down your leg, develop capsular contractures and pain, as well as droop, feel unnatural and sometimes look very unnatural.

If you are considering Fat Grafting (The Brazililan Butt Lift), and are a good candidate for it, I would strongly recommend that procedure over Butt implants. I always counsel my butt Implants at great length as to the many possible complications before I proceed with that procedure. Two of three patients out of ten have to have their implants removed.
I have Never had any fat grafting patients lose all of their fat and have never had to repeat it because the patient was unhappy with their results. It is a MUCH safer procedure when done well.

Do your research!

Daniel P. Markmann, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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Butt Implants: Permanent or Temporary

Butt implants generally last a long time. Occasionally they may need to be repositioned or replaced due to a number of reasons such as malposition or rupture. Butt injections are done using your own fat. The results from this procedure are long lasting; however, only 60-70% of injected fat will actually remain long term.

Jeffrey Weinzweig, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Longevity of Butt (buttock) implants or fat graft injections.

Buttock implants come in many shapes and sizes. Generally once you place them the implants last a long time. However, your body does not. This means that changes in your body shape and constittion may require a change, repositioning, or even removal of the implants. Occasionally implants may fail for a variety of reasons and need removal or replacement.

In regards to injections, I assume you mean fat and this may take more than one initial setting to acheive the degree of correction you seek. However, once you achieve this, the result is generally long lasting. In fact, weight gain may result in enlargement of the fat graft. Althernatively, weight loss may result in decrease in size of the grafts as well

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Buttock Implants Longevity

Unlike breast implants, buttock implants are made to be permanent because they are made of semi-solid soft silicone rubber not silicone gel.

On the other hand, it is not recommended to inject anything into the buttock for augmentation unless is it is your own fat.  Autologous fat transfer does work but most patients do not have enough fat for this procedure because about 60+% melts away after the first year.  Best of luck...RAS


Ryan Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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