Butt Implants or Butt Lift – What’s best for you?

Envious of JLo and her curvaceous rounded butt? If you thought that to strut a behind like hers you would need to put in hours in the gym to no end, it is not true. A well rounded butt like hers is the result of plastic surgery. There are a couple of options to consider when it comes to augmenting the butt, like butt implants and butt lift. We tell you about the options and details so that you can decide if you want to go in for butt implants or butt lift.

Butt Implants Overview

Butt implants are the answer to many a women’s desire to have a rounded posterior and a shapely curvature. The implants that are used to augment the butt are made of solid silicone. But it does not feel hard or artificial. The augmented butt, made in a shape that you want appears natural and firm.

Butt Implant Candidate

The first step is to go through your medical history with the board certified plastic surgeon to make sure that you are fit enough for the surgery. If you are looking for an enhancement in the shape of your butt, then you are a candidate for the surgery.

Butt Implant Consultation and cost 

During the consultation, talk to the surgeon about what you want the end result to be, discuss the risks and cost involved and the kind of shape that you want to achieve. The place where the implant will be placed will be decided based on the shape you desire. The average cost of butt implant surgery is $8000.

Butt Implants Procedure and Risks

Butt Implants Procedure and Risks

The procedure involves making an incision in the butt into which the surgeon creates a gap to slide in the silicone implant. The implant is inserted such that it is placed between the muscle and the fat in the butt. The surgery is performed under anesthesia and takes about 2-3 hours.

Like all other plastic surgeries, the surgery includes the risk of an infection. Sometimes the implants might even move causing your butt to look asymmetrical. To avoid such situations, choose a reputed plastic surgeon to do the job.

Butt Lift Surgery Overview

An alternative to butt implant surgery is the butt lift surgery. While butt implants can enhance the size of your butt and make it more rounded and shapely, a butt lift is helpful to give you a toned butt and a shapely waist and hips.

Butt Lift Surgery Candidate

Normally, the surgery can be taken up by non-smoking women who have a sagging butt or excess fat deposited in their butt. It is often paired with liposuction which leaves the skin sagging after fat removal.

Butt Lift Consultation and Cost

During the consultation, let the surgeon know about the kind of toned look that you wish to achieve. Discuss the risks and possibilities of complications with the surgeon. The surgery may cost anywhere between $4000 to $15000 depending on the surgeon and your location.

Butt Lift Procedure and Risks

Butt Lift Procedure and Risks

The procedure involves fat removal from the buttock and tightening of the skin to give it a toned look. This is done by making incisions on the buttock and removing excess fat and skin from around the incision. The incisions are then secured with sutures, The entire procedure takes about 2-3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Complications associated with the surgery are rare. Sometimes the patient can experience bleeding or infection. The stitches on the incision may tear if care is not taken during the healing period.

Now that you know your options, go ahead and get that envious booty with the surgery of your choice.

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Aparna Anand

After a stint in an MNC in Bangalore, Aparna has now started doing what she loves the most- writing. Travelling and cooking come a close second and third. She lives in Mumbai with her husband.