As fashion and style continue to evolve, society’s standards for attractive bodies have changed as well. One of the most significant and highly demanded assets of late has been a plump butt. From butt lifts to implants to injections, sometimes squats just aren’t going to be enough to give you that ideal rear.
Butt implants are an invasive procedure during which a silicone implant is surgically placed in the area through incisions made in-between the butt cheeks. This process leads to added volume, which provides results that can’t be accomplished with injections alone. Generally available in four different styles, the butt implant is the best choice for clients with not enough excess for a fat transfer butt augmentation.
Types of Butt Implants
Solid or Gel Implants
When butt augmenting first became popular, breast implants were originally used. Although no longer ideal, it was considered an obvious choice since the concept behind both procedures is somewhat similar. However, a significant risk became apparent: the danger of implants bursting under one’s body weight.
Now, silicone butt implants are firmer and more durable than the original versions, yet they still provide a natural feel. Semi-solid implants are more durable compared to gel implants, an essential factor that caused the shift away from breast implants. The gel implants, although less durable, can give patients a greater sense of comfort.
Round or Oval Implants
These are generally available in four different styles. Style 3 is around the non-directional implants, and can be used for planes of insertion and has been known to eliminate the risk of implant rotation. This shape is better suited for patients who are active because it won’t cause future deformities. Style 1 and 2 are directional implants, which tend to come in an oval shape. They help in achieving the desired symmetry based on the artistic ability of your surgeon. This style of implants can offer a more subtle and natural form. However, they also don’t provide as much fullness as round implants. Finally, Style 4 is a custom implant with mirrored sides. These are designed by your surgeon before placement.
Butt Implant Sizes
You may have heard the saying, “go big or go home.” Yet, that may not be the right frame of mind when thinking about a butt implant. The key is to make the implant look as real as possible, which starts with accurately assessing your butt. Each style and size of the implant has varying dimensions, which mean different volumes. The surgeon can make a recommendation based on your body type after initial measurements. The largest implant available is a 690cc round implant. If you are looking for larger, then that can be pre-ordered, but know that it will make it more expensive.
Butt implants may not be for everyone, especially with alternatives like fat transfers and injectable solutions on the market. Talk to your surgeon to see if you’re the ideal candidate, and keep in mind that recovery from this surgery will take a little over four weeks. Over time, the incisions lines will fade, and the swelling will go down, leaving you with your goal of a fuller butt to fill your hourglass figure.