When the American Society of Plastic Surgeons released its numbers earlier in the year, buttock augmentation was the real headline-grabber. The butt-enhancing procedure was growing faster in popularity than any other plastic surgery operation.
The increase in augmentation procedures was attributed to the increasing popularity of celebrities with prominent buttocks. The most popular method of buttock augmentation is using fat. Silicone implants are less desirable because they are associated with more complications and do not look or feel as natural.as transferred fat.
For breast implants, t is easy for a surgeon to create a pocket behind the pectoral muscle in which a breast implant can comfortably rest without becoming displaced. The muscles in your butt don't make room for an implant so easily, and it is common for butt implants to shift or sink after surgery, negatively affecting the results. Part of this is due to the additional pressure we place on our buttocks by sitting for hours throughout the day.
Other disadvantages of buttock implants include:
- The possibility that your body rejects the implants
- Longer healing time
- Prolonged pain during recovery
- High incidence of implant replacement
- Risk of capsular contracture
Instead of getting their buttocks enhanced with implants, we recommend patients get a Brazilian butt lift. This procedure uses fat grafting, a method by which Dr. Lefkovits takes excess fat from elsewhere on your body and injects it into your buttocks. The results look and feel natural, and provide the double benefit of reducing fat in your stomach, back, or thighs while enhancing your butt.
To learn more about the benefits of a Brazilian butt lift, schedule a consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery's New York City offices today. Contact Dr. George Lefkovits through this website, or by phone at (212) 750-9494.