This surgery is designed to reshape the size of their buttocks and so give them a firmer appearance and aesthetics.

Gluteal Augmentation

There are two types of surgery for gluteal augmentation:

  1. With the placement of a specially made silicone implant.
  2. By fact transfer. Fat that is obtained by liposuction is injected back in the buttocks. Each method has its pros and cons.

Fat transfer: Ideal when you have in mind liposuction performed elsewhere in the body, and the desired gluteal augmentation is not too large.

Fat Lipoinjection

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
Previously rendered fat is used, so it combines well with liposuction procedures. It’s own tissue, so there is no rejection, and has the added cost of an implant.
The injected volume can vary because not all survive fat (ie, part of the fat it’s burning “). Generally it is expected that between 20 and 60% of the injected volume is absorbed or lost.

Buttock Implant: Ideal when there is not enough fat to use and the desired increase volume is considerable (very thin patients or very atrophic buttocks).

Buttock Implant

Perfect for patients who do not have enough body fat to obtain by liposuction, and whom the desired augment is greater than what can be obtained with only fat.

  • Advantages
  • Disadvantages
The desired size is easily and predictably obtained by placing an implant.
Placement of any type of implant inside of the human body has the potential risk of needing removal, replacement or reoperation in the future. The added cost of the implant is a factor.

In either case, the operation is done in an operating room, under regional or general anesthesia. Most cases are outpatient, so you can go home the same day. About two weeks recovery time should be expected for daily activities, and no exercising should be done before 1 to 2 months.