I'm Wondering if Butt Implants Are Good? (photo)

I'm 5'9, 110 pounds and I already have a nice round butt but I want to feel comfortable in form fitting dresses and have it be noticed in yoga pants. I don't have boobs so I just want a nice big round but. Are but implants a good idea or no? Am I gonna scar? Will you be able to see then when I bend over? Does it still move? Is it hard? Does it look fake? Will they turn out bad just so many questions please help(: Thank you

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I'm Wondering if Butt Implants Are Good?

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Intramuscular implants can improve volume by 400 cc or so, depending upon the size of the individual. A significant amount above this volume compromises healing by creating more tension on the healing incision.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Butt implants

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Dear Sarahmelody,

   Thank you for submitting your pictures. From your pictures, you appear to be ideal candidate for the butt implants surgery. You have a beautiful body but with under projected butt. Silicone implants are oval or round and very soft. I prefer the oval because the anatomical shape of the butt is oval.  I place them on top of the muscle and under the fascia . It is a natural plane unlike the intra muscular plane. It is also less painful, recovery is faster and there are less complications. In most of the patients the implants are not palpable or barely palpable. In a person like you, it will feel like a tightened muscle since the implants are very soft. The implants are not visible and the butt looks real. One of my patients says that her boyfriend does not know that she has implants. The implants size is determined by your desire and butt measurments. Consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who does a lot of butt implants surgery.

                  Best of luck,

                                        Dr Widder

Buttock Augmentation Options

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In general and based on your photos, Buttock implants are your only reliable option.

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. Another tip is that if you gain weight for the procedure, the fat that you lose first when you go back down to your baseline weight after surgery is in fact that fat that you originally gained and transferred into your buttocks...so don't fall victim to this recommendation.  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%. Glad to help… @drryanstanton

Ryan A. Stanton, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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