Buttock Augmentation: What Options Are There?

Butt-SurgerIf natural butt enhancement methods haven’t been working for you, and you’re considering butt augmentation that includes going under the knife (or needle) it’s important that you have a healthy understanding of what exactly that entails, what your options are, and how to make a safe and rewarding choice.

There are a lot of things you can do to get a bigger butt with a surgeons help. They can be costly, and risky, but if nothing else has worked then they deserve fair consideration.

That said, I would definitely recommend trying natural ways like creams, supplements, and a healthier lifestyle to get a bigger butt before you pursue surgical options which are a bigger gamble. There are two main categories of butt augmentation:

  • Butt Lift
  • Gluteal Implants
  • Butt Injections


What is Butt Lift Surgery, How Does it Work?

Butt lift surgery (also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift) usually refers to a surgery in which tissue grafts are used to do two things, One, to tighten the skin overall on the butt area; two, take fat from other areas on your body and inject it to where it’s wanted.

Most surgeons will take fat from your stomach, thighs, love handles, or other problem areas and inject it into the buttocks to help you get a buttocks shape that works for your body type.

This process takes a critical and experienced eye; the best results are going to come from surgeons who specialize in butt augmentation and depends a lot on your aftercare.


What is the Cost of a Butt Lift Surgery?

According to most sources, the cost of buttock augmentation can range from $5,000 to $20,000. However, this depends on the surgeon and where you’re getting the surgery.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average buttock augmentation ranged between $4,000.00 and $5,000.00 in 2014; however, this doesn’t include post-surgery appointments, consultations, etc.

The only real way to be sure is to contact the surgeon you’re interested in, and asking for a consultation.

READ: How to Choose a Plastic Surgeon for Butt Augmentation


Is the Brazilian Butt Lift Safe?

butt-lift-surgeryOne of the most important things that will tell you if your procedure is safe or not is your physician. Having a reputable physician is the only way to make sure that you’re at least close to coming through the operation unscathed. Having said that, going under the knife in any case is always a big risk; and not something I would advise unless you’ve exhausted all other options to getting a bigger booty.

The risks involved with this particular surgery include the normal culprits; infection, bleeding, scarring, allergic reactions, etc. But specific to this procedure are some cosmetic side effects as well:

  • Asymmetry of the buttocks: One side of the butt is bigger or smaller than the other. This is most common due to the fat injections being relatively unpredictable. Most butt lifts have about 10-20% of fat that doesn’t survive when it’s transferred. When that happens, the fat dies and that area gets smaller… You have no way to control what side of your butt that happens on.
  • Hardening of Injected Fat: Another side effect is that the area that they inject the fat gets hard or firm. This happens when the doctor uses improper procedures or policies when transferring the fat itself (either poorly harvested or deposited). You can minimize the likelihood of this by ensuring you have a really knowledgeable physician.


What are Gluteal Implants, How Do They Work?

Gluteal implants (also known as butt implants) refer to a procedure where soft silicone discs or pads are implanted in the buttocks underneath the skin. Unlike breast implants, butt implants are made of a firm silicone material. Breast implants are often described as “squishy” like a bag of water; butt implants are firm similar to a gummy bear.


What is the Cost of Getting Butt Implants?

Butt implants are in the same price range as a butt lift, with added risks of complications and for that reason it’s rarely performed anymore. Depending on your geographic location, your surgeons experience and education, and your body your procedure will cost between $5,000 and $12,000 in most cases.

As mentioned earlier, cost shouldn’t be your deciding factor your physician. In most cases when it comes to plastic surgery, “You get what you pay for”.


Are Buttock Implants Safe?

Butt implants are the second least safe option on our list of buttock augmentation options. With butt implants, there’s said to be a complication rate of 20-30%, which means out of 10 people that walk into the surgeon’s office, 2 or 3 people are going to have complications!

What’s worse, many people have to have their implants completely removed because of things like infection, pain, and even rotation (see the video below).

A lot of people also face pain issues because of the pressure this implant places on the sciatic nerve. Couple that with the possibility of drooping or the buttocks looking completely unnatural, this surgery isn’t likely an ideal solution.

The cosmetic side effects of this procedure are:

  • Butt drooping: In a lot of cases, the implant can become dislodged and have a “droopy” appearance. Even if the implant is large and looks plump, no one wants to have a “plump” butt that sits low on the tops of their thighs.
  • Unnatural Looking: The most common complaint with the way this procedure looks, is that the buttocks looks unnatural. The implant sits differently than real muscle and fat, making it look more “obvious” even to untrained eyes.

What are Non-Fat Butt Injections?

Butt injections that use outside materials refer to things like Hydrogel Buttock Injections, Silicone Butt Injections, and PMMA. These materials are illegal in the United States for butt augmentation and for good reason.

The rate of infection and inflammation when using these materials is extremely high. Even though there are black market physicians who will still perform this procedure, it’s not recommended by any means and has a very high rejection rate.

The cost of butt injections is undetermined, because they take place mostly in black market or illegal situations and the biggest side effects are as follows:

Read More: The Dangers of Butt Injections

  • Death or serious illness.
  • Loss of limbs or body parts.
  • Bleeding, Infection.


It’s really important with any of these procedures to choose the correct surgeon. If you choose a surgeon who is the lowest priced guy on the market or you don’t do your research, you’re taking a big risk that your post-operation care is going to have complications (like infection, or even death!).

If you haven’t yet, I would like to strongly encourage you to look into natural butt enhancement options like supplements, workouts, and nutrition changes which are much less risky.


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